Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson joins GOP governors to ask Biden for meeting on border crisis

P-D: Law license suspension possible for U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey

KCUR: St. Louis couple who defended home from marauding mob faces suspension of their law licenses

The Missouri Times: This Week in Missouri Politics recap

SNL: This Week in Missouri Politics recap; Select quotes from Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield)

The Missouri Times: Axiom Strategies launches Fundraising Inc. for GOP clients

The Missouri Times: Photo gallery: Bicentennial Inaugural Ball

Missourinet: Photo/video gallery: Scenes from Bicentennial Inaugural Parade

Washington Missourian: MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna praises Sen. Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan) for work on gas tax

SNL: Misconduct allegations from Al Watkins in Nixa GOP Rep. Tricia Derges’ case ‘baseless,’ feds say

Columbia Missourian: Missouri AG Eric Schmitt tells Moberly School District to end policy banning parents from recording their children’s education and disability plans

KOMU (Columbia): Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) calls for resignation of Columbia Public Schools superintendent, citing “inappropriate curriculum”; State rep says class assignment included anti-American music video, material from 1619 Project author

Columbia Missourian: Missouri blacks lag whites in getting back to work; Wash U. sociology professor blames “rampant discrimination”

KCUR: Missouri had fewer than 120 “hate crimes” reported last year; Race groups rationalize why numbers are so low

Columbia Missourian: University of Arizona employee speaks to 25 MU students on updated rules for disability-related words: “special needs” no longer an acceptable term for the handicapped

johncombest_com on Instagram: This week in 2000: Itinerant idiot chats freely with local newspaper reporter, learns lesson

Joplin Globe: Rally for former Neosho Junior High School teacher who displayed gay flag – then quit after one (1) instance of feedback – draws “about half a dozen people”

Washington Missourian: Districts downplay state testing scores ahead of scores being released

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri Independent’s Rudi Keller discusses GOP opposition to vaccine mandates: Eric Schmitt’s lawsuits; “rhetoric” from business groups similar to desegregation opposition (5:00), more

SE Missourian: COVID growth rates slow in Cape County

JCNT editorial: Efficiency in government, from government: Great ideas from the Office of Administration’s annual Show Me Challenge

P-D op-ed: San Francisco’s Renne Public Law Group attorney Dennis Aftergut: Republicans Josh Hawley, Jason Smith wrong about Biden’s vaccine mandates

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: The ‘Big Lie’ remains a big part of Missouri U.S. Senate race as GOP candidates peddle debunked conspiracy theories

P-D’s Nassim Benchaabane: Public meeting testimonials from citizens who oppose mask mandates are increasingly dark and outlandish

P-D letter: Crestwood septuagenarian disagrees with Jay Ashcroft on ballot protections, wants secretary of state to phone father for advice

P-D letter: Creve Coeur septuagenarian wants Missouri to crack down on people driving with expired license plate tags

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