Irene Torres
January 1, 2017
Andrew Michaelson, 42, retired from the U.S. Marines in 2014 after 22 years, was hired by Jerry Davis at Drive-Thru Feed in December 2015.

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Colleen Slater
January 1, 2017
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.


Irene Torres
January 1, 2017
Wicked Good Eats closed its doors for the last time Dec. 9, five months to the day it opened.


Irene Torres
January 1, 2017
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.


Frank Slater
January 1, 2017
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.

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Matthew Dean
December 1, 2016
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.

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Matthew Dean
December 1, 2016
Even as overall crime rates decrease in Washington, property crime continues to heavily affect rural areas like the Key Peninsula.


Ted Olinger
December 1, 2016
KP 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 September.


Sara Thompson
December 1, 2016
Pierce County Councilman Derek Young loves his job.

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Matthew Dean
December 1, 2016
The Pierce County Council held its weekly meeting in the gym of the Key Peninsula Civic Center Nov. 1, 2016.


Alice Kinerk
December 1, 2016
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.


Sara Thompson
December 1, 2016
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.


Lisa Bryan
December 1, 2016
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a familiar term, but understanding it is key to survival for combat veterans off the battlefield.