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Hope Recovery Center Won’t Build on KP

The five-year dream of building a residential addiction treatment center on the Key Peninsula ended in August when the nonprofit Hope Recovery Center board of directors withdrew its application for a conditional use permit.

Algae Bloom Cause of Summer Stench on Burley Lagoon

Residents of Burley Lagoon reported a stench in mid to late August that reminded some of the clam die-off on Rocky Bay last summer.

Kolby Asbra — Ultimate Kid Whisperer

A descendant of old timers Art and Hazel Fenton, who purchased 240 acres in the Minter area in 1939, Kolby Asbra has deep roots on the Key Peninsula.

Local News
Ten candidates for six local public offices ranging from the Washington State House of Representatives to Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer participated in a 90-minute candidate forum online hosted by the Key Peninsula Community Council Oct. 13.
Dr. Anthony Chen, director of the Tacoma-Pierce County Public Health Department, was in high demand in July as school boards and superintendents, public and private, sought guidance on reopening in …
Mark Cockerill joined the Key Peninsula Community Council as a director last fall with no idea that he would soon dive into the abyss of local broadband access, or lack thereof, on the KP. …
Masks are an annoyance for those who use them, but do they really stop the spread of the virus? If so, which mask is best? Do you need a mask if you always social distance?
The Washington State Senate passed a bill in March that will require all public school districts to teach comprehensive sexual health education for grades K-12 by the school year …
Arts
Key Peninsula writer and teacher Alice Kinerk has self-published her first full-length novel. “The Octopus Under the Bridge” follows the adventures of Jay, a 14-year-old who lives in a …
Out and About
Commentary
Here's What I Think About That
Simply keeping up with the news of rolling disasters has been quite an exercise in 2020. Time feels more distorted than ever in this, the seventh month of the pandemic life.  In September, …
Peninsula Views
The Fifth Season

Here on the West Coast, we’re witnessing the birth of an ominous new season: smoke season.

No, We’re Still Here. For Now.

I Hope You Dance

Plague Parenting, Part II – “Bugs are my Friends Now”

Voices From the Past

Letters to the Editor
Much-Needed Agents of Change

Key Peninsula needs fresh voices in the Washington House of Representatives.

The Fallout for Children in Foster Care