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Key Peninsula Man Wins Rotary Award
Written by Staff ReportThe three Rotary Clubs in Gig Harbor hold an annual event, Star of the Year Awards, to honor three non-Rotarians who exemplify the motto “service above self.” This year the Gig Harbor Midday Club will honor Key Peninsula resident Glen Erhardt for his efforts to start and support the Red Barn Youth Center.Read more...
Schools on the Lookout for Effects of Childhood Trauma
Written by Lisa M. BryanPeninsula School District personnel recently received specialized training to help better identify symptoms of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in young children following an increase over the last several years of troubled students at the preschool and early grade levels.Read more...
KP Likely Unaffected by State Fishing-Rules Controversy
Written by Matthew DeanEven as winter weather and unfriendly recreational conditions settle over Puget Sound, the state is once again beginning the long and contentious procedure to determine fishing seasons for 2017 to 2018. Despite diminishing salmon runs and complaints about the process, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), no significant rule change is expected for the Key Peninsula.Read more...
The $11/Hour Minimum Wage: What It Means
Written by Irene TorresWashington state workers earning minimum wage got a raise to $11 an hour Jan. 1 after voters passed Initiative 1433 in November. That amount will increase by 50 cents each year untilRead more...
Protected Shoreline Habitat Expanded on Anderson Island
Written by Lisa M. BryanSome of the last remaining undeveloped shoreline along Puget Sound will be added to Jacobs Point Park on the south end of Anderson Island, according to Forterra, a nonprofit land stewardship organization. In January, Forterra announced the purchase of 17.6 acres to be added to the park, expanding it from 82 to nearly 100 acres and creating the largest protected marine park in South Puget Sound.Read more...
Hands-on Learning at Minter Creek STEAM Night
Written by Alice KinerkHundreds of students, parents, teachers and community members came together Jan. 12 at Minter Creek Elementary School for a night of hands-on learning about science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Educators hope these students will one day choose to take on further study and careers in these important fields.Read more...
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PSD Thanks Community for Input
The Peninsula School District recently released results of our Thoughtexchange survey, which took place over the last several months. Thoughtexchange is like an online meeting,…
Defending the Second Amendment
I am a member of the NRA, a member of the national organization APIII, a legal gun owner who practices regularly, a concealed pistol license…
Robert "Bob" Clarence Stickley
Robert "Bob" Clarence Stickley died Jan. 1 in Sonoma, California, from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 81 years old. Stickley was born in Laramie,…
Patricia B. Greetham
Patricia B. Greetham of Lakebay died Dec. 25, 2016. She was 83 years old. She was born in Seattle to Jim and Melva Brooks. The…
Chester E. Dadisman
Chester E. Dadisman, a longtime Gig Harbor resident, died peacefully Jan. 10. He was 98 years old. Raised in Home, Dadisman left when he was…
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