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Rep. Derek Kilmer took time over the Fourth of July holiday to talk with KP News about his hopes for both this and the other Washington. more
WSDOT plans to work on SR-302 for the better part of a year. Courtesy WSDOT Wauna/Purdy traffic may be getting a whole lot worse before it gets better. The Washington State … more
Key Peninsula Fire Department units responded to a single car rollover accident at the 3400 block of Whiteman Road SW in Lakebay Sunday afternoon July 6. A Lakebay man and woman were … more
Lakebay Marina owner Mark Scott faces a variety of legal challenges as he attempts to bring his property and business into compliance with state and county laws. more
Sami Jensen, who has lived on the Key Peninsula for 20 years, is seeking election to the Peninsula School District School Board this fall to represent Director District 1, … more
Longtime KP resident Chuck West was the first to declare his candidacy for Peninsula School District Board Director Position 1. Growing up on an old family farm near Peacock … more
This August, Key Peninsula voters will have the choice to make the fire district’s longstanding emergency medical services levy permanent. The current levy was approved … more
After hearing arguments from lawyers for both Hope Recovery Center and No On HRC June 5, Pierce County Hearing Examiner Stephen Causseaux, Jr. ruled that Pierce County’s … more
Sen. Emily Randall, D-Bremerton Insure All Washingtonians It’s time we covered all Washingtonians. When I talk to our neighbors in Lakebay, Lake Holiday and Vaughn, I hear over and over … more
Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard School Funding Reform  Last June, when the state Supreme Court ruled that the Legislature finally complied with the McCleary decision, many lawmakers … more
Councilman Derek Young (D-Gig Harbor) Happy New Year Heading into my second and final term, I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve Pierce County again. We’re proud of what we’ve been … more
Councilman Derek Young (D-Gig Harbor) With summer wrapping up, the council heads into its busiest time of the year. The county executive will soon deliver his proposed budget and the normal cycle … more
Councilman Derek Young (D-Gig Harbor) School Bond In the wake of the school bond vote narrowly failing to reach the required supermajority, a question I get asked quite a bit is, “What’s … more
Councilman Derek Young (D-Gig Harbor) 2018 Budget Adopted Last month, the Pierce County Council unanimously passed the 2018 budget, which was signed into law by County Executive Bruce Dammeier. … more
Councilman Derek Young (D-7th) Budget Season Budget season always sneaks up on me. While local governments typically pass their ordinances around Thanksgiving or early December, the process … more
Councilman Derek Young (D-7th) Advances on Mental Health and Safety After months of debate, the Pierce County Council passed a supplemental budget in June. I cosponsored the bill and … more
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