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Ferguson residents are offering a “Pumpkin Walk” for area children celebrating
Halloween. The event was created to offer a safe trick-or-treat activity
amid the ongoing unrest in Ferguson. It will be held on Sunday, Oct. 26.

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Gov. Nixon to Create Commission on Issues Raised by Events in Ferguson

Independent commission will make specific recommendations

Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday announced that he will create an independent commission to study and make specific recommendations for how to make progress on the issues raised by events in Ferguson.  The Governor said the effort must include a thorough and wide-ranging examination of the challenges that were exposed and exacerbated by the death of Michael Brown and its aftermath, and offer specific recommendations for overcoming them.

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Interview with Brian Fletcher

Former Ferguson Mayor Continues Crusade to Promote City’s Virtues

By Tom Anselm

If ever there was a guy who is bullish on the future of Ferguson, it would have to be Brian Fletcher. The Independent News recently talked with the former mayor of that city. He is currently spear-heading the extensive activities of the “I (Heart) Ferguson Committee”. This organization has risen in prominence as an enterprise that has reached 16 countries and 42 states with sales of its yard signs, coffee mugs, cozies, tee shirts and other items emblazoned with the committee’s signature logo. Sales may be the wrong word to use here, since all items are acquired through donation.

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County Reaction to Coldwater Creek Report

County Health Dept. Seeks More Study

Of Heath/Cancer Rates-Coldwater Creek


The Saint Louis County Department of Health is calling for more study of health problems in and around Coldwater Creek – not just cancer rates, but the entire range of health problems that can be associated with exposure to radiation.

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Ferguson Street Fest cancelled this weekend.

Ferguson’s Annual StreetFest scheduled for Sept. 26 & 27 at Victorian Plaza has been cancelled due to the unrest Tuesday night in which one business was vandalized  and three protesters were arrested. The Independent News went to press today before we got word  that StreetFest has been cancelled and thus a page promoted the event is in Thursday, Sept., 25th edition

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Reinvest North County Fund Gives Grants to Area School Districts, Ferguson Businesses

The Reinvest North County Fund has begun distributing grants. The fund was started by North County Incorporate (NCI), a regional development association, with the St. Louis Regional Business Council (RBC) to help businesses and school districts affected by recent events in Ferguson.

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