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The Washington State House of Representatives released the report of its investigation into complaints of demeaning, intimidating and bullying behavior by Rep. Michelle Caldier (R-26th). more
After 10 years in Congress, Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-6th) announced Nov. 9 that he would not seek re-election. Three Democrats and one Republican have announced campaigns to succeed him. more
Restoration of salmon habitat at Whiteman Cove is set to begin in 2024, following a $6.9 million appropriation in the state capital budget. more
Key Peninsula News staff and contributors shattered their own record Oct. 7 by earning 25 awards at the statewide Washington Newspaper Publishers Association 2023 Better Newspaper Contest. more
Thanks largely to efforts by Pierce County Councilmember Robyn Denson (D-7th, Gig Harbor), Key Peninsula residents will be able to take a holiday weekend shuttle between the Longbranch Improvement … more
I appreciated John Pat Kelly’s letter to the editor regarding the current KP fire commissioner position 3 election where he expressed his disappointment that I am running unopposed … more
I encourage all voters to cast their ballots for two very deserving candidates for fire commissioner positions. Shawn Jensen, position No. 3, has been a fire commissioner for the past seven … more
If chosen by the will of the citizens of the Key Peninsula, as a write-in candidate for fire commissioner position 3 with Pierce County Fire District No. 16, I, Hal Wolverton, vow to bring back … more
Retired Key Peninsula Assistant Fire Chief Hal Wolverton registered with the Pierce County Auditor’s office as a write-in candidate Oct. 5 for fire commission position No. 3, opposing incumbent … more
Preliminary planning is underway for a roadside path to connect Key Center and the Red Barn Youth Center at the corner of the Key Peninsula Highway and 84th Street NW, a distance of about 500 yards. more
The Key Peninsula Civic Center hosted candidates Sept. 12 for what has become a perennial KP election season tradition. Eight contenders participated in a 90-minute Q&A and reception to explain … more
Ten years ago, then-state legislator Derek Kilmer considered running for Congress to replace the retiring Norm Dicks (D-6th), but he had some reservations. “I was conscious that if I was … more
The Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau wants the Key Peninsula to enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July. Just don’t do them before or after. more
In late May and early June drivers may have noticed wider than usual swaths of dead vegetation along the sides of many Key Peninsula roads. A combination of factors, including unusual early spring … more
Vegetation and wildland fires have been occurring more frequently and earlier in the season on the Key Peninsula in recent years, according to Public Information Officer and Volunteer Battalion Chief … more
The Key Peninsula Fire District 16 board of fire commissioners is nearing completion of its research to determine the future of Key Center real estate parcels it purchased in 2021 for a possible new … more
Nine candidates filed to run for positions in three local races for the Aug. 1 primary election affecting the Key Peninsula. The winners will move on to the general election Nov. 7. One spot on … more
The 2023 Washington State legislative session welcomed in-person politics back to Olympia for the first time since 2020, when the legislature adjourned days before statewide COVID-19 restrictions … more
In 2021 homeowners on the Key Peninsula began receiving letters informing them they were required to have their septic systems inspected. The two-year process to notify all homeowners in the … more
Penrose State Park on the west side of the Key Peninsula near Home reopened for day use only May 15 after being closed to the public Jan. 16 for extensive repairs to its septic system. The campground … more
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