WHEREAS, the founders of our nation recognized the vital role of the press in a democratic society;
WHEREAS, on June 28, 2018, five members of the press were killed, and others gravely injured, during a senseless attack at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland;
WHEREAS, the deepest sympathies of all Nevadans are with the people of Maryland during this time of tragedy;
WHEREAS, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation ordering the lowering of the flag of the United States at the White House and all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts, military facilities, naval stations and naval vessels throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 3, 2018; and
WHEREAS, Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides that, "The supreme executive power of this state, shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be Governor of the State of Nevada."