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Gov. Nixon to create commission to address issues raised by events in Ferguson   

• Independent commission will study and make specific recommendations for progress
 
ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he will create an independent commission to study and make specific recommendations for how to make progress on the issues raised by events in Ferguson.  The Governor said the effort must include a thorough and wide-ranging examination of the challenges that were exposed and exacerbated by the death of Michael Brown and its aftermath, and offer specific recommendations for overcoming them.

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General Assembly evaluates how to help sexually-abused children

JEFFERSON CITY - Anti-child abuse groups and attorneys told a special Missouri legislative joint-committee Thursday sexually abused children need better post-abuse care.

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Missouri Hospital Association: Ebola preparation is "nothing new" for Missouri hospitals

JEFFERSON CITY - No special actions are being taken by Missouri hospitals to prepare for Ebola, but funding from the state is limiting their preparation efforts, Missouri Hospital Association's Vice-President Dave Dillon said.

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Gov. Nixon recognizes workforce development efforts of businesses and community leaders in Jefferson County

• During visit to growing auto supplier, Governor applauds Jefferson County for recent designation as a Certified Work Ready Community
ARNOLD, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today was joined by local business and community leaders at auto parts supplier LMC Inc. in Arnold to congratulate Jefferson County for being designated as a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). The CWRC designation recognizes successful efforts by community, education and business leaders, working with the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, to strengthen workforce training and development to meet the economic development needs of communities.

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Gov. Nixon announces that MoDOT will waive weight limits to help farmers impacted by heavy rains during harvest season

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – With heavy rains affecting farmers’ ability to harvest their crops in many areas of the state, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that the Missouri Department of Transportation has agreed to allow heavier than normal truck loads of farm commodities on Missouri highways. The Governor made the announcement during a visit to BioZyme Inc., an animal nutrition company in St. Joseph. While the waiver is in effect, farmers, private and for-hire motor carriers may carry up to 10 percent more than their licensed weight on Missouri highways.

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