Politics & Government

Flags ordered lowered for slain deputy

Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in honor of Pierce County sheriff's deputy Kent Mundell, who died Monday from wounds suffered last week in an officer-involved shooting.

Other government entities, residents and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business Jan. 5 or first thing Jan. 6.