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On the last Saturday of January, before the sun peeked over the mountains, I dragged myself out of bed to join my mom on her crusade to pick up litter. Not just any litter either, it was the crème … more
When the KP Fire District board spent taxpayer money to buy the O’Callahan’s restaurant property, it convinced me to never again vote in favor of one of their levies. The board bought the … more
I would like to present a business case against expanding shellfish farming, specifically geoducks, in Burley Lagoon. Based on my six years of living on the lagoon, an approval for a proposed … more
I want to thank KP News for Ted Olinger’s two insightful articles about the Key Peninsula Fire Department as they were real eye-openers for me (Jan. and Feb. 2022). It is so easy to be critical; … more
I see nothing has changed at the board of fire commissioners. Their attitude seems to be the same as it was way back when I was on the board. We know best, and the people will always follow us … more
Just when we thought things were beginning to look up yet another “something unexpected” happened. This time it’s the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Did the whole world emerge from Covid … more
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Three meals a day are served in the dining room at the independent living facility where I live. Recently at lunchtime I noticed a new resident sitting alone. After I asked her if I could join her, I … more
Since we’re continuing to dump greenhouse gases into our air that come from our use of fossil fuels, the Earth really is getting warmer. The average … more
Some of the best advice I ever got in life came from an old boatman: “The most dangerous thing you can do out here is disrespect the river.”  The year was 1990. We were rafting … more
At the Dec. 14 fire commissioners meeting the board decided to proceed with hiring a new full-time fire chief instead of pursuing the previously discussed possibility of a part-time chief shared with … more
Wow! What a great column. Mr. Tisino summed up my feelings and fears exactly. I am sad that he had that experience at Evergreen Elementary School, but I get it. I love that his article was printed at … more
I have been reading with interest the articles in the Key Peninsula News regarding the expansion of facilities for the fire department.While I completely agree that growth and expansion are needed, … more
In his January 2022 column, Rion Tisino identifies some deep rifts in the Key Peninsula community caused by racism. I was particularly disheartened to read his perceptions of bias in the Peninsula … more
Why are we being segregated into vaxed vs. unvaxed? What about the third group: Those of us with natural immunity. According to the CDC, about one third of the U.S. (100 million) have had COVID-19, … more
Every day I hear people demanding their rights. It’s my right to a living wage, affordable housing, health care, food, free education, high-speed internet — the list seems endless. And … more
In 1862, as the Civil War raged, President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a law that would have a profound effect on the development of the West and transform the nation forever. The act granted … more
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Mark Zuckerberg was in first grade when a business school professor coined the expression “fear of missing out” 30 years ago. The researcher noticed how people struggle to choose when … more
First, I’d like to let everyone know that I am only exercising my First Amendment rights here. I am not discussing this subject from a scholarly perspective but as a civic-minded parent with a … more
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