Flags to be lowered for New York Rep. Slaughter’s funeral

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor has ordered flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff to honor the late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter on Friday, the day of her funeral.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH’-moh) calls the fellow Democrat from the Rochester area a “trailblazer” who fought tirelessly for her home district.

Slaughter died on Friday at a Washington hospital where she was being treated after falling at her home. She was 88.

The Kentucky native served 31 years in the House and was the first woman to chair the House Rules Committee.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at a Rochester funeral home. Her funeral is set for Friday at the Eastman Theatre.

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