The Key Peninsula has multiple food banks, each with its own history and style of community support.
Even 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.
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 rejected a proposed sales tax increase within the budget to fund new mental health care.
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 to council members.
Even as overall crime rates decrease in Washington, property crime continues to heavily affect rural areas like the Key Peninsula.
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.
Pierce County Councilman Derek Young (D-7th) met with the Key Peninsula Advisory Commission Oct. 20 to discuss social and financial issues affecting KP residents.
Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church is striving to make a difference on the Key Peninsula.
As the general election draws near, Gig Harbor resident Larry Seaquist is preparing his campaign for state representative for the 26th Legislative District, Position 1. Seaquist brings with him experience in the state House, having won election four consecutive times starting in 2006. After being narrowly defeated by Michelle Caldier in 2014, Seaquist is returning to politics.