Monday, October 4, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio’s Jo Mannies: Former Congressman Todd Akin has died

SE Missourian: Life Chain Sunday observed in Cape; “Jesus Forgives & Heals” sign

SNL: Photo gallery: “MeToo Springfield” holds protest; Signs include various vulgarities, threats

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) talks with Scott Faughn about vaccine mandates, gas tax, Medicaid expansion, intraparty strife; Panel of Rep. Donna Baringer (D-St. Louis City), Gregg Keller, Missouri Republican Party Secretary Derrick Good, former Sen. Jim Lembke (R-St. Louis County) discuss gas tax hike, Medicaid expansion, GOP U.S. Senate primary, foster kids disappearing

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Sen. Bill White (R-Joplin) on FRA, intraparty tension, congressional redistricting and Medicaid expansion

Missouri Independent: Hispanic population in Missouri is growing; Since the mid-1990s, Missouri’s meat-packing plants have attracted influx of minorities who choose to work for a living

St. Louis Public Radio: Gas taxes just went up in Missouri, but drivers won’t see new road improvements soon

SNL: Springfield Public Schools asks for at least $170,000 to search for ‘critical race theory’ records sought by Missouri lawmaker

St. Joseph News-Press: Crashes involving MoDOT vehicles cause concern for workers

P-D: An Ameren wind farm in Missouri isn’t running at night, to save bats. Should customers pay for that?

The Guardian (UK): Inside Missouri’s COVID culture wars (link via

SNL op-ed: Billy Long: President Biden and VP Kamala Harris are unfit for office and should resign

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Half of Gov. Parson’s commutations come from two rural Missouri counties

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