Thursday, October 14, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Eric Burlison raises nearly $150K in first month of campaign

SNL: Springfield business owner, disability rights advocate running for Missouri House; Melanie Stinnett hires Victory Enterprises, will take on Darin Chappell in GOP primary for Curtis Trent’s open seat

KSGF: Nick Reed Show: Best of Dee Wampler’s appearances: When you should and should not talk to a police officer, much more

SE Missourian: Hundreds protest Procter & Gamble vaccine mandate policies; GOP lawmakers Holly Rehder, Jamie Burger, Barry Hovis, Rick Francis stand in solidarity with workers

The Missouri Times: Who serves in Missouri’s executive branch? A look at the 22 positions

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers hope new leadership jumpstarts changes at DSS

Missourinet: Medicare enrollment plan period opens Friday for Missourians

The Missouri Times: Missouri enacts new Medicaid regulations for abortion providers: What to know

P-D: Planned Parenthood urges Biden administration to abort new Missouri infanticide rule

St. Louis Public Radio: Planned Parenthood asks Biden administration to intervene in Missouri Medicaid brouhaha

Missouri Independent: Planned Parenthood pleads for Biden’s help in stopping Missouri rule on abortion-center safety

The Missouri Times: Missouri schools, libraries awarded $45M in emergency broadband funds

Columbia Missourian: Recent ruling opens door for multi-state medicinal cannabis operators in Missouri

SE Missourian: Sen. Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) to reintroduce driving-while-texting bill; Highway Patrol asks drivers to ‘move over’ on Saturday

P-D: St. Louis City 911 dispatching merger likely needs state approval, city official says

JCNT: DESE hacked, with three (3) Social Security numbers potentially compromised

P-D: DESE addresses vulnerability in web app that allowed the public to search teacher certifications and credentials; Teachers’ union praises agency for taking quick action

The Missouri Times: DESE adds ‘test to stay’ option to coronavirus guidance

Joplin Globe: COVID-19 hospitalizations down in area

SE Missourian: Regional China virus update

SE Missourian: Southeast Missouri State updates vaccination numbers

P-D editorial: Eric Schmitt and the ‘hands-off’ party is ordering schools and businesses to risk lives in the pandemic

KC Star editorial: Missouri lawmakers should hold hearings to examine Sarah Steelman’s resignation

Joplin Globe editorial: Despite complaints from animal rights activists about black bear season, trust the Missouri Department of Conservation and trust Missouri hunters

Joplin Globe editorial: The choice is yours in Missouri, but please wear a motorcycle helmet

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Bankers Association’s Max Cook: IRS reporting mandate grossly violates your privacy

Missouri Independent op-ed: Katie Sinquefield: Legislation from GOP Reps. Bruce DeGroot and Curtis Trent will allow babies to stay with incarcerated mothers

SNL op-ed: Rep. John Black (R-Marshfield): Response to liberal academic‘s criticism of Rep. Craig Fishel (R-Springfield) regarding critical race theory Sunshine request

Columbia Missourian’s Steve Spellman: What if we rethink abortion to make it increasingly rare and unnecessary in Missouri and beyond?

P-D letter: Manchester octogenarian says reporter Kurt Erickson deserves “a high-five” for latest anti-Parson piece

P-D letter: Ferguson octogenarian wants Missouri Department of Conservation to focus on upkeep of Columbia Bottoms in scenic Spanish Lake

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