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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 at 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

  President Obama speaks in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday during a memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley. Foley was a 30-year veteran of the House who died last week at the age of 84. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON – Pausing for a rare detente, President…

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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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October 25, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Obama to take part in Foley memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama will take part in a memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley next Tuesday at the Capitol building. Foley was a 30-year veteran of the House who died last Friday at the age of 84. Obama praised him as a “legend of the United States Congress” whose straightforward approach…

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October 24, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Tom Foley memorial service set for Oct. 29 at U.S. Capitol

Former Speaker Tom Foley, D-Spokane WASHINGTON — An invitation-only memorial service for former Speaker Tom Foley of Spokane will be held next Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol. Former President Bill Clinton is expected to attend, according to Foley’s widow, Heather Foley. She said President Obama has not replied to his invitation. A second, public service has been…

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