Gov. John Kitzhaber Monday ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset beginning Monday and running through the date of interment, in honor of former Oregon Sen. Mark O. Hatfield, who died Sunday.
"No one has had a more profound impact on Oregon in the last half century than Mark Hatfield," Kitzhaber said. "We've lost a true statesman whose legacy lives on in his countless contributions to Oregon's quality of life. Sen. Hatfield's moral compass, independence and willingness to reach across the aisle are an inspiration to me and countless Oregonians."