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To everything there is a season and so begins the magical wonder of winter holidays. No other time of year is filled with such a deep sense of … more
No child enjoys being scolded, especially by a beloved adult, but being personally reprimanded by Santa Claus is a special burden. It was 1966 or ’67. … more
As 2019 rapidly comes to a close it’s natural to take a few minutes to reflect on the past year. If your year was anything like mine it flew by in what felt … more
Some words change our lives. “You have a full scholarship.” “The cancer is in remission.” “You will be giving birth to twins.” The words loom in our … more
The darkness always surprises me. Our languid days of summer too quickly give way to winter’s darkness and, here on the peninsula, the … more
Everyone is horrified by the mass shootings in recent decades, but I am still surprised when a gun owner says “I support banning of assault weapons.” It’s important we get our facts and … more
I have been a commissioner for Key Pen Parks District for over eight years. I have been elected twice to Position 1. I’ve been president of the board four of the last six years. In an effort to … more
We are two past presidents of the Key Peninsula Parks and Recreation Commission, better known now as Key Pen Parks. During our six-plus years of working together, we orchestrated the increase of park … more
For the moment, let’s forget everything happening in Washington, D.C. An endless stream of breaking news alerts, notifications, dings, beeps … more
My paternal grandmother was tiny, about 94 pounds fully-clothed and dripping wet. I seriously doubt that anyone ever described her as a … more
Fir: Hey Cedar, have you heard anything lately from your cousins, the white and black spruce trees in Alaska? I’m getting worried that they are dying because of … more
As the rain returns to accompany us through winter, so do the banana slugs. It’s not that they go somewhere else for the summer — … more
If you find yourself in a rut and thinking you don’t have any opportunities to better your life, take the time to talk to someone who has immigrated to the … more
For the second year in a row, KP News will take top honors in a statewide newspaper contest.  The Washington Newspaper Publishers … more
Facebook would seem like the perfect platform to share political views. It isn’t. Let me explain why your political posts aren’t going to … more
Of the many questions we seek answers to across the infernal expanse of the internet, surely there was never one more … more
On the 50th anniversary year of Woodstock, we look back on the pictures of that event with wonder. Thousands of strangers sharing music, … more
I am a gun owner and I commend Ted Olinger’s column about reducing gun violence (“I Like Guns, But…” KP News, September 2019).   Nearly 40,000 annual deaths (and 100,000 injuries) is a … more
I would like to offer comments on two of the opinion pieces in the September edition of the paper.  Ted Olinger offers a well-reasoned opinion on the gun issue facing our country (“I Like Guns, … more
Clam: Ouch! Watch where you’re walking. Homo sapiens (H sap): What are you doing on top of the sand? You’re usually buried a foot or so … more
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