Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Missouri officials praise MSBA for leaving national school board group; Comments from Gov. Parson, congressional candidates Mike Moon and Caleb Rowden

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Director of Outreach Shawn Rhoads on group’s decision to leave national group, critical race theory in Missouri schools (4:45), more

SE Missourian: Attendees at Cape school board meeting cheer MSBA’s decision to leave national group; Recent Cape Girardeau school board meetings “have often been packed with people” making their voices heard

Missouri Independent: Missouri School Boards’ Association withdraws from national org over letter to Biden

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler on spending bill (1:00), DOJ targeting parents (2:45), Merrick Garland (4:45), what should be taught in schools (6:30), fixing Biden’s Afghanistan mistakes (8:00)

KC Star’s Jeanne Kuang: Kansas City wants to host the 2024 Republican National Convention, but is it really worth it? Comments from three (3) out-of-state university professors and administrators, zero (0) Missouri academics

Combest: 20 for 20, Part 4, last Thursday: When reporting on next fall’s top story, reporters “to include third-party quotes from out-of-state university political science professors,” ignore Missouri’s own academic experts

KC Star: Kansas City lost last bid to host RNC. Here are two reasons this time may be different

P-D: Cori Bush attends meeting of “Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission”

SNL: Missouri joins multistate lawsuit to ban abortion referrals under federal grant program

The Missouri Times: To honor Rep. Tom Hannegan, flags will fly half-staff this week

CDT: Gov. Mike Parson on Ashland workforce development partnership: ‘This is the model’

CDT: Video: Gov. Mike Parson addresses MU Extension Workforce Summit in Ashland

P-D: Missouri turns to temp agencies amid ongoing shortage of state government workers

JCNT: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe: After-school staff making ‘impression’ on youth

The Missouri Times: Missouri schools, libraries awarded $48M in federal broadband funds

The Missouri Times: AG Eric Schmitt joins fight against Jefferson County school quarantine orders

Columbia Missourian: COVID-19 cases in Boone County for children and teens are down from September cases by more than half

Columbia Missourian: UM not yet joining universities mandating COVID-19 vaccines for workers

KC Star: Here’s how to get your COVID booster shot

SNL: All COVID vaccine boosters now available at Springfield-Greene County Health Department

KC Star: Charged Agape staffers list another school as their home

Joplin Globe: Missouri Department of Conservation explains why bats are critical, debunks myths

P-D editorial: Cori Bush is right – if House members colluded with the Capitol rioters, expulsion is warranted

JCNT editorial: Democrat lawmakers and the Missouri Independent are right – Gov. Parson must explain reasons for personnel changes

Washington Missourian editorial: Missouri has seen no growth in its workforce since ending pandemic handouts

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Eric Schmitt joins another national lawsuit as he runs for Senate

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Missouri woman will have baby in prison because she chose to use drugs while pregnant and on probation

P-D letter: Maryland Heights Township GOP Committeeman Tom Wilsdon praises Roy Blunt and Ann Wagner for honoring Gen. Ulysses Grant

P-D letter, 10/27/1994: Spanish Lake teen calls U.S. Rep. Bill Clay “yellow,” suggests incumbent is “scared” of GOP challenger

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