Gov. Nixon Lifts State of Emergency

JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) – Gov. Jay Nixon today lifted the State of Emergency he declared on Aug. 16 in response to violent unrest in the City of Ferguson.

“Over the past week, we’ve seen students getting back to school, businesses reopening their doors and folks getting back to their normal routines,” Gov. Nixon said. “This progress is a testament to the efforts of community and faith leaders, working alongside state and local law enforcement officers, to bring peace to the streets of Ferguson and much-needed stability to its citizens.”

Nixon’s actions today terminates the Executive Order issued on Aug. 16, establishing a state of emergency, and the Executive Order issued on Aug. 18, activating the Missouri National Guard.

The National Guard completed its role on Aug. 26. The unified command center was closed on Aug 27.

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