Saturday, October 9, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Dee Wampler, noted Springfield defense attorney, GOP donor and voice of Christian conservatism, dies at 81; Comments from Roy Blunt, Billy Long, Bob Dixon, many others

Laclede Record: Photo: 4th Congressional District candidate Taylor Burks (R) campaigns in Lebanon

JCNT: VFW recognizes Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City)

KMBC (Kansas City): Missouri’s gasoline tax has gone up, but you could get it back with receipts (link via

KMOV (St. Louis): Southwest Missouri business owners collaborate on ‘“GET OFF YOUR BUTT! Get. To. Work.’ billboard

KC Star: “Get off your butt” billboard achieves intended reaction in Springfield; Twitter reaction from people who believe in work, as well as from sloth sympathizers

P-D: St. Louis Carpenters’ financial records point to ‘messy’ accounting of union, benefit funds

The Missouri Times: Meet Joe Garritano, the Missouri Municipal League’s new president

The Missouri Times: 330K visitors attended 2021 Missouri State Fair

The Missouri Times: “Next Steps” legislative preview series: Eminent domain overhaul

SE Missourian: More court-appointed lawyers working out of Missouri State Public Defenders office in Jackson means more expensive lease

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: Webster Groves CPA pitches his business services for Missouri medical marijuana peddlers, talks federal SAFE Banking Act COVID stats decline in Kansas City

SE Missourian: No new COVID-19 deaths reported in Cape Girardeau County

KC Star: Judge sets November court date for evidentiary hearing in Kevin Strickland’s case

P-D editorial briefs: St. Charles County right to withdraw proposal for Lewis & Clark statue; Monument showed Indian girl Sacagawea on her knees

JCNT editorial: State agencies remind Missourians: it’s that time of year to watch for deer

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Show-Me Institute’s Jakob Puckett: It’s time for Missouri to embrace electric competition

KC Star’s Jeanne Kuang: Missouri vaccine incentive lottery concludes with only modest results

P-D letter: Former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Wolff recalls having discussions with Todd Akin to examine “what was going on in his 14th-century mind”

P-D letter: Southport, Maine octogenarian wants Missourians to know she disapproves of Josh Hawley’s word choices, odd “arched” eyebrows and mouth

P-D letter: Chesterfield septuagenarian responds to Cori Bush abortion tale, says pro-life pregnancy resource centers provide women with choices beyond infanticide

P-D letter: St. Louis teen thinks Missouri redistricting process is unfair to Democrats

P-D letter: Richmond Heights sexagenarian reacts to Ameren wind farm story, says customers should not pay for management’s incompetence

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