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Key Peninsula firefighter/EMT Ed Swanson received the first Lifesaving Pin ever awarded by Fire District 16 in recognition of his actions to save the life of a KP resident in…
Don’t Be So Surprised Dear Politicians, Pollsters and Pundits: Please stop telling us that you are “stunned” and “in shock.” Please stop telling us you can’t believe that the American…
In hopes of getting away from the drama of the presidential election, I switched to the CD that had been living in my car, unplayed for several years. Great song…
Even as overall crime rates decrease in Washington, property crime continues to heavily affect rural areas like the Key Peninsula.
A wise person told me that we vote our lifestyle. I'm not sharing how I voted, but I will tell you that education, compassion and children are at the forefront…
Elections go one way or another and those who backed the winning candidate often feel renewed confidence and a sense of power. Those who backed the losing candidate have to…
Joni and Clint Pipkin were working to establish a new gourmet hot dog food truck business in mid-September when they noticed the coffee stand in the parking lot at O'Callahan's…
Teacher's Note   Rob Manahan, PhD -    I am reflecting on the recent national, state, local and even school district events that have occurred following our presidential election. In…
Taylor Shellfish Farms of Shelton, the state’s largest shellfish grower, recently applied for a permit to convert part of its Burley Lagoon operation to geoduck farming. The farm is over…
The four-day Cascadia Rising earthquake drill, conducted in June, is in its final stages of analysis. Some participants called statewide response a failure, while others found it a useful lesson.
Democracy First The slogan “Make America great again” raises the question: What made America great to begin with?
Peninsula High School personnel, students and the community at large were shocked by the destruction by arson of a memorial bench honoring former counselor Colleen Blauvelt by a yet-unknown person…
Key Peninsula resident Jillian Petersen, 33, went to the 2016 Paralympic games as a guide in the triathlon for Elizabeth Baker, 43. Petersen just missed qualifying to compete in the…
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a familiar term, but understanding it is key to survival for combat veterans off the battlefield. Untreated, PTSD increases the risk for depression, substance…
Dec. 1 to Dec. 15 Toys for Tots Donate unwrapped toys for children of all ages in the drop-off box at New Beginnings Real Estate in the Key Center Landing…
Megan Blunk, 27, played on the USA women’s Paralympic wheelchair basketball team in Rio de Janeiro in September. Though she didn’t get a lot of playing time, she said, “it…
A weather balloon carrying an array of instruments and cameras launched from Key Peninsula Middle School was unexpectedly found in October, more than a year after it disappeared.
The Pierce County Council held its weekly meeting in the gym of the Key Peninsula Civic Center Nov. 1, allowing Key Peninsula residents to present their concerns and comments directly…
We recently disconnected from the internet and then realized we really did need it at our house and tried to get back on with CenturyLink. We were told that our…
I commend the Key Peninsula News on the November article, “The Key Peninsula's Peculiar Postal History” (KP News, November 2016). This was an especially interesting, well-researched and well-written article. It…
Beating the Winter Blues Five years ago on the winter solstice when my husband and I moved to Bainbridge Island from California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, our new neighbors, lifelong Washingtonians,…
Now Is the Time Time has a funny way about it. Moment by moment, it slips quietly by. Seasons and holidays return, whether we are ready for them or not.…
Time to Talk A documentary film exploring teen sexual assault, the role of social media and the impact of bullying from the perspective of the assailants and bullies was screened…