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Oregon governor orders flags to half-staff


At the request of President Obama, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber on Thursday ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to immediately be lowered and flown at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, July 25, as a mark of respect for the Aurora, Colo. shooting victims.

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

For the text of the Presidential Proclamation, go to:

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