Latest Washington state government News

Coach who lost his job for praying on field kneels again in first game after years of legal battles

Sep. 02, 2023 01:28 AM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — An assistant high school football coach in Washington state who lost his job during a controversy over his public post-game prayers was back on the field Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court held his practice was protected by the Constitution. Joe Kennedy...

Seattle mayor proposes drug measure to align with state law, adding $27M for treatment

Aug. 01, 2023 17:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell is asking members of the City Council who voted against adopting the state’s controlled substance law to consider an amended plan. Harrell is offering a proposal that would align the city’s code with new state law, making possession...

Federal money to help pay for breakwater, trails, other projects in Washington state

Jul. 06, 2023 21:13 PM EDT

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The federal government is chipping in about $130 million to support several Washington state projects that range from replacing a storm-damaged breakwater at a Port Orchard marina to helping a Native American tribe move from ancestral villages threatened by rising seas...