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Approximately 5 million people had fled Ukraine and another 8 million were internally displaced as of May 15 after their country was invaded by the Russian Federation Feb. 24. Many who ran tried to … more
One of the better memories I have from my 1970s high school years are the hours I stole for myself by ditching an English class I despised. I hid out in the stacks of the library, sneaking along the … more
The Longbranch Foundation was just one of 18 Key Peninsula donors to the Peninsula Hawks Scholarship Fund in 2022, but it’s also one of the biggest institutional supporters of KP … more
One hundred and thirty-four graduating Peninsula High School seniors received $366,800 in scholarships at the Peninsula Hawks Scholarship Fund award ceremony May 18. Fifty scholarship winners were … more
Solo circumnavigator Erden Eruç of Wauna, 60, made landfall at Legazpi City in the Philippines March 24, becoming the first person to row from North America to Asia after launching from … more
Chris Bronstad is painting for Ukraine. The retired Key Peninsula Middle School teacher and local artist, who lives in Vaughn, spent the last few years concentrating on his award-winning artwork. … more
Dominick “Nick” Swinhart was hired as the new chief for KP Fire District 16 by the board of fire commissioners at their biweekly meeting April 12. He will start the job May 16, succeeding … more
Nick Swinhart grew up in Montesano. “As a paid firefighter I started in Raymond in 1992, but I started before that in 1989 as a volunteer in Grays Harbor. Most of my career was spent at the … more
Six months after breaking ground on the first assisted-living homes for elders on the Key Peninsula — a dream that took over a decade to launch — the Mustard Seed Project received the … more
Lakebay resident Siu-May “Sil” Wong-Underwood, 44, returned home March 12 from an 11-day mission to the Polish border with Ukraine to assess needs and provide resources for the … more
Traffic fatalities across the U.S. increased 12% in the first nine months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, the largest annual rise since 1975 according to an October 2021 study from the … more
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Assistant Fire Chief Hal Wolverton was returned to duty by the Key Peninsula Board of Fire Commissioners 14 weeks after it placed him on paid administrative leave during a third party investigation … more
The bimonthly Key Peninsula fire commission meetings have been unusually well attended since the public first learned the fire district bought $2.125 million worth of Key Center real estate at the … more
Solo circumnavigator Erden Eruç, 60, of Wauna, made landfall on Guam Feb. 12 after 208 days rowing from California by way of Oahu on his second human-powered trip around the world. He has … more
An old pal of mine asked me to do him a favor a couple years ago and come talk to a freshman composition class at the university where he was a dean. It would really help him out; his department had … more
At its biweekly meeting Jan. 11, the Key Peninsula Fire District board of commissioners heard a proposal for development of the $2.125 million worth of Key Center real estate it purchased in November … more
The Key Peninsula Fire Department experienced several significant changes at the end of 2021. Fire Chief Dustin Morrow left to become chief at Central Pierce Fire & Rescue Dec. 1; his interim … more
After a dramatic rise in cases last summer with the delta variant, COVID-19 cases gradually fell on the Key Peninsula until the arrival of the holidays and omicron.  The average daily case … more
The Key Peninsula Fire District board of fire commissioners unexpectedly voted to put Assistant Fire Chief Hal Wolverton on paid administrative leave during its biweekly meeting Dec. … more
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