Monday, November 8, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: Rep. Tracy McCreery (D-Olivette) talks with Scott Faughn about her Missouri Senate campaign, Virginia election, education, gun control legislation, Medicaid expansion; Panel of state Reps. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County) and Gretchen Bangert (D-Florissant), GOP House candidate Ken Waller and Ryan Hawkins of FSB Public Affairs (D) talk Virginia election and what it means for Missouri, critical race theory in Missouri schools, Missouri School Boards’ Association’s decision to stand with Missouri parents, Melissa Randol winning the week, more

johncombest_com on Instagram: This day in 2000: John Ashcroft gracefully concedes U.S. Senate election to Jean Carnahan; Carnahan supporters call Bond-Ashcroft office to deliver anti-gay slurs, taunts, inaccurate 2004 predictions

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: GOP U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey on Billy Long vs. Vicky Hartzler (1:00), Greitens (2:00), federal COVID vaccine mandate for private companies (5:15), overall campaign pitch (9:00)

KC Star: Criminal advocacy group threatens AG Eric Schmitt with “strong backlash” for defending murderer’s jail sentence; Activist says Kevin Strickland will be freed, has “cell phone and transportation” ready when Strickland is set loose

KC Star: Missouri commissions will redraw legislative maps. What changes could Kansas City see?

Missourinet: MoDOT says staffing issues stem from low pay, shortage of skilled workers

P-D: College enrollment across St. Louis fails to rebound following steep pandemic decline

St. Louis Public Radio: History database launches to celebrate Missouri’s 200th year

St. Louis Public Radio: COVID-19 vaccines for kids are rolling out, but school policies won’t change as quickly

SE Missourian: Former Southeast Missourian journalists create podcast on Lawless murder, Kezer exoneration

P-D cartoon: Mocking Josh Hawley’s defense of masculinity

KC Star’s Mara Rose Williams: AG Eric Schmitt “and his buddy, Gov. Mike Parson” put politics ahead of Kevin Strickland’s freedom

KC Star’s Melinda Henneberger: Gov. Parson is callous, and AG Eric Schmitt did “everything in his power to deprive Strickland of a new day in court”

P-D letter: O’Fallon sexagenarian mocks Josh Hawley’s defense of masculinity

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