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Archive - February 2021



    

       
       
Sunday, February 28, 2021
       
KC Star:  Social justice group says KC area Proud Boys membership totals roughly forty (40) men across region;  Various liberal males share feelings and fears about massive posse's harrowing threat
          USA Today:  Gun control advocacy series:  Missouri's percentage increase of mass shootings ranks far below national average
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Sean Pouche (R-Parkville)
          Brownfield Ag News:  FFA Week proclamation from Gov. Parson, Lt. Gov. Kehoe delivered on tractors
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson's budget proposal aims to reduce Missouri Public Defender Wait list
          KRES/KWIX:  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) meets with education leaders, addresses "piece of the pie" funding myth
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) explains approach to unemployment overpayments
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri House passes bill against eminent domain use
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) talks COVID liability, says every business is essential
          JCNT:  Rapid COVID-19 tests benefit mid-Missouri schools
          P-D:  Hundreds of St. Louis residents get vaccinations Saturday
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibail) continues push for Hannibal bypass
          Joplin Globe:  Missouri PSC opens investigation into power interruptions during recent cold snap
          P-D editorial:  State legislators find creative new ways for taxpayers to fund private schools
          P-D letter:  St. Louis woman bashes Josh Hawley, claims to be "lifelong Republican and Catholic"
          P-D letter:  Pacific octogenarian says Missouri Republicans cannot win elections without "manipulating the voter rolls"
          Disclosure


        Saturday, February 27, 2021
       
The Hill:  Josh Hawley gets boisterous ovation at CPAC:  "I'm here today, I'm not going anywhere and I'm not backing down"
          Missouri Independent:  Judge puts off ruling in Missouri gaming machine case
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Legal roundtable discusses Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch's Twitter case, Sunshine Law suits, more
          P-D:  Todd Richardson taking temporary leave of absence to spend time with family
          KC Star:  Missouri Highway Patrol investigating abuse allegations at southwest Missouri reform school
          P-D:  More than 100 being laid off at Webster Groves youth treatment facility
          Missourinet:  Next week's mass vaccination events in Missouri have been scheduled
          Missouri Independent:  State officials counter misinformation regarding southeast Missouri vaccination event
          KC Star:  KC metro's rolling average of COVID-19 cases falls again
          SE Missourian:  State moving to next coronavirus vaccine group
          KWMU:  Missouri officials find contagious coronavirus variant in 15 wastewater testing sites
          KC Star:  COVID-19 variants from UK and California detected in Missouri wastewater
          KC Star:  Young illegal with autism receives special immigration status;  Judge rules Missouri child welfare must keep custody of Mexican alien
          P-D:  Missouri ordered to pay legal fees after losing licensing case against Planned Parenthood
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri 911 Board invests $2 million in modernization
          The Missouri Times:  PSC investigates cold snap's effect on utilities
          P-D:  Spire look to 'further unify' Missouri rates
          The Missouri Times:  PSC considers response to new federal regulations
          KC Star editorial:  No, Josh Hawley, we don't hate America if we want to learn from history's mistakes
          P-D editorial briefs:  Praising pet protection bill, bashing Rush Limbaugh's "dark legacy"
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Prioritizing vaccines for Missouri teachers recognizes their role as essential workers
          KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  Josh Hawley minimizes racism's role in U.S. history
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins:  A few of the recommendations we've shared with Missouri's congressional delegation
          P-D "The Bottom Line" video series:  Semi-retired business reporters David Nicklaus and Jim Gallagher say state should let undeserving benefit recipients keep money
          P-D letter:  Ladue octogenarian theorizes that Josh Hawley had secret knowledge of Capitol rioters' plans
          P-D letter:  Clayton septuagenarian offers smorgasboard of Rush Limbaugh's funniest quotes
          P-D letter:  Frontenac octogenarian responds to Post-Dispatch editorial from five (5) weeks ago, bashes Republican state lawmakers for opposing mask mandate
          Disclosure



        Friday, February 26, 2021
       
SE Missourian:  Rush Limbaugh laid to rest
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri activating next tier of coronavirus vaccine distribution mid-March
          JCNT:  Missouri to begin next COVID-19 vaccination tier in March
          Missourinet:  Missouri vaccination update:  Get ready teachers, childcare centers, grocery workers
          Missourinet:  Missouri has now completed 68 mass vaccination clinics
          Joplin Globe:  K-12 teachers, other 'critical infrastructure' workers to be eligible for vaccine by March 15
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri moving to next vaccination group March 15
          KWMU:  Missouri to offer COVID-19 vaccine to teachers and essential workers in March
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri teachers, childcare workers eligible for COVID vaccine by mid-March
          P-D:  Missouri to expand vaccination effort in mid-March
          KC Star:  Teachers groups praise Gov. Parson's decision on teacher vaccinations
          SNL:  Missouri teachers, 'essential workers' eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting March 15
          KC Star:  Southeast Missouri town, lacking large retail or convenience store space, holds successful mass vaccination event at Knights of Columbus
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Republicans look to protect election integrity through voter ID requirement
          The Missouri Times:  House narrowly passes ESA bill
          Missourinet:  Missouri House narrowly passes private schooling tax credit bill
          P-D:  In historic vote, school choice proposal wins final approval in Missouri House
          KC Star:  Missouri House passes school choice bill
          KWMU's Jaclyn Driscoll:  Missouri House OKs state-sponsored scholarships for private schools;  Comments from "Rep. Phil Christophanelli [sic]"
          KRES/KWIX:  Putnam County superintendent opposes Senate Bill 55
          The Missouri Times:  Senate passes law enforcement, protester-accountability bills
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) pleased with progress of performance audit bill
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  House passes eminent domain bill
          The Missouri Times:  Derges asks Republican colleagues to help her bills
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) says bill could help eliminate some telemarketing calls and e-mails
          KC Star:  ACLU sues as Missouri is set to release autistic Mexican illegal from foster care
          P-D editorial:  Josh Hawley feigns outrage as he attacks a retired black Army general
          SE Missourian editorial:  Gov. Parson is right - new behavioral hospital is a big win for patients, region
          KC Star editorial:  New Missouri Minutemen force is pointless
          SE Missourian Rush Limbaugh memorial issue op-ed:  Peter Kinder:  His dad's responsible (originally published May 25, 1993)
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Missouri Health Care for All's Jen Bersdale:  Gov. Parson needs to show more "compassionate leadership"
          KC Star op-ed:  Local "social justice activist and political strategist" Justin Horn:  Basye's bill to ban high school boys from competing against girls in sports hurts transgenders
          P-D letter:  Oakville sexagenarian opposes honoring Rush Limbaugh, cites radio entertainer's criticism of "Barrack [sic]" Obama
          KC Star letter:  Kansas City septuagenarian says state should do more to help autistic Mexican illegal, says it's not alien's fault mother smuggled him here
          Disclosure


        Thursday, February 25, 2021
       
P-D:  Illegal alien gets free pass from Biden administration, flees Maplewood hideout
          KWMU:  Honduran illegal leaves Maplewood hideout
          JCNT:  Retired Cole County Judge Richard Callahan to prosecute McCloskeys
          KC Star:  "4 Star Politics" video:  Gov. Parson talks with Dave Helling and John Holt about COVID-19 vaccinations, reopening schools, unemployment benefits, more
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson hints COVID vaccine eligibility could expand
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Jo Doll (D-Webster Groves) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about early impressions of serving in superminority, COVID vaccine distribution, reopening schools, charter school legislation, more
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  House passes voter ID bill
          KWMU:  Missouri House approves legislation requiring photo ID to vote
          Columbia Missourian:  COVID-19 stimulus checks would be exempt from taxes under Missouri bill
          Missourinet:  Proposal from Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) is aimed at helping disabled veterans
          KC Star:  Missouri House advances school choice bill
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri House passes education savings account bill
          Columbia Missourian's Caitlin King and Adam Satrya Jackson:  Lawmakers debate school choice;  Comments from "Rep. Peter Meredith [sic]", others
          Columbia Missourian:  GOP bill would protect medical marijuana recipients' anonymity - and Second Amendment rights
          KWMU:  Some undeserving recipients of unemployment benefits are appealing - and winning
          Columbia Missourian:  Committee passes bill on faith-based youth homes
          Missouri Independent:  1913 ruling seen as key to Missouri illegal gambling cases
          Columbia Missourian:  House Emerging Issues Committee entertains discussion of teacher licenses, doorstep-package thieves, more
          KRES/KWIX:  Legislation may allow Missouri restaurants to permanently sell cocktails to-go;  Thoughts from Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville)
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Gaming Commission holds regular monthly meeting, discusses report
          KC Star:  KC's weekly average for new COVID cases dips below 200 for first time since July
          KC Star:  "It makes me so angry":  Mayor Quinton Lucas expresses frustration at large percentage of white Kansas City residents receiving vaccine
          SNL:  AG Eric Schmitt's office wins $170,000 restitution case against timeshare exit company
          P-D:  Missouri PSC launches investigation after energy rates soared in storm
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Public defenders underfunded, understaffed
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Jeff Smith:  A look at the factors influencing Roy Blunt's 2022 re-election
          KC Star's Jeanne Kuang:  House Republicans push voter ID bill despite fact that claims of illegitimate votes have been debunked
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Leadwood, Mo. parent Julie Smith:  Fix MOCAP now and empower families through school choice
          P-D letter:  Glendale man says Rush Limbaugh does not deserve recognition from state
          KC Star letter:  Kansas City sexagenarian calls Rush Limbaugh a "blowhard," says radio star "never got what he deserved"
          Disclosure



        Wednesday, February 24, 2021
       
Missourinet:  Blunt honors officers affected by Capitol violence
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson, GOP governors call on Biden to reverse fuel order
          SE Missourian:  Gov. Parson calls new hospital "a win" for mental health in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  Senate passes COVID liability bill
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri Senate passes COVID-19 liability protections
          KWMU:  COVID-19 liability protection clears Missouri Senate, won't take effect until August
          The Missouri Times:  Two state reps say Vescovo threatened their bills over charter school legislation
          Missourinet:  Missouri Senate puts off vote on giant K-12 education package
          P-D:  Missouri Senate takes up sweeping education proposal that would expand charter schools
          SE Missourian:  Cape Girardeau School District Superintendent Neil Glass, technology instructional specialist create presentation to criticize charter school proposal
          Columbia Missourian:  Proposal from Rep. Dottie Bailey (R-Eureka) could strip governor of power to appoint education board members
          Columbia Missourian:  Bill from Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) would allow recall of school board members
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) hoping for core funding increase for higher education
          The Missouri Times:  Tempers flare as House Corrections committee abruptly canceled
          P-D:  Senate gives preliminary approval to bill that creates new protections for police, increases penalties for protesters who break the law
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Senate approves bill to hold lawbreaking protesters accountable
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Legislature considers social media censorship bills following national trend
          Columbia Missourian:  Bill from Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) would incentivize filmmakers to shoot in Missouri
          Missourinet:  Conservation officials:  proposal to expand Conservation Commission threatens future of conservation in Missouri
          Columbia Missourian:  Grain Belt Express again the target of Missouri House
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Gaming Commission chairman, long-time member at odds over need for Graves Garrett investigation
          Missourinet:  Several mega coronavirus vaccination events planned this week in Missouri
          P-D:  After weather delay, St. Louis County gets delivery of 6,000 vaccine doses
          SE Missourian:  COVID-19 vaccinations resume in southeast Missouri
          Missourinet:  St. Louis County Democrat wants teachers moved from tier three vaccination level to tier two
          Columbia Missourian:  Some black Missourians hesitant to get COVID vaccine;  white people's ancestors to blame
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Legislative Black Caucus seeks info on COVID vaccine plan for blacks
          Columbia Missourian:  COVID-19 variants in Missouri:  Wastewater tells better story
          SNL:  Missouri extends deadlines after most medical marijuana businesses failed to open on time
          SNL:  MoDOT offers tips for dealing with potholes, how to get them fixed
          KRES/KWIX:  Conservation agent reminds fishermen to renew state permits
          KC Star:  Elad Gross, who lost 2020 Democratic primary for attorney general to unknown Rich Finneran, releases report showing national GOP AG group invited Eric Schmitt's staff to a series of regular conference calls
          Missouri Independent:  Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem rules governor's office broke no laws by redacting confidential info;  Former Democratic AG candidate Elad Gross upset
          KC Star editorial:  Allowing concealed carry on KC buses is a terrible idea
          P-D editorial:  Don't let Missouri's utility industry strangle solar energy incentives
          SE Missourian editorial:  Volunteers have played helpful role in vaccination process
          P-D op-ed:  Former state Sen. Ted House (D-St. Charles):  School vouchers would destroy public schools in Missouri
          KC Star's Laura Bauer:  As time begins to run out for autistic Mexican illegal, state could do the right thing and help
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  Lawsuit seeks to protect federal disability income from covering court fees
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves octogenarian finds Blunt's position against impeaching former president "disturbing"
          P-D letter:  National Association of Black Social Workers president calls Rush Limbaugh a "racist" and "white supremacist," wants NAACP to reinstate "travel advisory" against Missouri
          Disclosure



        Tuesday, February 23, 2021
       
This Week in Missouri Politics:  Peter Kinder talks about the loss of Rush Limbaugh;  Panel of Reps. Tom Hannegan (R-St. Charles) and Bridget Walsh Moore (D-St. Louis City), Gregg Keller, St. Louis City alderman Tom Oldenburg debate COVID orders, vaccine distribution, charter schools
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri in line for $4.5 billion from federal stimulus bill
          KWMU:  U.S. Rep. Cori Bush sponsors bill to grant permanent residency to Honduran illegal
          P-D:  Cori Bush files bill to grant residency to illegal alien
          KRES/KWIX:  Proposal from Rep. Ben Baker (R-Neosho) would move some local elections to later in the year;  Thoughts from Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton)
          KRES/KWIX:  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) expects Senate to pass some version of Senate Bill 55
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) previews action-packed week in Education Committee, shares COVID-19 experience
          The Missouri Times:  Bill from Rep. Dale Wright (R-Farmington) would increase pharmaceutical industry transparency
          The Missouri Times:  Senate perfects bill addressing protests, investigations of law enforcement officers
          Columbia Missourian:  Under proposed law, Missouri would contribute to FBI database on police use of force
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Senate bill seeks to add pets to orders of protection
          P-D:  Pets could be added to orders of protection under proposal in Missouri Senate
          P-D:  Missouri public defender calls on lawmakers to fund office
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson recognizes supermarket employees
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson thanks grocery workers while touring Hy-Vee coronavirus vaccine site
          P-D:  St. Louis area counties preparing to deliver thousands of vaccines postponed by storm
          SE Missourian:  COVID vaccinations continue
          Missouri Independent:  77-year-old Independence woman successfully navigates vaccination process
          KC Star:  KC's Cerner helping create vaccine passport - a crucial step in returning to normal
          KWMU:  Federal grant helps Missouri judges learn the science of COVID-19
          KWMU:  Missouri Department of Agriculture looks to update pesticide training
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri's broken public defender system must be fixed
          SE Missourian's Adrienne Ross:  'If you don't have anything nice to say' about Rush Limbaugh, say nothing
          Columbia Missourian's Ken Midkiff:  Vicky Hartzler not representing "sane people"
          Columbia Missourian's Adam Satrya Jackson:  Voter fraud is very rare, and Missouri lawmakers cannot provide any evidence of it
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Renew Missouri's James Owen:  Missouri lawmakers must have facts on solar before acting
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Wake Forest University Law School dean:  Gov. Parson should pardon murderer Patty Prewitt
          Disclosure



        Monday, February 22, 2021
       
Webster-Kirkwood Times:  "A little crazy":  SLU professor/Dem pollster Ken Warren says Cori Bush's "defund the police" and "defund the military" rhetoric is "not smart"
          Missourinet:  Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) back at Capitol after recovering from COVID
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) on Senate Bill 55 and charter schools
          Missourinet:  Proposal to elect Missouri Conservation Commissioners goes before House committee today
          Missourinet:  Missouri prison system could move officer training from classroom to real-world setting
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County's second medical marijuana shop opens
          AP:  Missouri medical marijuana lawyers worry about discipline
          KOMU:  Missouri surpasses 1 million COVID vaccinations;  Health leaders praise Gov. Parson's leadership, administration
          CDT:  Boone County health official:  COVID-19 trends in county 'encouraging'
          P-D editorial:  To rehabilitate his public image, Hawley should focus on shutting down opioid addiction rehab centers
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri has too many older, low-risk prisoners behind bars. GOP bill would help.
          KC Star's Derek Donovan:  Liberals misunderstood Rush Limbaugh, but Missouri can't honor him with a special day
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  Judge puts Missouri Legislature on alert:  Fund the public defender's office, or else
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Rik Hafer:  Missouri's economy tied to education levels
          P-D letter:  St. Louis reader hopes Post-Dispatch editorial board's incessant barrage of "orange-man-bad" venom and anti-Republican hatred makes writers feel good
          P-D letter:  St. Louis sexagenarian offers psychoanalysis of Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley
          P-D letter:  St. Louis woman wants Gov. Parson to apologize to Alex Garza
          Disclosure


        Sunday, February 21, 2021
       
KC Star:  GOP leaders discuss grassroots support for Trump post-presidency:  Thoughts from Jean Evans, Sens. Eric Burlison and Mike Cierpiot
          P-D:  St. Louis area man arrested in connection to Capitol riot
          Brownfield Ag News:  At Missouri Farm Bureau event, Gov. Parson and Ag Director Chris Chinn discuss legislative priorities for agriculture
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) says budget work will be more difficult next year
          Joplin Globe:  Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin) seeks to tighten stalking laws
          Columbia Missourian:  Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) seeks increase in tax credit for domestic violence shelter donations
          P-D:  Thousands get first COVID-19 shot at vaccination event at UMSL
          P-D:  Some elderly, sick in St. Louis area seize opportunity to travel and get vaccine
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          SNL:  AG Eric Schmitt's office cracks down on Springfield fence company accused of bilking customers
          P-D's Bill McClellan:  Plain-speaking Gov. Parson pays tribute to the suffragettes, but it could have been more clearly worded
          St. Joseph News-Press op-ed:  Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd:  No gray area:  Gambling machines are illegal
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Missouri Association for Museums and Archives' Linda Endersby:  Remind state legislators of museums' importance
          KC Star's Laura Bauer:  Missouri about to let young man with autism become homeless
          P-D letter:  University City sexagenarian blames some Missourians' poor health on "stresses of poverty" and lack of Medicaid expansion
          P-D letter:  Central West End sexagenarian encourages Gov. Parson to be creative on vaccine distribution, suggests free vaccines to anyone who shuttles olds or the handicapped to vaccine centers
          Disclosure


        Saturday, February 20, 2021
       
KWMU:  Census delay could mean later candidate filing and elections for Missouri
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Blunt leads Missouri congressional delegation in pressing feds to probe natural gas prices
          Missouri Independent:  DSCC still pushing Sunshine Law suit against Hawley, filed after Hawley defeated Claire McCaskill
          P-D:  Cori Bush holds second "swearing-in" for herself in St. Louis, condemns St. Louis' role in westward expansion and slavery
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  Kim Gardner performs symbolic "swearing-in" 7 weeks after real swearing-in;  youth ensemble bangs on bongos;  Human with multi-colored hair reads its poem;  More
          SNL:  Another Springfield man arrested in connection with riot at U.S. Capitol
          KC Star:  Two more Missouri men arrested Friday, charged with crimes in Jan. 6 Capitol riot
          Missourinet:  Rep. Hardy Billington (R-Poplar Bluff) proposes Rush Limbaugh Day each January 12 in Missouri
          P-D:  'Rush Limbaugh Day' could be coming to Missouri
          SNL:  Greene County GOP nominates former House Budget Chair Allen Icet (R-Wildwood) for Collector's office
          KC Star:  Indicted Missouri lawmaker brings high-profile attorney Al Watkins to her defense
          P-D:  Judge says waiting list for clients of Missouri public defenders is unconstitutional
          KC Star:  Judge rules Missouri's waiting list for public defenders violates constitution
          P-D:  Despite federal law, group says Missouri is not extending foster care
          Missouri Independent:  House Dems want access to report on Missouri Gaming Commission;  Commission says information falls under attorney-client privilege
          Missouri Independent:  For disability-rights advocate Sara Hart Weir, advising on Missouri vaccine plan is personal
          SNL:  11% of Missourians have received COVID-19 vaccine doses
          P-D:  COVID-19 rates continue to decline in Missouri and Illinois
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  PSC dismisses utility acquisition request
          P-D editorial brief:  State GOP lawmakers correct to forgive unemployment overpayments
          JCNT editorial:  Less traffic, more fatalities
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Rush Limbaugh lived with enthusiasm and eternal hope
          Phill Brooks:  Punishment of legislators
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Environment Missouri's Bridget Sanderson:  Missouri bill would require John Deere, other equipment manufacturers to give away access to machines' source codes
          P-D letter:  St. Peters sexagenarian says Blunt and Hawley are responsible for people who will be "hurt, maimed or killed" in the future
          P-D letter:  Middlebury, Conn. sexagenarian wants Missourians to know she disapproves of Hawley "doodling" during Senate debate
          Disclosure



        Friday, February 19, 2021
       
CNN:  U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer asks good questions during the GameStop congressional hearing
          KC Star:  Pelosi's pick to lead investigation into Capitol unrest called Hawley a "little piece of sh!t with his Yale law degree"
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri cities, counties in line for millions from federal COVID relief bill
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri congressional delegation urges federal fuel supply review
          SNL:  Gov. Parson:  State 'will not tolerate' energy price gouging amid winter storm, blackouts
          Missourinet:  Congressional delegation, Gov. Parson offer thoughts on energy issues
          The Missouri Times:  Energy, infrastructure, broadband:  Governor, Ag Director Chris Chinn lay out agriculture priorities at Missouri Farm Bureau's annual event
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin) touts police training reimbursement proposal to increase officers in Missouri
          Missourinet:  Missouri could soon catch up on its jail reimbursement debt
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson's budget proposal would close half of housing units within Missouri women's prison
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville), Riverfront Times' Danny Wicentowski discuss GOP proposal to give drug offenders a chance at parole
          Missouri Independent:  After a pandemic enrollment drop, Missouri educators are trying to find 'missing' students
          Missourinet:  Nearly 1,000 people died in Missouri traffic crashes in 2020
          P-D:  Despite traffic decline, deaths on Missouri roadways soared last year, state says
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson, first lady receive coronavirus vaccine
          SNL:  Gov. Parson, first lady got first dose of COVID-19 vaccine last week
          JCNT:  Missouri continues vaccinations despite winter storms
          JCNT:  State sticking with current vaccination plan, despite some teachers' demands to be vaccinated immediately
          P-D:  Missouri health director, hospitals update St. Louis County Council on vaccine distribution
          P-D:  Breed-specific dog bans targeted by Missouri lawmakers
          JCNT:  Missouri Department of Conservation offers pond management workshop
          P-D editorial:  Rush Limbaugh changed politics for the worse, but there's no denying his influence
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Answers needed for Missouri regarding power crisis
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Jeff Long:  My unusual connection with Rush Limbaugh:  Radio program scheduling, Mary Frances Kinder's funeral, and Rush's help in getting a church back on its feet
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian opposes proposal to allow gun owners to protect themselves on MetroLink
          Disclosure



        Thursday, February 18, 2021
       
The Missouri Times:  'Son of Missouri" Rush Limbaugh dies from cancer complications
          SE Missourian:  Rush Limbaugh, Cape native and broadcasting pioneer, dies;  Thoughts from lifelong friend Peter Kinder, others
          SE Missourian:  Widow tells audience about Rush Limbaugh's death
          Missourinet:  Missouri native Rush Limbaugh has died
          Missourinet:  Former Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley (R-Perryville) reflects on 2012 induction of Rush Limbaugh into Hall of Famous Missourians
          Twitter:  Gov. Parson offers prayers for Limbaugh's family;  Liberals, failed Democratic candidates reply to "celebrate" cancer, mock governor, taunt Limbaugh's family
          Columbia Missourian:  Hartzler visits vaccination site, talks federal stimulus
          KC Star:  Cleaver has big goals for housing policy under Biden
          SE Missourian:  Ameren Missouri extends energy conservation request through Friday
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Willard Haley (R-Eldon)
          Missourinet:  Schatz says state senators may have some longer evenings to make up for missed snow week;  emphasizes safety
          KC Star:  House committee passes bill to raise standard for changing constitution
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) says foundation formula will be fully funded
          Missouri Independent:  Pandemic could help pave the way for school choice in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  Bills to forgive unemployment overpayments pass House committee
          Columbia Missourian:  Bill would allow recipients to keep much of overpaid unemployment benefits
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri House committee votes to forgive unemployment debts
          P-D:  Plan to waive collection of unemployment overpayments advances in Missouri House
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri House considering solar power fees
          P-D:  Missourians with solar panels could see electric bills rise under House bill
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Lawmakers advance first responder doxing bill
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  House perfects bill to permanently offer mixed drinks to-go
          P-D:  Pandemic-inspired take-out booze rule could become permanent in Missouri
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  House Bill 153 to help cut red tape for Missouri farmers
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) says prescribed burn bill making progress
          P-D:  Proposal to limit police techniques up for debate in House
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers discuss officer-involved deaths and limiting effective restraint techniques
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Missouri anglers set for opening of trout season
          KC Star:  Gun-control forum recap:  Panelists say state lawmakers should spend more taxpayer money on urban health care, "food security," etc.
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri police do a difficult job, but don't need their own 'bill of rights'
          SE Missourian op-ed:  John Brunner:  School choice is a winning issue for all Missourians to pursue the American Dream
          Bob Priddy:  Thoughts on consistency of neighborhood snow, state employee pay raises, sarcastic take on Second Amendment Preservation Act (921 words)
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Area woman describes feeling "exhausted, confused, disillusioned, angry" and opposes GOP efforts to rein in local health agencies
          Columbia Missourian letter:  "Sustainabile Environmental Advisory Committee" member expresses her disdain for coal and Roy Blunt
          P-D letter:  Dittmer septuagenarian calls Blunt and Hawley traitors
          Joplin Globe letter:  Joplin sexagenarian calls Hawley self-entitled and self-important
          P-D letter:  Warson Woods sexagenarian says Gov. Parson was too busy campaigning in 2020 to plan vaccine distribution
          P-D letter:  O'Fallon septuagenarian details visit to Versailles to receive vaccine, complains about locals not wearing masks
          Disclosure



        Wednesday, February 17, 2021   MoDOT Traveler Map
       
SNL:  Here's what we're watching for Missouri's 2022 U.S. Senate race
          KC Star:  Under Biden plan, Missouri would get $2.8 billion in state aid and $2.5 billion in local aid
          The Missouri Times:  What to know about rolling blackouts during winter storms
          SE Missourian:  Energy companies recommend conservation of electricity, natural gas;  rolling blackouts not expected
          P-D:  Ameren officials say rolling blackouts not expected
          JCNT:  Rolling blackouts not expected in mid-Missouri
          KC Star:  Market realities affect natural gas customers
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri enhances Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
          The Missouri Time:  Missouri reroutes vaccines after weather halts mass vaccination events
          P-D:  Mass vaccination event still on for Saturday on UMSL campus in St. Louis County
          SNL:  Some Missouri teachers complain about waiting their turn for COVID vaccine
          Missouri Independent:  Republicans seek to raise standards for changing state's constitution
          JCNT:  Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland), advocates try to reach agreement on child care
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) says despite misinformation from trial attorneys, COVID liability bill will pass
          Missourinet:  Sen. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City) wants more state spending on higher ed
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) talks Wayfair, personal property tax, education bills
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Show promo:  New season of We Live Here to focus on "environmental racism"
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Lawmakers should listen to Lane Roberts on Second Amendment Preservation Act
          SNL letters:  Springfield sexagenarian compares Hawley to Greitens;  Ferguson sexagenarian mocks Hawley's complaint about liberals showing up at his home;  Springfield sexagenarian compares Trump, Hawley and Billy Long to Hitler;  Springfield sexagenarian says Hawley does not love America;  Springfield octogenarian objects to Hawley's objection to Electoral College results
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield octogenarian disagrees with Blunt and Hawley, says democracy is about to end
          P-D letter:  Greentop sexagenarian theorizes that Gov. Parson mispronounced Garza's name in effort to send subliminal message to Trump supporters
          Joplin Globe letter:  Neosho woman opposes charter schools
          Disclosure



        Tuesday, February 16, 2021
       
KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Vicky Hartzler, ranking member of military subcommittee, explains priorities for Whiteman and Fort Leonard Wood
        The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Wiemann on vaccine distribution, personal property tax, Wayfair;  Barklage, Lovasco, McCreery on Second Amendment Preservation Act, vaccines, more
        KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Bill Hardwick (R-Waynesville) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about Second Amendment Preservation Act, Fort Leonard Wood, and early impressions of legislative life
        Missourinet:  All state offices closed in Missouri today
        The Missouri Times:  Missouri Senate, House pause session due to inclement weather
        Missourinet:  Missouri Senate cancels session all week due to snow and ice
        SNL:  Missouri Senate cancels session for the week amid cold temperatures, snowy roads
        The Missouri Times:  Missouri utilities ask customers to conserve energy during winter storm
        KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Hannibal) following school choice debate closely
        KC Star:  Remote learning renews fight for school choice in Missouri
        P-D:  Move to release older prisoners in Missouri could advance in House
        Missouri Independent:  COVID spread slows in Missouri, new cases now half national rate
        AP:  Missouri says more than 10% of state's residents get vaccine
        P-D:  Gov. Parson:  Non-Missourians should not receive state's vaccine doses
        Missourinet:  New program launches to help older Missourians access coronavirus vaccine
        CDT:  Truman VA vaccinates more than 1,400 before weather shutdown
        Missourinet:  Missouri pulls the plug on this week's mass vaccination events due to winter weather
        KWMU:  Some St. Louis area residents travel to rural Missouri to get COVID-19 vaccine
        Missourinet:  Teachers complain about waiting for vaccine, want immediate attention
        P-D:  Great Circle will shut down residential treatment in Webster Groves
        SE Missourian:  Missouri bicentennial:  Mules a good fit as state animal
        KC Star op-ed:  Show-Me Institute's David Stokes:  Connected Kansas City builders don't pay their share of taxes. Here's a partial fix
        P-D letter:  Webster Groves sexagenarian disagrees with Blunt on impeachment vote
        Disclosure


        Monday, February 15, 2021   Presidents Day
       
KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer says Trump lowered "regulatory nonsense," but Biden is turning back the clock
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Rep. John Wiemann (R-O'Fallon) talks COVID-19, election security, COVID liability bill, personal property tax, Wayfair;  Panel of Reps. Tony Lovasco (R-O'Fallon) and Tracy McCreery (D-Olivette), David Barklage join Scott Faughn to discuss COVID distribution, Second Amendment Preservation Act, charter schools, Blunt's re-election
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Senate cancels session due to inclement weather
          Missourinet:  Snow forces Missouri House and Senate to cancel Monday sessions;  Rowden emphasizes safety
          JCNT:  MoDOT urges travelers to stay home during bitter cold, winter weather
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) talks state budget, says this year's process likely easier than next year's
          Missourinet:  Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage) says Missourians shouldn't be taxed on federal stimulus checks
          Missourinet:  Missouri intercepts $78 million in stimulus money from deadbeat parents
          Missourinet:  Rep. Keri Ingle (D-Lee's Summit):  Issues with Circle of Hope and other Missouri facilities appear to be systemic
          Missouri Independent:  With urban homicides on the rise, Missouri lawmakers seek to help law-abiding citizens defend themselves
          KC Star:  KC metro's weekly average of new COVID cases continues trending downward
          KWMU:  SLU law professor takes a stand against selfishness, says Missourians should let most vulnerable populations get vaccinated first
          St. Joseph News-Press:  In St. Joseph School District, 30% of teachers fall into current tier and can get vaccinated now
          KC Star:  Some teachers complain about waiting their turn in vaccination line behind senior citizens, first responders and people with certain health conditions
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City):  Fixing Medicaid
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Missouri Department of Natural Resources sells out to foreign factory farms
          P-D letter:  Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice sexagenarian says Blunt wrong on impeachment
          KC Star letters:  Lowry City octogenarian calls Blunt "gutless" and "disgusting";  Columbia sexagenarian says Josh Hawley doesn't care about America
          P-D letter:  Sunset Hills sexagenarian wants Hawley to resign
          P-D letter:  St. Louis Hills septuagenarian expresses disbelief that Missourians elected Josh Hawley over Claire McCaskill
          P-D letter:  New York sexagenarian wants Missourians to know she's angry at Josh Hawley
          P-D letter:  Texas sexagenarian wants Missourians to know he's angry at Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz
          Disclosure


        Sunday, February 14, 2021   Valentine's Day
       
Missourinet:  Blunt, Hawley vote against impeaching Trump
          SNL:  Blunt, Hawley weigh in on Dems' failed impeachment effort
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Randy Railsback (R-Hamilton)
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson hopes to see Boeing use more Missouri suppliers
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) talks Second Amendment Preservation Act
          JCNT:  Firearms sales set record in 2020;  Gun shop owner says Democrats' gun-control legislation helps fuel demand
          JCNT:  Missouri's Office of Childhood to provide more streamlined approach
          SNL:  MDC:  No feral hogs for Share the Harvest despite Robert Ross' push
          Washington Missourian:  Nearly 8 percent of Franklin County vaccinated against COVID-19, area doctors hopeful for more
          KC Star editorial:  Blunt, Hawley side with Trump, making future sedition more likely
          P-D editorial:  Gov. Parson again points the finger of blame elsewhere for his own failings
          P-D letter:  University City man speculates that Blunt, Hawley had minds made up prior to Dems' impeachment trial
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian says she wanted to see Hawley paying closer attention during impeachment trial
          P-D letter:  Las Vegas, Nevada septuagenarian says electing Hawley shows Missourians do not love America
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        Saturday, February 13, 2021
       
SNL:  Report lists Billy Long as top congressional tweeter - but now he's quitting after Twitter's anti-conservative purge
          SNL:  Springfield brothers charged with participating in riot at U.S. Capitol
          KC Star:  FBI arrests two Springfield, Missouri men in connection to Jan. 6 riot at Missouri Capitol
          KC Star:  KC-area Proud Boys appear in court on riot charges
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Maggie Nurrenbern (D-Kansas City)
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Alex Riley (R-Springfield)
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri general revenue continues to rebound in new year, January report says
          Washington Missourian:  Schatz, local public and private school officials weigh in on charter schools
          The Missouri Times:  How lawmakers suggest handling the COVID-19 unemployment overpayments
          P-D:  Proposals would allow concealed-carry permit holders to protect themselves when enduring MetroLink rides
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) expects tougher road for Second Amendment legislation in the Senate
          Joplin Globe:  Local gun sales track rest of nation, "significantly up"
          Joplin Globe:  Local lawmakers present priorities to chamber leaders, discuss Second Amendment legislation, COVID liability, more
          Missourinet:  Missouri bills would move some local issues and races to a later election
          SE Missourian:  MoDOT lifts no-travel advisory for southeast Missouri
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Prison staff, criminals complain about COVID-19 procedures
          P-D:  Missouri COVID-19 rates return to summer levels;  St. Louis County forecasts steadier vaccine shipments
          KC Star:  New cases, hospitalizations down in Kansas City metro
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County reports new COVID cases in decline
          P-D:  Missouri to consider requests from companies seeking quicker coronavirus vaccinations
          Missourinet:  State:  Some Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies already giving coronavirus vaccines in Missouri
          Washington Missourian:  Brinker, other leaders push state for more vaccine doses
          Missouri Independent:  Some local health officials continue to pitch list of grievances over state's vaccine distribution process
          P-D:  Officials at St. Louis-area group homes share emotional toll of putting forth effort to arrange vaccines
          The Missouri Times:  PSC approves Evergy West fee change
          P-D editorial brief:  Celebrating Gateway Pundit getting kicked off Twitter
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Missouri should renounce ugly Dred Scott moment in history
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City sexagenarian expresses anger over waiting four (4) weeks for vaccine, says Gov. Parson is ignoring the urban "technology challenged"
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood octogenarian says Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) is wasting his time on advocating for charter schools, says local public schools are just fine
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        Friday, February 12, 2021
       
Missourinet:  Friday and Monday are both Missouri state holidays
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer sees areas for agreement in stimulus
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri could receive $1.7 billion in Medicaid funds under U.S. House plan
          SNL:  Tim Garrison, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, submits resignation
          KC Star:  KC mayor shares musings on Democrats' attempted impeachment of former president, alleges Blunt is playing to GOP primary voters
          KC Star:  Blue Springs resident Louis Enrique Colon arrested for role in Capitol riot;  Liberal activist says KC area boasts strong Proud Boys organization
          KWMU:  New federal data center will expand research opportunities across St. Louis region
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Former "Angry Black Bitch" blogger Pamela Merritt declares, "Abortion is winning."
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly)
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Travis Smith (R-Dora)
          SE Missourian:  Benton's Jamie Burger, fresh face in Jefferson City, introduces monuments bill
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri House tucks lawmakers cast out of caucuses into tiny offices
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson signs $324 million emergency package for rent and utility needs
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Gov. Parson signs renters assistance bill
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson signs bill to approve $324 million for renters assistance
          Columbia Missourian:  Effort renewed to expand Missouri's online sales tax
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Gov. Parson relaxes service hour regulations for fuel trucks
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  House approves family farm legislation
          Columbia Missourian:  Bill would help protect Missouri agriculture facilities from biosecurity breaches
          Missourinet:  Legislative effort to crack down on Missouri boarding schools after mounting claims of abuse and neglect
          KC Star:  Lawsuit alleges former student with autism suffered abuse at Missouri boarding school
          P-D:  Missouri House approves plan to regulate kratom
          KC Star:  Average for China virus cases in KC metro drops to levels not seen since July
          Brownfield Ag New:  Missouri essential ag workers inching closer to vaccine;  Comments fro MO Ag Director Chris Chinn
          SNL:  Missouri's COVID-19 vaccine navigator tool to supplement, but not replace, local sign-ups
          SE Missourian:  State officials say COVID-19 plans evolving;  veterans to receive vaccine doses
          Missourinet:  State's mass vaccination event today in Poplar Bluff still a go despite icy conditions
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson touches on victories, histrionics during COVID-19 update
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson emphasizes importance of facts over "fear and panic" in vaccine update
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson attempts to inject facts, logic into emotional discussion over vaccines
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson says state is distributing vaccine in equitable manner
          P-D:  Gov. Parson pushes back against vaccine distribution complaints
          P-D:  Conservation officials reject plan to provide feral hog meat to poor people
          KC Star editorial:  Mayor Lucas says GOP refusal to aid cities is why police cuts are necessary
          KC Star's Michael Ryan:  Missouri schoolkids should not be force-fed anti-American bigotry of The 1619 Project
          KC Star's Jeanne Kuang:  Gov. Parson lashes out, again. This time at vaccine critics, journalists
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        Thursday, February 11, 2021
       
Jason Rosenbaum:  On the Trail column:  Nick Myers takes control of Missouri Republican Party that's riding high
          KC Star:  From gallery, Hawley hears Democrat argue he is less culpable than Trump for riot
          KC Star:  Hartzler opposes Democrats' push for handouts to "each socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher"
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview:  Pamela Merritt, formerly publisher of the "Angry Black Bitch" blog, promotes new job at "Medical Students for Choice"
          KC Star:  Derges case draws attention to assistant physicians licensing
          SNL:  Rep. J. Eggleston (R-Maysville) says proposal to vet initiative petitions would enable valuable "tire-kicking" from lawmakers
          Missourinet:  Proposed Missouri constitutional amendment would force insurers to cover preexisting conditions
          P-D:  Gov. Parson holds virtual meeting with mayors, talks Wayfair bill, Missouri media's bias and incessant negativity, more
          KC Star:  Event promo:  Please join Report for America and the Missouri Foundation for Health at our next gun-control event Feb. 17
          P-D:  Pneumonia diagnosis for Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) has sidelined top priorities in Legislature
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) explains COVID liability legislation
          The Missouri Times:  Senate bill seeks to increase tax credits to domestic violence shelters, add rape crisis centers as qualifiers
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri lawmakers eye federal funds to cover cost of undeserved payments
          KWMU:  Bills allowing unemployment benefit recipients to keep taxpayer money remain in committee
          P-D:  Proposals would allow Missourians to keep unemployment payments given in error
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Senate debates bill lessening power of local officials during health emergencies
          P-D:  Missouri Senate begins debate on measures to limit the power of local officials to impose health orders
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) recaps hunting and fishing protections, as well as legislation to protect law enforcement officers and first responders
          KC Star:  High emotions during hearing on alleged Missouri reform school abuse
          Missouri Independent:  Students who claim abuse at Missouri boarding schools call for action
          Columbia Missourian:  Harrowing tales of abuse told to lawmakers from youth home survivors
          SNL:  'Dateline NBC' to air report on Circle of Hope Christian home allegations
          P-D:  Suspension of admissions at Great Circle in Webster Groves followed arrest of 3 employees
          Columbia Missourian's Adam Satrya Jackson:  Legislators debate self-defense measures in churches;  Comments from "Rep. Peter Meredith [sic]"
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri senators discuss expanding at-home health care licensing
          The Missouri Times:  Video provider fee decrease considered by Missouri Senate
          Columbia Missourian:  Missourians could share sidewalks with robot delivery vehicles under proposed law
          P-D:  Legislation could clear the way for St. Louis City firefighters pension change
          P-D:  Wildwood-based company sues Missouri over crackdown on gaming machines
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri company accused of illegal gambling has sued the state
          KC Star:  Average for COVID-19 cases in Kansas City metro falls for 12th straight day
          P-D:  Missouri adds antigen test results to its public coronavirus data
          Joplin Globe:  Vaccines bringing hope to area nursing homes
          Missourinet:  Missouri releases list of this week's mass vaccination events
          SE Missourian:  Walmart, Sam's Club locations to administer coronavirus vaccine
          Joplin Globe:  Missouri expects 'fairly significant amount' of Johnson & Johnson vaccine
          KC Star:  'Ample supply' of vaccine coming to Missouri, health officials say
          P-D:  Missouri to double vaccine doses to St. Louis region
          P-D editorial:  Hawley and Blunt deepen Missouri's embarrassment by refusing to see Trump's guilt
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Missouri needs to act on Wayfair legislation
          JCNT editorial:  Legislature rightly pursues school choice
          JCNT editorial:  Expanding telemedicine, despite concerns, has potential
          KC Star editorial:  Bill would censor slavery text in Missouri classrooms
          Columbia Missourian's David Rosman:  Missouri's pro-gun bills don't match up with Constitution
          The Missouri Times:  Brian Kaylor:  Second Amendment shouldn't trump the First Amendment
          P-D letter:  Des Peres man says moving toward the middle would help Missouri Democrats win in 2022
          Joplin Globe letter:  Nevada septuagenarian says COVID ID policy should be applied to Missouri voting
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        Wednesday, February 10, 2021
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Blunt, Hawley vote impeachment trial unconstitutional
          Missourinet:  SOS Jay Ashcroft says presidential preference primary is a waste of money
          Missouri Independent:  Derges claims University of Missouri post in Florida filing;  MU says it has 'no record' of lawmaker as faculty or employee
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Jamie Burger (R-Benton)
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Supplemental budget bill moves on to governor's desk
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Senate committee considers tax exemption protections
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri rebate-style gas tax bill advances
          JCNT:  DESE removes barrier to teaching certification
          KWMU:  St. Louis City school board wants state lawmakers to halt opening of charter schools
          Missourinet:  Missouri discusses plans to meet social and emotional needs of K-12 students
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Basye's IEP bill takes significant step
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers reignite effort to ban seclusion, restraint in schools
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  House perfects agricultural bills
          Columbia Missourian:  Millions in CARES money for businesses, farms unspent
          Missourinet:  Senate committee discusses robot deliveries;  Comments from Amazon rep Tom Dempsey, KC's Shannon Cooper
          Columbia Missourian:  House considers bill on elderly inmates and 911 dispatcher support
          JCNT:  Bill from Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) would let National Guard drive state vehicles
          P-D:  Governor paid for post-State of the State letter to GOP lawmakers himself
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) meets with Highways and Transportation Commission to push for Hannibal bypass
          KC Star:  KC continues downward trend of new COVID infections
          SE Missourian:  New coronavirus vaccine partnership announced
          KWMU:  Missouri's Walmart, Sam's Club pharmacies will start carrying coronavirus vaccines this week
          SNL:  SW Missouri's Walmart, Sam's Clubs to deliver COVID-19 vaccines
          Joplin Globe:  Walmart, Sam's Club pharmacies in area to give vaccinations
          KC Star:  Missouri launches vaccine site, adding to sign-up options
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County presiding commissioner wants more vaccines for his region
          P-D:  Local officials want more vaccine doses
          KWMU:  Scientists are looking for coronavirus variants in Missouri's sewers
          KC Star:  Owner of Missouri reform schools faces sex abuse allegations in Washington lawsuit
          Columbia Missourian:  Resolution would denounce Missouri's role in Dred Scott decision
          Missouri Independent:  Senate resolution condemns 1852 Missouri Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott case
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Bill from Sen. Karla Eslinger (R-Wasola) on preexisting conditions offers the right diagnosis
          P-D editorial:  Unemployment beneficiaries get a heartless wake-up call from Gov. Parson
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Former Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider:  List of grievances against Hawley, Schmitt, GOP state lawmakers
          KC Star's Dave Helling:  Gov. Parson might make UMKC an educational stepchild again, and "poke an eye in the finger of every Kansas Citian"
          KC Star op-ed:  Institute of Justice's Daryl James:  Missouri police 'tax' cartels by seizing assets, but crime and drug use don't go down
          Washington Missourian letter:  Washington sexagenarian wants Blunt, Hawley, and Rep. John Simmons (R-Washington) to write a letter to the editor declaring that Joe Biden is president
          P-D letter:  Clayton sexagenarian encourages complaints to Ann Wagner's office regarding Georgia congresswoman
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        Tuesday, February 9, 2021
       
The Missouri Times:  Former Sen. Scott Sifton (D-Affton) seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot for Roy Blunt's 2022 re-election
          SNL:  2022 Senate race:  Scott Sifton announces run against Roy Blunt
          KWMU:  Sifton seeks U.S. Senate seat held by Roy Blunt, releases campaign ad targeting Hawley
          KC Star:  Sifton enters Democratic U.S. Senate primary, touts endorsement from gov runner-up Galloway
          AP:  Sifton to challenge Blunt
          SNL:  Hawley, Blunt, Long to speak at Greene County Republicans' Lincoln Day
          SE Missourian:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith:  Biden's $1.9 trillion spending plan costs too much
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler disappointed with Democrats' removal of Greene from committees
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) running for state Senate in 2022
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Tricia Derges (R-Nixa) removed from House Republican Caucus
          SNL:  Nixa rep indicted for fraud booted from Republican caucus in Missouri House
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri House GOP boots indicted lawmaker out of caucus, though she says she won't resign
          KC Star's Jeanne Kuang:  Missouri House GOP removes indicted lawmaker;  Statement from "Rep. John Wiemann (R-St. Charles [sic])
          The Missouri Times:  Freshmen lawmakers building new caucus
          P-D:  Legislation to provide $324 million in rental aid heads to governor's desk
          Columbia Missourian:  Rental aid package worth $324 million headed to governor for approval
          Missourinet:  Missouri bill would boost gas tax but offer rebates to drivers
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) explains Second Amendment Preservation Act passed by House
          The Missouri Times:  Legislation to remove tuition cap heard in committee
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers considering removing tuition caps for state universities
          JCNT:  Missouri bill would allow doctors to take in patients without seeing them in person
          SNL:  Does Missouri need a 'right to hunt and fish' in the constitution? Rep. John Black (R-Marshfield) thinks so
          P-D:  Missouri child welfare officials suspend new placements at Great Circle in Webster Groves
          Missourinet:  645 MoDOT employees now have COVID;  pandemic is major theme in Missouri transportation department's annual report
          JCNT:  Missouri launches online COVID-19 vaccine navigator
          Missourinet:  State rolls out new COVID-19 vaccination registration tool
          SE Missourian:  Cape Girardeau, Scott counties in top 10 for COVID vaccinations in Missouri
          P-D:  St. Louis County wants more vaccine doses
          Missouri Independent:  St. Louis County wants more COVID vaccine doses
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Bill Hardwick:  Missouri's Second Amendment Preservation Act and a closer look at vertical federalism and the Supremacy Clause
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City septuagenarian disagrees with Luetkemeyer over Trump's legacy, predicts zero (0) COVID "superspreader" events to occur during Biden presidency
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County septuagenarian says Ann Wagner is responsible for each of Marjorie Taylor Greene's previous statements on every political issue
          P-D letter:  University City man wants Gov. Parson to veto Second Amendment protections
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        Monday, February 8, 2021
       
KC Star:  Trail of No Cheers:  Local Indian drives 20 hours to Tampa, complains about football team honoring heritage
          Missourinet:  Cori Bush appears on comedy show, says she wants government to hand out monthly $2,000 coronavirus relief checks - retroactive to the start of the pandemic
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Scott Faughn hosts panel of Reps. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold), Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City), GOP consultant Brett Dinkins, and seasoned Dem strategist Jane Dueker to discuss State of the State, COVID vaccine, Second Amendment protections
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Sen. Brian Williams (D-University City) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about police procedures legislation, KC residency, more
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Missouri Senate approves bill to benefit military projects;  Comments from Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg)
          Missourinet:  Committee to hear testimony tonight regarding self-defense in churches;  Eiken Elam Saimon walked into Neosho Christian church in 2007 and began murdering worshippers
          SE Missourian:  Missouri's "Good Samaritan" law protects individuals seeking medical assistance for overdoses
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Gaming Commission members review confidential attorney-client work product
          Missourinet:  Missouri prison system experiences significant drop in COVID-19 cases
          KC Star:  KC metro adds fewest COVID-19 cases since October
          Joplin Globe:  Neosho gives initial approval to agreement with state for trout fishing
          P-D editorial:  Return 17-year-olds back to the juvenile justice system where they belong
          SE Missourian editorial:  Vaccine distribution success a shot in the arm for our community
          Joplin Globe editorial:  With vaccine rollout, we're on the right path to a new normal
          P-D's Bill McClellan:  How 'the girl next door' ended up holding Nancy Pelosi's nameplate
          Joplin Globe letters:  Carl Junction woman says General Assembly not nimble enough to make decisions on virus issues;  East Coast professor says she and her husband will boycott Missouri as long as Hawley is in office
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City septuagenarian says Blunt and Hawley are traitors
          P-D letter:  Hazelwood sexagenarian says "No, just no" to school choice in Missouri
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        Sunday, February 7, 2021
       
Joplin Globe:  Nick Myers elected chairman of Missouri Republican Party
          SNL:  Billy Long votes to keep embattled GOP congresswoman on committees
          P-D:  Twitter shuts down account operated by conservative Jim Hoft
          St. Joseph News-Press:  AG Eric Schmitt's office says human trafficking operation in St. Joseph rescues 6 victims, 3 arrests
          SNL:  Despite indictment, no changes at Lift Up Springfield, board members say
          JCNT:  Missouri Capitol restoration 'put the gleam back' into historic building
          Columbia Missourian:  The house on a hill:  Missouri State Capitol renovations complete after half a decade
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) highlights issues coming before economic development committee
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Senate Education Committee Chair Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) continues to push for in-seat classes
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri reports first UK coronavirus variant case
          Missourinet:  Northeast Missouri resident has state's first confirmed case of UK coronavirus variant
          P-D:  UK coronavirus variant found in Missouri
          P-D editorial:  Missouri Republicans again seek to supercede the federal government on guns
          P-D letter:  St. Charles man says state pension director stood up to Richard McIntosh, Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis)
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        Saturday, February 6, 2021
       
Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Farm Bureau concerned over Biden revisiting WOTUS
          KC Star:  Hawley's wife files criminal complaint against protester after Virginia demonstration
          Brownfield Ag News:  Gov. Parson says state is set for economic recovery
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Gov. Parson talks budget outlook for Medicaid expansion, K-12 funding, infrastructure, more
          CDT:  At Chamber event, Gov. Parson covers COVID liability legislation, broadband, Wayfair, vaccine, more
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri officials are betting on the Chiefs:  Here's what they're offering their Florida counterparts
          Missourinet:  Missouri Capitol dome shining red;  Govs. Parson and Desantis make bets
          The Missouri Times:  Plocher:  'I stand firmly' with Vescovo's handling of Derges situation
          P-D:  In e-mail to Speaker Vescovo, Derges declines to resign
          The Missouri Times:  Latest Missouri gas tax plan includes rebates for drivers
          SNL:  Some Missouri lawmakers push to let workers keep errant unemployment payments
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson remains steadfast in seeking benefits repayments
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Truman president says Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) is "enormously effective" in helping university
          Missouri Independent:  Competition increasing for KC-area seat on University of Missouri curators
          Columbia Missourian:  New legislation could protect Missourians from caller ID fraud
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri anhydrous regulation bill gaining traction
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) talks foster care bills and vaccine progress in Hannibal area
          P-D:  St. Louis County hires lobbyists to fight GOP-led efforts to limit local health orders
          SNL:  About 2,600 get COVID vaccine in Springfield on Friday
          JCNT:  More than 2,000 vaccinated at mass event
          The Missouri Times:  St. Louis City mayor wants greater access to vaccines
          P-D:  Krewson asks Gov. Parson to allow CVS, Walgreens to be vaccine sites
          The Missouri Times:  Kirk Andrews selected as Evergy executive vice president
          KC Star editorial:  If Gov. Parson wants kids in schools, why don't KC teachers have vaccines?
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri's 'mass' COVID-19 vaccinations skip Kansas City, St. Louis
          P-D editorial brief:  Derges should resign
          Phill Brooks:  Thoughts on friction between Gov. Parson and Missouri House leadership
          P-D letter:  Creve Coeur sexagenarian says Sen. Hawley, Gov. Parson are "snowflakes"
          KC Star letter:  Kansas City septuagenarian wants Gov. Parson to resign
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        Friday, February 5, 2021
       
Missourinet:  Cleaver says USDA offices are staying put in KC, rumors were not true
          KC Star:  Missouri's GOP U.S. House members vote to keep embattled Georgia congresswoman on committees
          Rosenbaum:  Parson-Vescovo blowup shines light on tensions between governors and House Speakers
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson's PAC moves into East High Street building;  Building once housed Greitens' non-profit
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Bridget Walsh Moore (D-St. Louis City)
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Tricia Derges (R-Nixa) 'has no plans' to resign following Speaker Vescovo's request
          KRES/KWIX:  School choice an early priority for House;  Observations from Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville)
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri House passes Second Amendment Preservation Act
          SNL:  Missouri House OKs Ozarks lawmaker's plan to push back on federal gun laws
          KWMU:  Missouri House passes measure protecting state gun gun rights
          Missourinet:  Federal gun law nullification passes Missouri House, same bill moves through Senate
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson warns vaccinators against deviating from state plans
          The Missouri Times:  State vaccination team addresses distribution, unused supply concerns
          Missourinet:  Missouri health officials say future distribution of COVID vaccine is based on following the rules
          P-D:  Virus rates tumble across the region
          SE Missourian:  Cape County volunteers help with vaccine distribution
          KWMU:  Brookings Institute, other critics of vaccine rollout share views
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri mapping out 'vaccine deserts'
          P-D editorial:  Missourians should heed Danforth's warnings. FrankenHawley is on the loose
          JCNT editorial:  Duck boat safety measure long overdue
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Time to go after illegal gambling devices
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  MoCannTrade Executive Director Andrew Mullins:  Metrc ruling a win for Missouri cannabis industry and patients
          Joplin Globe letter:  Joplin sexagenarian says he is tired of calls for unity, wants Josh Hawley to pay a price
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Creve Coeur septuagenarian offended that Gov. Parson's bio mentions Christ, agriculture, sports before "people" in list of passions
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        Thursday, February 4, 2021
       
Missouri Independent:  Jack Danforth continues anti-Hawley campaign with appearance on SLU grad Jim Swift's "The Bulwark" podcast;  84-year-old, who left U.S. Senate 26 years ago, says he will not vote for Hawley in 2024
          The Missouri Times:  Profile:  Sen. Karla Eslinger (R-Wasola)
          SNL:  House Speaker Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold) asks Rep. Tricia Derges (R-Nixa) to resign
          The Missouri Times:  Vescovo asks Derges to resign following federal indictment
          Missourinet:  House speaker asks Derges to resign
          KC Star's Jeanne Kuang:  Vescovo asks Derges to resign;  Comments from Derges attorney "Stacie Bilyue [sic]"
          The Missouri Times:  Bill would ensure ballot initiative language stays true to General Assembly's intent
          The Missouri Times:  Low-income housing tax credit cap considered by legislators
          Missourinet:  Senate pulled all-nighter on bill to protect businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits
          Missouri Independent:  COVID liability advances in Missouri Senate, expands to protect religious organizations
          Missourinet:  Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) leads effort to boost early childhood education funding
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri lawmakers hear debates on SNAP handout bills
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Hoskins supports sportsbook legalization
          Columbia Missourian:  Bill aiming to nullify federal gun laws approved by Missouri House
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri lawmakers to "cut out the middlemen" in security and defense
          Daily American Republic:  Rep. Hardy Billington (R-Poplar Bluff) raises free speech questions in new House bill
          The Missouri Times:  Senate considers bill to ease water, sewer rate changes
          Missourinet:  Research time is key issue in Sunshine Law case heard by Missouri Supreme Court
          JCNT:  Missouri Supreme Court hears Sunshine Law appeal
          Columbia Missourian:  State health officials answer questions from lawmakers on vaccine rollout
          P-D:  Randall Williams, Adam Crumbliss, Robert Knodell answer questions about vaccine distribution
          SE Missourian:  SoutheastHEALTH, Saint Francis to receive 2,000 vaccine doses on alternate weeks
          SNL:  Mass vaccination clinic in Springfield succeeds in filling sign-up slots
          KC Star:  National Guard to be sent in "targeted teams" to help administer vaccine in special areas of KC and St. Louis
          Missouri Independent:  St. Louis City woman who recevived vaccine shares tips on using "underlying condition" to get on "unofficial waitlist," criticizes state's handling of China virus
          KC Star:  Average of new COVID cases continues falling
          KC Star editorial:  Lawmaker against police residency rule doesn't live in city
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Armstrong Teasdale's Brandon Hall:  Brighter days ahead for rural hospitals in Missouri
          Kaiser Health News' Hannah Recht and Lauren Weber:  Fewer black people in Missouri have taken necessary steps to get COVID vaccine, compared to whites;  White people's "structural racism" and "failure to address nuanced hesitancy" to blame
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves octogenarian recounts "flat-earth" punchline in letter to Hawley's office in response to Hawley's office response to octogenarian's letter to Hawley's office
          P-D letter:  Oakland sexagenarian demonstrates ability to read minds, says Gov. Parson's State of the State positioning was about ego
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        Wednesday, February 3, 2021
       
Joplin Globe:  U.S. Rep. Billy Long hears from front-line medical workers, gives update on vaccine distribution
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Great Northwest Day goes virtual;  Gov. Parson talks economic development, return to 'normality'
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court Justice Laura Denvir Stith to retire next month
          JCNT:  Missouri's judiciary is "healthy," chief justice says in State of Judiciary
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court to hear key Sunshine Law case today involving costs for public records
          SNL:  What's next for Rep. Tricia Derges (R-Nixa)?  No more committees, for one thing
          Missouri Independent:  Indicted Missouri lawmaker stripped of committee assignments
          The Missouri Times:  Derges stripped of committee assignments after indictment
          Missouri Independent:  Former GOP lawmakers Jack Bondon, Tim Jones weigh in on Gov. Parson-Rob Vescovo friction
          JCNT:  Data show Missouri's sheltered workshops provide economic benefit
          P-D:  Move to protect businesses from COVID lawsuits is moving to Missouri Senate
          The Missouri Times:  Lawmakers want voters to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions
          Missourinet:  Lawmakers hear testimony on gas tax increase;  Thoughts from Missouri Trucking Association's Tom Crawford, others
          Columbia Missourian:  New fuel tax proposal includes option for a rebate
          Columbia Missourian:  Senators debate two sports gambling bills
          The Missouri Times:  Democrats seek to stop state from recouping payments made in error
          Missourinet:  Missouri lawmakers in both parties critical of Labor Department's reimbursement request for unemployment overpayments
          KWMU:  Missouri Democrats file legislation to block collection of state's overpayments
          Columbia Missourian:  Some lawmakers object to state seeking repayment of unemployment benefits
          KC Star:  St. Louis woman doesn't want to return money she owes state
          P-D:  Senate committee hears Onder bill on virtual schooling
          Columbia Missourian:  Criminal justice bill from Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) addresses nonviolent offenders
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) says legislation would help contain "overacting" county health officials who hurt businesses
          Columbia Missourian:  Measures to limit local health officials' control approved by House committee
          The Missouri Times:  Police practices, residency requirement bills combined
          Missouri Independent:  Proposal to ban chokeholds paired with Kansas City officer emancipation bill
          KC Star:  Bill from Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) would emancipate Kansas City police officers
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) will discuss Hannibal bypass with Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today
          SNL:  Missouri Department of Agriculture offering grants of up to $50k for specialty crop growers
          KWMU:  Mass vaccination site in Ferguson opens to public on Wednesday
          P-D:  St. Louis County plans to open first COVID-19 mass vaccination site
          Missourinet:  10 mass vaccination clinics planned this week in Missouri
          JCNT:  Cole County Health Department:  New COVID-19 cases continue to decrease
          KC Star:  State, regional China virus update
          KC Star editorial:  After riot, Sen. Josh Hawley hit a new fundraising high
          JCNT editorial:  Statewide PDMP still needed
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Pandemic exposes Missouri's broadband gap
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Gregg Keller:  'Cancel culture' should not be enshrined into law
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  Gov. Parson's temper tantrum reveals uncomfortable truths about Missouri's pandemic response
          P-D letter:  Ballwin septuagenarian offended by Gov. Parson's State of the State homage to women's suffrage and civil rights
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County man demands apology from lawmakers who received vaccine
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        Tuesday, February 2, 2021
       
The Missouri Times:  Charlie Dalton selected new Missouri GOP executive director
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri Democratic Party holds closed meeting after election spanking
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Gov. Parson says State of the State was a message of hope for Missouri
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about absentee voting, Medicaid expansion, more
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  McGaugh talks early actions on state budget, Medicaid expansion
          SNL:  Rep. Tricia Derges (R-Nixa) indicted by grand jury, accused of faking stem cell treatments
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Tricia Derges indicted for illegally distributing prescription drugs, wire fraud
          Missourinet:  Missouri lawmaker indicted in alleged $200,000 stem cell fraud scheme
          Missouri Independent:  Lawmaker indicted for fraud, illegal prescriptions
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmaker sold fake stem cells, pushed them as COVID treatment, prosecutors say
          P-D:  Profile:  House Speaker Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold)
          SNL:  Moms Demand Action annual "victims week" PR push underway:  "You can have your guns, but be responsible."
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri lawmakers to review $1.9 billion Medicaid expansion budget
          P-D:  Missouri's state parks to get more cabins, improved campsites under budget proposal
          P-D:  Budget includes funds for Missouri State Fair
          Missourinet:  House Special Committee on Government Oversight Chairman Jered Taylor (R-Nixa) wants to make sure unemployment issue is handled correctly
          Missouri Independent:  Department of Labor Director Anna Hui discusses collecting overpayments from recipients who didn't deserve them
          P-D:  Top Missouri labor official explains state's obligation to get unemployment money back from undeserving recipients
          Columbia Missourian:  House Education Committee meets to discuss transparency legislation
          Columbia Missourian:  $4 million federal grant will teach computer coding to rural Missouri students
          Missourinet:  Certain Missouri hospitals to get most of Missouri's weekly COVID-19 doses in February
          Joplin Globe:  Missouri approves new vaccine distribution plan
          KC Star:  'High volume' vaccine clinics opening around Kansas City
          SE Missourian:  Active COVID-19 cases continue downward trend
          P-D editorial:  Law-and-order Republicans like Hawley need to impose law and order on Trump
          P-D editorial:  As the virus wages, Gov. Parson whines about his speech venue being moved
          KC Star editorial:  KC police board has a chance for fresh ideas. Gov. Parson should appoint new voices
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman:  Bitter words threaten to derail Gov. Parson's agenda
          P-D op-ed:  Show-Me Institute's Susan Pendergrass:  Pandemic underscores Missouri education's crisis of trust
          P-D letter:  Illinois resident surmises, incorrectly, that Missouri state lawmakers who received vaccine in Jefferson City also oppose mask mandates
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        Monday, February 1, 2021
       
February 2020 Missouri political news headlines
          February 2019 Missouri political news headlines
          February 2018 Missouri political news headlines
          February 2017 Missouri political news headlines
          February 2016 Missouri political news headlines
          February 2015 Missouri political news headlines
          February 2014 Missouri political news headlines
          KC Star:  National, state Republicans support efforts to protect against vote fraud;  "Action St. Louis" activist compares GOP lawmakers to white supremacists
          SNL:  Two-time Party of Socialism and Liberation presidential candidate visits Springfield for "Cancel all Rent and Mortgages" protest
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Gov. Mike Parson joins Scott Faughn to discuss State of the State address (0:30), vaccine rollout successes and media's agenda-driven misinformation campaign (5:45), COVID liability (17:30), more
          SNL:  Gov. Parson:  House had 'disgusting scheme' to embarrass him
          Missouri Independent:  Governor says politics, not COVID-19, led to State of the State being moved to the Senate
          P-D:  Gov. Parson says 'disgusting scheme' kept him from delivering address in Missouri House
          CDT:  Libertarian Glenn Nielsen's name will appear on ballot when Dems keep Kip Kendrick's seat
          St. Joseph News-Press:  COVID lawsuit bill moving quickly in Missouri Senate
          Missourinet:  Budget Director Dan Haug to present 124-page supplemental budget request to Missouri lawmakers today
          The Missouri Times:  Ag groups encourage Legislature to extend tax incentives
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) hoping for funding increase for community colleges
          Missourinet:  Missouri senators could debate K-12 education package this week
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Missouri School Boards' Association hoping for full funding of foundation formula
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) expects discussion around education savings bill
          Missourinet:  Missouri Center for Public Health Excellence's Larry Jones says second COVID-19 vaccine dose might come with a stronger reaction
          KC Star:  KC metro adds 314 COVID cases, again recording fewest new cases since October
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Blunt, Hawley at the helm of duck boat legislation
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  State lawmakers must take action on gaming machines
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  GOP sheriff takes the bloom off GOP attempt to pass gun nullification law
          P-D letter:  Lake Saint Louis Democrat, who lost 2016 state rep race by nearly 40 points, taunts Gov. Parson over last summer's Medicaid expansion vote
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