Monday, January 31, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: DHSS Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation Director Lyndall Fraker talks with Scott Faughn about medical marijuana processes, limits on availability, more; Panel of Reps. Raychel Proudie (D-Ferguson) and Brian Seitz (R-Branson), KWOS host Austin Petersen and The Heartlander editor Christian Rehder on congressional redistricting (12:00); mask mandates (20:30)

SNL: How Missouri’s redistricting fight has drawn ideological lines among Republicans

St. Louis Public Radio: Rural towns say they need funding to fight off hackers and ransomware; Thoughts from Missouri’s new director of broadband development BJ Tanksley

JCNT: New broadband director says federal funds can make ‘lasting impact’

Columbia Missourian: House committee considers constitutional amendments on right to hunt and fish

The Heartlander: Missouri considers pension changes to solve teacher shortage

JCNT: Incoming CDL regulations draw mixed local response; Thoughts from Missouri Trucking Association CEO Tom Crawford

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Kevin Strickland launching “lack of compensation” tour

P-D editorial: Gun issues are controversial, but stopping celebratory gunfire shouldn’t be

P-D editorial: Legislation from GOP lawmakers makes a hard job harder at hospitals and nursing homes

Missouri Independent’s Tessa Weinberg: Decision nixing local COVID orders hampering health agencies’ response to other diseases

The Missouri Times: Combest, 20 for 20, Part 4 (10/21/21): “As COVID wanes, some health reporters … won’t be able to resist finally putting the spotlight on themselves.” 

Kaiser Health News’ Bram Sable-Smith, via KCUR: I write about America’s absurd health care system. Then I got caught up in it.

Kaiser Health News’ Bram Sable-Smith, via KCUR: Vaccinate and test. That advice isn’t much help to me. Here’s my story.

P-D letter: Creve Coeur septuagenarian consider himself “a cheerleader” for Post-Dispatch but says paper’s coverage of St. Louis City mayor is “petty and mean-spirited”

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