Wednesday, December 22, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times:  Blunt co-sponsors bill to protect local TV stations from signal interference 

Missouri Independent’s Tessa Weinberg: How Biden’s Build Back Better would help Missourians with development disabilities

The Missouri Times:  Schmitt challenging federal Head Start coronavirus mandates

Missourinet: Bicentennial Bridge in Jefferson City now open to the public

The Missouri Times:  Hearing for Galloway, state board dispute scheduled for next year

KCUR: Galloway accused of wrongly disclosing confidential information in Josh Hawley audit

KC Star: Missouri property assessments are going up. Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) wants to head off big tax hikes

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: UMKC Law School professors criticize pro-life bill from Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold)

KWOS (Jefferson City): Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) talks with Austin Petersen regarding her pro-life bill, role of the Missouri Legislature in approving recreational marijuana and concerns about health effects, “smoke and mirrors” of so-called medical marijuana

KWOS (Jefferson City): Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) talks with Austin Petersen about omicron variant, role of the Missouri Legislature in legalizing recreational marijuana

AP: Missouri medical marijuana sales top $200 million

P-D: Former Missouri commissioner Audrey McIntosh declined to hear medical marijuana appeals because of conflict of interest

Columbia Missourian: Grain Belt Express takes first resistant Missouri landowner to court Kansas City Star doubles down on support for KCPS superintendent despite accreditation FAIL

JCNT: Five elk killed in second Missouri hunting season

P-D: Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green considering requests to reopen COVID-19 case

JCNT: Omicron variant not yet found in Cole County, health officials say

KBIA: Omicron variant detected in Jackson County wastewater, as experts predict ‘a wave on top of a wave’ of sniffles

P-D: Omicron, knocking on Missouri’s door, could overwhelm already-struggling state, health officials warn

SNL: News-Leader won’t print a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day newspaper

CDT: Tribune won’t print a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day newspaper

KC Star editorial: What did Josh Hawley know, and when did he know it? House committee deserves answers

KC Star editorial: Cutting welfare over truancy would only dig Missouri families deeper into poverty

Joplin Globe editorial: Acquisition of Rock Island corridor is a big win for Missouri

The Missouri Times op-ed:  St. Louis Police Officers Association’s Jeff Roorda: Blue goes Red: Why this cop became a Republican

St. Louis Public Radio’s Shahla Farzan: Why you should get the COVID-19 vaccine before holiday gatherings

St. Louis Public Radio/Corporation for Public Broadcasting “Sharing America” racism reporter Andrea Henderson: Why you should get the COVID-19 vaccine before holiday gatherings

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman, Katie Bernard and Jeanne Kuang: Beaten down by ferocious resistance from segments of the public and its elected leadership, localities appear less likely to turn to mask mandates and other necessary precautions

Missouri Independent op-ed: Dillon Bergin: In Cape Girardeau County and across the country, inaccurate death certificates are hiding the true toll of COVID-19

KC Star letter: Kansas City octogenarian criticizes Eric Schmitt, supports mask and vaccine mandates

P-D letter: Kirkwood septuagenarian criticizes Eric Schmitt over mask mandates, shares fantasy involving AG “old and sick and on his deathbed”

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