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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.

At 25-years-old, Bosley is a ‘public servant, not a politician’

There are two characteristics that LaKeySha Frazier Bosley has in spades: passion and determination. The 25-year-old from St. Louis wants to transfer the traits...

Voters will get final say on Clean Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri high court won’t reconsider a ruling that is allowing voters to decide on a ballot measure seeking to...

Missouri’s photo ID requirement takes center stage as trial starts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Monday kicked off with opening arguments in the most recent legal challenge to a Missouri law requiring voters to present...

Appeals courts puts Clean Missouri back on ballot, overturning lower court’s decision

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An appeals court has overturned a lower court's ruling and sided with the backers of a sweeping ethics reform question,...
Gov. Mike Parson takes questions from the media before a Cabinet meeting on June 4, 2018. (ALISHA SHURR/THE MISSOURI TIMES).

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Sept. 17, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Mike Parson celebrated his birthday this week, while engaging with a civic-minded 5-year-old over ice cream and continuing...

Judicial review committee to announce findings on judges up for retention elections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The state committee that evaluates the performance of judges in Missouri is set to release their findings relating to those...

No charges to be filed relating to two agencies practices with HELP, Inc.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Cole County Prosecutor’s Office will not pursue charges relating to allegations of conflicts-of-interest between two state agencies and a...

McCaskill to vote ‘no’ on SCOTUS nominee based on record

Hawley, GOP lambast decision as siding 'with Chuck Schumer' U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has announced that she plans to vote against confirming the nomination of Judge...

Appeals court agrees with decision to toss Bradshaw’s lawsuit against rival ballot measure

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brad Bradshaw’s attempt to oust a rival medical marijuana measure from the November ballot hit another snag this week when...

Crystal Stephens: A candidate looking to represent the people, not corporations

Crystal Stephens doesn’t just know about the issues facing a plurality of Missourians, she has lived them. In 2012, she and her son survived...