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We are headed deeper into the forest with the darkest days ahead. On my walk this chilly fall morning, my breath along with the dog’s meets the cold and hangs suspended mid-air. It won’t be long before the trees shed the rest of their leaves. Untended, growing wild along the roadside, the last deep red apples cling to their branches as if for dear life. more
Simply keeping up with the news of rolling disasters has been quite an exercise in 2020. Time feels more distorted than ever in this, the seventh month of the pandemic life.  In September, … more
Does voting really matter? Key Peninsula voters say yes. And 2.5 million people in Washington State agree. An impressive 54.44% of registered voters cast ballots in the Aug. 4 primary election … more
Pierce County is failing to meet the goals for Phase 2 reopening. The desired 14-day average number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people should be under 25; that’s the number the state … more
The coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on customary municipal fireworks shows, but no doubt the skies above the Key Peninsula will light up … more
One of the most fulfilling aspects of belonging to a community is the discovery that even while we are physically distanced, we remain bound by … more
The Key Peninsula has something to cheer about in the middle of this nightmare. We survived the first wave of a global pandemic while navigating … more
“Oh, forget the guidebook, it’ll only scare you,” he said, his voice echoing off the deep walls of the canyon. “Head straight down the … more
My alarm went off early enough to witness daybreak. The fields, still white with frost, begin to shimmer under the warm glow of first light. … more
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented editorials. The best I can write within the confines of our local Key Peninsula News tradition … more
To everything there is a season and so begins the magical wonder of winter holidays. No other time of year is filled with such a deep sense of … more
For the moment, let’s forget everything happening in Washington, D.C. An endless stream of breaking news alerts, notifications, dings, beeps … more
For the second year in a row, KP News will take top honors in a statewide newspaper contest.  The Washington Newspaper Publishers … more
My first solo rescue call was an injured bald eagle spotted on the ground near the Stillaguamish River. The bird’s broken wing prevented any … more
An accidental summer guest flew in on a wing and quickly realized he’d made a big mistake. Like most startled birds, he instinctively flew … more
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Executive Editor, KP News It began with a chorus of frogs heralding the arrival of spring, a profusion of hardy flowering bulbs, followed by blossoming fruit trees – … more
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Executive Editor, KP News The official opening day of boating season, the KP Livable Community Fair, the Lakebay Fuchsia Society’s annual sale, Mother’s Day, … more
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Executive Editor, KP News It’s spring and time to get out and play. The first day was bathed in warmth as windows were thrown open to air out the dust of winter. Along … more
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Executive Editor, KP News What I like most about the snow is the blanket of beauty and silence that arrives with it. The first few inches deliver a magical stillness … more
Lisa Bryan, Executive Editor With all due respect to groundhogs everywhere on their national day of honor, February is the season of love. The branches are bare but the … more
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