Friday, December 31, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times:  Missouri Republicans unveil new congressional map

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri GOP congressional redistricting plan bolsters Ann Wagner and spares Emanuel Cleaver

AP: GOP lawmakers propose new U.S. House district lines Cleaver winning Missouri redistricting battle

Missouri Independent: Commission sets Monday public hearing for competing Missouri House district maps

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

P-D: Top photos of 2021: Celebrating Cori Bush (#1 and #11); Celebrating St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones (#6); Parkway Central “racist graffiti” hate hoax (#24)

KC Star: Top photos of 2021: Celebrating “gender non-binary and transgender” activist calling itself “they” (#30); Kevin Strickland advocacy/fundraising campaign series (#36-38); woman who doesn’t want to pay back unemployment handout checks (#49); Biden greets hefty union capo (#60) Kansas City Star incites racially charged hate as newspaper fades How the Scott Fitzpatrick/Direct Deposit Program story shows how far the Star’s “news” reporting has fallen

Twitter: Cameron Gerber leaving statehouse reporter role at The Missouri Times

Missourinet: Missouri’s minimum wage is going up January 1, 2022

St. Joseph News-Press: Federal aid flows to homeless Missouri students; Thoughts from Sen. Dan Hegeman (R-Cosby)

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Corrections tests Probation and Parole arrest program; Officers can arrest scofflaws in St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield and northwest Missouri

JCNT: Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner back to once daily cross-state service starting Monday

The Missouri Times:  Missouri’s coronavirus state of emergency expiring

Columbia Missourian: After Columbia School Board ends mask mandate, AG Eric Schmitt drops suit

The Missouri Times: Livingston, Cooper counties appeal order stymying certain local public health orders

The Missouri Times:  Where can you find a coronavirus test in Missouri?

KC Star: Regional China virus update

Columbia Missourian: Regional China virus update

P-D editorial: In attempting to nullify federal gun laws, Missouri is hampering police work

KC Star editorial: How can Gov. Parson pick the middle of a COVID-19 surge to end Missouri’s emergency?

KC Star’s Bill Lukitsch: Omicron virus is overwhelming the nation, but Gov. Parson will let state of emergency expire

Missouri Independent’s Rudi Keller: Gov. Parson declares end to COVID emergency as Missouri cases soar to record levels

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Amid latest surge, Gov. Parson won’t renew COVID-19 state of emergency

Missouri Independent op-ed: Phill Brooks: 2022 General Assembly preview: “I cannot remember a legislative session starting off with so many emotional conflicting partisan issues.”

P-D letter: Bolivar woman says St. Louis architect’s hissyfit over Teresa Parson was politically driven

KC Star letters: Kansas sexagenarian attempts argument involving Missouri GOP state lawmakers, COVID vaccine mandates and LGBTQ wedding cakes; Lone Jack septuagenarian wants Emanuel Cleaver to co-sponsor “puppy mill” bill

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