Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: This Week in Missouri Politics recap: Eric Schmitt says Missouri wants a fighter for U.S. Senate

SNL: Sen. Roy Blunt celebrated by Greene County Republicans as he prepares to leave the U.S. Senate

SNL: Photo gallery: Celebration of Roy Blunt: Gov. Parson, Vicky Hartzler, Billy Long, others

KC Star: Missouri student removes American flags at 9/11 memorial, says it was ‘imperialist’ display

P-D: Washington University student “takes heat” for destroying 9/11 memorial

St. Louis Public Radio: Book promo: St. Louis native Carla Power promotes book about ‘extremism’ at Left Bank Books MSNBC guest again blames Josh Hawley for Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Columbia Missourian: ‘We just can’t find people’: Businesses struggle to hire, face disruptions amid record job openings

johncombest_com on Instagram: Video: St. Louis County GOP stalwart Gene McNary sings a parody football song in 1987; should he run a quixotic vanity campaign for county exec in 2022?

The Missouri Times Capitol Calendar: Veto session fundraiser list: Details on tonight’s Dynamic Democrats, Palm Strategic, Hahn O’Daniel, many more

St. Louis Public Radio: Veto session preview

SE Missourian: Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City) joins formal call for special session on Biden vaccine mandate

St. Joseph News-Press: Majority of St. Joseph residents will be affected by Biden’s vaccine mandate

KCTV (Kansas City): Missouri school employees exempt from federal vaccine mandate (link via

SE Missourian: Local health officials updating COVID dashboard numbers less frequently

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: Interview with Pfizer’s Justin Sperry, the health care hero who oversaw development of the company’s COVID vaccine

Missouri Independent: One hundred years ago, during smallpox hysteria, state health board required vaccine passport to board trains

St. Joseph News-Press: Signups for Medicaid expansion happening now

Joplin Globe: New state law, sponsored by Sen. Bill White (R-Joplin), speeds water service improvements in Joplin

P-D: Judge orders state to resume good-faith negotiations with unions

Missouri Independent: Few charges result from scores of Missouri Highway Patrol gambling investigations

P-D: Crime is top issue facing St. Louis City, mayor tells state Senate panel

The Missouri Times: How Uriah Stark and GOP state representatives navigated bureaucracy and helped send gay display to a new home

Missouri Independent: LGBT activists fail to gain traction on effort to move historical display for second time

P-D: Panel takes no action on gay exhibit

KC Star: University of Wisconsin professor, who left UMKC for Milwaukee, expresses anger toward former employer; Chris Cantwell in a tizzy over relocation of gay display, says he expected university to join in bashing Gov. Parson

KC Star: Judge to rule on motions in Kevin Strickland case; lawyer calls delay ‘an injustice’

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Bruce DeGroot (R-Ellisville): The Entertainment Industry Jobs Act will bring skilled jobs to Missouri

The Missouri Times op-ed: St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones: Missouri Republicans’ pro-life, pro-Second Amendment stances are roadblocks for St. Louis City

KC Star’s Humera Lodhi: Missouri state government does not provide enough money to schools “burdened by gun violence trauma”

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