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Difference Makers 2021

At the end of each year, The Spokesman-Review and its readers select area residents who have made a difference in the previous 12 months.

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  • The Steve Gleason Institute

    Reaching new heights in battle against ALS
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  • Rick Desautel

    Defied Canadian law to prove Sinixt people were never extinct
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  • Sgt. Zac Storment and Brittany Wright

    Cold case detective, forensic DNA scientist hope to inspire others after solving an infamous Spokane crime
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  • Chris Bovey

    Art style celebrates what makes Spokane unique
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  • Jake Dickert

    Steadied Washington State's football team and earned the reward
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  • Roberta Wilburn

    Reflecting on the 'huge growth' of diversity and inclusion at Whitworth University
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  • John and Cindy Bryant

    For No-Li Brewhouse owners, giving is 'an honor'
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  • Yvonne A.K. Johnson

    Bringing passion and crowds to Spokane Valley Summer Theatre
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  • Kylie Kingsbury and Kira Lewis

    Two public health workers bring 'kindness and compassion' to Spokane
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  • Dr. Sam Artzis

    In the ER and in the community, one doctor leads northeast Washington through the pandemic against wall of misinformation
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  • Gloria Ochoa-Bruck

    Never passes up mentorship opportunity
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