Saturday, September 18, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Census analysis: North St. Louis City wards led city in population declines over the last decade; Mayor’s office blames “intentional disinvestment” for blacks fleeing Baden neighborhood

P-D: St. Louis County man pleads guilty to Capitol riot charge

KC Star: Mizzou grad becomes first Missouri defendant to plead guilty in Capitol riot case

St. Louis Public Radio: Jay Ashcroft says making nonpartisan elections partisan could encourage higher voter turnout

JCNT: State employees present ways to make Missouri more efficient

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri ag groups target tax credit incentives; Comments from Missouri Farm Bureau’s BJ Tanksley, Missouri Corn Growers Association’s Ben Travlos

Columbia Missourian: State transfers over $6 million from medical marijuana sales to fund veterans services

JCNT: Department of Corrections parade float illustrates power of restorative justice programs

JCNT: New DHSS director wants politics left out of public health

St. Joseph News-Press: New Missouri health director looks to improve state’s public health Kansas City police and prosecutor send love letter blaming guns and “recent legislative changes” for cop killed

The Missouri Times: AG Eric Schmitt takes another step to block mask mandates in public schools

KOMU (Columbia): Schmitt looks to add more schools to CPS lawsuit against mask mandates

Missouri Independent: Eric Schmitt, other attorneys general urge Biden administration to drop vaccine requirements

SE Missourian: No COVID-related deaths reported in nearby counties on Friday

Missouri Independent: Missouri reports more than 11,000 total deaths over two years due to China virus

St. Louis Public Radio: Cyberattackers target Missouri hospital at epicenter of COVID outbreak, post patient data

KC Star: Judge rules against Missouri AG’s office; Kevin Strickland case to be heard in Jackson County

P-D: Statue honoring Indians removed from St. Louis business district intersection at Cherokee and Jefferson

P-D editorial brief: Wash U. student tone-deaf for destroying 9/11 memorial, and his excuse was exceedingly lame

JCNT editorial: More opportunities to celebrate Missouri’s bicentennial this weekend

SE Missourian Publisher Jon Rust: An update – and invite – about shaping

Columbia Missourian’s Sofi Zeman: In spite of overwhelming evidence supporting mask mandates and vaccines, AG Eric Schmitt is filing lawsuits against school districts statewide

P-D’s Annika Merrilees: Missouri nursing homes with high vaccination rates lead the way in battling COVID

P-D letter: Crestwood man calls for boycott of St. Louis businesses that advertise on conservative radio stations

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