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Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons, who teaches journalism at Gonzaga University, is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 13 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 and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

Fighting Hunger in Cheney

09/14/13 Hunger Stomp is a 5K Fun Run/Walk that will bringcollege students, church-goers, and city residents together tobenefit two local organizationsthat fight hunger year-round.   First is Feed Cheney, which provides a monthlyfree hot meal, and the other is the Cheney Food Bank, which serves over 400families and distributes 100,000 pounds of food annually.   The run/walkwill begin at 10 …

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For your October to-do list

09/14/13 If your October calendar isn't full yet, I think it's about to be.  Oct. 11, Gonzaga University:TheGonzaga University Institute for Hate Studieswill honorPartners with Families and Children: Spokane (PFCS)andMary Stamp, editor of The Fig Tree, at its third annual Take Action Against Hate Banquet, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 11 in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room. (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.) PFCS …

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Organist from Mormon Tabernacle to perform in Spokane

09/14/13[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW0QfcoE4ys] The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is amazing to listen to. And this weekend one of the group’s famed organists will be performing here in Spokane. Here’s the info: Richard Elliott (see video above) principal organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, will perform at St John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12thAve., on Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. as …

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The Oak Tree working to change faith in Spokane

09/14/13 There’s a lot of symbolism in an oak tree. It has deep roots that suck in nutrients to make it tall and strong. And in the Celtic tradition it symbolizes a door where different worlds come together. It’s no wonder this tree is an image of power and community. The Oak Tree is the perfect name for a new …

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Exploring environmental justice

09/14/13 In Genesis God says that man shall “have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” I’m not a big fan of the word “dominion.” It sounds so ghastly doesn’t it? It may as well read, “You shall have a choke-hold over all the …

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Looking for something to do?

09/14/13If you live within driving distance of Whitworth, then there’s really no excuse to be bored. Check out these upcoming events: Sept. 25:A lecture by Juan Melendez, who spent more than 17 years on Florida’s death row for a crime he did not commit. He was released in 2002. Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in …

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