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Time and again I’ve heard that “all politics is local,” but I’m beginning to wonder how true that is. We already know the outcomes of the November 8 election, but before we … more
I can’t walk anymore, so I move around in a power wheelchair. One young friend was surprised to learn that the chair must be plugged in at night to recharge. Because she had never seen me move … more
I woke early on those cold winter mornings, the jangling alarm clock wrestling me from blissful Christmas dreams. As the rest of the family slept, I pulled on my wool socks and long underwear, topped … more
I always try to follow the family credo, “do what you can with what you got” and “show appreciation for gifts — especially unexpected gifts.” My better half and I used to spend weekends … more
Senioritis. The urban dictionary defines it as “A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include laziness, an excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, … more
The signs were unmistakable, but also unexpected. There was the change of leaves and the return of rain-soaked school buses, of course, and the annual appearance of the local bear on her hind legs … more
This is a humble note of thanks to the Key Peninsula community. Our family dog ran away from Bayside Animal Lodge November 7. We were out of town but after quick phone calls friends and family … more
I respectfully ask you to post this in your biased editorial next to all the amateur writers so bent on constantly voicing their community gripes. Some of those you provide this outlet seem to be … more
Your article about WayPoint South and Pastor Mark (“WayPoint South Finds the Key to Home Through Grace on the Peninsula,” November) made me want to go to church there — and I … more
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The season to be thankful and generous in spirit is just around the bend. It comes not a moment too soon. It’s finally time to snuggle up inside after a dry summer that lasted longer than any in … more
The Temptations’ Motown classics, “My Girl,” “Get Ready” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” were music highlights of my high school years. The songs were … more
My granddaughter and I have a new tradition, something I never could have predicted. We demonstrate for women’s rights together. Today we stood on a corner in Gig Harbor along with other women, … more
“What happened?” It’s a fundamentally human question, maybe the closest we get to simple curiosity. And it’s not simple, not at all. Eyewitness accounts can be flawed, even events from my … more
In the August edition, you published a column by Bruce Cook that strongly supported Rep. Jesse Young and trashed Sen. Emily Randall.* The column then reappeared as a paid political ad in … more
Meredith Browand’s column in the last KP News regarding attacks on public education needs to be expanded (“A Tribute to Teachers,” October). If we fail to see this as just one part … more
I would like to thank everyone for the support I received during my run for Pierce County Council. It will continue to be my motivating force to ensure that the Key Peninsula’s voice is … more
I want to thank the many enlightened people who sent cards, letters and made phone calls in support after the article by Eddie Macsalka concerning “The Yankee Clipper” and its devotion to … more
Our state and quite honestly our country are faced with a significant divide. On one side you have liberal urban voters, many of them radical supporters of extreme left-wing programs and policies. On … more
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