State Workers

Flags ordered lowered for DOT employee

Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at all state agency buildings be lowered to half-staff Monday in memory of Neal Richards, a Washington State Department of Transportation employee who died Thursday after being hit by a falling tree. He had been working to clear a landslide on U.S. Highway 101 east of Port Angeles.

Flags should remain at half-staff until the close of business Monday or first thing Tuesday morning.