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Flags flying at half-staff in honor of Mayor Stephen Yamashiro

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Flags across the state are flying at half-staff on Saturday in memory of former Hawaii County Mayor Stephen Yamashiro.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie ordered flags lowered at all state offices, agencies and the Hawaii National Guard to honor Yamashiro.

The former mayor died of pneumonia at Hilo Medical Center on May 24. Before serving as mayor for eight years, Yamashiro served on the Hawaii County Council for 14 years.

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