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I don’t like talking to strangers. You never know what they’re going to say. I can do it if I have to — it’s part of being a writer, after all … more
It’s early December. Fall is winding down and winter is waiting in the wings, chomping at the bit. Exhausted, the garden is lying low and catching its … more
Mary’s 21-year-old son died of a heroin overdose in his dorm room at college during a break between semesters. Three days later he was discovered by a … more
Note: Rude, raucous laughter among the seals is transcribed here as: Bark-bark-bark-bark-bark. Seal 1: Hey do you guys smell that? Smells like … more
My mum passed away in April last year. My mother was British and a British “mom” is always a “mum.” Mum was just beginning to experience the symptoms of … more
Sound View Camp, owned and operated by the Presbytery of Olympia, plans to log a number of trees on 60 of its 92 acres. more
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
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