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At its May 14 meeting, the Key Peninsula Fire District 16 board of commissioners appointed Cambria Queen to fill a vacancy left by the retirement of Commissioner Frank Grubaugh, despite controversy over the decision. more
Adam Nicholas Randolph was sentenced to 50 months in prison and five years of supervision after pleading guilty to sneaking into PHS girls bathroom to take pictures and record videos of girls. more
Former state representative Jesse Young (R-Gig Harbor) and newcomer Josh Smith (I-Gig Harbor) announced candidacies to compete in the 26th Legislative District for positions 1 and 2 respectively. more
Tom Bates of Lakebay is headed back to Ukraine for three more months of moving food and supplies to people near the front and evacuating injured or abandoned animals. more
A teacher at Evergreen Elementary School was put on administrative leave by the Peninsula School District in early March after allegations of “misconduct toward students. more
A four-person team from Key Peninsula Fire District 16 scored well at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 33rd annual firefighter Columbia Tower stair climb in Seattle March 10. … more
The Key Peninsula Fire Department added two pieces of equipment in early February, beefing up its rescue arsenal. The new mini-pumper is a small fire engine that is less expensive to purchase … more
Rep. Spencer Hutchins (R-Gig Harbor) announced his decision not to seek a second term serving the 26th LD in the state House of Representatives in a press release Feb. 6. more
Attorney Adison Richards (D-Bremerton) launched his campaign in December 2023 and began fundraising to win the seat he lost to Rep. Spencer Hutchins (R-Gig Harbor) by less than 1% of the vote. more
The Key Peninsula Lions Club will hold its 37th Key Peninsula Citizen of the Year Award recognizing outstanding community members at the KP Civic Center March 23 beginning at 5 p.m. more
Key Peninsula voters elected John Pat Kelly to the board of fire commissioners and returned three incumbents to office on Nov. 7. … more
Key Peninsula News staff and contributors shattered their own record Oct. 7 by earning 25 awards at the statewide Washington Newspaper Publishers Association 2023 Better Newspaper Contest. more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed that three adult harbor seals in Puget Sound tested positive for the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 strain Sept. 8. The seals stranded on … more
The Office of the Secretary of State operates a secure online system for the public to make donations to verified relief organizations, including those now assisting survivors, first responders and … more
Wellspring Fellowship held its first worship service July 8 at its new temporary location in Lakebay until its own church is constructed on land purchased in 2018. Thanks to the open arms of … more
The Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau wants the Key Peninsula to enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July. Just don’t do them before or after. more
After interviewing numerous candidates, Peninsula School District announced that Kim Kinney was selected as the new assistant principal of Key Peninsula Middle School beginning in the 2023-24 school … more
Two Peninsula School District students received awards for their artwork in the 27th annual Our Own Expressions Teen Writing and Art Contest presented by the Pierce County Library System May 20. … more
Nine candidates filed to run for positions in three local races for the Aug. 1 primary election affecting the Key Peninsula. The winners will move on to the general election Nov. 7. One spot on … more
Penrose State Park on the west side of the Key Peninsula near Home reopened for day use only May 15 after being closed to the public Jan. 16 for extensive repairs to its septic system. The campground … more
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