Ferguson Voter Turnout Reaches Highest Since 1999 After Unrest

A sign welcomes visitors to the city on September 10, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Voter participation reached the highest level in 16 years in Ferguson’s first local election since the St. Louis suburb became a national symbol for racial unrest with the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer.

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