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Difference Makers 2022

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. These are people who have stepped up to help those in need, or brought attention and solutions to challenges facing the Inland Northwest.

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  • Anna Bondarenko

    Once in the same situation, the assistant manager at the Thrive Center aids Ukrainian refugees seeking a new life in Spokane
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  • Boris Borisov

    Reminding refugees that 'everybody has a role and everybody has dignity'
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  • The family of Dylan Krogh

    Working to inform northeastern Washington about the dangers of fentanyl
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  • Kiantha Duncan

    Leader, activist, and volunteer uses 'superpower' with people to build community bridges
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  • The Fitz

    Dan Fitzgerald Memorial Basketball Showcase is part basketball, part fundraiser and part day of service
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  • Christine Johnson

    Outgoing chancellor of Community Colleges of Spokane leaves behind gifts for students
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  • Lindsey Pavlischak

    'It's the best job in the world': Spokane firefighter uses diverse skill set, 'compassionate heart' to help others in crisis
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  • Deborah di Bernardo

    Spokane roaster shows an alternative path to good coffee
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