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October 31, 2013 at 5:43 AM

TVW will broadcast Tom Foley memorial in Spokane Friday

WASHINGTON — The cable channel TVW will air Friday’s public memorial service in Spokane for former Speaker Tom Foley. The event, set to begin at 11 a.m. will be held atĀ St. Aloysius Church near Gonzaga University. TVW will carry it live on television and stream it on the web. Gov. Jay Inslee, and Sens. Patty…

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October 29, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Obama, members of Congress honor Foley at memorial service

  WASHINGTON – Pausing for a rare detente, President Obama and members of CongressĀ  gathered Tuesday for a memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley, praising the Spokane Democrat as an ideal embodiment of a public servant whose type of bipartisanship many said was lamentably lacking today. The invitation-only event at Statuary Hall inside the…

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October 29, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Flags at half-staff for Tom Foley memorial service

WASHINGTON — All U.S. flags are flying at half-staff Tuesday as the Capitol prepares for a memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley. President Obama ordered the flags lowered Monday in honor of the Spokane Democrat, who died Oct. 18 at 84 from complications from strokes. Obama is scheduled to headline a list of dignitaries who…

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