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The doctor’s office on the hill above Key Center, where generations of Key Peninsula families have received medical care, is about to have new management. more
Another wave of COVID-19 over the winter could be more severe than those of last spring and summer because it would coincide with other seasonal viruses like the flu, according to a September report from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. more
I came to Seattle in the spring of 1991 when I was 27 and somehow landed a part-time job tutoring teenagers. There was no good reason for me to be doing that, other than I’d had experience … more
It seems an appropriate season to revisit the work of an author who wanted nothing but that his readers recognize the unexpected grace in people unlike themselves and offer them an unfamiliar mercy. more
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
Firefighters discovered the bodies of Ted Ralston, 71, and Joanna Gormly, 73, in the basement of their burning home on Vaughn Bay the evening of May 17. They also discovered evidence the two had been murdered and that accelerants were used to start the fire and cover the crime. 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
Father, husband, coach and a driving force behind the enduring … 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
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