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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.

Razer, Hannegan to host first Capitol Pride event

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two representatives from opposite sides of the aisle, and opposite sides of the state, are joining forces to host Missouri’s...

AG issues subpoena to Facebook seeking answers on data sharing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has issued an investigative subpoena to Facebook in a wide-ranging probe seeking answers to the...

Sen. Schaaf talks 2018 election, legislation on This Week in Missouri Politics

Sen. Rob Schaaf tells Scott Faughn on This Week in Missouri Politics that the system in corrosive. “The thing is, we have it hard-wired...

Air commission looks to rescind nine obsolete, out-of-date rules

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Air Conservation Commission is looking at rescinding nine out-of-date and obsolete rules. In a public hearing on March...

Franklin goes all in with $100K donation to her Senate bid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Diane Franklin is showing she is all in in her bid for state Senate with a donation of $100,000 to...

GOP cries foul over Democrat filing as a Republican for state Senate

Some conservatives are calling an elected-Democrat filing to run for state office as a Republican an attempt to disrupt the primary and steal votes. On...

Rowden’s sports betting bill advances out of committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Senate Progress and Development Committee has advanced Sen. Caleb Rowden’s bill to legalize sports waging in Missouri. SB 1009,...
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).

Laborers from around the state rally against right-to-work

McCaskill delivers keynote address at 'Rally for the Middle Class' at the Missouri Capitol JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Several hundred workers from around the Show-Me...

Five expedited CONs approved

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Through an expedited Certificate of Need review, the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee approved five requests to replace or renovate...

Curtman’s bill legalizing industrial hemp approved by Senate committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Just as industrial hemp gained a powerful ally on the federal level, a House bill establishing a pilot program for...