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COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives as County Virus Rates Climb

The first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine were administered to hospital staff in Seattle Dec. 15.

Dramatic End to Attempted County Health Dept. Takeover

A Pierce County Council attempt to terminate the 48-year-old agreement governing the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and place it under its own control came to an abrupt end Dec 15.
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Food Backpacks 4 Kids, now just over a decade old, transformed during the pandemic. In a matter of months, the organization more than doubled the amount of food going to families.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department launched a COVID-19 pilot testing program at three school districts in the county in December, including Peninsula, White River and Eatonville.
Chuck West of Lakebay, who served three previous terms as president, was again elected president of the Key Peninsula Community Council by a vote of its seated 2021 directors during its regular meeting Dec. 9 via Zoom.
KP Bischoff Food Bank was back in operation Saturday, Dec. 19. at its new location at 12402 134th Avenue NW at the corner of the Key Peninsula Highway after a sudden and exhausting move.
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Our longtime friends walked the country mile between us to deliver good cheer and connect on Christmas Eve. Nestled inside the small gift bag they brought was the crown jewel of northwest summers …
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Naming the New Bridge

The State Route 302 improvement project over Minter Creek is nearly finished. Most work is on winter suspension. It’s been suggested that the KP community formally name the replacement …

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