Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Amid Missouri Senate race, Greitens ‘tours’ Arizona, Texas

P-D “The Chat Room” video series: Liberal columnists Tony Messenger and Aisha Sultan: What are Eric Schmitt’s 3 worst lawsuits?

The Missouri Times: Ted Cruz endorses Eric Burlison in 7th Congressional District bid

johncombest_com on Instagram: 2010 7th Congressional District campaign commercial: Billy Long is FED UP!

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Rep. Tricia Derges (R-Nixa) on medical training (3:45) and decision to run for office (11:50); attorney Al Watkins responds to charges and allegations (18:00), why AMA and “very powerful lobbyist groups” target Derges (19:45), her service to the “drunk, drug addicts, poor, simple-minded, uninsured, unemployed” Missourians (20:20); prosecution’s misunderstanding of stem cell regenerative medicine (21:30), how prosecutors are bullying Derges (31:45), motivations of “big medicine” and “big pharma,” more

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: St. Louis unions face uncertainty after carpenters union shutters local regional council; Comments from Greater St. Louis Central Labor Council President Pat White, others

JCNT: State revenue collections in September up 16% from last year

The Missouri Times: DSS blames previous officials for missing foster children documentation policies

JCNT: Missouri lawmakers ‘furious’ over foster care report

SNL: Missouri lawmakers grill state officials after watchdog finds failures in foster care agency

P-D: Lawmakers blast Missouri’s child welfare office after report on missing foster kids

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers seethe at Missouri agency over failure to report missing foster kids

The Missouri Times: Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) asks Missouri School Boards’ Association if parents who protest mask mandates, critical race theory should be labeled ‘domestic terrorists’ 

Missouri Independent: Illegal gambling devices to be publicly destroyed in Platte City

The Missouri Times: KCPD budget changes violated state law, judge rules

Missourinet: Missouri executes triple killer

Missouri Independent: Missouri executes triple-murderer Ernest Johnson by lethal injection

KSHB (Kansas City): Judge to review Strickland case updates Wednesday (link via

Columbia Missourian: The Legion of Black Collegians kicks off homecoming week with complaints about “racial battle fatigue” and the “black tax,” an imaginary levy that forces blacks “to do extra work socially, economically, culturally and psychologically”

JCNT editorial: Gov. Parson, state officials should work with DSS to make sure large-scale failures don’t happen again

Joplin Globe editorial: Abolish Missouri’s death penalty

The Missouri Times op-ed: Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield): Mental Illness Awareness Week: A time for action

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: Eric Greitens heading to Arizona once again to tout election fraud conspiracies

Columbia Missourians Ken Midkiff: If Missourians catch COVID, there are only two outcomes: hospitalization or death

Columbia Missourian’s C.W. Dawson: Executing triple-murderer Ernest Johnson represents “shadowed racism and good ole boy blood thirst”

P-D letter: Clayton’s Nathan and Linda Cohen say Cori Bush’s vote against Iron Dome was “a blatant grab for the ‘woke’ spotlight”

Columbia Missourian letter: Retired Mizzou foreign language professor/Peace Studies Program administrator urges vote against Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) in 2022 election

P-D letter: St. Louis County man reacts to seeing a Missouri Capitol exhibit that mentions slaveholders

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