Saturday, September 25, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Ryan Johnson ends congressional bid in 4th District

The Missouri Times: Updated overview: Who is running for CD 4 in Missouri to replace Vicky Hartzler? Area feminists to march next Saturday; Group takes credit for electing Joe Biden and giving Democrats control of the U.S. Senate

SNL: Missouri State diversity chief says critical race theory is “not being taught in the public schools, it’s not even being trained in the public schools,” blames “right-wing think tanks” for conspiracy to turn out midterm conservative voters

JCNT: Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Wilson challenges state’s legal professionals to recommit to their service

The Missouri Times: AG Eric Schmitt requests removal from Agape case, says prosecuting attorney ‘does not intend to seek justice’ for all victims

SNL: Former Agape Boarding School students say FBI is now examining abuse allegations

Missouri Independent: Schmitt formally requests his office be removed from Agape case, says prosecutor ‘doesn’t intend to seek justice’

KC Star: In fiery letter, Schmitt says county prosecutor won’t ‘seek justice’ for Agape victims

P-D: Low wages, hard work drive out caregivers for the disabled; Missouri’s budget includes $56 million to increase rates paid to service providers

The Missouri Times: While Grain Belt Express faces Missouri pushback, new Illinois law could move project forward

The Missouri Times: First phase of Rocheport bridge replacement kicks off next month Weekly power rankings: Chick-fil-A loses, activists and masks stay winning

KC Star: Rolling average for new COVID-19 cases in KC metro on steady decline

SE Missourian: Regional China virus update

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Local Latino group encourages vaccinations

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Man who sculpted Indian statue discusses its creation, removal; Bill Christman says Indians in mid-1980s asked him to not make statue look like typical drunk Indian

The Missouri Times: Rep. David Tyson Smith (D-Columbia) wants Boone County Courthouse mural removed, says depiction of slavery kept him from feeling “comfortable” in courthouse

P-D editorial brief: Praise for Dem U.S. Rep. Cori Bush’s eviction moratorium effort

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: Every Missouri GOP U.S. Senate candidate has perpetuated baseless claims of voter fraud, or indulges those who lie about Trump winning the election

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