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Looking back on 2016, top FāVS columns and news stories

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In 2016 SpokaneFāVS published thousands of columns and news stories. Judging by traffic numbers, these ones were your favorites:

  1. I’d forgotten why I became a religion reporter, by Tracy Simmons

  2. Father Knows Best: Where is the Christian Left?, by Rev. Martin Elfert

  3. SpokaneFāVS to co-host Good Neighbor Conference Dec. 3

  4. Why didn’t they come forward sooner? This is why, by Elizabeth Backstrom

  5. Spokane’s Sikh Temple vandalized, by Tracy Simmons

  6. President Trump: A response from Spokane’s faith community

  7. Life Center’s Joe Wittwer to receive ministry leadership award from Whitworth

  8. Bethany’s Paul Rodkey retires; joins the Peace Corps, by Lindsey Treffry

  9. Episcopal Diocese of Spokane elects first female bishop

  10. “LGBTQ people are vital members of every faith and system of life”, by Adrian Adams Pauw

We hope you’ll continue to be a loyal FāVS reader again this year!

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Tracy Simmons

About 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 Lecture of Strategic Communication at the University of Idaho.

She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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