The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a former Washington state high school football coach had a right to pray on the field immediately after games. The 6-3 ruling was a victory for Joseph Kennedy, who claimed that the Bremerton School District violated his religious freedom by telling him he couldn’t pray so publicly after the games. The district said it was trying to avoid the appearance that the school was endorsing a religious point of view.
A Fayetteville church was among at least five House of Prayer Christian Churches that were raided by the FBI last week in North Carolina, Texas, Georgia and Washington. Federal agents served a search warrant on the House of Prayer at 5204 Hodge St. in Fayetteville on Thursday, Shelley Lynch, spokeswoman for the FBI Charlotte Division, confirmed. Lynch said no arrests were made. She declined to provide further details.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that public school employees can engage in individual prayer during school activities in the state of Washington. This is as long as it’s not part of the employee’s responsibilities and there’s no explicit or implied expectation that others in the school, including students, join the prayer. This comes from the...
The Supreme Court has ruled that a former Washington state high school football coach had the right to lead his team in prayer at the 50-yard line after games. CNN reports the Supreme Court determined in a 6-3 decision on Monday that Bremerton School District violated the First Amendment rights of Joe Kennedy (pictured above), a former assistant football coach at Bremerton High who was fired in 2016 because he refused to stop praying on the field after games.
In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a former Washington public high school football coach had a right to pray on the school’s field after games. The majority opinion of the court was that the school district discriminated against the coach’s right to private religious speech by firing him.June 27, 2022.
The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with a former Washington state high school football coach who lost his job at a public school because he recited a silent prayer on the 50-yard line after football games. Joe Kennedy worked at Bremerton School District in Washington as a junior varsity head...
The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a football coach from Washington state who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,254,919 in Diesel Emission Reduction Act funding to federally recognized tribes in Washington to reduce harmful emissions from stationary diesel generators and marine vessels. The funds will go to engine replacement projects for the Quinault Indian Nation, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and...
The Stations of Bonneville Seattle, the Seattle Seahawks, and Carter Subaru, Volkswagen and Acura are proud to announce that the July 2022 Charity of the Month is Parent Trust for Washington Children. This statewide nonprofit, focused on child abuse prevention, is dedicated to keeping kids safe and families strong. They provide parent education and support through their statewide Family Help Line that anyone can call at 1-800-932-4673. They also have recovery groups for families, Great Starts and Conscious Fathering classes, Development Screenings and Stress Management workshops. Parent Trust is dedicated to finding solutions that work for families TODAY. Visit www.parenttrust.org to donate or to learn more.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A football coach from Washington state who was fired for praying on the field after games has won his case in the U.S. Supreme Court, after a years-long legal battle. The decision was released on Monday morning. Coach Joseph Kennedy had been praying briefly on the 50-yard...
Courtesy Habitat for Humanity of Washington State Habitat for Humanity of Washington State recently presented Rep. Mike Steele with their Golden Hammer Award. Left to right are: Diane Leigh (Board Member of Lake Chelan Valley Habitat), Michelle Fanton, new Executive Director of Lake Chelan Habitat, Rep. Mike Steele, Adan Espino, Habitat Washington’s Lobbyist and Loni Rahm, outgoing Executive Director of Lake Chelan Valley Habitat for Humanity.
SEATTLE - Port of Seattle Commissioner Toshiko Grace Hasegawa shared her personal story about why she chose to have three separate abortions in her life on Twitter Friday morning, following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. On Friday, the Supreme Court officially announced their decision to overturn...
LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Several community organizations came together Saturday morning to help feed Washington’s military families. The Military Family Advisory Network, Food Lifeline and Nourish Pierce County hosted a free drive-up food distribution event at Clover Park High School in Lakewood, serving more than 700 military families. “We...
Washington state plans to remove homeless camps near freeways. Thurston County OK’d a $5 million agreement to get it done. People camped near highways in Thurston County will be removed and offered housing solutions under a new agreement between the county and Washington state. Last week, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved an interagency agreement with the state Department of Commerce as part of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Rights-of-Way Initiative.
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 6-3 that a Washington state public high school football coach had a right to pray on the field with students, declaring that such activity is protected under the Constitution because it counts as free speech. Driving the news: "The Free Exercise and Free Speech...
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