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Twitter Roundup: Missouri Forest Fires, State Gets No Child Left Behind Waiver



Modern Distribution Management Magazine ranked Graybar, a St. Louis-based telecommunications and electrical supply chain management company, one of the top five electrical distributers in the country.

Close to 5,000 acres of Mark Twain National Forest have burned down due to more than 100 wildfires in 2012. Officials are worried that the hot and dry conditions this summer may make the fires burning now more dangerous than the wildfires that happen regularly in the spring and fall.

Georgetown University released a study predicting Missouri will have close to 394,000 health care jobs by 2020, up from roughly 321,000 in 2010. That’s an increase of more than 22 percent.

The new owners of Westport Plaza in St. Louis are looking to improve overall tenant occupancy by one fourth, from 72 percent to 90 percent.

Soulard Market is enacting a three-phase plan to update everything from sidewalks and trees to creating a new space for hosting special events.

Missouri gets an exemption from No Child Left Behind requirements but still has to revamp educational system to meet the Obama Administration’s strict educational standards.

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