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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.

Family Promise launches “Open Doors” with ceremony tomorrow

02/22/17Family Promise of Spokane, an organization aimed at helping homeless families in the area, is having a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow to celebrate its newest program — Open Doors. Open Doors is a family day emergency shelter for displaced families needing warm shelter and help finding sustainable housing. The shelter, 631 Richard Allen Court, is open 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. …

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Upcoming Workshop to Address Human Trafficking

In March Faith Partners, a Spokane-based collaborative between social service agencies and faith representatives, will offer a multi-faith workshop to support communities responding to human trafficking in the Spokane Region.

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PJALS conference to feature 21 workshops, keynote from Sandy Williams

02/12/17The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane will host its annual conference, “Resist and Rise Up” this month at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. The event will kick off with an opening reception Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. with entertainment and wine, and then the day-long event will be the next day, Feb. …

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