Tuesday, December 28, 2021 – Missouri political headlines

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KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Guest host Darin Chappell talks with Missouri Federation of Republican Women President Barbara Smith; 7th Congressional District GOP candidates Sam Alexander and Jay Wasson to speak at Jan. 11 meeting in Greene County (9:30)

SE Missourian: Bill from Rep. Jamie Burger (R-Benton) would free local governments from burden of deciding on monument removal; Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation would deal with woke complaints about “offensive” symbols

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) on new law that provides ex-inmates more job options

The Missouri Times: Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence urges the Missouri Supreme Court to strike down Second Amendment Preservation Act

P-D: Missouri planning for new 988 suicide prevention hotline

Missourinet: Walker Scottish Rite Clinic in St. Louis helps kids with communication disorders who don’t qualify through taxpayer-funded programs

St. Joseph News-Press: State officials consider looser school district transfer rules

JCNT: State does study on repairs for former Amtrak station

P-D: Highway Patrol finishes probe of Post-Dispatch, turns investigation over to Cole County prosecutor

The Missouri Times: Ameren Missouri customers to see rate increase next year 

AP: Eight people die on Missouri roads over Christmas weekend

P-D: St. Louis County, Jackson County appeal ruling on pandemic health orders

Missourinet: University of Missouri Health Care doctor: COVID-19 vaccine may give false positives in breast cancer mammograms

The Missouri Times: State, regional China virus update

Joplin Globe: State, regional China virus update

Missouri Independent: State, regional China virus update

AP: State, regional China virus update Roundup of local omicron coverage

P-D: Regional China virus update

St. Louis Public Radio: Regional China virus update

Washington Missourian: Regional China virus update

SNL: Missouri Faith Voices of Southwest Missouri seeks to tie anti-Semitic fliers to “pattern of hate speech” including parents speaking out at school board meetings

KC Star op-ed: Sens. Roy Blunt and Jerry Moran: System for liver transplants is rigged against those who live in the Midwest or South

Columbia Missourian’s Ken Midkiff: Despite having conservative views, Governor Mike Parson and Attorney General Eric Schmitt are not out to overthrow democracy

KC Star’s Jeanne Kuang: 2022 General Assembly preview: How Missouri Republicans seek to impose their vaccine ideology on businesses, dismantle local control, fight race-related teachings, and undermine abortion rights

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fenske: 11 St. Louis-based books to put on your 2022 list: Journalism martyrdom, slavery, racism, feminism, Tony Messenger, etc.

Columbia Missourian letter: Columbia sexagenarian says Blunt is wrong on Biden spending bill

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