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Supreme Court Won't Hear Case of WA Football Coach Fired Over Public Prayers  Patheos

The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a public school football coach who wouldn't stop praying on the field and was subsequently fired. The case is ...



Bremerton's old East High is demolished. What happens next at the landmark site?  Kitsap Sun

Bremerton School District has no immediate plans for the site. Renovation of old gym near completion, among other construction projects.



Demolition begins on old East High School in Bremerton  Kitsap Sun

The old gym, renovated with state and local money, will remain a community asset.



Coach Kennedy asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear Bremerton school prayer case  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — Joe Kennedy is taking his legal battle with Bremerton School District over school prayer to the U.S. Supreme Court. First Liberty Institute and ...



Ex-Bremerton School District volunteer gets 7 years in prison for underage sex sting  Kitsap Sun

PORT ORCHARD -- A Bremerton School District volunteer caught in an online sting last year trying to meet a 13-year-old boy for sex, who was actually an ...



Bremerton High School closed due to threat; police investigating  KOMO News

All classes have been canceled Friday at two Western Washington high schools - Bremerton High and Blaine High - after a threat was received that later turned ...



Attorneys for ex-Bremerton football coach who prayed after games petition U.S. Supreme Court  The Seattle Times

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Kennedy's appeal earlier this year that claimed the district infringed on his religious and personal rights.



Threat that closed Bremerton High traced to New Mexico school  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — Bremerton High School was closed Friday as a "precaution" as investigators looked into an online threat. The threat was traced to New Mexico, ...



Court rejects appeal of ex-Bremerton football coach who prayed after games  Seattle Times

Attorneys for former Bremerton High School football coach Joe Kennedy say they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.



Behind the scenes with Bremerton boys basketball  Kitsap Sun

Coach Miah Davis and the Knights spent all winter chasing one thing: a victory.



Wind storm leaves thousands in Kitsap without power  Kitsap Sun

Thousands of people in Kitsap County and around Western Washington were without power after another wind storm hit the region Thursday afternoon.



Ex-Bremerton High coach takes postgame prayer case to next level  Seattle Times

A three-judge appellate panel last month declined Joe Kennedy's request for a legal injunction that would have required the district to reinstate him while his ...



2018: Taking a journey through the year's headlines  Kitsap Sun

A look at the biggest news stories throughout the year.



Bobby Bowden 'proud' of high school coach fired for praying with team  USA TODAY High School Sports

The legendary Florida State coach said he could have been fired while coaching because he, "prayed all the time"



Louis Soriano, a Bremerton legend, dies at 88  Kitsap Sun

Louis Soriano, one of the most celebrated athletes in Bremerton history and an influential community member active in athletics, business and civic activism, ...



Wash. coach Joe Kennedy, who prayed after games, has appeal rejected  USA TODAY High School Sports

Fired for prayer on school grounds, only the Supreme Court can save Joe Kennedy.



Appeals court refuses to reinstate Bremerton coach who prayed after games  The Seattle Times

The three-judge panel found Joseph Kennedy “took advantage of his position to press his particular views upon impressionable and captive minds before him.”



Washington high school coach placed on leave for praying on field  CNN

Joe Kennedy of Bremerton High School faces punishment after defying a directive to avoid prayer after a high school football game.



Students surrender cell phones during classes at western Washington high school  KREM.com

Students at Bainbridge High School must stash their cell phones in classroom caddies during instruction. The policy, used by some teachers in the past, ...



Hundreds in Kitsap join national march against gun violence  Kitsap Sun

'March for Our Lives' just one of more than 800 such protests nationwide.



Morrow, Thomas Gerald  Helena Independent Record

Thomas Gerald Morrow was born September 2nd, 1918, in Harper, Washington, to William Thomas Morrow (b. 02 JUL 1887, Basin, MT; d. 29 APR 1952 ...



Outdoor preschool at North Kitsap park focuses on play-based learning  Kitsap Sun

Magnolia Forest Preschool's classroom is Kitsap Memorial State Park.



Bremerton PTA officer arrested for seeking sex with 13-year-old  Kitsap Sun

PORT ORCHARD — A PTA officer with the Bremerton School District was arrested last week after he allegedly arrived at a meeting to have sex with what he ...



'Jesus' chants greet Satanists at Bremerton football game  The Seattle Times

The Satanic Temple of Seattle was invited to protest coach Joe Kennedy's controversial ritual of praying on the 50-yard line after games.



McCoy saying goodbye to Memorial Stadium's grass field  Kitsap Sun

Bremerton coach, groundskeeper shares mixed feelings over turf installation.



Holly Ridge Center buying building in Bremerton  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — Nestled in the forest near Chico Creek, the Holly Ridge Center has for decades helped people with developmental disabilities, from birth to ...



Patricia Ann Erickson  Lincoln Journal Star

August 20, 1931 - November 17, 2018. Patricia Ann Erickson, 87, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 17, 2018, in Kenmore, Washington.



Steve Largent defends Bremerton coach who prayed with players  KING5.com

SEATTLE -- Seahawks legend and NFL Hall of Famer Steve Largent is throwing his support behind a local high school football coach who was placed on leave ...



Michael Patrick Riepl, 52  Kitsap Sun

Michael Patrick Riepl Bremerton, WA Nov. 25, 1965 to Feb. 26, 2018. Michael Patrick Riepl went to be with the Lord on Feb. 26, 2018. He was born on ...



Praying football coach sues Bremerton School District | Prep Sports  Yakima Herald-Republic

SEATTLE — An assistant football coach who was fired from a Washington state high school for praying on the field after games sued the school district Tuesday, ...



Bremerton PTA vice president arrested for seeking sex with teen  Q13 FOX

BREMERTON, Wash. -- A Bremerton School District PTA officer was arrested on allegations that he tried to have sex with what he thought was a teenage boy.



Bremerton mentors tap into young men's potential  Kitsap Sun

School district joins forces with predominantly black church.



Fredericks' love of tennis came from family  Kitsap Sun

From dirt courts at Union High to the Kitsap Tennis & Athletic Center, he has earned title of 'Mr. Tennis.'



Photos Of The Year: Larry Steagall's favorite images of 2018  Kitsap Sun

Kitsap Sun photojournalist Larry Steagall showcases a few of his favorite photos captured in 2018.



UW summer camp helps prepare teens for nursing careers  KING5.com

UW hopes to attract new talent to the field of nursing with a summer camp for teens who might not know how to pursue a career.



Mosher: Darwin Gilchrist is truly a lifelong athlete  Kitsap Sun

A firecracker blinded Darwin Gilchrist in the right eye at the age of five and if you looked at his resume and age you would not believe what he has done and ...



9th Circuit Blocks Praying Coach’s Push to Get High School Job Back  Daily Signal

Appeals court judges rule that Joe Kennedy “took advantage” of his authority as a teacher and coach by praying in public after football games.



16-year-old Bremerton boy confessed to setting cat on fire, torturing other animals, police say  Q13 FOX

BREMERTON, Wash. -- Police say a grainy surveillance video helped them catch a 16-year-old who is accused of torturing and setting a cat on fire. Despite the ...



Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian gets a hero's welcome in his hometown of Bremerton  The Seattle Times

Hundreds turned out Monday in Bremerton to celebrate the Olympic accomplishments of a hometown star, Nathan Adrian.



Sen. James Lankford's misleading comparison about NFL protests, firing of high school football coach  PolitiFact

What's the difference between a football coach kneeling in prayer and an NFL player taking a knee in protest? A reader asked us to look into this question after ...



Crowd prays with coach as he defies school district  The Seattle Times

A huge crowd joins in a show of support for a Bremerton assistant coach, who conducted his traditional postgame prayer in defiance of orders from school district ...



Online sex predator sting catches the same man it caught in 2015  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — Among the 20 men arrested within the last week as part of an online sting in Kitsap County was a Bremerton man who was arrested the last ...



The school threat was in Blaine. But not that Blaine  The Bellingham Herald

Police and school officials in Blaine learned that a threat that canceled classes for a day last week was intended for a school district in Minnesota.



Shock, disbelief follow canoe death in Bremerton  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — Lance Kahn of Tracyton could often be spotted paddling swiftly around Puget Sound in his outrigger canoe, and Tuesday afternoon was no ...



Former three-sport star at East High in dire health situation  Kitsap Sun

It doesn't look good for former East Bremerton High School all-around athlete Dave (Pyles) Ryles, who on Tuesday was moved from Overlake Hospital in ...



Rita-Rae Pauline Youngs, 80  Kitsap Sun

Rita-Rae Pauline Youngs Port Orchard, WA Aug. 6, 1937 to Nov. 7, 2017. Rita-Rae Pauline Youngs passed away, surrounded by the love of friends and family, ...



Mother of teen who burned cat tried to get help after personality changes  Kitsap Sun

PORT ORCHARD — A 17-year-old Bremerton youth who pleaded guilty to setting a cat on fire in October was sentenced Monday to 52 to 65 weeks in the state ...



Thomas Joseph Driscoll, 89  Kitsap Sun

Thomas Joseph Driscoll Poulsbo, WA Oct. 14, 1928 to Dec. 19, 2017. Veteran Thomas J. Driscoll, 89, of Poulsbo, passed away on Dec. 19, 2017. Born on Oct.



Shawn Marvin Schoening, 50  Kitsap Sun

Shawn Marvin Schoening Belfair, WA Feb. 5, 1966 to Jan. 14, 2017. Shawn Schoening, 50, born Feb. 5, 1966 passed away on Jan. 14, 2017. Shawn was born ...



Villopoto heads Kitsap Hall of Fame class  Kitsap Sun

The Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 28.



Tacoma Police: Potential school shooters arrested for threats made on social media  KIRO Seattle

Tacoma police have arrested two minors in connection with separate threats made on social media against their respective schools.



Michael Dean DuPont Sr. , 64  Kitsap Sun

Michael Dean DuPont Sr. Belfair, WA Dec. 15, 1952 to Feb. 6, 2017. Veteran Michael Dean DuPont Sr., 64, passed away on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 in Belfair after ...



Lois C. Metcalf, 101  Kitsap Sun

Lois C. Metcalf Bremerton, WA Sept. 1, 1916 to Dec. 3, 2017. Lois C. Metcalf, 101, of Bremerton, Washington, passed away on Dec. 3, 2017. Lois was born on ...



Arthur Daniel O’Neal, 81  Kitsap Sun

Arthur Daniel O'Neal Belfair, WA May 15, 1936 to Oct. 10, 2017. Veteran A. Daniel O'Neal took his final breath Oct. 10, 2017 at home, surrounded by family, ...



We knocked on the door at Microsoft’s mysterious small-town office, and here’s what we found  GeekWire

Microsoft's office in Silverdale, Wash., a town of close to 20000 people on the Kitsap Peninsula across Puget Sound from Seattle, is far from the tech giant's ...



Nathan Adrian to visit Bremerton Monday  KING5.com

Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian will visit his hometown next week, with a meet-and-greet planned for Bremerton citizens.



Big step on long road to Marvin Williams Center  Kitsap Sun

Community luminaries converged Thursday on Bremerton to kickoff construction of the youth center.



Port Townsend School Board picks Polm as new superintendent  Port Townsend Leader

John A. Polm Jr. says he's ecstatic about the opportunity to lead the Port Townsend School District as its new superintendent. “From all the groups I was able to ...



Colby Conde is new Miss Silverdale; will devote time to SMART Girls Program  Kitsap Daily News

BREMERTON — Colby Conde, a 19-year-old sophomore at Olympic College, is the new Miss Silverdale.



Bremerton head football coach Nate Gillam resigns  Q13 FOX

BREMERTON, Wash. -- Bremerton High School head football coach Nate Gillam has resigned, according to the Kitsap Sun. A Bremerton School District ...



Take 2: The day a football player died and my high school prayed  The Seattle Times

Joe Kennedy's controversial prayer after high-school football games recalls a day, more than four decades earlier, that a public school prayed after the death of ...



From 'The war on Christmas' to satanic prayers: Church vs. state in Washington  The Seattle Times

The Bremerton coach's public prayer adds to a long list of debates over government's interaction with religion.



Troubled Kids Will Get a Do-Over at Washington Youth Academy  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON. It's like a restart button for young people on the verge of real trouble. But it comes at a price. The Washington Youth Academy, the state's free and ...



Ga. football coach banned from praying w/team  OneNewsNow

A Georgia high school football coach has been prohibited by district officials from participating in student-led prayers on and off the field after a complaint by an ...



Tacoma Toastmaster headed for International Speech Contest  The Suburban Times

By Sheryl Watkins. TACOMA, WA—Madonna Hanna won first place in International Speech contest for Toastmasters in District 32, which includes more than ...



Summer chum return in record numbers to Union River  Kitsap Sun

This year, summer chum returned to the Union River to spawn and die in record numbers, signaling the health of the Union River estuary. Volunteers with the ...



Robert James Bryan, 50  Kitsap Sun

Robert James Bryan. formerly of Bremerton. July 3, 1959. to Sept. 21, 2009. Veteran. Robert James "Bob" Bryan was born July 3, 1959, and raised in Bremerton.



2017: The Year in Review  Sequim Gazette

In the past year Sequim seemed to see it all, from a booming housing market to major road and trail projects beginning and ending, athletic triumphs to family ...



Two top officers have 70 years in - The Star  The Star of Grand Coulee

Grand Coulee police Chief Mel Hunt and Sgt. John Tufts have about 70 years of combined *service* to the area. That's about to change, with Hunt ending.



Ferndale mayor candidate Jon Mutchler Q&A  The Bellingham Herald

Five people are facing off in the Aug. 4 primary election to become the next mayor of Ferndale. The top two vote-getters will move on to the Nov. 3 general ...



Beloved Ridgefield teacher and coach retiring after 37 years  The Reflector

After 37 years, beloved Ridgefield High School teacher and coach Art “Ozzie” Osmundson had his final day with students on June 16 before embarking on ...



@sequimschools — June 28, 2017  Sequim Gazette

DISTRICT. The district office will be closed July 3-4. Summer hours for the district office are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The district office will be closed on ...



Prayer On The Field Should Not Be A Problem  MuslimMatters

Somehow, some way, a scene that has played out over a thousand Friday nights in thousands of towns across the United States has recently become a source ...



Hawks 2005 Draft Night Press Release | Atlanta Hawks  Hawks.com

Marvin Williams shakes hands with Commissioner Stern. HAWKS SELECT MARVIN WILLIAMS NO. 2 OVERALLSalim Stoudamire Picked at No. 31, Cenk Akyol ...



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