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Gov. Gregoire orders flags to half-staff

For Immediate Release: December 14, 2012

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at all Washington state facilities be lowered to half-staff today Friday, Dec. 14th, as per President Obama’s proclamation as a mark of respect for the victims of today’s tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut.

Flags should remain at half-staff until sunset or close of business on Tuesday, December 18th.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.