Friday, October 22, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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Combest: 20 for 20, Part 5/5: You are not your stump speech; David Barklage, Courtney Curtis, and how to achieve your own freedom, peace and happiness

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

Combest: 20 for 20, Part 3: Casting call: Missouri politics is pro wrestling and needs a new top heel

Combest: 20 for 20, Part 2: Two NEW profitable hustles for the 2022 and 2024 Missouri campaign cycles

Combest: 20 for 20, Part 1: The evolution of Missouri journalism and how you can benefit

KC Star: Paul Wrabec, chair of the Jackson County Democrats, has died

The Missouri Times: Schmitt sues Biden administration over border wall construction

KC Star: Schmitt sues Biden over border wall construction

The Missouri Times: Fitzpatrick denounces proposed IRS reporting rules despite changes

Brownfield Ag News: USDA’s Rural Development office: More than $18 million in Missouri water infrastructure improvements coming

KC Star: Group says it will train Christians in ‘hand-to-hand combat’ at SW Missouri event; Comments from Black Lives Matter group, California State University-San Bernardino educrat

The Missouri Times: 70K jobs added in Missouri in past year

SNL: AAA report: Missouri gas prices top $3 per gallon for first time in seven years

The Missouri Times: Missouri State University President Clif Smart: MSU builds on its successes; In interview with Scott Faughn and The Missouri Times editor Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Smart praises Roy Blunt, state lawmakers Betsy Fogle (D), Lincoln Hough (R), Crystal Quade (D)

Washington Missourian: Rep. Aaron Griesheimer honored for work with Amtrak

JCNT: Several hundred vacancies to impact MoDOT’s road clearing; annual winter drill held Thursday

Missourinet: MoDOT’s staff shortage likely to impact winter response

JCNT: Legislators told Missouri needs to take a fresh approach on education

Missouri Independent: New ad from Gov. Parson’s Uniting Missouri PAC blasts Post-Dispatch’s “squalid excuse for journalism”

Missouri Independent: 2020 Democratic attorney general primary runner-up Elad Gross files suit against Gov. Parson on behalf of Post-Dispatch collaborator

The Missouri Times: PSC approves Evergy Metro fuel charge decrease; Other commission actions on Ameren, Empire, more

Columbia Missourian: County records decrease in total active COVID cases

KC Star editorial: Standardized tests are racist, and NCAA should drop them

SNL op-ed: Vicky Hartzler: Why vaccine mandates do more harm than good

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins: Biden’s climate agenda sounding alarms for all Americans

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Air Conservation Commission’s Ron Boyer: Wind power comes up short

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Department of Revenue slow to admit mistake, until Missouri official intervenes

KC Star op-ed: Westminster College student: Worried about government tyranny? Missouri executing Ernest Johnson should scare you

P-D letter: Ladue septuagenarian wants Gov. Parson to admit mistake on DESE web app vulnerability

KC Star letter: Kansas City man mocks Gov. Parson, flexes knowledge of computer source code shortcuts

P-D letter: St. Louis Press Club septuagenarian says Gov. Parson’s criticism of Post-Dispatch threatens freedom of the press

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