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Founded in 2013 and closed since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, the Key Free Clinic reopened in new quarters June 22 in the KP Community Council office in the Key Center Corral, located at … more
Vegetation and wildland fires have been occurring more frequently and earlier in the season on the Key Peninsula in recent years, according to Public Information Officer and Volunteer Battalion Chief … more
After interviewing numerous candidates, Peninsula School District announced that Kim Kinney was selected as the new assistant principal of Key Peninsula Middle School beginning in the 2023-24 school … more
Two Peninsula School District students received awards for their artwork in the 27th annual Our Own Expressions Teen Writing and Art Contest presented by the Pierce County Library System May 20. … more
Septic systems are the unsung heroes for homeowners on the Key Peninsula. They work tirelessly and discreetly handling nature’s call, and until something nasty happens, they’re often … more
Last October, for the first time in recent memory, a bear paid a visit to Herron Island. By the time word got out and folks went looking, it was nowhere to be found, swum back to the mainland. … more
The Key Peninsula Fire District 16 board of fire commissioners is nearing completion of its research to determine the future of Key Center real estate parcels it purchased in 2021 for a possible new … more
The last two of four defendants accused of murdering Vaughn couple Ted Ralston, 71, and Joanna Gormly, 73, in their Vaughn home in 2020 were found guilty at trial in Pierce County Superior Court June … more
For the first time in a long time, Key Peninsula Middle School will have a new principal at the helm. The Peninsula School District announced in April that KPMS Assistant Principal Luke Grunberg … more
Nine candidates filed to run for positions in three local races for the Aug. 1 primary election affecting the Key Peninsula. The winners will move on to the general election Nov. 7. One spot on … more
One hundred and fifty-one graduating Peninsula High School seniors received $411,490 in scholarships at the Peninsula Hawks Scholarship Fund award ceremony May 24 held at PHS, up from 131 students … more
The 2023 Washington State legislative session welcomed in-person politics back to Olympia for the first time since 2020, when the legislature adjourned days before statewide COVID-19 restrictions … more
In 2021 homeowners on the Key Peninsula began receiving letters informing them they were required to have their septic systems inspected. The two-year process to notify all homeowners in the … more
Penrose State Park on the west side of the Key Peninsula near Home reopened for day use only May 15 after being closed to the public Jan. 16 for extensive repairs to its septic system. The campground … more
Declining enrollment across the Peninsula School District and a $12 million deficit for the 2023-24 school year are to blame for eliminating five dean of student positions at area elementary schools, … more
Jury selection began May 1 in the trial of Ezra Ralston and Sean Higgins for the murders of Ted Ralston, 71, and Joanna Gormly, 73, in their Vaughn home in 2020. Testimony began May 11. The trial is … more
More than 100 people gathered May 22 for the first opportunity to speak publicly about a Taylor Shellfish Co. application to convert part of its current oyster and clam bed farms in Burley Lagoon to … more
We pay about 6 cents per kilowatt-hour of electricity in Washington state, much less than the national median of 15 cents per kilowatt-hour. Here I’m just comparing the electricity costs, not the … more
The Key Peninsula Historical Society will honor local veterans all year in 2023 with an exhibit at its museum in the KP Civic Center. more
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