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Tracy Simmons

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Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 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 is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

City Council passes driveway ordinance, pushes protestors to sidewalks

[todaysdate] By Tracy Simmons Members of the Spokane City Council spent more than three hours Monday night listening to residents mostly air their opinions about abortion. The ordinance drawing the crowd, which passed 6-1, revised Spokane’s Municipal Code to include driveways in an ordinance about obstructing traffic. The ordinance states …

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Planned Parenthood Protests to be Discussed at City Council Tonight

It’s looking to be another agonistic Spokane City Council meeting tonight as pro-lifers and pro-choicers gear up to talk about the protestors that frequent the local Planned Parenthood. In Spokane it’s illegal to block sidewalks and obstruct vehicular traffic, but it’s currently OK to block driveways. Anti-abortion demonstrators commonly block the driveway at …

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Ric Gendron: Rattlebone exhibit coming to Jundt Art Museum

[todaysdate] The Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University will open the new year with the exhibition titled “Ric Gendron: Rattlebone,” featuring paintings from the artist’s 30-year career, as well as historic and contemporary cultural objects from the artist’s family. The exhibition runs through April 2, according to a press release. …

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