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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. In 2021, a year burdened with challenges, we looked to the people who helped keep us healthy, fed, educated and safe.

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Difference Makers: Cold case detective, forensic DNA scientist hope to inspire others after solving an infamous Spokane crime

Spokane Police Sgt. Zac Storment and Brittany Wright, a forensic DNA scientist, joined forces earlier this year to identify the killer of Candy Rogers, a 9-year-old slain in 1959. They're now hoping to inspire a new generation of sleuths to take a look at evidence that may be degrading on shelves in police departments' evidence rooms. 
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Difference Makers: Chris Bovey’s art style celebrates what makes Spokane unique

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 28, 2021

Chris Bovey is having the last laugh. While toiling as art director of The Inlander, Bovey developed an art tourism concept that was presented to Visit Spokane in 2015. “I had this idea of a poster series on Spokane that I thought could highlight how unique and cool it is here,” Bovey said from his Medical Lake studio.

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