Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Legendary Sen. Jim Mathewson (D-Sedalia) passes away at 83 years old

AP: Former Missouri Senate leader James Mathewson dies

The Missouri Times: Jason Smith unveils new statewide ad amid U.S. Senate race speculation

KC Star: Hawley says General Milley cares more about D.C. press than Afghanistan

The Missouri Times: Veterans, lawmakers celebrate designation of Missouri Korean War Memorial in Kansas City

JCNT: Korean War Memorial celebrated at Capitol ceremony

P-D: Black student admits to writing racist graffiti in Parkway Central bathrooms

One week ago: P-D video: Angry mob surrounds Parkway Central principal; 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

Joplin Globe: Congratulations to us for winning Missouri Press Association awards

The Examiner (Blue Springs): Congratulations to us for winning Missouri Press Association awards Subscriber review: Beware giving your credit card info to the Kansas City Star

P-D: Carpenters’ union dissolves its St. Louis-based regional council, a major force in local politics; Union associates say national boss relieved St. Louis capo of his duties, consolidating power in Chicago

The Missouri Times: Rob Dixon stepping down as DED director to join Ameren Missouri

JCNT: Missouri sexual assault task force hearing emphasizes urban, rural divide in handling of cases

The Missouri Times: Cedar County prosecutor charges 5 in Agape case

Missouri Independent: Prosecutor files felony charges against five Agape staffers accused of abuse

The Daily Beast: Man who got life for toy gun robbery will finally walk free next month; Missouri’s Jack Oliver, actress-activist Rose McGowan, others have aided freedom effort

Missouri Independent: Missouri schools adapt as labor shortages upend school meal supply chain

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Rep. Ian Mackey (D-Richmond Heights) gives a superminority view on LGBTQ exhibit, Biden’s vaccine mandates Kansas City hospital suffers walkout after COVID vaccine mandate; roundup of local coverage

The Missouri Times: Boone County judge denies Schmitt’s challenge to school mask mandates

Missourinet: Boone County judge denies Schmitt’s motions against school districts statewide

St. Louis Public Radio: Judge’s ruling allows Missouri schools to have mask mandates – for now

P-D: School districts win round in lawsuit brought by Schmitt, but fight continues

Missouri Independent: Judge rules against Schmitt’s challenge to masks in Missouri schools

P-D: With new mask order, St. Louis County again asks judge to dismiss Schmitt suit

Missourinet: Missouri School Counselor Association on students’ pandemic-related stress, anxiety

KC Star editorial: New book reveals that even before Jan. 6, ‘the risk became real’ thanks to Josh Hawley

Washington Missourian editorial: We are the best weekly newspaper of our size in the state

P-D op-ed: Missouri NAACP’s Nimrod Chapel: On Missouri’s racism and the execution of Ernest Lee Johnson

P-D letter: St. Louis County woman wants Post-Dispatch to stop covering Eric Greitens campaign

P-D letter: Maryland Heights man says Post-Dispatch does the public a disservice by not being honest about black crime

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