Fifteen months into the pandemic, and quickly approaching this Wednesday's date when Washington will fully re-open, we felt it was appropriate to remind you of the amazing local front line workers that you, the Town Square Media radio listener, wrote in to tell us about back in April and May of 2020.

The following list comprises a host of professional people their loved ones wanted recognized many months ago and it would be interesting to know if they are all still in their chosen field. Front line workers across the country have been reevaluating how they want their lives to look moving forward, so how much turnover do you think there has been in this critical field of work in our area?


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Danielle Reents - Trios Birthing Center; Kim Lawson - Life Flight Nurse; Michelle Twomey-Santiago, Amanda Muenks, Shelby Brunson, Ashley Schade, Megan Cole - Kadlec Regional Medical Center; Brittney Derderian - Trios Medical Center; Mary Ebbers, Pamela Forbes - Our Lady of Lourdes; Nina Gohn - Park Manor Nursing Home; Mariah Sands - Walla Walla Clinic; Kaitlyn Lindsay - Walla Walla Veteran's Home and from the Umatilla County Public Health Department in Oregon: Alisha, Heather, Lexie, Rebbecca, Nicol and Kori.

Mufid Majnur on Unsplash
Mufid Majnur on Unsplash

The above individuals all educate and serve their communities. They are all rockstars, cool under pressure, amazing to call colleague, probably still working more overtime than should be humanely possible, yet they are, they all just keep on keepin' on. And when the s#i+ hits the fan, and it inevitably does, they have each other's back in spades.

READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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Just saying the names of these towns immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, luxury cars, and ritzy restaurants. Read on to see which town in your home state took the title of the richest location and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows—your hometown might even be on this list.

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