Sunday, January 9, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

Published in Missouri Political News - Daily Headlines. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Steve Kraske, Micheal Mahoney, Pete Mundo and others discuss KC’s decision to pass on 2024 GOP Convention, weigh in on Missouri legislative session and mask mandates Petty Kansas City Star snips at Pompeo weight loss

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) on critical race theory, says more parents choosing home and private schooling to evade “indoctrination” of public school system; rural legislators put gas tax “over the hump” and deserve MoDOT attention on vital bypass projects

JCNT: Missouri Highway Patrol joining agencies across U.S. and Canada to raise awareness of human trafficking

KC Star Service Journalism Team’s Natalie Wallington: Only four clinics in Kansas and Missouri offer abortions. Here’s how to access them

KC Star: Interactive map: Where to find abortion providers within a 5-hour drive of Kansas City

JCNT: State pays $32M in leases annually; 39 of its 569 leased properties are in Jefferson City

KCUR: Amtrak riders adjust travel plans after a reduction in the Missouri River Runner train service (link via

SNL’s Andrew Sullender: Health care hero profile: Springfield-Greene County Health Director Katie Towns: On how exhausting and “very hard” her job is, why omicron is “perfectly designed” to overwhelm hospitals, thoughts on Eric Schmitt’s actions

P-D: Regional China virus update

KC Star editorial: Missouri AG Eric Schmitt bobs his head as Tucker Carlson spouts dangerous nonsense

P-D editorial: Don’t make school board elections partisan. They need less politics, not more

Joplin Globe editorial: In praise of the ladies of the Missouri Senate and their book, “You Can, Too!”

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: AG Eric Schmitt, Rep. Brian Seitz (R-Branson) lead wrong-headed battle against critical race theory

KC Star’s Toriano Porter:  I stand by what I wrote about white families validating KC Public Schools success, and so do my colleagues Newspaper hack offers correction after litany of mean tweets

P-D letter: Fenton septuagenarian praises Eric Schmitt’s battle against biased media and power-hungry bureaucrats

P-D letter: Columbia, Illinois sexagenarian compares Gov. Parson to Donald Trump

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