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After decades of cramming food and clothing into rented spaces splitting at the seams, the secular FISH, Friends In Service Helping, broke ground on its own new facility at a private ceremony July 13. more
Kris Hagel, executive director of digital learning for Peninsula School District, commissioned an appraisal and educational assessment in July of KGHP-FM to consider its options as a school district and a radio station owner. more
COVID-19 affected the Key Peninsula in many ways: residents lost jobs and coped with isolation, illness and death. Some organizations had to close their doors. Others worked in new ways to meet increased demands. more
Record high temperatures and minus tides spelled disaster for shellfish and other intertidal sea life in Puget Sound in June. more
The cause of the Rocky Bay clam die-off in July 2019 has been identified. Beaches across Puget Sound were affected by similar events in both 2018 and 2019. Yessotoxins, produced by the algae species … more
Multiple improvements over an 8-mile stretch of State Route 302 stretching from Elgin Clifton Road to Purdy, delayed by Covid restrictions in 2020, are back on track for completion by year’s … more
An RV and two custom truck trailers set up shop in the parking lot of the Key Peninsula Civic Center. It was the KP’s first visit from the New Hope Mobile Resources Response Team, a collective effort to bring services to people experiencing homelessness on the peninsula. more
Two teenagers died on the Key Peninsula June 28 just a few hours and a few miles apart in unrelated accidents. Will Huck of Port Orchard, 17, drowned in Horseshoe Lake at approximately 3:15 … more
A new historical plaque in honor of the Native People of Filucy Bay was unveiled at the Longbranch Marina in a dedication ceremony May 26. Well-known archeologist and anthropologist Lynn Larson, a … more
Washington State Legislators appropriated $900,000 in the 2022-23 state capital budget for the Department of Natural Resources to advance plans for removal of barriers to fish passage at Whiteman Cove. more
If “unprecedented” described much of 2020, it also describes the opportunity for public input this year as Washington State redraws its legislative boundaries. more
Vaccinations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have recently slowed all over the U.S., especially in Washington state and on the Key Peninsula, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state Department of Health. more
In recognition of World Ocean Day, five Key Peninsula Middle School students organized and hosted a community beach cleanup on the Purdy Spit June 12. more
Brookside Veterinary Hospital, owned and operated by Dr. Lisa Woods for nearly 30 years, has survived over a year of Covid protocols and restrictions. Brookside has been busier than ever and a second veterinarian, Dr. Justine Zingsheim-Nadeau recently joined the practice. more
Pierce County, in partnership with Washington State Parks, The Recreational Boaters Association of Washington and Minterbrook Oyster Farm, will provide a free mobile pump-out service vessel for boaters in the South Sound this summer. more
In a brief private ceremony at Evergreen Elementary School, Hugh McMillan of Lakebay was honored by the Peninsula School District board of directors with the official naming of the gymnasium building as the future home of the Hugh McMillan Community Center. more
Help is here! Directory of community resources in the Key Peninsula/Gig Harbor area.  Not sure where to start?  Call 2-1-1 or visit wa211.org.  more
The Key Peninsula Historical Society received a substantial boost for the restoration of the 1893 Vaughn Library Hall with the award of a $100,000 grant included in the state’s 2022-23 budget. more
After nearly 40 years with the Key Peninsula Fire Department, Battalion Chief Chuck West is retiring. more
This fall, thanks to the passage of the 2019 capital bond, a state-of-the-art Evergreen will open its doors to students. more
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