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Press: Clay Larkin worthy of honor

Post Falls isn’t keen on naming things after leading citizens. OK, they made an exception for the name of the town — honoring German immigrant Frederick Post — who’s also got a kindergarten named after him. And posthumously, the venerable Hilde Kellogg had a 5-acre park named after her, but for the most part, Post Falls infrastructure leans toward titles like River City This, Ponderosa That and Mullan Trail The Other. We humbly suggest an exception. We do so knowing that taking such a step increases political pressure significantly. Once you get into the naming game, you risk offending or alienating other leading citizens, and that’s something nobody wants. Yet once every generation or so, somebody proves worthy of the risk. Somebody like Clay Larkin. More here.

Question: Do you favor honoring former Post Falls mayor Clay Larkin by naming something after him?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.