Flags Lowered To Honor King

New Mexico – Gov. Bill Richardson says flags around the state will be lowered to half staff through next Monday in honor of former Gov. Bruce King.

King died at his ranch in Stanley Friday morning at the age of 85. King served a total of 12 years as governor in separate terms that spanned three decades.

Richardson says flags already have been lowered since King's death.

King will lie in state at the State Capitol on Friday and his funeral will be Saturday.

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