Under Mark Finney’s leadership, World Relief has been more public, hosting celebrations and welcoming Spokane’s 10,000th refugee.
In the past four decades, Ron Wells has saved dozens of buildings from the wrecking ball, and rehabilitated them for every purpose: living, dining, playing and working.
Officer Chris Kirn was working patrol when the call came in: There’s a man on top of the Maple Street Bridge and he’s threatening to jump. It was about 9:15 a.m. on a Thursday in October, cold but sunny. A slight wind. If not for the young man, thought to be in his 20s, clinging to the outside of the bridge’s tunnel-like chain-link fence, it could have been any other autumn day.