Friday, March 4, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Missouri officials continue to show support for Ukraine, condemn Russia’s invasion

JCNT: Missouri ending financial relations with Russia; retailers urged to pull Russian products

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson talks employment rates, Ukraine at Missouri Press Day

SNL: Missouri moves to cut financial ties with Russia as war in Ukraine intensifies

Missouri Independent: MOSERS board votes to divest pension fund of Russia-linked investments Freedom Convoy rolls through Kansas City today

P-D: Union asks Congress to stop Hazelwood aerospace plant closure

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: Statewide tipsheet, March 2022: Republican statewides

KMBC (Kansas City): Micheal Mahoney analyzes U.S. Senate race: Candidates taking aim at Greitens; Hawley endorsement of Hartzler; Analysis of Schatz, McCloskey; what to watch (link via

Columbia Missourian: Missouri press returns to Governor’s Mansion after two-year hiatus; Governor has not endorsed a GOP U.S. Senate candidate, but “that may change”

P-D: Gov. Parson declines to endorse in Missouri’s race for U.S. Senate – for now

JCNT: At Missouri Press Association’s Day at the Capitol, Gov. Parson speaks to and takes questions from journalists, progressive content creators

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: Parson digs in against evidence absolving reporter he accused of being a ‘hacker’

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Rep. Ron Hicks (R-Defiance) on recreational marijuana legalization, congressional redistricting battle, more

St. Louis Public Radio:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: 92-year-old MoDOT manager has no plans for retirement

St. Louis Public Radio: CDC Director Rochelle Walensky visits St. Louis

P-D: What’s working in public health? CDC director finds reason for hope in St. Louis

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis Public Schools to lift mask mandate, joining other districts

KC Star editorial: After COVID heroism, underpaid Missouri teachers more than deserve proposed tax credit

The Missouri Times op-ed: Greater St. Louis, Inc. CEO Jason Hall: To raise the next unicorn, our state should increase our commitment to Missouri Technology Corporation

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Former Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Peter Stiepleman: Why charter schools are not the answer for Missouri education

Missouri Independent’s Phill Brooks: I wish the rhetoric on big issues facing our state could be inspiring and respectful

KC Star letters: Man who left Missouri for California says Josh Hawley makes him feel embarrassed; Kansas City man says “Parents’ Bill of Rights” legislation is really about blaming teachers

Joplin Globe letter: Joplin septuagenarian says Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage) is trying to take Medicaid away from people who need it

Joplin Globe letter: Septuagenarian man who chooses to live in Kansas praises wisdom of pro-Danforth editorial

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