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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
More than 100 people gathered May 22 for the first opportunity to speak publicly about a Taylor Shellfish Co. application to convert part of its current oyster and clam bed farms in Burley Lagoon to … more
The Key Peninsula Fire District 16 board of fire commissioners will determine options for constructing a new headquarters facility in Key Center — or not — and renovations to existing stations. more
KP School Bus Connects, the only regularly scheduled transportation program available to the community, will come to an end June 30. The demise of the program has led to a new push to meet the … more
Voters approved two Peninsula School District levies on the Feb. 14 ballot. At press time the Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy passed by 64.07% and the Safety, Security … more
Key Peninsula Fire District 16 terminated the lease agreement for the commercial Calahan property (formerly O’Callahan’s, Buck’s and Reed’s) at the corner of KP Highway NW and … more
County residents over age 61 or who are fully disabled and have a gross household income below $45,708 may qualify for the Pierce County Property Tax Exemption program. Newly elected county … more
In early December 2016, Washington State Rep. Michelle Caldier (R-26th) was awakened by a crushing pain on the side of her head. She suddenly lost vision in her left eye from acute glaucoma, a … more
Comcast and Pierce County finalized an agreement in January to bring high speed internet to at least 526 homes and businesses on the north end of the Key Peninsula. The approximately $5 million … more
At the Key Pen Park board of commissioners meeting December 14, the board responded to an earlier proposal presented by a group of community leaders.  more
The Key Peninsula Fire Department had been contemplating replacement of Station 46, its district headquarters, for some years without a specific plan when three real estate parcels in Key Center came … more
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
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