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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.

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Spokane’s Religion Wrap-Up: SpokaneFAVS mixer, Celtic pilgrim, Trunk-R-Treat

What are you doing Monday evening? Coming to the Spokane Faith & Values mixer, of course. It’ll be from 5 to 7 p.m. at NoLi Brewery, 1003 E. Trent Ave. Come meet our writers, chat with us about theology, community and whatever else is on your mind!

POLL: Do you give money to panhandlers

What do you do when you encounter someone asking for money?

Historic Church Project: First Covenant Church

At first you might think Rob Bryceson is a contractor, not a pastor. He’s wearing a Caterpillar machinery hat and his phone keeps ringing about the morning’s water main break at First Covenant Church.

1st Covenant Church

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3vWYhUuEuw&feature=youtu.be First Covenant Church is part of Spokane's Historic Church Project. Story coming Thursday on favs.news!

BRIEF: Local leaders to host symposium on domestic violence

Spokane County has the second-highest rate of domestic violence in the state of Washington, according to a Spokane County press release. On Thursday elected officials, law enforcement, emergency responders, service providers and community leaders will discuss the increase of domestic violence cases in the region and how the community can respond, during a Leadership Symposium on Domestic Violence.

BRIEF: Billy Graham Rapid Response Team to lead seminar in Spokane

On Oct. 26 The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team will host a one-day seminar in Spokane, Sharing Hope in Crisis, aimed at helping Christians learn know how to engage in conversation during times of tragedy, and share the hope of Jesus with others who suffer from the everyday "personal storms," according to a news release.

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