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Tuesday, May 26, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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On the Front Lines

Our new series On the Front Lines recognizes those in the community who are confronting the coronavirus pandemic head-on, while the rest of us do our part by stepping back.


Certified nursing assistant found his job – and his calling – in Spokane Valley nursing home


State fish and wildlife police offer tips and pleas as state lands open to the public

Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Enforcement officer Doug King of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is photographed in Spokane Valley on Monday, May 4. The Oopening of state parks, and allowing some hunting and fishing is part of Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phase plan in the reopening of the state of Washington during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not all of the parks are included.

View story: State fish and wildlife police offer tips and pleas as state lands open to the public


Dick’s Drive-In general manager gives customers comfort food ‘buy the bagfull’


Lawyer helps the unemployed access their claims


Spokane Valley Fire Department mechanic ensures crews make it to the scene


West Plains volunteers offer confidential assistance to neighbors at risk, in need


Letter carriers ensure the pandemic doesn’t stop the mail


Home health care worker sees fewer clients, helps out elderly neighbors during pandemic


Spokane mom empowers young women to continue working toward their goals amid coronavirus crisis


Spokane pharmacist who prepared for pandemic touts relationships with customers


The staff at St. Anne’s cares for the children of health care workers


Excelsior staffer moves on campus to keep care consistent for in-patient residents


Mead paraeducator provides child care for first responders, medical personnel


Spokane hospice social worker focuses on patients, families despite coronavirus complications


Dermatology specialist who cared for Spokane’s first HIV/AIDS cases volunteers to screen colleagues at VA Medical Center


Meals on Wheels delivery woman adapts to hands-off approach at the doorstep


Dispatcher hears those in need, helps them get help

Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

“The people we talk to are having the worst day of their lives,” says Jason Molina, distacher for Spokane Regional Emergency Communications during an interview at the station in Spokane on Thursday. He is now fielding calls related to COVID-19.

View story: Dispatcher hears those in need, helps them get help


Sacred Heart housekeeper plays unsung but crucial role in stopping COVID-19’s spread


Greenacres woman finds people in need – and ways to help them


Veterinarians are working to keep pets – and their people – healthy during pandemic


Mobius steps up with science activities, offering students something extra during school closures


Hope House leader helps expand shelter for women during the pandemic


Spring flowers bring hope that the world goes on despite coronvirus quarantine

Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

“I really love it here,” says Saskia Clark as she talks about being the gardener at Touchmark on South Hill assisted living facility on Thursday, April 9, 2020. She’s keeping the grounds beautiful for the residents as they shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spring flowers bring hope that the world goes on despite coronvirus quarantine


Spokane police officer uses team skills to help vulnerable while other resources are harder to access


Volunteering with Second Harvest becomes furloughed Spokane man’s full-time job


Garbage truck driver sees heavier loads, less traffic, more smiles


Sonnenberg’s manager focuses on customers amid ‘absolutely crazy’ rush


Air National Guardsman pitches in at short-staffed Second Harvest

Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Reiew

“I wanted to part of something bigger than me,” said Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Mariah McLeod about joining the military while assisting the folks at Second Harvest food bank in Spokane on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The guard has been brought in to help because of the huge demand due to COVID-19.

View story: Air National Guardsman pitches in at short-staffed Second Harvest


Spokane Valley firefighter always wanted to help others in his community


With online courses, Gonzaga senior studying biology finds time to aid in COVID-19 response


Ambulatory surgery nurse felt called to fairgrounds screening site

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