Flags at Half-Staff for Newspaper Shooting Victims
At the direction of the president of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i State flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, until sunset today, July 3.
This action is taken to honor those killed in a shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.
“A strong democracy requires a healthy media, and the slaying of journalists in Annapolis was a horrible reminder that reporters, editors and others in newsrooms around the country willingly take great risks to vigorously report the news,” Gov. Ige said. “We honor those who were slain and acknowledge the vital work journalists perform each day.”