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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 moves forward with bill limiting use of eminent domain

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House has given approval to a bill that would prevent private companies from using eminent domain. On Tuesday, during...

Bill updating Missouri’s HIV laws moves out of committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two months after a public hearing, legislation updating Missouri’s HIV statutes is working its way through the House. This week,...

Missouri high court rules lawmakers unconstitutionally cut funding for specific executive branch employee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court has unanimously ruled lawmakers unconstitutionally eliminated funding for the salary of an administrative law judge.   The...

House moves to place limits on lawsuit alleging harm from products

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A proposal limiting the time frame of when a company can be sued for a defective product that harms a...
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt speaks to reporters following his address to the Missouri House. (ALISHA SHURR/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Blunt stresses workforce development, broadband access, and more in address to Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In his address to the Missouri House Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt focused on the economy and workforce development. On Wednesday...

Initiative petition changes move forward in House, stall in Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Both chambers of the General Assembly tackled reforms to initiative petitions Wednesday morning — although only one was able to...

Crowd backs private property rights

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A fired-up crowd cheered as political heavy weights vowed to protect private property rights and vowed to protect Missouri farms. “I...

Missouri high court affirms governor’s ability to appoint lieutenant governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s high court has determined Gov. Mike Parson acted within his constitutional authority when appointing then-Sen. Mike Kehoe as lieutenant governor. “Further,...

Missouri farmers, ranchers join together to advocate lawmakers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri agriculturalists stepped away from tilling, planting, and calving to advocate their state lawmakers on issues they see as vital. Members...

Wieland moves to address air ambulance costs billed to insured patients

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A bill moving through the Missouri General Assembly aims to reduce the too-often exorbitant costs of air ambulance transportation. Sen. Paul...