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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 SpokaneFāVS.com, 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.

FāVS Religion News Roundup: Dec. 7

In this update, you'll learn more about The Spokesman Review Christmas Bureau, a Salvation Army-Fred Meyer toy drive, the Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival and West Central Abbey's fifth birthday.

FāVS Religion News Roundup: Nov. 29

Invocations and prayer groups in city halls, a university trying to build understanding in the Israel-Palestine conflict and holiday festivities taking place this weekend flesh out this week's roundup.

Whitworth University Earns $25,000 Local Heroes Grant Award

For the second time, Whitworth University was selected to a $25,000 for Gesa Credit Union’s Local Heroes Grant award.

FāVS Religion News Roundup: Nov. 16

In this week’s religion news roundup read about the ongoing search for a missing monk, Thanksgiving meals and services, a new church that is accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities and another plug for our Fall Fundraiser.

Pend Oreille County Sheriff Asks For Public’s Help to Find Missing Monk

The ground search for a monk who went missing from Sravasti Abbey last week has been suspended by the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s office.

FāVS News: The Struggles Behind Serving as a Platform for Different Voices

We, at FāVS News, have a responsibility to inform the public about news happening in the Inland Northwest. Ignoring news we don’t like doesn’t mean that news goes away. Reporting on news doesn’t mean we endorse what we’re writing about.

FāVS Religion News Roundup: Nov. 9

In this week’s religion news roundup read about how Spokane County residents voted their religion and values, the name change of Gonzaga's Climate Center and a 'Native Jam' to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

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