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The St. Joseph City Commission is considering a request to paint a Black Lives Matter mural on Stadium Drive outside of St. Joseph High School.

ST. JOSEPH — As of Monday night, a petition started by St. Joseph High School students in support of a Black Lives Matter street mural to be painted outside their school had been signed by nearly 1,700 people. The goal is 2,500.

St. Joseph High School senior Norah Judge, 17, started the effort as a member of the high school’s Social Justice Group. She said students interested in joining the group should contact her through Google Hangouts.

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