As local leaders fight crime, they’re targeting long-term, root cause changes that hold the promise of positive change for generations to come. The question now is: How quickly can they move the needle? ...

It’s easy to take for granted, but it’s important to recognize the many ways our everyday heroes inspire us to dream more, do more, be more. So, we’ve found 25 individuals who have left a mark on our region by inspiring others through acts of courage, vision and passion. ...