Saturday, November 20, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: At Drury University, NPR White House correspondent bashes Donald Trump, mocks Joe Rogan, says media has no liberal bias

KCUR: In 38-page document defending their law licenses, McCloskeys detail how they protected themselves and their home from roving protester mob

P-D: Missouri politicians react to Rittenhouse verdict

KMIZ (Columbia): Rep. David Tyson Smith (D-Columbia), GOP attorney Jennifer Bukowsky weigh in on Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe gives update on Missouri’s rebounding economy

The Missouri Times:  Missouri slated to receive $670M for public transportation system

Missourinet: Missouri House Subcommittee on Mental Health Policy Research seeks to boost mental health services across the state

JCNT: Four accept probation in July 2020 protest case; Agitators blocked traffic to show disapproval of special legislative session

P-D: Missouri cannabis workers begin unionization campaigns

KBIA (Columbia): With Missouri overdose deaths on the rise, experts point to fentanyl (link via

P-D: Schmitt sues Moscow Mills in Lincoln County over alleged traffic ticket quota scheme

The Missouri Times: Spire vows to be ‘honest with customers’ as Missouri Public Service Commission orders it to clarify pipeline letter

P-D: Missouri regulators, worried Spire is stoking fear, order Spire to write letter to customers

Missouri Independent: Spire’s messages on pipeline ‘overstate the likelihood of closure,’ says Missouri PSC

The Missouri Times:  Oetting Homestead Farms wins conservation award

St. Louis Public Radio: Bill from Rep. Michael O’Donnell (R-St. Louis County) would allow homeowners to get a certificate added to property records acknowledging that racial covenants are void and unenforceable

KC Star: DHSS approves COVID-19 booster shots for all adults

CDT: MU Health Care to close COVID-19 vaccination site Nov. 30

SNL: Springfield officials anticipating COVID-19 uptick with cold weather, flu season underway

Washington Missourian: State, regional China virus update

Columbia Missourian: Regional China virus update

SNL: CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards, pivotal figure during COVID-19 pandemic, to quit in May 2022

P-D editorial brief: Mark McCloskey posed for pictures with two men making “OK” sign

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins: Supply chain problems impacting farmers across Missouri

P-D letter: Olivette septuagenarian applauds Cori Bush’s vote against infrastructure bill

P-D letter: Affton septuagenarian says Ann Wagner should have voted to censure GOP Rep. Paul Gosar

P-D letter: Blue Springs man criticizes Vicky Hartzler for her family business accepting federal money while “millions of her constituents” suffer

P-D letter: St. Louis County woman reacts to 60 Minutes and Post-Dispatch coverage of Second Amendment Preservation Act, says she feels unsafe

P-D letter: Clayton octogenarian says he used to work for Laclede Gas, offers perspective on Spire brouhaha

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