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Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Executive Editor, KP News What I like most about the snow is the blanket of beauty and silence that arrives with it. The first few inches deliver a magical stillness … more
  Lila Saucier, Guest Columnist Hope Recovery Center is a proposed 50-bed residential and nonresidential co-occurring treatment center founded by Jeremiah Saucier and a diverse group of … more
Caleb Lystad, Guest Columnist What is the Key Peninsula? A few things come to mind: rural, beautiful, quiet, spacious, private, overlooked; a strong community rooted in old school, neighborly … more
Anne Nesbit Rising to the Occasion Rising to the occasion can be fun for daydreaming, but in the real world it rarely plays out with a fairy-tale ending. We are all capable of more than we … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Five Thoughts on the Opioid Crisis At the behest of Councilmember Derek Young, I was invited to address the 2019 Pierce County Opioid Summit in late February. … more
Frank Slater Casting a Wide Net Freedom of speech is essential to resolve the issues facing our nation today.  Some of us were raised not to talk politics or religion in polite … more
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Executive Editor, KP News With all due respect to groundhogs everywhere on their national day of honor, February is the season of love. The branches are bare but the … more
Meredith Browand Just Say Hello Just say hello. They may seem like three simple words but their impact can be life-changing for someone experiencing homelessness. When many of us encounter … more
Shawn Jensen, Guest Columnist School Capital Bond On Feb. 12, we will be asked to approve a Peninsula Schools capital bond measure focused on the most pressing need—overcrowding—in a … more
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Editor, KP News  No matter the substance, addiction is a painful affliction with predictable results. We’ve learned about how it works in our brains and the effects it … more
The Voice of Experience I am the interim superintendent of the Peninsula School District. Over these past three months, it has been my honor to join this community and learn much more about the … more
Vicki Husted Biggs Believe Several months have passed since our nation was captivated by events involving the hearings for then Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Like many of us, I was riveted by the … more
Rob Vajko Words I love books. I have always loved books. From a very young age my parents taught me to appreciate great literature and instilled in me a love of the written word.  Between … more
Joseph Pentheroudakis The Little Snowbird It was a December morning a few years ago. All was still. It had snowed overnight, and the world seemed to have pulled the blankets up over its head, … more
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Editor, KP News As a child, my longing for Christmas began in earnest with the last bite of Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. Every December, without fail, our parents returned … more
Anne Nesbit Teen Anxiety and Drug Abuse While talking about mental health and suicide to a group of 13-year-olds recently I had a student share that they knew “someone” who had gone to an … more
Carolyn Wiley, KP News Longbranch Christmas: Something Different Way back when the grandkids were embarking on their individual treks through the school system, our son-in-law, Matt, had a … more
Frank Slater America Divided Some time ago, I submitted a column for this newspaper that contained the word “snowflake” in its political context. The column was accepted, but without that … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Remembering the Year Gone By As winter draws upon us, another year closes out. On these dark nights we gather with family and friends to celebrate, to feast, to … more
Today as well-meaning people argue the merits of seat belts in school buses, I remember a time when the term “seat belt” was not in anyone’s vocabulary. more
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