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Firefighters discovered the bodies of Ted Ralston, 71, and Joanna Gormly, 73, in the basement of their burning home on Vaughn Bay the evening of May 17. They also discovered evidence the two had been murdered and that accelerants were used to start the fire and cover the crime. more
A small but excited group gathered June 5 as Peninsula School District Superintendent Art Jarvis, Principal Hugh Maxwell and the five school board members put feet to shovels to break ground for the new Evergreen Elementary School. more
Angelic volunteers reopen the Angel Guild Thrift Shop in Phase 2. Photo: Caleb Galbreath, KP News Pandemic and unexpected expenses present problems to local institution … more
In an interview with Pierce County Councilman Derek Young (D-7th), Young assured constituents that they wouldn’t have to wait much longer for the burger and beer they’ve been dying for. more
We believe each person carries the divine image of our creator. We believe the words of the Psalmist who wrote, “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your … more
We in the Peninsula School District join the rest of our nation in sad recognition that many children and families are in pain right now, but especially our black children and … more
Social distancing and business closures have affected hospitals too, reducing … more
Students, teachers, staff and parents had to team up to face an unprecedented challenge. Students and teachers entered a new learning world when schools closed suddenly … more
Solid leadership and energetic volunteers backed by a generous community combine to meet the challenge of rising childhood food insecurity. more
When schools closed and the coronavirus shut down their public programs, the local nonprofit went into overdrive to meet the needs of a rising tide of new clients, many living … more
Constituents heard updates from federal and local leaders. Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-6th) hosted a telephone town hall May 11 to provide an update on the federal … more
Amidst a pandemic, a teacher and her students strive to learn about humanity.Vicky Schauer, eighth- grade English and Language Arts teacher at Key Peninsula Middle School, is passionate about her final unit, Voices of the Holocaust. more
Fire Chief Dustin Morrow spells out district funding mechanisms and needs.  Key Peninsula Fire District 16 will return to the voting public for a four-year renewal of its … more
It wouldn’t be summer without road construction. An upcoming open house on two projects will provide an opportunity for community input. Progress continues as scheduled to … more
Three years ago, the publishing board set a strategic goal of financial stability. As local community newspapers around the country falter, consolidate or suspend operations, the … more
Praise and encouragement for the first senior class to graduate under the constraints of a pandemic. I am so proud of the graduating … more
Congratulations to this sample of tomorrow's leaders, parents, voters, neighbors. We join your classmates, parents, teachers, friends and potential employers in celebrating your achievements. Have a … more
A Haida Indian term, the spirit of pestilence referred to the tides of smallpox, measles, influenza, and malaria that swept native villages and camps on … more
A catastrophic house fire led to the discovery of the two victims and to the arrest of their grandson for murder. Firefighters discovered two bodies inside a burning house on the … more
It’s not taxable, it’s not a loan, and it’s not an advance on a future refund. And if your income drops this year, you might get more next year. President Donald … more
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