Tuesday, October 26, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Missouri School Boards’ Association leaves national association following ‘domestic terrorists’ controversy; Comments from Executive Director Melissa Randol

The Missouri Times: Eric Schmitt nabs U.S. Senate endorsement from former acting US attorney general

Missouri Independent: Contrary to KC Star’s previous reporting, Eric Schmitt’s campaign picked up costs of Missouri AG’s trip to U.S.-Mexico border

AP: Missouri joins Ohio in lawsuit seeking to restore Trump-era ban on abortion referrals

P-D: Schmitt asks judge to issue new order blocking St. Louis County mask mandate

KSHB (Kansas City): Kansas City plans to bid for 2024 Republican National Convention (link via

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: News-Leader should be embarrassed by reporter Andrew Sullender’s inaccuracies about Ann Coulter event; “This is what happens when you send a Democrat activist out to pretend to be a journalist.”

Westplex 107.1 (St. Louis): BS in the Morning Show: Brad Hildebrand reacts to News-Leader video of newspaper’s new hires demonstrating ignorance of local landmarks and newsroom colleagues (22:20)

Combest, 20 for 20, Part 1: I recommend playing audio of Sarah McLachlan’s animal-cruelty video while watching muted News-Leader video

KC Star: The Star hires 11 new journalists: new “culture and identity reporter, a role envisioned to shine light on underserved communities”; new “narrative writer” from Phoenix New Times; recent graduate of San Francisco State University; graduate of City University of New York (CUNY); Syracuse University grad who exposed “how the pandemic magnified existing disparities in healthcare access”; Mexican-American “race/equity reporter”; Daniel Desrochers replaces Bryan Lowry on D.C./Hawley beat; Gun-control advocacy series chief Ian Cummings to lead “Reimagined Print” efforts; Two-year veteran Katie Moore promoted to breaking news editor; more

Combest: 20 for 20, Part 2: “The predominant ideology in newsrooms has shifted from ‘punching-up’ liberalism to white guilt”; on KC Star’s December 2020 whiteness-apology series and forced diversity quotas

The Missouri Times: Capitol Calendar: South Central Missouri Bicentennial Fundraiser with GOP electeds tonight; LaDonna Applebaum featuring Tracy McCreery Thursday; more

SE Missourian: Complying with federal law, Cape Girardeau County reauthorizes required voter canvass

St. Louis Public Radio: Can Missouri legislative map redistricting commission agree? Comments from Republican Marc Ellinger, Democratic commissioner Farrakhan Shegog, others

JCNT: Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development offers mobile app to help Missourians find jobs

JCNT: State’s college equity summit to focus on equity, access for all students

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Legal roundtable: Missouri Freedom Center’s Dave Roland, Yinka Faleti (D), and “civil justice attorney” discuss Post-Dispatch collaborator’s complaint about Gov. Parson (2:30), Heartland lawsuit (36:15), Faisal Khan’s Smolletting case (45:15)

The Missouri Times: Missouri schools can use pooled coronavirus testing option

CDT: Columbia 3M plant workers protest COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Columbia Missourian: 3M employees protest vaccine mandate

Missouri Independent: Liberal group promotes COVID-based agenda, calls for inmates to be sprung from Missouri jails, “mandates or requirements” for staff vaccination, “raises and hazard pay” to corrections employees; Sociologists, others design report to show higher COVID rates in Missouri counties housing large prison populations

St. Louis Public Radio: Washington University study: air pollution in St. Louis City to blame for blacks catching COVID

P-D editorial: Was Eric Schmitt’s Texas trip a campaign event or official action? Both, it seems.

Washington Missourian editorial: Stumbling and bumbling: DESE web app vulnerability shows Missouri technology and cybersecurity needs a thorough review

JCNT editorial: Practice patience; with MoDOT worker shortage, it could be a long winter

Politico’s Natalie Allison: Disgraced former Gov. Eric Greitens is recast as MAGA warrior in Senate bid

The Missouri Times op-ed: Becky Willard: Join United Women’s Empowerment (United WE) and its Missouri Women’s Economic Development Task Force for an online town hall Thursday night

P-D letter: St. Louis County woman says Mark and Patricia McCloskey do not “show a lot of brains”

P-D letter: Chesterfield sexagenarian calls Ann Wagner a “pathetic” “spineless coward”

P-D letter: Webster Groves sexagenarian mocks Margie Vandeven and Gov. Parson, attempts punchlines involving 1960s television show

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