Flags lowered to honor late governor Gardner

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has ordered that flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in memory of former Governor Booth Gardner (pictured), who passed away March 15 at the age of 76 of complications from Parkinson’s disease. State flags will remain at half-staff until close of business on Sat., March 30 or first thing Monday morning, April 1. In support, the City of Tacoma and Pierce County will do the same at their facilities.