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Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

‘We Want to Get Along’ – Christ Church’s Doug Wilson Addresses Critics at Forum

MOSCOW, Idaho — In a rare public forum, controversial pastor Doug Wilson took center stage with two leaders from his Christ Church ministry Thursday night to field digital questions from the community.

Community Forum at UI Thursday to Address Concerns About Christ Church

A town hall event on Thursday evening at the University of Idaho will provide a platform for the public to pose questions directly to leaders associated with Christ Church in Moscow.

Church Leader Laments ‘Violence at Our Doorstep’ After Man Shot by Police in Arson Probe

The church will host a special service in response to the shooting on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. during their regular Dinner Table event.  

Even My Inner Hermit Needs Connection

Tracy Simmons writes about how she challenges her inner hermit to reach out of her comfort zone to find connection with others, in her career and in her personal life.

Falling Down Teaches Me Patience, Gratefulness and Perseverance

Whether it’s our own mistakes that cause us to fall — like brushing a horse against an electric fence — or we’re faultless like hitting a hidden patch of ice — there’s a lesson to be learned.

FāVS Religion News Roundup: Feb. 1

This Roundup reports a new process in place to replace offensive landmarks in Spokane, Whitworth University's latest preaching program grant, FāVS' partnership with Spokane Jewish Film Festival and what FāVS' leadership is doing in honor of World Interfaith Harmony Week.

FāVS Religion News Roundup: Jan. 25

In this Roundup learn more about the most recent homeless count, North Idaho's outreach to at-risk youth, how the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane plans to heal divides and an early music festival hosted by the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes.

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