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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.

Transportation commission approves maintenance-focused five-year plan

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved a primarily maintenance-focused five-year plan for highways and bridges in the Show-Me State. The...

Putnam County hospital ends questionable billing practice, financials still in poor condition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A northern Missouri hospital that made national headlines for inappropriate lab billings is working to implement the recommendations of the...

Barnes files MEC complaint against Greitens for Missouri, A New Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A newly filed Missouri ethic complaint outlines a multitude of campaign finance violations by former-Gov. Eric Greitens’ campaign and a...

Economic Policy Institute: Workers in RTW states earn 3.1 percent less than their non-RTW...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Through the deduction of unions, wages in right-to-work states decrease, a new report from the Economic Policy Institute found. The...
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill speaks at the Missouri State Building and Construction Trades Council's “Rally for the Middle Class” in Jefferson City on March 28, 2018. (ALISHA SHURR/THE MISSOURI TIMES).

McCaskill holds off taking stance on Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, Hawley pushes for confirmation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a year where U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is facing a tough re-election bid, Missouri’s Democratic Senator is holding off...
Matt Vianello, foreground, John Sauer and Daniel Hartman debate the case challenging the Governor's authority to appoint someone to fill a vacancy in the lieutenant governor's office Thursday. (Mark Wilson/News Tribune)

Democrats switch strategy in lawsuit over lieutenant governor appointment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Those challenging the authority of the governor to appoint the lieutenant governor are no longer seeking to nullify appointment but...
Schell Lake is being drained in June for a major renovation project. A fish kill on June 18 as water became extremely shallow in places involves mostly invasive common carp and grass carp. (Photo by Mike Allen, Missouri Department of Conservation)

Audit finds MDC’s separation agreement with former director cost taxpayers more than $120K

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — An audit could find no documentation supporting the purpose or need for the former-Director of the Missouri Department of Conservation...

Missouri’s high court rules captive deer are still wildlife

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation has the authority to regulate captive deer and elk in order to control a deadly...

Missouri GOP gives RNC special permission to fund Hawley ahead of primary

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Republican National Committee has received special permission from the Missouri GOP to spend money on behalf of U.S. Senate...

Moon files lawsuit to keep fuel tax increase off the November ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Republican representative and a conservative activist are challenging the constitutionality of the bill that included a fuel tax increase in...