Sunday, September 19, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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JCNT: Missouri celebrates 200 years with parade, ball

Columbia Missourian: Census analysis: Although Boone County is becoming less white, the minority group with greatest percentage increase is Asians

Joplin Globe: Employers chasing shrinking pool of workers in Joplin

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Construction industry trying to attract minorities to jobs that require training, hard work; Interview with Missouri AFL-CIO President Jake Hummel

JCNT: New Department of Natural Resources leadership learning ropes; Conversations with Mike Sutherland, David Kelly

JCNT: Missouri State Penitentiary development explores potential expansion

Joplin Globe editorial: With 10,000 job openings in the Joplin area, no need to extend unemployment handouts yet again

P-D editorial: New DHSS Director Donald Kauerauf is a voice of reason in Jefferson City regarding powers to control the pandemic

St. Louis Magazine’s Nicholas Phillips: 84-year-old John Danforth reflects upon career, complains about Trump and Hawley

KC Star’s Michael Ryan: Rae’s Cafe should identify as an outdoor stadium like Arrowhead, then maybe Nanny Staters would leave it alone

SNL letters: Springfield septuagenarian upset over Vicky Hartzler’s use of phrase “Islamic terrorists;” Joplin septuagenarian blames Gov. Parson for controlling minds of the unvaccinated

P-D letter: Crestwood octogenarian criticizes Gov. Parson for resistance to mask and vaccine mandates, attempts analogy involving farm animals

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