Lisa Bryan, Executive Editor

Lisa Bryan, Executive Editor

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I spent a number of years as an early morning commuter into the city. Slipping into the stream with all the others in such a regular pattern, I noticed many of the same drivers in the same cars day … more
A year has passed since the first mention of the novel coronavirus in a KP News staff meeting. The whole world has changed since. The stress and fatigue from living during the pandemic comes in … more
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 … more
The 2020 election was a mixed bag for Key Peninsula voters of all persuasions. We all got something but none of us got everything we wanted. more
We are headed deeper into the forest with the darkest days ahead. On my walk this chilly fall morning, my breath along with the dog’s meets the cold and hangs suspended mid-air. It won’t be long before the trees shed the rest of their leaves. Untended, growing wild along the roadside, the last deep red apples cling to their branches as if for dear life. more
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, … more
Does voting really matter? Key Peninsula voters say yes. And 2.5 million people in Washington State agree. An impressive 54.44% of registered voters cast ballots in the Aug. 4 primary election … more
Pierce County is failing to meet the goals for Phase 2 reopening. The desired 14-day average number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people should be under 25; that’s the number the state … more
One of the most fulfilling aspects of belonging to a community is the discovery that even while we are physically distanced, we remain bound by … more
The Key Peninsula has something to cheer about in the middle of this nightmare. We survived the first wave of a global pandemic while navigating … more
“Oh, forget the guidebook, it’ll only scare you,” he said, his voice echoing off the deep walls of the canyon. “Head straight down the … more
My alarm went off early enough to witness daybreak. The fields, still white with frost, begin to shimmer under the warm glow of first light. … more
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented editorials. The best I can write within the confines of our local Key Peninsula News tradition … more
I am settling in with a cup of hot coffee after a walk in the woods with the dogs. There is nothing so invigorating as the feeling that follows … more
To everything there is a season and so begins the magical wonder of winter holidays. No other time of year is filled with such a deep sense of … more
For the moment, let’s forget everything happening in Washington, D.C. An endless stream of breaking news alerts, notifications, dings, beeps … more
For the second year in a row, KP News will take top honors in a statewide newspaper contest.  The Washington Newspaper Publishers … more
My first solo rescue call was an injured bald eagle spotted on the ground near the Stillaguamish River. The bird’s broken wing prevented any … more
The Key Peninsula is a community where being different turns out to be a very good thing.  When the Key Peninsula News joined the Washington … more
An accidental summer guest flew in on a wing and quickly realized he’d made a big mistake. Like most startled birds, he instinctively flew … more
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