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Governor Kitzhaber orders flags at half-staff out of respect for the victims in Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Flags to be lowered at order of the President of the United States until sundown Friday, August 10, 2012, as mark of respect for the victims of yesterday’s tragic events in Oak Creek, Wisconsin

(Salem, 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 Friday, August 10, 2012.

"My thoughts 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/2012/08/06/presidential-proclamation-honoring-victims-tragedy-oak-creek-wisconsin

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