Thursday, September 23, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Profile: How DHSS Communications Director Lisa Cox juggles health and information during the pandemic Rae’s Cafe Jackson County ruling impacts COVID mask policy throughout Missouri; roundup of local news coverage

SE Missourian: Gov. Parson extends COVID antibody sites

The Missouri Times: Donald Kauerauf: COVID-19 vaccination is the way forward; Publisher Scott Faughn and reporter Kaitlyn Schallhorn conduct wide-ranging video interview with new DHSS director

SNL: Recap of Donald Kauerauf’s press conference seven (7) days ago

SNL: 11,000 in Greene County have chosen not to get second COVID-19 shot; Missouri in line with rest of country on second vaccine shot rates

SE Missourian: Regional China virus update: No new deaths reported in Cape Girardeau County; On-campus isolation/quarantine at Southeast Missouri State University falls from five to three

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Conservation investigating if China virus is affecting Missouri deer

Washington Missourian: State has issued more than 138,000 medical cannabis cards

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: GOP Sens. Bob Onder, Caleb Rowden on how diversity of thought within Republican ranks can manifest conflict on Senate floor

johncombest_com on Instagram: 1994 debate clip: John Ashcroft (heel) sums up Alan Wheat’s (babyface) 12-year career in 30 seconds

Washington Missourian: Local officials weigh in on Jay Ashcroft’s trial-balloon idea for increasing local election turnout

Columbia Missourian: Action by Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) on critical race theory spurs NAACP “emergency meeting”; Rep. David Tyson Smith (D-Columbia) warns of more “politically motivated” vigilance around critical race theory in Missouri schools

JCNT: Privacy concerns loom over Missouri’s sexual assault cases

P-D: Missouri launches crackdown on religious boarding schools

Missouri Independent: House probe of boarding school abuse continues, including review of lawmaker e-mails

St. Joseph News-Press: Rep. Bill Falkner (R-St. Joseph) wants new highway in St. Joe

St. Joseph News-Press: By not capitulating to feds on alcohol regulation, Missouri misses out on 2.5% of construction funding each year

KFVS (Cape Girardeau): Learn black bear hunting basics through Missouri Dept. of Conservation virtual program

AP: Schmitt appeals ruling on judges in Kevin Strickland case

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: ‘The State Must Provide’ author complains about racism in higher education, says public universities can atone for slavery by handing out cash to HBCUs

P-D: FBI rolls out ad campaign to boost “hate crime” reporting

AP: Teenagers at Park Hills South High School trigger school authorities with farcical slavery petition; Principal speculates that ‘a large portion of our population is hurt, mad, outraged and confused’

AP: Police dog’s successful takedown of meth-addled thief draws howls of ‘racism’; Post-Dispatch editorial board compares thief to 1960s civil rights crusaders

P-D editorial: Hawley’s latest attention-grabbing stunt could endanger national security

P-D editorial board “Up for Discussion” video: Seasoned Caucasoid liberals Tod Robberson, Kevin McDermott weigh in on the plight of “black” and “poor” (1:45), criticize Josh Hawley (2:25) and Mark McCloskey (4:20)

KC Star editorial: If Missouri landlords and tenants don’t get money soon, it could disappear

KBIA’s Rebecca Smith: Why pregnant mothers should get the COVID vaccine

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Jeanne Kuang: Missouri conservatives itch for fights with Washington; Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) “floated a bill with the intent of allowing Missourians to somehow disobey the federal vaccine order”

Missouri Independent op-ed: Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty’s Elyse Max: Gov. Parson should commute murderer Ernest Johnson’s death sentence

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