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Wharton has helped thousands as a nurse, chaplain, Red Cross volunteer, counselor and more

Days after the Freeman High School shooting, Barb Wharton sat in a circle with about 15 teachers who had locked down their classrooms that day to keep the gunman out.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 11:53 p.m.

Difference makers: Seniors Gardner Minshew, Peyton Pelluer lead Washington State in 28-26 Alamo Bowl win

Difference makers from Washington State’s 28-26 victory over Iowa State at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.


Partnership between school’s Mark Anderson, city’s Rick Romero led to landmark school and library bonds

It probably won’t be a bestseller, but Mark Anderson and Rick Romero just wrote the book on local intergovernmental cooperation.


Difference Makers: Chris DeForest helps property owners protect their legacy and their land

About 17,000 acres has been preserved as open spaces through the efforts of the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy – most of it under Chris DeForest’s leadership.


Difference makers: Myles Gaskin runs over Washington State in snow-covered Apple Cup

Difference makers from Washington’s 28-15 victory over Washington State at Martin Stadium in Pullman.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 12:02 a.m.

Difference makers: Gardner Minshew adds more highlights to Heisman campaign, Calvin Jackson Jr. scores first touchdowns

Difference makers from Washington State’s 69-28 victory over Arizona at Martin Stadium in Pullman


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Difference makers: Dezmon Patmon, Gardner Minshew shine in Washington State’s rout of Colorado

Difference makers from Washington State’s 31-7 victory over Colorado at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 12:51 a.m.

Difference makers: Easop Winston Jr. flourishes with 92 receiving yards, game-winning TD

Difference makers from Washington State’s 19-13 victory over Cal at Martin Stadium.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Difference makers: Blake Mazza boots Washington State into Pac-12 North lead with win over Stanford

Difference makers from Washington State’s 41-38 victory over Stanford


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Difference makers: Gardner Minshew’s big first half helps No. 25 Washington State top 12th-ranked Oregon

Difference makers from Washington State’s 34-20 victory over Oregon


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Difference makers: Gardner Minshew hits milestones in Washington State win over Oregon State

Difference makers from Washington State’s 56-37 victory over Oregon State


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Difference makers: James Williams scores a trio of touchdowns in Washington State’s blowout win

Difference makers from Washington State’s 59-24 victory over Eastern Washington


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:50 p.m.

Difference makers: Gardner Minshew, Tay Martin connect for two TDs in blowout win

Good things usually happened when Gardner Minshew threw it up to the sophomore wide receiver Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

Difference Makers: James Williams and Gardner Minshew lead offensive charge in Washington State’s 41-19 win over Wyoming

The junior running back finished with 135 total yards and two scores for the Cougars


Ginger Ewing merges creativity and culture through art to better Spokane

If you’ve admired Ginelle Hustrulid’s soundwave, made from more than 1,200 paint samples located on First Avenue, thank Window Dressing.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:22 a.m.

Difference Makers: Michigan State offensive weapons shine in Holiday Bowl win over Washington State

The key players in Michigan State’s 42-17 win over Washington State at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Washington State defense can’t hold up in crucial second quarter

Even Hercules would have crumbled under this weight.


Freeman High School teen Sam Strahan summoned courage when it mattered most

No one can say what motivated Sam Strahan to face the shooter, rather than flee into a classroom as bullets whizzed down the hallway. While the carnage still is hard …


At Gonzaga, Emma Moon guides student-athletes toward their highest potential

On any given day, 27-year-old Emma Moon is a counselor, confidante or cheerleader for more than 300 student-athletes. She’s paying it forward every day.


Layne Pavey is using her own experience as a felon to push ‘Ban the Box’ and give former prisoners a chance on the outside

The day after she was released from prison, Layne Pavey went to Target to buy makeup, where she encountered children for the first time in almost two years. “I was …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 9:28 a.m.

‘I’m driven to make the world a better place’: Antony Chiang, president of Empire Health Foundation, uses bold thinking to drive social change

Under Antony Chiang’s leadership, Empire Health Foundation has developed a reputation for big-picture thinking. The foundation is tackling issues such as childhood obesity and access to health care.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 9:33 a.m.

Principal Lori Wyborney has reached outside the walls to change the culture within Rogers High School

The first semester had just ended last year and Rogers High School Principal Lori Wyborney was walking with a 20-year veteran teacher, who turned, looked back at still-new structure and …


Rob Curley: Holiday bell brings a front-line view of the caring and kindness in our community

You learn a lot about people when you stand outside on a cold day, ringing a bell in front of a red kettle.


Gonzaga-Creighton: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 91-74 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s win over Creighton on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.


Gonzaga-Texas: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 76-71 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s win over Texas at the Rose Garden in Portland on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.


Inland Northwest difference makers: Calling for nominations

The Spokesman-Review plans to publish 10 stories at the end of this year recognizing some of those who made a difference in our community, and we need the help of …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Difference makers: Washington’s strong defensive performance overshadowed by Myles Gaskin’s big night

The key players in Washington’s 41-14 win over Washington State at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.


Gonzaga-Florida: 3 keys to the Gators’ 111-105 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s loss to Florida at the Rose Garden in Portland on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.


Gonzaga-Ohio State: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 86-59 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s win over Ohio State at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland on Thursday, Nov. 23, …


Gonzaga-Utah State: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 79-66 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s win over Utah State at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane on Saturday, Nov. …