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Schmitt closes Sunshine complaint against Missouri governor

Jun. 14, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri attorney general has closed an open-records complaint filed against Gov. Mike Parson, citing the Republican governor's office as a client. At issue is a complaint filed by a Missouri news agency after Parson's office refused to provide...

Missouri GOP Rep. Hartzler officially joins Senate race

Jun. 10, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler, who represents a very conservative and mostly rural area of central and western Missouri in Congress, officially entered the crowded race Thursday for the Senate seat fellow conservative Roy Blunt is giving up once his term ends. ...

Department of Natural Resources director Carol Comer dies

Jun. 09, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Carol Comer has died, state officials said Wednesday. The cause of death was not released. Comer announced in July 2019 that she had undergone two unsuccessful surgeries and was beginning...

Hartzler announcement next week on potential US Senate bid

Jun. 03, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, a western Missouri Republican and a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, may be on the verge of joining the growing field of candidates for U.S. Senate in 2022, a seat crucial in the battle for Senate control. ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

May. 19, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 19 The Boston Globe on U.S. aid to Israel should be a force for peace: Israelis deserve to live in safety without fear of attacks that indiscriminately target...

St. Louis man who waved rifle at protest running for Senate

May. 18, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

Mark McCloskey, a St. Louis personal injury lawyer who gained national attention after he and his wife waved guns at racial injustice protesters who marched near their home last summer, said Tuesday he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2022. McCloskey made the announcement...

Longtime GOP consultant, lobbyist faces federal tax charge

May. 06, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

David Barklage, a political consultant and lobbyist whose clients have included several prominent Republicans in state government, has been indicted on a felony tax charge. The indictment handed up in U.S. District Court in St. Louis on April 28 and unsealed Thursday...

Missouri court to mull disciplining Gardner in Greitens case

May. 05, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A review of the investigation that brought down former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens three years ago uncovered evidence that the prosecutor in charge concealed evidence that could have helped Greitens, the head of the office that oversees lawyers' professional conduct...

St. Louis-area startup owner announces Senate bid

May. 04, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The owner of a suburban St. Louis startup on Tuesday announced a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2022. Spencer Toder is the fifth Democrat to announce a Senate run since incumbent Republican Sen. Roy Blunt announced in March that he would not seek...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 27, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. April 23, 2021. Editorial: Missouri health director Randall Williams is gone, and he won’t be missed We don’t know why Missouri’s Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams stepped down this week, because neither he...