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Alexander Lopiccolo, 30, of Wauna, is an occupational therapist who helps children with a range of behavioral, social and physical challenges. His patients may be autistic or have attention deficit…
Once considered a problem limited to active duty male military service members and veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder is regularly diagnosed in female service members and veterans who most often suffer…
Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on logging on the Key Peninsula. The first article provides an overview of permitting requirements and an example of what…
Andrew Michaelson, 42, retired from the U.S. Marines in 2014 after 22 years. He served as an infantry unit leader with two tours in Iraq and two in Afghanistan. He…
Sweet Jane opened its doors Dec. 1 at the Harvest Time market/gas station on State Route 302 in Wauna. The store currently sells recreational marijuana, but will also offer medicinal…
Last summer, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction announced new learning standards for health and physical education scheduled for adoption by Washington K-12 schools statewide in autumn 2017,…
Just Say Know The 2016 general election is over. The votes were cast, counted and certified. It might seem that our job as citizens has come to an end. We…
Zachary Goddard unexpectedly died Nov. 19. He was 20 years old. Goddard was born Aug. 5, 1996 in Tacoma but grew up on the Key Peninsula. He graduated from Peninsula…
The First Timer As an advocate for the responsible and ethical growth of the cannabis industry here in Washington, not to mention being a very curious person, you would think…
In June 2016, CHI Franciscan Health initiated a certificate of need request with the Washington State Department of Health for permission to build the unfinished fifth floor at St. Anthony…
Wicked Good Eats closed its doors for the last time Dec. 9, five months to the day it opened.
Chad Oliveira couldn’t stand it any longer. He had been hearing about the plight of the water protectors of the Standing Rock Reservation since October.
Homeless Close to Home   You see them standing on the corners, holding a sign that says, “Will work for food.” Sometimes you help, offering a little change, a $5…
The Pierce County Council unanimously approved its 2017 budget Nov. 29, including money for more local law enforcement and crime prevention efforts and for Key Peninsula parks. The council later…
On Nov. 17, more than 50 people met at Key Peninsula Community Services in Home to discuss transportation needs on the KP. The transportation summit was sponsored by the Key…
In 1884, Horace Knapp bought 19 acres from Isaac Hawks on the east side of Burley Lagoon for $23.75 and turned it into a town site to encourage settlement. Joseph…
Tech help Meet with a librarian, on a day of your choosing, to receive personal help. Register for an appointment online at getsmart.pcls.us or call 548-3309.
The house next to the Vaughn post office on Olson Drive in Key Center has attracted attention in recent years as the owner has expanded the building several times.
Teen Depression Is Real Most of us get up every morning wanting to live life to the fullest; we give it all we’ve got and have expectations of how far…
Good Wood For Good Heat   I was at Lulu’s Homeport one recent morning when a local woodcutter walked through the door and proudly announced, “I sold over 100 cords…
Second Chances I grew up deep in the heart of Texas, in a family with an entrenched church-going tradition—not a meandering Methodist among us until I came along. There at…
Our Humble Gulls Sunsets at Herron Island’s South Beach never fail to deliver unforgettable light shows. A sky that won’t quit and colors that go from blinding gold to pale…
Dear Neighbors: 2016 was a year we will all remember and one that we hope will lead to a better and more peaceful world. While some are pessimistic, we remain…