Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Missouri Republicans say they’ll keep pushing back against Biden Administration’s efforts to limit parental feedback on mask mandates, critical race theory in schools; Comments from Gov. Parson, Josh Hawley, Vicky Hartzler, Billy Long, Eric Schmitt, Caleb Rowden Former KC Star liberal columnist Barbara Shelly exposes Eric Schmitt as a former “moderate”

P-D: Lambert flights among hundreds of Southwest Airlines cancellations; Airline sticking with “air traffic control issues” and “bad weather” explanation

St. Louis Public Radio: Mercy and BJC Healthcare have suspended employees who resist vaccine mandate, say they’ll fire those employees “soon”

The Missouri Times: Mike Tsichlis launches GOP primary bid for Rep. David Gregory’s open House seat

The Missouri Times: Rep. Martha Stevens (D-Columbia) forgoes House re-election bid 

Columbia Missourian: Democrat Rep. Martha Stevens announces she will not seek reelection

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Kendall Martinez-Wright, the first open transgender to run for the Missouri Legislature, shares why she quit

P-D: David Barklage still helping advance public policy goals; GOP consultant met with leaders from Jefferson County, St. Charles County and Franklin County to discuss defending against urban crime spread

Missouri Independent: New owners seek to revive Missouri newspapers sold by Gannett

SNL: Federal judge removes Missouri’s residency requirement for marijuana business owners

KC Star: Federal judge strikes down Missouri medical marijuana residency requirement

P-D: New curbside cocktail law spurs request for more liquor agents in Missouri

The Missouri Times: Marty Lyons named Ameren CEO, Warner Baxter to become executive chairman

P-D: Ameren names new CEO; Warner Baxter stepping down

KC Star: Blacks in Kansas City, St. Louis diagnosed with asthma at twice the rate as their white counterparts; Household mold, “the presence of incense and air particulates from air fresheners” cause emergency room visits

KC Star: “CBS Mornings” promotes Kevin Strickland’s freedom campaign

KC Star editorial: Sam Graves hates vax mandates – but is speaking at a conference requiring shots

KC Star’s Michael Ryan: Biden DOJ criminalizing conservative dissent; There’s no comparison between Missouri’s highly-engaged parents and Kansas City’s violent Black Lives Matter riots last year

P-D letter: Kirkwood septuagenarian accuses Gov. Parson of hypocrisy, juxtaposes governor’s position on infanticide with execution of confessed triple-murderer

P-D letter: St. Louis woman touts grandmother status, offers meandering thoughts on Missouri legislative redistricting and social-justice wish list

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