Kauai News

Flags Ordered at Half-Staff in Respect For US Congresswoman

Posted August 3, 2022, 3:05 PM HST

Gov. David Ige, at the direction of President Joe Biden, has ordered the U.S. and state flags at the state Capitol in Honolulu, all state offices and agencies and the Hawai‘i National Guard to be flown at half-staff immediately in respect for of U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana.

Walorski, who served on the House Ways and Means Committee and as co-chair of the House Hunger Caucus, was killed Wednesday, Aug. 3, in a car crash in northern Indiana. Two of her staff members were also killed in the crash.

Flags are ordered to be flown at half-staff until midnight Thursday, Aug. 4.