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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.

Graves, Hunter, Ashcroft, Danforth to join Schmitt’s transition team

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo — Missouri's soon-to-be attorney general has pulled several familiar faces to help guide the transition to new leadership of the state's...

This Week in the PSC: November 28, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Public Service Commission moved swiftly through a dozen agenda items on Wednesday, ranging from county intervention to tariffs to...
Raise up Missouri turns in signatures for initiative petition (ALISHA SHURR/THE MISSOURI TIMES).

More proposed initiative petitions filed with Secretary of State’s Office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One initiative petition filed in Missouri for the 2020 general election wants women to be advised they have the right...
Josh Hawley speaks at a campaign rally along side President Donal Trump (ALISHA SHURR/THE MISSOURI TIMES.)

Senator-elect Hawley hires chief of staff, state director

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri's recently-elected U.S. Senator has decided to bring two familiar faces into key positions within his new office. Josh Hawley has selected...

Parson requests audit of Department of Public Safety Director’s Office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Following a "concerning" internal review of the chief public safety officer's office, Missouri's Governor is asking for the state auditor...

Millennials stepping up to leadership within the Missouri General Assembly

The Missouri General Assembly has a new age of leaders that grew up in an era unlike any before and they are stepping up...

Policy for witnessing executions in Missouri changed following lawsuit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As part of a legal settlement, the Missouri Department of Corrections has altered its execution witness-selection procedure policy relating to...
Clean Missouri turns in signatures for initiative petition (ALISHA SHURR/THE MISSOURI TIMES).

What voter-approved Clean Missouri changes and does not change

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — At the start of November, Missourians overwhelming decided to overhaul the current ethics system in the General Assembly and replace it...

Appellate judicial commission to interview all applicants for Van Amburg vacancy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The commission currently tasked with providing the governor with a pool of three individuals for filling the vacancy on the...

Parson ups executive ethical standards through executive order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The ethics standard to which employees of the executive branch have to adhere were increased through an executive order on...