Friday, September 17, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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SE Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith’s stop at SEMO District Fair kicks off livestock auction; Congressman says there is “plenty of time” to decide on U.S. Senate bid

The Missouri Times: Eric Greitens endorsed by Michael Flynn Even by editorial standards, KC Star calling Josh Hawley an “insurrectionist” is brazen

P-D: Photo gallery: Thousands provide escort as Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz is laid to rest Kansas City PBS appears to be silencing local conservatives

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Randolph County sheriff honored at Capitol for extending Ed Emery’s life; Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) arranged ceremony

The Missouri Times: Exclusive: Inside Republican Tricia Derges’ fight for her constituents, innocence

The Missouri Times: AG Eric Schmitt’s office goes full steam ahead on Safer Streets Initiative

SNL: Missouri medical marijuana program has generated $8.9 million for veterans to date

P-D: Despite latest infusion of pot money, Missouri Veterans Commission still facing financial turmoil

Washington Missourian: Defiance’s Robert Brinkmann to chair state’s highway commission

SNL: Veto session recap: Missouri Republicans clash on Senate floor

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: Missouri Senate GOP divide on display during veto session; Comments from Sen. Dan Hegeman of “Crosby [sic]”

johncombest_com on Instagram: And to think, Betty Sims called the 1999 Missouri Senate session “strange”

The Missouri Times: Vague broadband coverage mapping obstacle to expansion, Missouri providers say

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri health director says education, not mandates, is key to COVID-19 vaccinations

P-D: Missouri’s new health czar says legislation limiting local health officials ‘haunts me’

Missouri Independent: Missouri’s new health director says ‘masks work’

SNL: Former Agape Boarding School students worry about prosecution of abuse allegations

The Missouri Times: Missouri Public Service Commission approves infrastructure replacement surcharge for St. Louis County

KC Star editorial: No use even asking Gov. Parson not to execute Ernest Johnson because he’s disabled

KC Star op-ed: U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: Don’t protest the pro-insurrection rally in Washington this weekend

KC Star op-ed: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Spencer Toder: Message to stubborn unvaccinated Missourians: What about me and my freedom?

KC Star op-ed: Ricky Kidd: Eric Schmitt, why are you keeping other innocent Missourians like me in prison?

SNL’s Andrew Sullender: Terrifying pro-America messages found on stickers around Springfield; Southern Poverty Law Center calls Patriot Front a “white nationalist hate group”

P-D letter: Hillsboro septuagenarian says unvaccinated “MAGA-hat wearing Trump supporters” are to blame for COVID spread, but unvaccinated blacks and Hispanics have valid excuses

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