Thursday, October 21, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Tom Hannegan passes away

P-D: St. Charles Republican lawmaker Tom Hannegan dies of stroke Jackson County Democratic Party Chair Paul Wrabec Dies; Tributes from Missouri Democratic Party’s Randy Dunn, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas

Combest: 20 for 20, Part 4: How to benefit from Missourians’ addictions to victimhood and smartphones: The top 4 political/PR hustles from now through the 2024 election cycle, the “Cute Girl” angle, plus much more

The Missouri Times: Vicky Hartzler takes a swipe at GOP opponents in first Senate ad

P-D: In first round of ads in race for Missouri Senate seat, Hartzler takes jabs at Schmitt, Greitens

P-D: Oppo drop: Patricia McCloskey, wife of U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey, paid water bill late; Patricia McCloskey says U.S. Postal Service refused to deliver mail after couple defended home from roving protester mob

P-D: GOP auditor candidate David Gregory accepts $15k tied to Steve Tilley; Contributions represent nearly 1.9% of candidate’s total fundraising haul

Yesterday: 20 for 20, Part 3: Who will fill reporters’ Rex Sinquefield void? Steve Tilley vs. Gregg Keller vs. dark horses, and much more

The Missouri Times: Tim Garrison opts out of 7th congressional district run

The Missouri Times: Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame inducts 2021 class, including former Govs. Kit Bond and Bob Holden

JCNT: Memorial ceremony celebrates life, legacy of DNR’s Carol Comer

SNL: Former Springfield mayor, News-Leader alumni start local “community journalism” website, ask for funding help; Springfield Daily Citizen “committed to presenting news in a factual, nonpartisan manner”

P-D’s Joe Holleman: KMOV-TV reporter Kim St. Onge fired for declining COVID vaccine

Missourinet: New Roy Blunt health research center open for business; National Institutes of Health director “grateful” for Blunt’s influence and leadership

The Missouri Times: Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) selected to chair Joint Committee on Education

JCNT: Conservation spending dispute moves to Missouri Supreme Court

St. Louis Public Radio: Rep. Ashley Aune (D-Kansas City) on the state of Missouri’s Internet security and how to strengthen it

SNL: Missouri lawmakers weigh funding colleges and universities based on performance metrics; Comments from Commissioner of Higher Education Zora Mulligan, others

JCNT: Missouri Senate committee considers managed care, technology

KC Star: A rural Missouri clinic closing its doors has a final prescription for patients: Medicaid

KC Star: Here’s how to apply for Medicaid in Missouri

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Ginkgo Bioworks’ Karen Hogan on COVID testing in Missouri’s K-12 schools

SE Missourian: Regional China virus update Rae’s Cafe celebrates move to Independence

St. Louis Public Radio: Most controversial St. Louis-area statues and street names remain despite 2020 protests

Combest: 20 for 20, Part 3: “Encourage the babyfaces’ belief that Capitol history exhibits and statues and courthouse murals matter — and that you’d hate to see them score victories there.”

KC Star editorial: Now Josh Hawley says trying to protect Americans from COVID-19 is ‘woke propaganda’

Washington Missourian editorial: Gov. Parson “is a good man, a man of character” who “has been savaged by the press, perhaps unfairly” – and should still apologize to Post-Dispatch reporter

P-D editorial: DESE’s Margie Vandeven digs a deeper hole by accusing first without doing the research

JCNT editorial: Reminder for Missouri drivers and motorcycle riders: Helmet on, buckle up

Joplin Globe op-ed: Phill Brooks: Gov. Parson threats against reporter, newspaper unprecedented

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: Recap of others’ criticisms of Gov. Parson

P-D letter: Lake Saint Louis sexagenarian says Ann Wagner supports “white minority ruling class” and “apartheid”

P-D letter: Chesterfield octogenarian says Gov. Parson and other Missouri leaders care too much about “fetuses” and not enough about “children”

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