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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
The novel coronavirus is inspiring more people to grow their own fresh veggies this spring. Square foot … more
A drop in demand due to closure of the Chinese market adds to the downturn for Washington shellfish growers due to trade war tariffs. more
Two homes located on the Key Peninsula exist to help where help is needed, but recent intakes are rapidly changing with more homeless teens from greater … more
Martha and Steven Konicek never planned to own a tree farm. But in 2017 their neighbor clear-cut 40 acres and considered selling a nearby 40-acre parcel, land more
Pierce County remains the only county in Western Washington without a portion of sales tax allocated to fund treatment for behavioral health problems. more
Key Center is feeling some growing pains. As new businesses open and current businesses expand, owners are bumping up against the limits… more
Ex-CIA recruiter uses multiple talents to strengthen community. more
Long-time dream becomes a reality. Imagine spending a night of luxury in the trees, 15 feet above ground. Mike Ouellette and Mike … more
Sarah Anderson spilled the beans on Facebook in mid-October. She, her husband Bryant and mother Nan Feagin had purchased the building located between El Sombrero and the KP Smoke Shop and are planning to open a cafe. more
Proposed expansion will provide protection for prime aquatic habitat surrounding McNeil Island and south Key … more
“What is music?” is the first thing Mel Hing said as he sat down in Lulu’s … more
The plan is slated to be completed by the end of 2021. The implementation is uncertain. The Pierce County Council received the results of a study evaluating broadband … more
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