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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.

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...

Missouri Republican Party ‘refocusing’ structure on grassroots, voter contact

The Missouri Republican Party is rolling out a “streamlined” business model aimed are refocusing its resources on grassroots development and voter contacts. Announced at...

Madeline Orling Connolly to fill 22nd Circuit judicial vacancy

An associate judge in St. Louis has been selected to step up as judge. On Friday, Gov. Mike Parson appointed Madeline Orling Connolly as circuit judge for...

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of June 3, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri's chief executive continued surveying areas impacted by severe flooding this week while recognizing the work of state employees and...

No ‘paid for by’ disclosures result in fines for two former municipal candidates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) has assessed fees to two Missourians for failure to include a “paid for by” disclosure. A...
Dr. Steve Strubberg (PROVIDED/MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE).

State agriculture agency selects new state veterinarian

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri's agriculture department has selected a new person to lead the state's Animal Health Division roughly six months after the...