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Eastern Washington Legislative Conference to address poverty, environment, housing

The annual Eastern Washington Legislative Conference will be held in Spokane later this month to address a variety of issues that are of concert to nonprofit and faith communities.

There will be a panel discussion on poverty and worships throughout the day on education, environment, criminal justice, housing and immigration.

The conference will be Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E 24th Ave.

Registration is $20 for individuals or $15 for groups of five or more (scholarships are available). To RSVP or call 535-1813, or mail a check to The Fig Tree at 1323 S. Perry St., Spokane, WA 99202.



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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.

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