US, Alaska flags will be lowered until Friday

Associated PressAugust 7, 2012 

JUNEAU -- The U.S. and Alaska state flags will be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the Wisconsin shootings.

A white supremacist gunned down six people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., on Sunday. Police killed the shooter.

President Obama ordered U.S. flags lowered until sunset Friday.

The governor's office says in a release that state flags must also be lowered in accordance with the order.

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