During the next 10 days The Spokesman-Review will publish profiles of people who made a difference to our community during the past year. Some of them took lofty ideas and turned them into concrete projects. Others acted out of selflessness in a desperate moment. All deserve to be recognized. And yet there are so many more people who are changing Spokane for the better through their daily feats and long-running efforts. We hope you will share those stories with us.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 6:15 a.m.
Fallen Heroes honors service members killed in action since 9/11
The Fallen Heroes Project, which has about a dozen leading members, helped spearhead the installation of a 24-foot monument at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena last year. And since the …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 5 a.m.
Elson Floyd’s drive helped bring a medical school to Spokane
Spokane civic leaders had been working for years to expand medical education in the region by the time Elson Floyd was named president of Washington State University. The strategy at …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016
Spokane officer builds rapport with West Central residents, landlords
As she cruises through Spokane’s West Central neighborhood in her patrol car, Traci Ponto doesn’t wave at children. Instead, Ponto, the neighborhood’s police resource officer, smiles and flashes a peace …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 5 a.m.
Phil Tyler has helped build up Spokane NAACP after low point
Phil Tyler, the Spokane NAACP president, is finding ways to collaborate and find solutions to help people of color as racial tensions flare across the country.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 5 a.m.
Matt Layton brings a new focus for successful treatment of drug addicts
Dr. Matt Laytons is an early adopter of new and successful ideas to treat drug addicts.