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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.

House leaders standing firm on new rule regarding open records

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Republican leaders in the Missouri House are standing by their decision to give representatives control over their own records when...

Court preliminarily halts feedlot expansion near Powell Gardens

Valley Oaks Steak Company’s plans to expand their cattle feedlot operation near Powell Gardens has hit another snag as local court issues a preliminary...

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Jan. 14, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — This week Gov. Mike Parson released his first budget recommendation and delivered his first State of the State address. In his...

This Week in the PSC: January 9, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Public Service Commission worked through four agenda items on January 9, 2019. In the public meeting that last...

State planning to shutter Crossroads, transfer inmates, employees to Western

Missouri has started the process of downsizing the number of prisons in the state with a plan to consolidate two correctional centers in the...

Parson signs executive orders initiating major restructuring of four state agencies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Multiple state agencies are geared up to undergo significant changes as Missouri's chief executive looks for ways to improve economic...

Capitol reacts to Parson’s budget, State of the State address

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — On Wednesday, Mike Parson addressed the General Assembly for the first time as governor and released his first budget recommendation. Parson's...

State leaders applaud appeals court decision upholding Safe at Home address confidentiality program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — An appeals courts has reserved a lower courts decision and  ruled that Missouri's address confidentiality program clearly defends an enrollee’s...

State of the State 2019: Parson focuses on infrastructure and workforce development

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In his first State of the State address, Gov. Mike Parson focused on two topics that he has talked about since...

Parson releases budget, focus on workforce development, infrastructure, employee raises

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s chief executive wants to continue full funding of the education formula while boosting funding for the state’s transportation infrastructure...