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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.

Several gubernatorial appointees soar through committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a straight forward hearing, more than 20 gubernatorial appointees were confirmed in committee and now will move on to...

Withdrawing from NAFTA could be a ‘catastrophe’ for Missouri

With NAFTA talks looming, agriculture leaders are saying Missouri could be one of the hardest hit states should the United States withdraw from the...

Is the third time the charm? Fitzpatrick reintroduces bill limiting unemployment benefits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Third time’s a charm, right? Well, Missourians will find out this legislative session with a bill aimed at changing the...

Kelly introduces paid family leave legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri may soon join five other states in offering paid family leave. In a virtual press conference and webinar, Rep. Hannah...

Anti-human trafficking bill passes House committees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo — An anti-human trafficking bill soars through two committees after an emotion-packed hearing. A drove of supporters turned out to give...

Five certificates of need approved, one denied

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo — Numerous people — including Senators, a Representative, a mayor and several concerned Missourians — turned out to voice their opinion...

Romine plans to block SBOE appointments

This Week in Missouri Politics dives right into the issues regarding the state Board of Education in the first show of the year. “The most...

Freshman Senators Rowden, Hoskins step up to committee chairmanship

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo — Two freshman Missouri Senators are stepping up to committee leadership. Senate President Ron Richard, R-Joplin, announced Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia,...

Love’s Democratic opposition hits ‘Lyin’ Love’ after ethics hearing

“Are you as embarrassed as I am?” Chase Crawford, Rep. Warren Love's announced Democratic opponent for 2018, asked in response to a three-hour hearing...

Richardson: No reason to decouple Missouri’s tax code

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo — The Missouri Republicans kicked off the legislative session in typical fashion, with taxes being a point of discussion. In an press...