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Traffic volume on the Key Peninsula has increased at a relatively low rate in recent years despite appearances more
The Washington State Department of Transportation began work to replace two culverts at the end of July under State Route 302 on Little Minter Creek … more
Pierce County Council candidate Josh Harris (R) will not be charged with any crimes after he shot a man in Tacoma May 30, according to the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Harris … more
The collective Rotary Clubs of Gig Harbor conferred the Rotary Star Award on Sara Thompson during a ceremony May 20 at Canterwood Golf and Country Club in Gig Harbor.  more
Held in honor of its official date of incorporation, April 10, 1956, the Key Peninsula Civic Center Association unveiled its newly installed brick path near the entrance of the civic center during an … more
The Washington state legislature adjourned its 60-day session March 10 after approving a large transportation package and some legislation that will affect the Key Peninsula region, raising state … more
Three KPFD firefighters donned full gear and climbed all 69 floors of the Columbia Center Tower in Seattle March 13 to raise funds for blood cancer research and patient services. The 31st annual … more
Pierce County is seeking volunteers for its 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Jan. 27 and 28. According to the county, the PIT count provides data to review trends, plan programs and gather … more
Almost nothing went according to plan for 2 Margaritas owners Ricardo Sahagun and Edgar Anaya, the cousins and business partners who purchased the former site of Lulu’s Homeport Restaurant and … more
Key Peninsula News won second place for its first time win in the Newspapers of Excellence category. The award is judged on content, layout and overall impression from … more
After celebrating its 10th anniversary Oct. 8, Blend Wine Shop will close its doors permanently Oct. 30. “Even as we were recovering and revenues were slowly starting to return … more
Cats of the Key [Photo gallery]
Earlier in the year we thought it would be fun to run a collection of KP dog photos. That made a lot of dogs and their owners very happy, but it riled up the loyal opposition, the cat people. … more
Two Key Peninsula residents died in separate accidents in July. Pedestrian Colby Jake Pederson, 32, was hit and killed by a car July 28 on Wright Bliss Road NW just north of 109th St. Ct. NW at … more
It takes a lot of talent and diligence to bring Key Peninsula News to your mailbox every month. A growing group of donors help pay the bills, loyal advertisers add a significant contribution and we … more
Multiple improvements over an 8-mile stretch of State Route 302 stretching from Elgin Clifton Road to Purdy, delayed by Covid restrictions in 2020, are back on track for completion by year’s … more
Two teenagers died on the Key Peninsula June 28 just a few hours and a few miles apart in unrelated accidents. Will Huck of Port Orchard, 17, drowned in Horseshoe Lake at approximately 3:15 … more
A new historical plaque in honor of the Native People of Filucy Bay was unveiled at the Longbranch Marina in a dedication ceremony May 26. Well-known archeologist and anthropologist Lynn Larson, a … more
The notorious Down Home Band directed by Dr. William Roes will throw off the shackles of the pandemic to (safely) begin rehearsals for its 2021 “Back from Behind” season June 24, 7 p.m. … more
An arrest was made April 28 in connection with the burglary of the Lakebay Post Office April 3 and the break-in at the Belfair Post Office in Mason County April 17. The two cases were earlier … more
Peninsula Community Health Services has leased office space off the Key Peninsula Highway in the building formerly occupied by Art Beads. more
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