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Respect for community leaders

“… some muckety-mucks near Spokane’s University District this morning …” (“Foley Highway no stretch,” Aug. 27, 2018)

If you bothered to show up for the unveiling of the Foley Memorial Highway where Division Street and the Spokane River cross, you would have heard Mrs. Foley speak on behalf of this honor. These words in reference to community leaders is unacceptable in any reporting.

Maybe you would appreciate the sentiment better if you had addressed the speakers by name such as Rep. Riccelli and the city’s Mayor Condon. And many other dignitaries including, as the WSDOT photo showed, those who worked with Speaker Foley. They came to honor the speaker and, by that, Mrs. Foley. Her asthma kept her away physically but technology allowed us to hear her sincerity in thanking those who worked hard to get this done. Would you have the same verbiage of her?

I take great offence to my hometown appearing like we don’t care to respect this honored statesman and the people who have followed him, who do public service, referred to in such manner.

Muckety-muck indeed!

Lorilee McCauley Gill



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