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Gov. Nixon Lifts State of Emergency

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Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri speaks to media on Aug. 15, 2014, in St. Louis. Violent protests have erupted in the city following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. Nixon appointed Capt. Johnson to take control of security operations in the city of Ferguson after receiving numerous complaints about the excessive show and use of force by the police against protestors and the news media covering the demonstrations. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri speaks to media on Aug. 15, 2014, in St. Louis. Violent protests have erupted in the city following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. Nixon appointed Capt. Johnson to take control of security operations in the city of Ferguson after receiving numerous complaints about the excessive show and use of force by the police against protestors and the news media covering the demonstrations. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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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