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Kari Trivette has a great deal of experience with the Peninsula School District. Her kids attended Minter Creek Elementary, Harbor Ridge Middle School, and graduated from Peninsula High School with … more
The Taylor Shellfish Co. plan to convert part of its existing manila clam and oyster beds in Burley Lagoon to geoduck aquaculture has moved forward. Fourteen months after seeking comments on a draft, … more
Comcast and Pierce County finalized an agreement in January to bring high speed internet to at least 526 homes and businesses on the north end of the Key Peninsula. The approximately $5 million … more
The Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Dean Ryan Jones of Gig Harbor, 42, with vehicular homicide in December for his role in a collision that killed a Key Peninsula woman last … more
The Key Peninsula Lions Club will hold its 36th annual Key Peninsula Citizen of the Year Award banquet at the KP Civic Center March 25 beginning at 6 p.m. The long-standing ceremony had been … more
Key Peninsula News received approval of its application for 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service in January. The tax designation enables the 50-year-old publication … more
A shoreline summer camp, the former site of an iconic lighthouse, a working sheep farm and over 1,000 feet of mainstem Minter Creek are among seven properties that two local land trusts worked to … more
The Key Peninsula board of fire commissioners voted 4-0 to approve its 2023 budget for Fire District 16 at its November 22 meeting. The fifth commissioner had an excused … more
The only Cub Scout Pack on the Key Peninsula is at risk of being disbanded after a lack of volunteers and low funding due to poor popcorn sales, the pack’s main fundraiser. Cub Scout Pack … more
At the Key Pen Park board of commissioners meeting December 14, the board responded to an earlier proposal presented by a group of community leaders.  more
The Key Peninsula Fire Department had been contemplating replacement of Station 46, its district headquarters, for some years without a specific plan when three real estate parcels in Key Center came … more
It’s not easy to be a parent. Being a parent in a rural community brings its own set of additional challenges. “It is a daycare desert,” said Madison Johnson, mother of a baby … more
Parents of Key Peninsula Middle School students are claiming bullying is an ongoing issue unchecked by school administration, notably Principal Jeri Goebel … more
Two months ago, operations in several local hospitals, emergency rooms and outpatient clinics in the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health network hit a wall. The electronic health record system was not … more
The Mustard Seed Project celebrated its opening of the first assisted living residence for elders on the Key Peninsula November 12 after one year of construction and 16 of dreaming, planning, working … more
Walking into The Wreath Works gift shop in Port Orchard, the fragrant smell of freshly cut fir boughs is overwhelming. “I bet it smells nice,” said longtime owner Phil Hunter. “I … more
The site of YMCA Camp Seymour and of the Olde Glencove Hotel, the sheltered bay has a long history. more
The Washington State Department of Transportation announced November 15 that a culvert replacement beneath the State Route 302 spur on Purdy Drive, south of 144th Street NW, has been … more
Key Peninsula News received two large boxes of past editions after the KP Historical Society did some end of summer cleaning in August. Most of the copies were duplicate editions that had already … more
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