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At national best practices conference in St. Louis, Gov. Nixon honors workforce development by businesses, community leaders in several Missouri counties

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today helped recognize and congratulate business and community leaders from seven Missouri counties for those counties being designated as a Certified Work Ready Community by American College Testing (ACT). The recognition was given at a national symposium on best practices on workforce development, sponsored by ACT and being held this week in St. Louis.

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Gov. Nixon announces that Boeing will create 700 new jobs to in-source production for the 777X

• Historic announcement marks the first time Boeing has brought commercial production to St. Louis and positions facilities to compete for future commercial and defense work
ST. LOUIS—Gov. Jay Nixon joined legislative leaders and Boeing officials today to announce the creation of up to 700 jobs in St. Louis to build parts for the 777X, Boeing’s next generation commercial aircraft. Today’s announcement marks the first time Boeing has brought commercial aircraft production to St. Louis and strengthens the State of Missouri’s long-standing partnership with Boeing to position its St. Louis operations to compete for future commercial and defense opportunities.

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Fire Prevention Week 2014 stresses lifesaving value of smoke alarms

‘Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!’ theme underscores the need for Missourians to install, regularly test smoke alarms for protection from house fires
JEFFERSON CITY – Installing and maintaining smoke alarms in your home can make the difference between life and death and is why all Missourians are encouraged to use Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11, to make sure their families are protected with smoke alarms.


House committee investigates Highway Patrol after drowning death of Patrol arestee

JEFFERSON CITY -  Missouri's Highway Patrol superintendent refused to provide information about the death of a 20-year-old Iowa resident who drowned while in the custody of a water patrol trooper during an Oct. 1 House committee hearing.

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Missouri’s annual statewide earthquake drill is Oct. 16

‘Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Drill’ registration only takes minutes; schools, families and businesses encouraged to participate as take part of preparedness planning
JEFFERSON CITY – More than 400,000 Missourians are already registered to take part in the Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut” earthquake drill, which is scheduled for 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16. Last year, more than 2.4 million people in 10 states took part in the annual drill that teaches participants to “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”