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Blend Wine Shop closed its doors — eventually — for the last time Oct. 30. more
The Peninsula School District officially welcomed its third of four new buildings this year with a formal ribbon-cutting and public tour at Evergreen Elementary. It is the first new school built on the Key Peninsula in decades. more
Pierce County Fire District 16 Board of Commissioners appointed Assistant Chief Hal Wolverton interim fire chief for Key Peninsula Fire Department. more
In 1982, Smitherman became the first Black man elected to the Legislature from the 26th, which at that time included part of Tacoma, Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula, west to Gorst. more
Peninsula Community Health Services opened the doors to its new Key Peninsula Clinic, providing primary medical and dental care for children and adults. more
The Washington State Redistricting Commission failed to meet the deadline to submit its plans for new congressional and legislative district maps Nov. 15. Responsibility for redistricting now goes to … more
After over a year of adapting to changes brought on by the pandemic the Pierce County Library System has reopened its buildings to the public. more
Last spring new leadership stepped in at Food Backpacks 4 Kids. more
After 15 years of planning, working and fundraising, The Mustard Seed Project broke ground Oct. 23 for the first assisted- living home for elders on the Key Peninsula. more
As the Key Peninsula Partnership for a Healthy Community approaches its 6-year anniversary under the leadership of executive directors Ben and Susan Paganelli, the organization has filed for its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. more
For the first time since 2017 the Key Peninsula Community Council will no longer have a paid office manager and will depend on volunteers to keep the office in the Key Center Corral open. more
The Taylor Shellfish Co. moved one step closer in its quest to replace part of its existing Manila clam and oyster beds in Burley Lagoon with geoducks when it submitted a draft environmental impact … more
The number of people experiencing homelessness in Pierce County increased 37% between 2015 and 2021, according to the county's Homeless Point-in-Time Count survey conducted last January. The … more
Key Peninsula News won second place for its first time win in the Newspapers of Excellence category. The award is judged on content, layout and overall impression from … more
Candidates for a variety of public offices appeared before about 75 Key Peninsula voters at an Oct. 12 online forum. more
The Peninsula High School Seahawks beat the Gig Harbor Tides 35-28 Sept. 17 at Roy Anderson Field in a stunning come-from-behind win for their sixth consecutive Fish Bowl victory. more
Key Peninsula Fire Department Chief Dustin Morrow has applied for the job of chief at Central Pierce Fire & Rescue in Puyallup, the largest fire district in the county. He advanced to the last … more
Hospitals across the state are at or near capacity as the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19 spreads among the population, according to the Washington State Department of Health. more
In the 2020-2021 school year, the number of homeschooled students more than doubled to 802 students from 514 families. more
The Pierce County Council voted to adopt the recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Board to the Conservation Futures Program to begin negotiating the purchase of conservation properties. more
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