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The rate of COVID-19 infections in Pierce County initially decreased in September, but as people spend more time indoors and local schools welcome at least some students back to classrooms, the threat of a … more
“The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914” was a bestseller when it was published by historian Barbara Tuchman in 1966. Drawn from a collection of lengthy essays … more
The Key Peninsula voted to renew the existing maintenance and operation levy for KP Fire District 16 in the primary election Aug. 4. The department will continue to receive $800,000 a year from KP … more
Key Peninsula Fire District 16 promoted three firefighters to lieutenant and three lieutenants to captain at a swearing-in ceremony July 28. more
The Key Peninsula Fire District will assign two career firefighter/EMTs to the Longbranch Fire Station 24 hours a day starting in August, according to Fire Chief Dustin Morrow. Up to now, … more
Sometime in 1987, I think, I accidentally got to hear Toni Morrison read at a private gathering. I was a neophyte assistant at a large publisher in New York City. A sympathetic editor had offered … more
As the second quarter of 2020 came to a close, scientists and economists surveyed the impact of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, on the health and economy of the United … more
A June 17 Washington State revenue forecast projected an $8.8 billion drop in tax collections over the next three years. Gov. Jay Inslee canceled pay raises the same day for some state employees and … more
I was already in southern Turkey on my way to Syria when the Gulf War began in earnest in January 1991. I’d been unsuccessfully … more
When this whole thing started, the family indulged in these long, elaborate breakfasts since there was no place anyone had to be, … more
It’s not taxable, it’s not a loan, and it’s not an advance on a future refund. And if your income drops this year, you might get more next year. President Donald … more
As people struggle to make ends meet in a shattered economy, leaders and researchers look for a way out. At a press briefing April 14, state Secretary of Health John … more
Although the 2020 regular session just adjourned, a special session to address the damaged state economy may be coming soon. The Washington State Legislature adjourned its … more
While most consumers search for scarce necessities, others buy up everything they can find to … more
All but three Democratic candidates dropped out of the race before the election deadline, but the total vote spread between them and President Trump was narrow. more
In August 1984, I was in the summer term of my junior year at college in New York City, working part-time and starting chemotherapy for lymphoma. … more
The exponential rise of coronavirus cases in Washington has experts worried. Slowing the spread means “flattening the curve” to reduce a … more
You know you don’t like it, but do you know how it works? Washington state property tax is one of the most complicated in the nation… more
I don’t remember what time it was, if I ever knew, but I do remember sitting at the bar holding up a guy I’d never seen before who’d draped his … more
After successfully lobbying for a change in state law, KPFD 16 is exploring options to expand healthcare and save money. more
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