Thursday, November 4, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star’s Jeanne Kuang: Missouri Democratic Senate candidates attend forum in Hillsboro; Comments from Scott Sifton of “Afton [sic]”, Lucas Kunce, diversity candidates

P-D: Gabby Giffords’ gun-grabbing group sues NRA, Josh Hawley and others over 2018 cycle campaign donations

St. Joseph News-Press: Hawley amendment would protect women from being forced to register for military draft

johncombest_com on Instagram: 23 years ago: Missouri Federation of College Republicans Chairman James Harris gets his fellow conservatives hyped for the fall 1998 elections

Missouri Independent: Missouri redistricting panels feature Democrats and Republicans with robust experience, reflect diversity of ages, races and genders

Missouri Independent: Redistricting commissions near end of public hearings on Missouri House, Senate maps; Comments from “No on 3” (Cleaner Missouri) campaign manager Sean Soendker Nicholson

The Missouri Times: Legislators, parents defend ESA program amid initiative petition battle

SNL: News-Leader exits longtime downtown building, wedges staff into one floor in Hammons Tower

SNL: Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Grenita Lathan wants Missouri lawmakers to increase teacher salaries

SNL, 8/8/21: Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Grenita Lathan: “There is a lot of false information in our community … when it comes to critical race theory. It is loud, it is misguided. It is a distraction.”

JCNT: Staffing, winter operations among top concerns for MoDOT; more than 60% of MoDOT staff has been replaced in the last 4 1/2 years

JCNT: Father tells lawmakers: Missouri’s adult guardians program is flawed

Missouri Independent: No need to start again on Missouri prison health contract, state tells judge as trial begins

P-D: Trial begins in dispute over Missouri’s $1.4 billion prison health care contract

The Missouri Times: Spire asks for clarification on Missouri Public Service Commission rate order; other PSC actions on Ameren, Evergy, Missouri American Water

The Missouri Times: Ameren expanding solar output in eastern Missouri

SE Missourian: SEMO, Ameren Missouri partner to expand renewable energy, jobs through new solar center

St. Louis Public Radio: Some parents want to wait to vaccinate their kids. Here’s why you should do it now

St. Louis Public Radio: Here’s where you can find COVID vaccines for kids 5-11 in St. Louis

P-D: St. Louis area officials still working out pediatric vaccination details

KC Star: Where your kid can get a COVID shot in Kansas City

Joplin Globe: Local health officials laud vaccine for children ages 5 to 11; here’s where to take your kids

Columbia Missourian: Here’s how to get the vaccine for your 5- to 11-year-old in Boone County

Outdoor Life: Missouri’s first black bear season is a success, but ends short of harvest quota

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Film promo: Mobolaji Olambiwonnu promotes “Ferguson Rising”

KC Star: St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell agrees: Kevin Strickland was wrongly convicted and should be set free

JCNT editorial: Missouri shows commitment to school choice

P-D op-ed: League of Women Voters septuagenarian wants “fair maps”

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: I attended a pro-choice rally at the Boone County Courthouse amphitheater last month

P-D letter: University City septuagenarian says Josh Hawley’s economic stance qualifies senator as “a socialist, or worse, a Marxist”

P-D letter: Troy, Ill. man agrees with Show-Me Institute’s Susan Pendergrass on DESE’s school-ratings flaws

P-D letter: Wildwood man wants Missourians who decline COVID vaccine to stay inside their homes

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