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The Washington State Department of Transportation announced November 15 that a culvert replacement beneath the State Route 302 spur on Purdy Drive, south of 144th Street NW, has been … more
The 18th semi-annual candidate forum took place before a crowd of 100 or more at the Key Peninsula Civic Center October 11, and was mostly civil but for the behavior of one participant. The … more
In October Pierce County plans to sign a contract with a broadband franchise to provide high speed internet service through a privatized fiberoptic network to 526 households on the north Key … more
His final term ends in January 2023. more
If you’re from around here, Norm Dicks needs no introduction. more
Traffic volume on the Key Peninsula has increased at a relatively low rate in recent years despite appearances more
The Washington State Department of Transportation began work to replace two culverts at the end of July under State Route 302 on Little Minter Creek … more
She served six fire chiefs and even more fire commissioners through good times and bad for the KP fire district — and herself — helping to build an accounting system and plan budgets … more
Pierce County Council candidate Josh Harris (R) will not be charged with any crimes after he shot a man in Tacoma May 30, according to the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Harris … more
Following countless near misses, fender benders and more serious collisions, the Pierce County Department of Planning and Public Works recently announced its plan to develop a roundabout design to … more
Two months into his tenure, KP Fire Chief Nick Swinhart told Key Peninsula News the biggest challenges his department faces include balancing the budget and developing a capital facilities plan to … more
Key Peninsula will help choose candidates for two federal, one state, three legislative district and two county positions in the primary elections Aug. 2, in addition to judicial offices and local … more
Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz visited Lakebay Marina June 4 in part to celebrate the partnership to save the iconic facility and to see for herself what the Department of … more
District 7 is a unique and diverse district that includes urban University Place, Gig Harbor and the rural Key Peninsula and its many miles of shoreline. As is true for all council districts, Key … more
It is important for the public to understand why Key Peninsula volunteer firefighters have been outspoken at recent board of commissioner meetings. Volunteers are all citizens who live on the Key … more
Dominick “Nick” Swinhart was hired as the new chief for KP Fire District 16 by the board of fire commissioners at their biweekly meeting April 12. He will start the job May 16, succeeding … more
The Washington state legislature adjourned its 60-day session March 10 after approving a large transportation package and some legislation that will affect the Key Peninsula region, raising state … more
As the pandemic wanes, real estate development continues its recent rise on the Key Peninsula, seemingly despite planning restrictions limiting population density. But the rural zone designations … more
Assistant Fire Chief Hal Wolverton was returned to duty by the Key Peninsula Board of Fire Commissioners 14 weeks after it placed him on paid administrative leave during a third party investigation … more
The bimonthly Key Peninsula fire commission meetings have been unusually well attended since the public first learned the fire district bought $2.125 million worth of Key Center real estate at the … more
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