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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. more
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. more
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. … more
The Key Peninsula Fire Department received grant funding earlier this year to proactively work with residents who are high frequency 911 users. The program is intended to provide early interventions … more
Carrie Phillips, a licensed naturopathic doctor, saw her first patient at Blue Spark Health in late December on the KP. Soon after her opening, the pandemic hit, with a slowdown in calls and visits, … more
UPDATE: The Peninsula School District announced Sept. 4 that in-person classroom instruction will begin Sept. 21 for K-1 students with remote learning options available. It has since been delayed to Sept. 28. more
The list of plants that can harm you, your child or your pet is enough to strike terror into any heart. Hemlock was famously used to execute Socrates. Deadly nightshade, mistaken for edible berries, … more
“It went systemic. It took my whole mind, body and soul. Nothing could interfere with the concentration of it.” That is how Brynn Rydell described her first experience making glass … 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
Much was celebrated May 20 when 166 Peninsula High School graduating seniors, 62 from the Key Peninsula, were awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships from the Peninsula Hawks Scholarship Fund. more
Thanks to the dedication of a Key Peninsula couple, a simple post on a few Facebook pages has brought more than 25 tons of produce to Key Peninsula homes and food banks. And more is likely on the way. more
Although Gov. Jay Inslee has lifted fishing restrictions in the state due to COVID-19 concerns, crabbing in South Puget Sound will likely remain closed to all crab harvesting for the third year in a row. more
A small but excited group gathered June 5 as Peninsula School District Superintendent Art Jarvis, Principal Hugh Maxwell and the five school board members put feet to shovels to break ground for the new Evergreen Elementary School. more
Angelic volunteers reopen the Angel Guild Thrift Shop in Phase 2. Photo: Caleb Galbreath, KP News Pandemic and unexpected expenses present problems to local institution … more
Students, teachers, staff and parents had to team up to face an unprecedented challenge. Students and teachers entered a new learning world when schools closed suddenly … more
Amidst a pandemic, a teacher and her students strive to learn about humanity.Vicky Schauer, eighth- grade English and Language Arts teacher at Key Peninsula Middle School, is passionate about her final unit, Voices of the Holocaust. more
Using science to limit slug damage. Slugs are different things to different people: a gardener’s nightmare, a forest worker breaking down decomposing forest vegetation, … more
Teachers and staff keeping students connected, fed and learning in a changed world. Sheri Ahlheim was teaching her sixth period math class at Peninsula High School March … more
At least 70 people attended a virtual COVID-19 Key Peninsula Town Hall meeting April 2 to hear … more
PSD is one of several potential partners with the county to install fiber optic cable througout the district. Peninsula School District recently signed a new contract … more
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