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Press Release: July 26, 2011

Governor Kitzhaber orders flags at half-staff in memory of the Honorable Betty Roberts

Flags to be lowered Thursday, July 28, 2011, in honor of the Honorable Betty Roberts

(SALEM, Ore.) —  Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, July 28, 2011, in honor of the Honorable Betty Roberts, whose memorial service will take place in Portland on that date.

“Betty Roberts’ distinguished career as an educator, politician, lawyer and judge broke down barriers,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “Her work on issues of gender equity and access to justice changed the political, social, and legal landscape in Oregon. She was and will continue to be a role model, mentor, and inspiration to many.”

Media Contacts:
Christine Miles, 503-559-8795
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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