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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.

Group plans to dedicate church on streets outside Planned Parenthood

On Oct. 24, dozens of anti-abortion Christians are planning to gather outside the new Planned Parenthood building on Indiana to dedicate a church plant that will operate on the sidewalks in front of the center, according to numerous posts circulating on social media.

Upcoming retreat to focus on anxiety, trauma

This month Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will be holding a 24–hour retreat on relieving anxiety and trauma, titled "Fully Alive: Managing Anxiety with Nature and Grace."

Tibetan Master to Visit North Idaho College

His Eminence the 7th Ling Rinpoche, recognized as the reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Senior Tutor, will give a talk at North Idaho College on Thursday (Sept. 6).

Compassion Games kicking off Sept. 9 in Spokane

Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest, is a worldwide event that encourages people in their communities to inspire one another and promote acts of compassion. A series of Compassion Games events will take place around Spokane.

YWCA Spokane Announces 2018 Women of Achievement Honorees

YWCA Spokane has named nine 2018 Women of Achievement Award honorees. The women will be honored at the Women of Achievement awards luncheon in October. 

Christian comedian coming to Life Center

Church Comedian known only as "Michael Jr." will be performing this week at Life Center Church, 1202 N. Government Way.

Spokane Buddhist Temple Presents Seminar on Finding Meaning, Happiness

On Aug. 28 the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry, will welcome Rev. Kenneth Ken'ichi Tanaka to a deliver a seminar titled, "The Heart of Shin Buddhism: A Path of Meaning and Happiness within an Anxious Life and World."

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