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Kitzhaber Orders Flags To Fly At Half-Staff

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Governor John Kitzhaber ordered flags on public buildings to fly at half-staff, following the president’s announcement that flags will be lowered nationally out of respect for the victims of today’s school shooting in Connecticut.

Kitzhaber said in a statement, “Oregonians have had to come together over tragedy this week, and we come together now to send our profound condolences to the families and victims of Newtown.” He went on to say, “I support the president’s call for meaningful action, regardless of politics.”

The flags will fly at half-staff until sunset next Tuesday.

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