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The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Monday, December 10, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Everyday Heroes

They live among us. They’re the givers, the sharers, the good neighbors, the upstanding citizens – the people who take that added step, put in that extra effort to make their community, our community, a better place. Some attract public attention. Most, though, are noticed only by those closest to them and, perhaps, by those who benefit from their actions. But whether they serve as community activists, are committed to animal rescue, take on the role of socially conscious attorneys, or stand as students or teachers who think and act selflessly, they deserve recognition.

News >  Spokane

Nigerian-born attorney gives back

Like most of the teens in his village, Nigerian-born Francis Adewale loved spending time with the American Peace Corps volunteers working there. “You know,” he says, “hanging out with Americans is cool in Africa.”
News >  Spokane

Courageous rescue puts horse, rider in spotlight

Originally published Sept. 18, 2011 In a cloud of dust, a 25-year-old wrangler likely saved a boy’s life near Glacier National Park while demonstrating that skill, quick-thinking and guts sometimes are the best weapons against a head-on charging grizzly.

News >  Spokane

Volunteer puts Second Harvest first

As a trained engineer, Chris Courtney knows the importance of research. So after his daughter finished high school, and the single father of two began to think about filling his extra time with volunteer work, he turned to the Internet. A 22-year employee of the Washington state Department of Transportation, Courtney had long donated to the department’s annual Christmas food drive. The main beneficiary was Second Harvest, the Spokane-based hunger-relief organization that in 2013 handed out more than 21 million pounds of food to some 250 charity groups.
News >  Spokane

Animals always have a home

It took a week for the bullet to start working its way out of Jack’s head. What’s unusual is that when Jack’s owner, Christie Hausman, found out what the problem was, she was relieved.
News >  Spokane

Hailing our local heroes

They live among us. They’re the givers, the sharers, the good neighbors, the upstanding citizens – the people who take that added step, put in that extra effort to make their community, our community, a better place. Some attract public attention. Most, though, are noticed only by those closest to them and, perhaps, by those who benefit from their actions. But whether they serve as community activists, are committed to animal rescue, take on the role of socially conscious attorneys, or stand as students or teachers who think and act selflessly, they deserve recognition.
News >  Spokane

Sustainability keeps goals on track

We’ve all met someone like Kelsey Crane. You know, the kind of person who radiates an infectious sense of energy and passion. “I’m like an undying optimist,” Crane says. “I never want to lose my idealism, and I never want to lose the concept that we are all inherently good. I like that. It helps me go to sleep at night.”