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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
Lilli Roberts The Real 13 Reasons Why What could be more relevant to today’s teen community than a television show about a depressed teenaged girl who takes her own life? Sadly, not … more
State Rep. Michelle Caldier (R-26th) Rep. Michelle Caldier (R-26th) KP Projects in new budget Every biennium, the Washington State Legislature adopts three major budgets. The largest is the … more
State Sen. Jan Angel (R-26th) Sen. Jan Angel (R-26th) In support of SB 5239 What if the government said you could drill a well, but you couldn't draw any water from it? That is happening … more
Natalie Svinth From Suspended to Accepted Six years after his freshman year of high school, Tacoda Anker, 20, will be graduating from Peninsula High School this June and has been accepted into … more
Councilman Derek Young (D-7th) Budget Proposal Impacts on the KP The Pierce County executive proposed budget amendments last month on a number of issues that are important to the Key … more
Sheila Ward Niven Community connects Have you ever wondered what projects the fire department is working on or what a Safe Sitter class looks like? In an effort to encourage communication … more
State Sen. Jan Angel (R-26th) Sen. Jan Angel (R-26th) A new school funding idea from the Legislature By this point, you likely have heard about the issues Washington is having with funding … more
Nathan Johnson Depression is not a phase We often play depression off as a joke in society and in high school. We don’t see or recognize what can really happen to students who are genuinely … more
Natalie Svinth An Alternative View of an Alternative School If you’re a student at Peninsula High School or a parent of a student, chances are you’ve heard about Henderson Bay High School. … more
Rob Manahan, Ed.D. TEACHER'S NOTE I am reflecting on the recent national, state, local and even school district events that have occurred following our presidential election. In some … more
Chad Beaver Delaying maturity There is a fascinating trend in today’s youth that has become a significant hindrance to achieving what have traditionally been considered milestones to … more
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