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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon stand after taking the oath of office for a second term as Missouri's Governor at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 14, 2013.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

VIDEO: Gov. Nixon Releases Holiday Message to Missourians

The Missouri governor and his wife have issued their yearly Christmas message.

12/12/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nixon May Face Subpoena About Decisions Made in Ferguson

The chair of a joint legislative committee vows an aggressive investigation into why Missouri’s governor did not use National Guard troops to protect businesses in the aftermath of the grand jury decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer.

12/12/2014

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Michael Brown’s Stepfather Apologizes for Comments

“I was so angry and full of raw emotions, as so many others were, and granted, I screamed out words that I shouldn’t have screamed in the heat of the moment,” he said in a statement.

12/03/2014

National gurardsmen stand guard at the police station on November 29, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. When the grand jury announced on November 24, that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting rioting and looting broke out throughout the area leaving several businesses burned to the ground.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

National Guard Scaling Back in St. Louis

The Missouri National Guard is scaling back its presence in the St. Louis area after being deployed to help provide security after violent protests.

12/02/2014

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III speaks to protesters during a protest of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, outside Ferguson Police Department Headquarters on Aug. 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Ferguson Mayor Says He’s Ready to Begin Rebuilding Process

However, Knowles says he feels like he’s being left in the dark by the DOJ, which he says is not a good first step toward the goal of rebuilding trust between the community and law enforcement in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting.

12/02/2014

The Ferguson Commission assembles before the commission's first meeting in Ferguson, Missouri on December 1, 2014.The Ferguson Commission, made up of 16 people selected by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, has been tasked to come up with solutions to the problems in the small St. Louis suburb, where rioting, lootings and arson fires have occured following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in August.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Ferguson Commission Meets for First Time

Rich McClure is co-chair of the commission, and encouraged members and the community to have an open mind.

12/01/2014

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Nixon Calls Off Special Session

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon now says a special legislative session will not be necessary to pay for the public safety response to protests in the St. Louis area.

12/01/2014

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Nixon Reverses Planned Cuts to Blind Missourians

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has reversed plans to cut the amount of money paid by the state to blind residents.

12/01/2014

Gov. Jay Nixon briefs the media on security issues during a news conference  on November 25, 2014. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

House, Senate Leaders Call for Public Hearings to Investigate Nixon’s Response to Ferguson

Missouri Senate and House leaders today called for public hearings to investigate Gov. Jay Nixon’s response to the unrest in Ferguson, and to determine if emergency appropriations are necessary to fund operations for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri National Guard.

12/01/2014

Rev. Traci Blackmon gives a heartfelt message to a women-led protest outside the county justice center on November 29, 2014 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Local Pastor Calls Out For New Grand Jury In Ferguson Case

Rev. Traci Blackmon’s message followed a “sit in” outside the justice center in Clayton

11/29/2014

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