Friday, October 1, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Jay Wasson launches congressional bid for CD 7

The Missouri Times: Who is running in CD 7 in Missouri to replace Billy Long?

SNL: Former state Sen. Jay Wasson (R-Nixa) enters southwest Missouri’s congressional race

Missouri Independent: Jay Wasson joins GOP primary for Billy Long’s seat

johncombest_com on Instagram: Video clip: Vicky Hartzler vs. Ike Skelton in 2010: The “Stick it up your @ss” ad

Fox News: Cori Bush’s father says congresswoman accepts gifts of jewelry, dresses, shoes

NPR: At congressional hearing, Cori Bush recounts decision to snuff out what would have been her first child; St. Louis congresswoman blames America for “fail(ing) to legislative love and justice” for black women

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: SLU sociology professor Ness Sandoval says Missouri could lose congressional seat in 2040, wants Missouri to start importing more foreigners – particularly Mexicans

Missouri Independent: Congress passes bill to avoid temporary government shutdown; GOP delegation, minus Blunt, united against proposal

SE Missourian: Beer Institute names Blunt 2021 Beer Champion

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson celebrates completion of Missouri-Arkansas Connector

The Missouri Times: Missouri failed to protect, locate children missing from foster care, federal agency says

Missouri Independent: Federal watchdog says Missouri failed to adequately report, protect missing foster kids

P-D: Report: Missouri falling short on protecting foster children from going missing

AP: Federal report criticizes Missouri foster care system

SNL: Prosecutor letter to Gov. Parson opens new episode in drama over Agape Boarding School charges

Missouri Independent: Prosecutor asks Missouri governor to ignore AG’s demand to be removed from Agape case

JCNT: Port Authority looking at how to use MoDOT funds

The Missouri Times: Missouri raises gas tax; How can drivers get refunds?

SE Missourian: GOP state Reps. Jamie Burger and Rick Francis on which projects they’d like to fund with gas tax money

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Medicaid expansion begins today

SNL: Missouri is now processing Medicaid applications under expansion. See if you qualify and how to apply

P-D: Gas tax hike, Medicaid expansion take effect today

The Missouri Times: Round 2: Schmitt, St. Louis County continue mask mandate battle

Fox4 KC: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s mask mandate lawsuit against Kansas City moves forward (link via

NPR: CoxHealth promotes “panic button” campaign

P-D: Gov. Parson touts progress on clemency backlog; Activists still unhappy

JCNT: Supporters of Ernest Lee Johnson rally at Capitol

KC Star: Kevin Strickland hearing delayed after Missouri Supreme Court disqualifies local judges

AP: Court: Jackson County judges can’t hear Strickland arguments

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Indian givers: Osage Nation gets 20 acres from Native American Right Fund, hopes unnamed palefaces will forfeit possession of recently-acquired Warren County “Picture Cave”

P-D editorial: Cori Bush, other congresswomen humanize the infanticide debate with their stories

SE Missourian op-ed: U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler: Washington’s chilling abortion politics

KC Star op-ed: Protect Democracy Project’s Tom Coleman: Cleaver should fight gerrymandering

The Missouri Times Publisher Scott Faughn: The difference in mandates, that is if you actually do believe in science: On mask mandates, school choice, Faisal Khan and more

St. Louis Public Radio/Corporation for Public Broadcasting “Sharing America” racism reporter Andrea Henderson: Washington University assistant professor of African-American Studies says “Afro Latinos” notch “doubly marginalized” status; Mixed-race humans can also unlock additional victimhood badge by choosing to not speak English

P-D letter: St. Louis Friends of Israel wants Cori Bush to start listening to constituents who support Israel

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