Christian veteran’s nonprofit helps save 8 lives from Taliban terror

Good News Notes: “As NGOs and U.S. forces continue to race to get Americans and Afghan allies to safety ahead of the Biden administration’s Aug. 31 deadline in Afghanistan, one faith-based nonprofit helped evacuate an at-risk family of eight Christians from the chaos in Kabul. “I’m thankful for everyone involved,” All Things Possible founder Victor Marx told Fox News Friday. “We may be running…

How one social worker is giving back to his childhood community

Good News Notes: “When he worked as a student advocate at Fort Vancouver High School, Damien Wheeler connected with a student who was at risk of failing. Wheeler said the student wasn’t asking his teacher for help, so he stepped in. “He felt comfortable because he had someone on his side,” Wheeler said. “And he…

He Lost Nearly Everything To Addiction. Then An Arrest Changed His Life

Good News Notes: “Heroin started rewiring and taking control of Will’s brain in the early 2000s, as he turned 40. “Back then, if you used drugs people didn’t want anything to do with you,” Will recalls. “People gave up on me.” Will lost almost everything: jobs, his driver’s license, his car, his marriage and his…

What to Eat to Lower Your Blood Pressure, From a Woman Who Did It

Good News Notes: “Sherra Aguirre has a family history of high blood pressure that is so dramatic, it has cut short the lives of two cousins and left her parents tied to daily medication. She saw these circumstances as cautionary tales and decided to do everything she could to offset a family history that illustrated what…

Stillwater man adopts Minneapolis homeless camps

Good News Notes: “For a man who claims to be terrible with names, Bryan Ring seemed to have no trouble last week at the homeless encampment near Sheridan Memorial Park in Minneapolis. ‘Hey, Robert,’ he said to a man headed to the camp’s portable toilet while wearing just one boot. ‘How are you doing? Get…

Reno actor overcomes addiction, succeeds in Hollywood

Good News Notes;  “Chris Browning has come a long way since his days in Reno. And so has the city itself. ‘You know, Plumb lane had cows on it,’ said Browning. He lived in Reno until he was 8, moving away with his mother. But he spent his summers here with his dad, and later…