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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
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
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Editor, KP News “Only on the KP.”  As a newcomer to the Key Peninsula myself, back in 2002, that phrase piqued my interest. People seemed to use it in different … more
The Destiny of Nations Armistice Day was observed in the United States to mark the end of World War I until 1954, when President Eisenhower signed a proclamation declaring … more
Rachel Berry A Viking We Will Go If you’ve lived in the area for any length of time, you’ve probably heard that Poulsbo is affectionately known as “Little Norway.” Located on the … more
Polly Robinson The Long Gray and Gold Line  It’s November and that means Veterans Day. We have a long and proud history in my family of military service dating back to pre-Revolutionary War … more
Colleen Slater Vaughn WWII Veteran Goes the Distance Wally Cornman, a proud veteran of World War II, continues his service to veterans and the local community. Cornman was born in Naches, … more
Lisa Bryan Lisa Bryan, Editor, KP News This month we bring you stories of the past and questions about our future. This month we also ask for your support. Button up a warm sweater, pour … more
Meredith Browand Research over Rhetoric Just like the two previous general elections of 2014 and 2016, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility has placed a voter initiative on this year’s … more
Rob Vajko Mistaking the Symptoms for the Cause Some topics are extremely difficult to broach without giving rise to a slew of emotions from both sides on issues like abortion, religion, the … more
Before I first entered the door to Lincoln No. 7, my one-room schoolhouse on a lot a mile from our farm, I’d asked enough about the school to irritate … more
Time of Dog Salmon October was the Time of Dog Salmon for the native people on Filucy Bay and throughout southern Puget Sound. Dog salmon is such an ignominious name for a fish … more
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