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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.

Pardon does not allow felons to run for elected office, court rules

Even with a gubernatorial pardon, pleading guilty to a felony renders that person ineligible to run for elected office, according to a ruling handed...

Barnes urges state to withhold payment for Greitens’ two impeachment attorneys

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri taxpayers may not be on the hook for more than $150,000 in legal fees for two attorneys hired to...

St. Louis attorney alleging A New Missouri in violation of state’s nonprofit laws

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis attorney is asking the Secretary of State’s Office to investigate if a charity tied former Governor Eric Greitens...
Gov. Mike Parson takes questions from the media before a Cabinet meeting on June 4, 2018. (ALISHA SHURR/THE MISSOURI TIMES).

Grassroots: The story of a Governor and his longtime campaign treasurer

One summer, two decades ago, the sheriff of Polk County spent a considerable amount of time mowing a lawn. And it wasn’t his lawn...

State roughly $4.2 billion under Hancock Amendment limit in 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri remained compliant with the Hancock Amendment in FY 2017, according to a report released by the state auditor’s office. The...

NAACP, others warn right-to-work will disproportionately harm black workers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A study by the Economic Policy Institute on the effects of right-to-work was highlighted during a rally against the ballot measure....

Ashcroft, Hawley to join Missouri dairy farmers for field day, June Dairy Month celebration

CONWAY, Mo. — Two statewide elected officials are scheduled to join Missouri’s dairy producers, their families, and allied industries on June 8 to celebrate...

Pedroli argues Greitens leaving office doesn’t absolve him of alleged crime

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In less than two weeks, a judge will hear arguments on whether or not to compel answers from the Office...

AGO: Unredacted Stipulation constitutes an open record under the Sunshine Law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The full, unredacted version of the agreement St. Louis District Attorney Kim Gardner struck with then-Gov. Eric Greitens is an...

After years of work, farmers can once again cultivate industrial hemp

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The effort to allow Missouri farmers access another crop has been many years in the making and, it turns out,...