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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.

The story behind FāVS new logo

Yesterday on social media SpokaneFAVS revealed its new logo, designed by Studio H Creative. We wanted a logo that a) explained what FAVS is, and 2) helped with the pronunciation of the site's name.

Come celebrate our third birthday with us!

That's right, we are throwing ourselves a birthday party! Our party is going to be May 27 from 6:30 p.m. until...whenever we want...at Boots Bakery & Lounge, 24 W Main Ave.

SpokaneFAVS adopts new comment policy

At SpokaneFAVS, part of our mission is to promote respectful dialogue surrounding issues of religion, spirituality and ethics in the Inland Northwest. Because these are sensitive subjects, they can be difficult to discuss and emotions can run high, obscuring the open communication necessary to further understanding.

Two Spokane events aim to raise money for Nepal

Gamesh Himal Trading Company has organized two events to raise money to help earthquakes victims in Nepal.

SpokaneFAVS to present at Parliament of The World’s Religions

In October SpokaneFAVS will be presenting, "Creating Meaningful Interfaith Dialogue In Your Community In The Digital Age," at the Parliament of The World's Religions in Salt Lake City.

Temple Beth Shalom to offer “Hebrew Marathon”

Temple Beth Shalom will be offering a "Hebrew Marathon" next month. According to an announcement this a day-long course for those who want to learn Hebrew in one day

Power Defines Criminality: The Curious Case of Wage Theft

When most of think about theft, we think about people stealing a car for a quick joyride, or someone breaking in to our home when we are away to take the new flatscreen in the living room.

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