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Does voting really matter? Key Peninsula voters say yes. And 2.5 million people in Washington State agree. An impressive 54.44% of registered voters cast ballots in the Aug. 4 primary election … more
I have been enjoying the KP News for years and appreciate your efforts… more
Ted Olinger’s item on the cost and benefits of the COVID-19 lockdown was a better analysis than anything I’ve read elsewhere, even nationally. more
Pierce County is failing to meet the goals for Phase 2 reopening. The desired 14-day average number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people should be under 25; that’s the number the state … more
In the 1880 census Charles Pack, the first settler on Herron Island, was recorded as living on Ketron Island. Ketron is a small island on the opposite side of the Sound, across from Steilacoom. … more
When I turned 18, I told my dad I was never going to miss an election. Not a general, primary or special election. I grew up with parents that took their civic responsibilities seriously and I guess … more
This country is probably more divided today than it has been since the Civil War. Ten minutes on Facebook is enough to make it clear that we just aren’t getting along. Donald Trump’s … more
Thanks for your congratulations on my success. Sorry about my tardy reply to your letter (KP News, May 2020), but I’ve been so busy lately, what with over 11 million COVID-19 cases and over … more
Black people and Black communities are under attack both directly and indirectly on a daily basis. The very structure of our society hampers the ability of our Black … more
I moved to Longbranch 2007. A couple days after moving in, I walked down the street toward the southernmost point of Key Peninsula. There was a white man washing … more
We believe each person carries the divine image of our creator. We believe the words of the Psalmist who wrote, “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your … more
We have descended into madness. Riots, looting, arson, destruction and assault along with the occupation of part of a great city as if invaded by a foreign army. more
Please vote “yes” for the Maintenance and Operations Fire Levy Aug. 4. This is a four-year continuation of the existing levy for the same fixed amount of $800,000. … more
I just want you to know how much we enjoy reading the Key Peninsula News every month. As a matter of fact, my two teens love reading it and they look forward to getting it in … more
Kudos on June Edition I am continually impressed with the content of the Key Peninsula News. You serve a great combination of informative news and thought-provoking features that surely stimulate … more
The coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on customary municipal fireworks shows, but no doubt the skies above the Key Peninsula will light up … more
We in the Peninsula School District join the rest of our nation in sad recognition that many children and families are in pain right now, but especially our black children and … more
Volunteering for civic organizations on the Key Peninsula is often associated with rearranging furniture, separating the recyclables, and raising enormous amounts of money from the community just to give it back to them in a new and improved format. … more
I was already in southern Turkey on my way to Syria when the Gulf War began in earnest in January 1991. I’d been unsuccessfully … more
There are 18 pounds of coffee in my refrigerator right now. Somehow, it helps me feel safe. I am aware this makes no sense. But for me, coffee … more
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