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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.

Her parents were murdered and she’s coming to Spokane to speak against the death penalty

Becky O'Neil McBrayer's mother and step-father were murdered in 2006. On Oct. 20 she'll be in Spokane to share why she believes the death penalty should be abolished.

Pub Talk: The Refugee Crisis

The conversation will continue this week at Pub Talk. Pub Talk is a monthly even organized by FāVS where folks can tip a pint, share a snack and discuss further what was said at Coffee Talk.

Welcome FāVS’ newest writer, Bailey Russell

Russell is a junior at Gonzaga University, where is majoring International Relations and serves as president of the Black Student Union.

Bambi Killers, Conservationists, or Both?

An upcoming presentation organized by Humanists of the Palouse will examine the ethical and moral issues related to hunting.

Gonzaga Students to Help Paint Mural for Nonprofit Restaurant

Students in a Gonzaga University art seminar class will assist local artist Ellen Picken in painting a mural this weekend on the nonprofit restaurant “Fresh Soul,” which is being developed in the East Central neighborhood.

St. John’s Cathedral concert to highlight Bach

St. John's Cathedral will present a musical program highlighting the works of Johann Sebastian Bach at 3 p.m. on Oct. 4.

The SpokaneFāVS Mixer is back!

Community is important to us here at SpokaneFāVS. Engaging with our readers is important to us.

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