Thursday, December 23, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Top 5 stories of 2021: Blunt retirement, COVID theatrics, Medicaid expansion, local skirmishes

KC Star/Fox4 KC: 4 Star Politics: 2021 in review: Trio of seasoned Caucasoid males Dave Helling, John Holt and Steve Kraske discuss Governor Parson “not paying a price” for COVID approach (6:30); congressional redistricting (24:00); GOP U.S. Senate primary (26:00); #moleg preview (28:30); Second Amendment Preservation Act (29:45)

P-D: ‘Allegations of financial malfeasance’ in St. Louis spurred move, Carpenters boss says

The Missouri Times:  FCC awards telehealth grants to 3 Missouri hospitals

SNL: Springfield signs onto opioid settlement — but blasts AG Eric Schmitt for not giving guidance

The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson’s State of the State address scheduled for mid-January

Missouri Independent: ‘The Eleven’: Women in Missouri Senate see new book as example of bipartisanship forged

Heartlander News: A look into the Coordinating Board for Higher Education and its members

JCNT: Securities and Exchange Commission findings reignite MOSERS lawsuit

Missouri Independent: Bill from Rep. Paula Brown (D-Hazelwood) would force schools to install “high quality” lead filters; Local NAACP officer thinks more regulation “makes all the sense in the whole wide world”

SE Missourian: Ameren’s Limestone Ridge project preparing to launch

P-D: The electric car revolution is almost here. So where are Missouri’s charging stations?

SNL: Citing AG Eric Schmitt’s letter, SPS frees students from forced masking, won’t quarantine for COVID-19 contacts

The Missouri Times:  Judge denies counties’ efforts to intervene in local health order ruling

P-D: Judge denies Missouri counties’ efforts to appeal decision on pandemic health orders

Missouri Independent: Judge denies effort by local health agencies to intervene, appeal Missouri COVID ruling

KC Star: Judge blocks Jackson, St. Louis counties’ attempt to fight ruling in COVID lawsuit

St. Louis Public Radio: Cole County judge rebuffs Jackson, St. Louis counties over bid to appeal Missouri COVID ruling

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: AG Eric Schmitt actually lost the Cole County lawsuit he won; Legal Roundtable of three (3) liberals and zero (0) conservatives to criticize Schmitt today

St. Joseph News-Press: Mosaic Life Care seeing downward trend in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Joplin Globe: COVID-19 numbers remain steady in Joplin Local news roundup: Kansas City COVID fatigue and media’s vaccine push

Washington Missourian: Officials say wastewater monitoring data ‘a harbinger’ of possible new COVID wave

St. Louis Public Radio: Demand for coronavirus tests in St. Louis surges ahead of Christmas

Washington Missourian: Franklin County health director quits, blames “death threats”

SE Missourian editorial: Cape Girardeau USPS facility not on the radar of Blunt, Hawley, Jason Smith

P-D editorial: Coldwater Creek recalls reckless practices of the past, warns of tomorrow’s ills

The Missouri Times op-ed:  4th Congressional District GOP candidate Kalena Bruce: Are we doomed to Bidenflation?

Missouri Independent op-ed: St. Louis charter school parent Sara Irlbeck: Missouri Legislature should pass funding equity legislation

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: Blistering court brief shows how Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act disrupts cooperation between federal, state and local law enforcement

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Republicans again pushing plans to make it harder for Missouri voters to change the state constitution

KC Star’s Lisa Guttierez: KC health experts agree on wish list: COVID vaccines, booster shots for everyone

P-D letter: Webster Groves septuagenarian says Ann Wagner votes as Kevin McCarthy tells her to

P-D letter: St. Louis woman says state not doing enough to promote Medicaid signups

P-D letter: Shrewsbury woman compares Eric Schmitt to Nazi leaders

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