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Alisha Shurr is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in January 2018 after working as a copy editor for her hometown newspaper in Southern Oregon. Alisha is a graduate of Kansas State University. Contact Alisha at alisha@themissouritimes.com.

Medical marijuana: From voter approval to functioning industry

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The road to Missourians accessing medical marijuana for treatment of serious ailments has only just begun with the passage of...

Kansas City law firm analysis of fatal crashes finds tenth-mile stretch of Hwy 24...

In Missouri, St. Louis has the highest density of fatal crashes while Independence has the deadliest length of highway, according to a study conducted...

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Dec. 10, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — This week, the Governor of Missouri hit the road advocating for a range of issues including workforce development and fighting...
Raise up Missouri turns in signatures for initiative petition (ALISHA SHURR/THE MISSOURI TIMES).

New IP filed hopes to revise ethics amendment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A sweeping overhaul of the ethical standards relating to the Missouri General Assembly has been in effect for a little...

Guns, but not dogs, to be allowed in Missouri Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missourians visiting the state Capitol building in the 2019 session are free to bring their gun but are going to have...

Department of Corrections working on rolling out tablets for inmates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Inmates in Missouri will soon have working tablet computers to use to access educational programs, radio, email, and music. The Missouri Department...

This Week in the PSC: Dec. 12, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Public Service Commission held an agenda meeting on Wednesday, where they worked through three items and new orders....

Public corruption charges filed against former Winona Clerk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The former clerk of the City of Winona has been charged with misappropriating a large sum of taxpayer money during her...

Kit Bond aims to help students get international experience

ST. LOUIS — Kit Bond is spearheading a new program looking to give Missouri students an international experience. The two-term Governor, one-term State Auditor, and...

AGO calls complaint against Hawley ‘politically motivated harassment’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General’s Office calls a complaint that Josh Hawley used public resources to aid his successful bid for U.S....