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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.

Cole County judge dismisses second referendum lawsuit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In an uncommon move, a Cole County judge gave the boot to a second lawsuit seeking to overturn the secretary...

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of June 10, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Mike Parson ended the week by embarking on his first overseas trade mission, a weeklong trip to bolster the...

Medical marijuana patient, caregiver applications to be accepted early by DHSS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri is on track to start accepting medical marijuana applications for patients and caregivers before the mandated deadline. On Friday, the...

Holden to receive award for diplomacy, state economic development programs

Missouri’s 53rd chief executive is set to be recognized on a national stage for his support of diplomacy and economy development programs. On Monday,...

Cole County judge dismisses one lawsuit seeking to put abortion bill on ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One of the lawsuits seeking to overturn the rejection of a referendum petition on the sweeping abortion bill has been...

Kansas City selected as new home for two USDA labs: What that means for...

A joint bid between Kansas and Missouri has lured two United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) facilities to the Kansas City region, bringing with...

Missouri Hemp Association to host conference covering cultivation to marketing

A statewide conference next month seeks to cover the ins and outs — from cultivation to marketing — of the emerging industrial hemp industry....

Abortion referendum lawsuits back in court next week with amended petitions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Cole County judge gave those challenging the rejection of a pair of referendum petitions the option of submitting a new...

Abortion referendum lawsuit hearings set for Tuesday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Initial hearings are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon on a pair of legal challenges to the secretary of state's decision to reject two...

Parson signs Missouri’s $30 billion budget for FY 2020

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a rare move, Gov. Mike Parson has added his signature to Missouri’s roughly $30 billion budget for the upcoming...