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Flagpoles: Half-staff, full-staff, super-staff

The flagpole outside the PUD 3 building on Cota Street in Shelton is catty-corner (or is it kitty-corner?) to the Journal’s office, and our view from the newsroom gives us a wide view of that skinny pole. Several months ago, the flag went away.

But that’s not what this is about.

When the flag was at half-staff, we’d often wonder why that was so, and sometimes I’d go to the Governor’s Office website to dispel our wonder. If you type in “Washington Governor’s Office flag display,” then scroll to “directives issued by Gov. Inslee,” you’ll find a list of all governor-ordered flag-lowerings dating...


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