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Tracy Simmons

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.

Family Promise launches “Open Doors” with ceremony tomorrow

Family 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 …

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