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.
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.
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.
In this Roundup you'll learn who the YWCA 2024 Women of Achievement honorees are, when The Black Lens will relaunch and what local company has pledged to help and how our region celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Read about the Orthodox Church celebrating Christmas and New Years, how the Spokane Catholic Diocese will celebrate Epiphany, the Native American Play "Antíkoni" and a church in Chehalis paying off student lunch debt in this week's religion news roundup.