Monday, October 18, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on ballot security issues including voter ID, hand-marked paper ballots, “ballot curing” disparities; Panel of Rep. Don Mayhew (R-Crocker), conservative attorney and talk radio host Stephanie Bell, Tightline’s Jack Cardetti, Columbia Mayor Brian Treece talk DESE IT issue and Gov. Parson’s reaction, Rocheport bridge and Roy Blunt’s positive effect on Missouri transportation, GOP and Dem U.S. Senate primary, Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood

johncombest_com on Instagram: This day in 2010: New polling shows Robin Carnahan “closing the gap” with Roy Blunt in U.S. Senate race

Missouri Independent: Pandemic pushed St. Louis job fair for ex-offenders online. It became more successful

SE Missourian: SEMO reduces on-campus face covering requirements for remainder of semester

St. Louis Public Radio: Your mom doesn’t want the COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s how you might change her mind

KCUR (NPR in Kansas City): Missouri is holding its first black bear hunt, and conservationists are as unhappy as the bears

P-D editorial: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and others are suing those who follow the science and attempt to combat the coronavirus

Columbia Missourian Darkow cartoon: Mocking Gov. Parson and DESE web app data vulnerability (evade paper’s paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Latest AG Eric Schmitt (R) vs. St. Louis County Exec Sam Page (D) play-by-play commentary: What happens to chicken pox, or polio, when personal freedom reigns supreme?

SNL op-ed: Drs. Patricia Hurford and Eboni January: Crackdown on medical marijuana education and promotional materials harms patients

P-D letter: O’Fallon disabled man wants state to raise wages for caregivers

P-D letter: Liberal group based in Chicago applauds Missouri for taking “a step in the right direction” on Medicaid

CDT letter: “Race Matters, Friends” says removing historical murals from courthouse will help stop racism against blacks and “violent and vitriolic attacks against those of Asian descent, the LBGTQIA** community, and apathy towards the poor, marginalized, and vulnerable”

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