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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 approves changes to competitive bidding on state projects

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lawmakers in the House put their stamp of approval on updating Missouri's competitive bidding processes and upping the amount necessary...

Lawmakers talk Black History Month, related legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As the designated Black History Month is coming to a close, lawmakers gathered to remind Missourians learning from the past...

MEC fines Young Americans For Liberty for campaign finance violations during August primary

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The committee overseeing Missouri’s ethics regulations has fined a Virginia-based conservative group for actions during the 2018 August primary election. The...

Women Legislators of Missouri raising funds for graduating high schoolers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A bipartisan group of female lawmakers in the Show-Me State are looking to raise money for graduating high school students...

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Feb. 11, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Once again, workforce development and infrastructure took center stage for Missouri's chief executive. Gov. Mike Parson traveled the state promoting his...

This Week in the PSC: February 14, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Public Service Commission worked through seven agenda items on Thursday, including opening a case to evaluate ways to...

DOC launches webpage to track assaults on officers, major incidents

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — There is a new tool available online for tracking assaults on corrections staff and other major incidents in Missouri. The...

Ameren unveils $5.3 billion grid upgrade plan spurred by changes to utility laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s largest electric provider has unveiled a plan to invest $5.3 billion in infrastructure upgrades, which they say lawmakers made possible...

Senate makes several changes to controlled substances, drug trafficking laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Senate gave its stamp of approval on a variety of bills including a measure that removes medical marijuana...

New report takes center stage at MO HealthNet Oversight Committee meeting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In his first presentation to the oversight committee as director of Missouri’s Medicaid program, Director Todd Richardson focused on the...