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Friday, 31 March 2017 15:17

What is the KP News’ Mission?

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I have followed with interest a number of comments on Facebook addressing the conundrum of whether or not this newspaper should provide a forum for people to voice their political points of view (“March Sadness” and “March Meaning,” March 2017).

Friday, 31 March 2017 15:16

Logging Articles Miss Some Key Points

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I am an associate professor with Washington State University Extension Forestry. I provide education and assistance to small-forest landowners in six Puget Sound counties.

Last month’s story reminded me of something that happened some years ago on the Key Peninsula.

A property owners’ association road ran along the west boundary of the community.

Friday, 31 March 2017 15:14

Logging on the Key

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Even though logging companies need a forest renewal plan to get the permit that requires them to replant within three years, some have found a loophole where they purchase the land, clear it with a permit from DNR, then go to the county to get the property use changed and then resell it without doing the forest renewal plan and leaving behind a mess for the people of the Key Peninsula to deal with. The companies who are doing a lot of the clear-cutting on the Key Peninsula do not care about what is happening here, they are only looking to profit.

This is happening in my neighborhood right now and I have talked with the DNR. The gentleman who was hired to cut down the trees was the one who informed me that the companies are sending out letters to landowners on the Key who have timber on their land to see if they will sell. The property in my neighborhood wasn't even for sale, and now they have started putting in the septic and well. I guess they went to the county and had it changed, even though their permit with DNR said they were going to replant. 

I understand that this can work well for the selling landowner, but not for life on the Key.

Emme McAbee

Lakebay

Friday, 31 March 2017 15:12

Education Funding

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I would like to make a few comments on state Sen. Angel's article about school funding.

Friday, 31 March 2017 15:10

A Thank You from the Superintendent

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During my first seven months here, I have had meetings at least two or three times a week with some group, organization or individual seeking to find ways they can support our students and this school district.