Naughty or Nice, Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Most of the year, Santa Claus can go about in public without a single child noticing him. But come autumn, he breaks out his red fedora and starts waxing his moustache; he is no longer incognito.
The Peninsula School District officially welcomed its third of four new buildings this year with a formal ribbon-cutting and public tour at Evergreen Elementary. It is the first new school built on the Key Peninsula in decades.
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Pierce County Fire District 16 Board of Commissioners appointed Assistant Chief Hal Wolverton interim fire chief for Key Peninsula Fire Department.

Peninsula Community Health Services opened the doors to its new Key Peninsula Clinic, providing primary medical and dental care for children and adults.
Blend Wine Shop closed its doors — eventually — for the last time Oct. 30.
The Washington State Redistricting Commission failed to meet the deadline to submit its plans for new congressional and legislative district maps Nov. 15. Responsibility for redistricting now goes to …
Last spring new leadership stepped in at Food Backpacks 4 Kids.
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Here's What I Think About That
Thanksgiving was a day of talking a little too loudly, gesturing a little too broadly and experiencing all the good feelings of true belonging that we’ve missed over the past two years. It …
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Holiday Magic

My daughter, Violet, has been waiting for Santa since last January. It feels like she’s asked, “How much longer until Christmas?” just about every single day. I was the same …

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The Miracle of Boats

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Commercial Geoduck Operations Too Destructive

I have lived in the area over 40 years and walked the beaches and forests of the Key Peninsula. I see firsthand the damage that commercial geoduck harvesting does to the beach. I was at the Haley …

Fire Chief's Departure

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