Category: general news video

Lining up with thousands of people for a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, Kathrine  Gilmore kisses and snuggles with her daughter Kaytlynn Thompson, age 7, outside the Spokane Arena, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in Spokane Wash. The Salvation Army along with 2nd Harvest  and Tom’s Turkey Tuesday gave away thousands of turkeys and meal preparations to families in need.

Today I went the the Spokane Arena to check out the turkey giveaway for needy residents of Spokane. The line was thousands deep and snaked all the way out of the building. What amazed me most about this scene was not how many people turned out to get a free turkey, but the stories they told me of why they were in line. The Great Recession has taken a tremendous toll on families, with many  still fighting to  regain their economic footing. It made me me think if I lost my job, how many missed paychecks away I’d be from joining them in  line. Nikon D700, Nikkor 17-35mm lens Colin Mulvany/© The Spokesman-Review

Dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, Emily Pozzi with the Central Valley High School color guard, uncloaks the CV marching band flute section during their preliminary performance at the Sounds of Thunder marching band competition in Joe Albi Stadium, Sat. Oct. 13, 2012. Nikon D3s Nikkor 300 mm f/4  Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

As morning light breaks over the Atlantic Ocean, Airman 1St Class James White with 92nd Air Refueling Wing from Fairchild Air Force Base, sleeps during his 9-hour flight to England in a KC-135R air refueling tanker. White was on his way to a four-month deployment in Kyrgyzstan that will involve deicing aircraft at the Manas Transit Center.