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Key Peninsula News interviewed candidates for three important local races, asking each: What are your priorities for the KP? What is the No. 1 thing you want to accomplish in office? Why are you qualified to do it? more
With over a decade of experience, Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson knows a thing or two about running elections. Other states look to Washington as a leader in … more
Tracey Perkosky, previously employed by the City of Bothell as parks planning and grants manager before COVID-19 costs and decreasing revenues caused layoffs in June, began her new job as executive … more
The Pierce County Library System started contactless curbside service at the Key Center Library Aug. 3. While the branch building remains closed to the public to help reduce the spread of … more
The Key Peninsula Fire District will assign two career firefighter/EMTs to the Longbranch Fire Station 24 hours a day starting in August, according to Fire Chief Dustin Morrow. Up to now, … more
Theresa Gano has been a rural mail carrier on the Key Peninsula for 23 years. What started out as a part-time job while tutoring students and raising her three daughters developed into a lifelong … more
As the second quarter of 2020 came to a close, scientists and economists surveyed the impact of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, on the health and economy of the United … more
A June 17 Washington State revenue forecast projected an $8.8 billion drop in tax collections over the next three years. Gov. Jay Inslee canceled pay raises the same day for some state employees and … more
The 2020 U.S. Census survey started in March and the response rate from the Key Peninsula is significantly lower than it is in the rest of the Tacoma census area. more
In an interview with Pierce County Councilman Derek Young (D-7th), Young assured constituents that they wouldn’t have to wait much longer for the burger and beer they’ve been dying for. more
Constituents heard updates from federal and local leaders. Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-6th) hosted a telephone town hall May 11 to provide an update on the federal … more
Fire Chief Dustin Morrow spells out district funding mechanisms and needs.  Key Peninsula Fire District 16 will return to the voting public for a four-year renewal of its … more
It wouldn’t be summer without road construction. An upcoming open house on two projects will provide an opportunity for community input. Progress continues as scheduled to … more
It’s not taxable, it’s not a loan, and it’s not an advance on a future refund. And if your income drops this year, you might get more next year. President Donald … more
As people struggle to make ends meet in a shattered economy, leaders and researchers look for a way out. At a press briefing April 14, state Secretary of Health John … more
The one thing about the fire service that is a constant is that you never know from day to day what will present. The COVID-19 outbreak has proved that point. The … more
At least 70 people attended a virtual COVID-19 Key Peninsula Town Hall meeting April 2 to hear … more
The public continues to enjoy its parks, sometimes too much. Key Pen Parks has taken measures to keep community spaces safe and … more
Although the 2020 regular session just adjourned, a special session to address the damaged state economy may be coming soon. The Washington State Legislature adjourned its … more
While most consumers search for scarce necessities, others buy up everything they can find to … more
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