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.
On Friday the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is expected to rule on whether construction can continue on the Dakota Access Pipeline. In response, local Indigenous leaders and community groups will be gathering in downtown Spokane, starting on Friday at 4 p.m.
On Sept. 21 Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will hold a discussion, "Greater things…shall you do. Holy Spirit Opportunities for the Healing Today" as part of its monthly Coffee and Contemplation gathering.
“Roman Myth and Mythmaking,” an exhibition examining how the ancient Romans constructed and spread their religious and cultural beliefs as seen through mostly small-scale objects they created and used on a daily basis will be on display in the Jundt Galleries of Gonzaga University’s Jundt Art Museum from Sept. 17 to Dec. 17.