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Supreme Court rules for former coach in public school prayer case

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.
BREMERTON, WA
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House of Prayer among five churches raided by FBI near military bases, no arrests made

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.
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WA school chief: students won’t be impacted by supreme court prayer decision

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...
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Supreme Court Rules Fired High School Football Coach Had Right to Pray After Games

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.
BREMERTON, WA
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July 2022 Charity of the Month – Parent Trust for Washington Children

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.
SEATTLE, WA
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Rep. Mike Steele receives Habitat for Humanity Golden

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.
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More Homeless Encampments To Be Removed

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.
THURSTON COUNTY, WA

Supreme Court says public school officials can pray openly

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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