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STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED IN FERGUSON

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is joined by St. Louis Board of Alderman Antonio French (L) ) to announce $500,000 will be funded to expand access to math and science tutoring and enrichment programs to an additional 350 students from low-income families in St. Louis, during a press conference at the University of Missouri -St. Louis in St. Louis on October 2, 2014.  The in-school and after-school tutoring services will be provided through a new partnership between the College of Education at the University of Missouri and The North Campus, an organization founded by Alderman French to provide targeted, intensive educational supports to help lift students and their families out of poverty.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard on Monday afternoon.

According to a news release, the role of the National Guard is to “…support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.”

“As part of our ongoing efforts to plan and be prepared for any contingency, it is necessary to have these resources in place in advance of any announcement of the grand jury’s decision,” Nixon said in the release.

Nixon’s order also established that the Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Louis County Police Department and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department will operate as a unified command to keep members of the public safe and protect property, while allowing citizens to exercise their constitutional rights.

Under the executive order, the St. Louis County Police Department will have command…

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