Wednesday, December 29, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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Kansas Reflector, via Missouri Independent: Blunt denounces ‘disgusting’ collusion, bias in national liver transplant policy

KC Star’s Judy Thomas and Laura Bauer: Missouri AG files new, more serious child sex charges against boarding school doctor; Four (4) references to Missouri “attorney general,” zero (0) uses of name “Eric Schmitt”

KC Star’s Judy Thomas and Laura Bauer: Agape doctor facing child sex charges captured in Arkansas; Reference to “Missouri Attorney General’s office,” zero uses of name “Eric Schmitt”

Joplin Globe: Ethelmae Humphreys, who helped build and lead TAMKO, dies at age 94

AP: Missouri seeks help recovering from deadly tornadoes

The Missouri Times:  Missouri awarded $13M in federal transportation grants for storm recovery efforts

SE Missourian: Missouri gas prices remain relatively low, amid analysts’ warnings

The Missouri Times:  DED focuses ARPA funds on broadband infrastructure 

Missourinet: Department of Mental Health Acting Director Valerie Huhn selected by Missouri Mental Health Commission to permanently head the agency

KSGF (Springfield): Rep. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield) on Republicans’ disappointing “lack of urgency” to battle vaccine mandates (23:45)

St. Joseph News-Press: Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) files trio of education bills

The Heartlander: Among dozens of tax bills filed for 2022 session, Missouri legislators want to end sales tax on guns, food, diapers

Missouri Independent: After 33 years advocating for victims of domestic violence, Colleen Coble is retiring

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Rachel Jones on raising awareness of mental health services available to farmers

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri wildlife populations are increasing. State officials could soon allow more hunting

KC Star: Missouri adopts CDC guidance on shortened quarantine time

KC Star: Regional China virus update

P-D: State, regional China virus update

Joplin Globe: Regional China virus update

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Missouri’s redistricting cop-out

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: By withholding state loans from school districts that break the law, State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is acting like a power-hungry bureaucrat

P-D editorial: The virus ruled Missouri in 2021 while GOP leaders played political games

Joplin Globe editorial: “Once again, we urge, plead, beg, cajole … whatever it takes … to get the vaccine, to get the booster.”

KC Star’s Luke Nozicka: Kevin Strickland sympathy campaign update: $1.7 million in GoFundMe cash, a swipe at Eric Schmitt, more

KC Star letter: Kansas City nonagenarian mocks Eric Schmitt for lack of medical degree, attempts punchline involving Josh Hawley’s second residence in Virginia

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