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July 30, 2016
Steve Weigley and his wife, Barbara Davenport, the owners of Packleader Farm at the north end of the Key Peninsula, train unwanted dogs to locate and save endangered species worldwide.


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July 30, 2016
After many chapters in the history of legalized marijuana sales on the Key Peninsula, the story may be reaching a conclusion.



July 30, 2016
The Key Peninsula’s newest preschool has no roof. Instead, youngsters at Swainston Homestead Sprouts preschool, opening in September, will play, count, draw, make music, snack and listen to stories entirely outdoors.



July 30, 2016
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) plans to install a pedestrian activated Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon (RRFB) to improve pedestrian safety at the crosswalk on SR-302 and 97th Avenue NW this summer, according to Rep. Jesse Young (R-26th).


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July 30, 2016
Key Center, now with over 30 businesses, professional services and organizations, began with the ideas of two men—Alden Visell and Elmer Olson—more than 85 years ago.


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July 30, 2016
Approximately 95 persons attended a standing-room-only meeting of the Pierce County Firearms Advisory Commission in the Whitmore Room at the KP Civic Center July 18.



July 30, 2016
A new brew is on tap on the Key Peninsula. It's called kombucha and is available in The Cellar at the Key Center Food Market and at Local Boys produce in Purdy.



July 30, 2016
The barbershop in the Purdy Shopping Center is sporting a new style.


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July 30, 2016
Evelyn Dadisman Evans died peacefully at her home—in Home—June 30 at age 96.


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July 30, 2016
Irene Knudson Rodman died in Plainville, Kansas, July 1. She was 86 years old.


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July 16, 2016
The group dynamic.



July 3, 2016
The Key Peninsula Little League (KPLL) minors team, the Benchwarmers, finished a perfect season by winning their Division 2 championship game against South Kitsap Western June 11 in Olalla.


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July 3, 2016
Two local men, ages 23 and 19, were arrested in the early hours of May 18 after police received numerous reports of shots fired from a car driving south on the Key Peninsula Highway from Purdy to Penrose State Park, where they are suspected of shooting a dog.



July 3, 2016
Natalie Beesinger, 16, of Lakebay, will spend her junior year in a German high school as one of 250 students chosen out of 3,000 applicants to receive the 2016 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship (CBYX).


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July 2, 2016
The Pierce County Council voted four-to-three along party lines June 14 to overturn Ordinance 2015-27s, which permitted sale of recreational marijuana in rural activity centers like Key Center.


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July 2, 2016
Love thy neighbor.


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July 2, 2016
Things will be getting a little messy at Volunteer Park in a few months, and if things continue to go well with the progress of the new Gateway Park, you’ll soon be seeing a mess there, too.



July 2, 2016
It has been nearly two years since geoduck farming was addressed by the Key Peninsula Land Use Advisory Commission (KPAC), but at the May meeting, the group was asked to weigh in on a new permit request for farms on the west side of the Key Peninsula.


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July 2, 2016
As director of Crossroads Treatment Center, a chemical dependency and treatment facility in Lakewood, Jeremiah Saucier sees firsthand the need for a holistic approach to treatment of substance abuse.


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July 2, 2016
The neighbors noted suspicious activity: A car off-kilter on the side of the road, bright lights in the woods on a dark night, a scuffle, and maybe sounds of gunshots on the beach.