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Elizabeth Backstrom

Elizabeth Backstrom
Elizabeth Backstrom majored in journalism at Western Washington University and currently works as a content analyst and grant writer in Spokane. Her background is in newswriting and features, but if an overabundance of caffeine is consumed, she has been known to write a humor piece or two. Backstrom attended various Christian churches growing up in Spokane and currently attends First Covenant Church, an inner-city ministry in downtown Spokane.

All Saints stands out in Browne’s Addition neighborhood

It’s a warm spring evening in Browne’s Addition, and Coeur d’Alene Park is filled with people walking dogs and playing Frisbee. A few of them wander into All Saints Lutheran Church across the street, where doors are propped open in preparation for Tuesday night’s weekly meal hosted by the Rev. Alan Eschenbacher and a group of dedicated local volunteers.

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Spokane runners donate shoes in honor of Boston Marathon explosion victims

Stacks of Sauconys and Brooks covered in roses obscured the bronze feet of Riverfront Park's Bloomsday sculptures Tuesday evening as  approximately 40 runners from two Spokane running clubs gathered to remember victims of the Boston Marathon bomb attacks.  Attendees brought new and lightly used running shoes to donate in memory of fallen and injured marathoners.

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