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Governor Kitzhaber orders flags at half-staff for victims of Aurora tragedy

Governor Kitzhaber Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Victims of Aurora Tragedy   

Flags to be lowered at order of the President of the United States until sundown Wednesday, July 25, 2012, as mark of respect for victims of shooting in Aurora, Colorado 
 
(Portland, OR) — At the request of President Obama, Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to immediately be lowered and flown at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families during this very difficult time," said Governor Kitzhaber.

For the text of the Presidential Proclamation, go to: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/07/20/presidential-proclamation-honoring-victims-tragedy-aurora-colorado
 
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