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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.

Statewide startup investment fund may become reality

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A statewide startup investment fund in Missouri, first proposed last summer by an innovation task force appointed by Gov. Eric...

Out of their hair: House passes hair braiding bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Republican-led House of Representative brought up newly perfected hair braiding bill and overwhelmingly passed the legislation. In a bipartisan effort,...

Lobbyist gift ban on to the Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With ethics as a priority for Missouri House of Representatives  leadership, Rep. Justin Alferman’s lobbyist gift ban legislation is moving...

Human trafficking bill flies through Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House of Representatives wasted no time Wednesday, passing the first bill of the session after just three minutes...

Abortion dominates Children and Families committee hearing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The bulk of the Children and Families committee hearing was taken up by a bill relating to minors and abortion....

Dogan’s hair braiding bill perfected by Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri General Assembly just can’t escape the Governor’s extramarital affair. This time, it came up during the third reading...

Ed Martin calls for resignation of Greitens on radio show

Former Missouri GOP chairman Ed Martin called for the resignation of the Governor of Missouri on his radio show, "The Answer," which broadcasts in...

Deadline to register for Lincoln Days 2018 coming up

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The early registration deadline for Lincoln Days is fast approaching. The annual gathering of conservatives across the Show-Me State is...

Town ordinance takes center stage in HD 39 Democratic nomination of city officer

Much Ado About Nothing? That may be the case in a northern Missouri House race where some are questioning if one man’s candiancy will...

Greitens is the focus of all-panel show on This Week in Missouri Politics

A panel takes center stage on This Week in Missouri Politics where no topic is off-limits. Host Scott Faughn is joined by Representatives Tracy...