Friday, September 24, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Michele Bachmann endorses Vicky Hartzler in GOP U.S. Senate primary Kansas City’s LGBT community ghettoized by one-issue candidate Sen. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City); “Missouri Democrats have become possibly the most hapless, misguided and incompetent group of politicos the Midwest has ever witnessed.”

The Missouri Times: Proposed rules for Medicaid funding for abortion providers: What to know

JCNT: Senate Democrats unhappy with GOP plan for Medicaid providers

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Senate committee pitches new Medicaid funding rules for Planned Parenthood

P-D: Marijuana license losers continue to drive up state’s legal bills

The Missouri Times: In partnership with AG Eric Schmitt’s office, Springfield Police Department clears backlog of untested rape kits

The Missouri Times: Missouri collaborating with utilities to expand clean energy market

KC Star: Pilot program would pay parents to serve as “home health aides” to their own children; State yet to implement idea

Missouri Independent: Missouri exploring a ‘test to stay’ school quarantine option, health director says

St. Joseph News-Press: County’s vaccination rate moves up after accounting error fixed Rae’s Cafe stays losing hopeless COVID mask fight; Roundup of local news coverage

Missouri Independent: Columbia Public Schools asks judge to dismiss AG Eric Schmitt’s lawsuit seeking to block mask rule

CDT: Participants at emergency NAACP meeting call on Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) to resign, call him a racist for opposing critical race theory curriculum; Rep. David Tyson Smith (D-Columbia) calls colleague’s sharing of school lesson plan “lies and a disgusting attack”; City councilman claims Basye once sent an e-mail full of obscenities; Man who lost two (2) consecutive House races against Basye expresses anger; other speeches

P-D: Parkway Central students ditch classes, perform bullhorn oratories over ‘racist’ graffiti in bathrooms; Troupe surrounds, curses at principal

P-D: Video: Parkway Central sophomore Shayneisha Allen: “I’m not finna [sic] come up to this building and be in fear, of, for, for what;” other coherent musings

P-D, November 2017: A student of color confesses to writing racial slur on Parkway Central girls’ bathroom mirror

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: Sculptor to cheer removal of Cherokee Street Indian statue; “Other members of the community” to share vital thoughts on this critical St. Louis City issue

The Missouri Times: Missouri PSC grants variance from gas inspection rules over coronavirus concerns

KC Star editorial: ‘Pro-slavery’ trolling from students at Park Hill South High School is exactly why Missouri needs critical race theory in schools

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Jeanne Kuang: Missouri’s hard-right lawmakers have a new plan to boot Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

The Missouri Times op-ed: Reps. Ben Baker (R-Neosho) and Tracy McCreery (D-Olivette): National Hunting and Fishing Day: Celebrating Missouri’s sportsmen and women

P-D letter: Fenton sexagenarian says men should support the children they create, and not be worthless child-abandoning deadbeats

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