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Sue Surratt Farewell Captain Farris Seventeen years ago, Herron Island needed a dedicated captain for our ferry, the M/V Charlie Wells. We got that, thankfully, plus a resilient and effective … more
Brook Hurst Stephens An Ode to Rhubarb Fewer things conjure up stronger emotions than the word rhubarb. Love it or hate it, it’s here for a few weeks and chances are you’re going to … more
Guest Column Archive Natural Yards Help Make Your Water Healthy The Shellfish Partners, Special to Key Peninsula News Lakes, streams and beautiful Puget Sound beaches surround Key Peninsula. … more
Brook Hurst Stephens April Showers Bring Edible Flowers When we hear the word “foraging,” some of us think about hiking through the woods, carefully picking the tender leaves of a stinging … more
Edward Robison, P.E. S.E. SB 5239 Won't Work Edward Robison, P.E., S.E. The Washington State Supreme Court’s decision in Whatcom County and Hirst versus Western Washington Growth … more
Carolyn Wiley State budget views What’s Happening with McCleary and fully funding state K-12 education? On day 91 of the 105th day of the 2017 Washington State Legislative Session, it … more
Shelly Koyen Tick Season May is Lyme disease awareness month. At the beginning of each spring, we often hear news reports on Lyme disease and are reminded to be aware of ticks. I never … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Remembering Who We Are I recently sat with two older men who have called the Key Peninsula home for many decades. It was a privilege to hear their stories of … more
Meredith Browand Voucher Education With the election of President Donald Trump and the confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, proponents of school choice have taken their place at the … more
Shelly Koyen It Takes a Village As March approached, my teenage daughter and I grew giddy at the prospect of having a place to live that didn’t involve mice, leaky roofs, freezing pipes and … more
Guest Column Archive Prison Education Saves Money Jan Walker Our state Legislature is considering a bill (SB 5069) to provide associate degree education to offenders inside our adult … more
Scott Gallacher Get Ready for Spring Springtime around the Key Peninsula is always beautiful; nature awakens and rebuilds itself as buds begin to bloom. Something of a different nature will … more
Joseph Pentheroudakis Name that Bird Chick-a-dee-dee-dee! Killdeer, killdeer, killdeer! Tow-heeeeeee! Have you noticed how some birds love their names so much, they can’t stop saying them? … more
Carolyn Wiley Our Legislature and Our Schools: The 2017 Legislature is faced with difficult decisions as it tries to comply with the state Supreme Court’s 2012 McCleary ruling ordering the … more
Meredith Browand March Meaning On Jan. 21, I gathered with approximately 100,000 other concerned citizens to participate in the Women’s March in Seattle. It was a day of camaraderie, … more
Rob Vajko March Sadness Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America resulted in one of the largest presidential inauguration protests in the history of … more
Rob Vajko No New Year's Resolutions If you’ve tried to find a parking space at your local gym or YMCA lately, you might have noticed that the parking lot is fuller than it was in the fall. … more
Carolyn Wiley Blue-Tarp Beautification and Appliance Migration People lucky enough to reside in areas of great beauty are naturally inspired to delve into artistic expression. The side effect … more
Bill Trandum Puget Sound Winter Sailing One thing a Puget Sound sailor can be sure of, if the wind from October to May is not from the south or southwest, it soon will be. Relatively warmer … more
Joseph Pentheroudakis Our Humble Gulls Sunsets at Herron Island’s South Beach never fail to deliver unforgettable light shows. A sky that won’t quit and colors that go from blinding gold … more
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