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As I sat on the kitchen floor blinking back tears, I realized that the thing I had been working towards for the last three months wasn’t going to happen. I was sweaty, I was in pain and I felt … more
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Given the opportunity, wouldn’t we all choose to be shiny, happy people? Advertisers know the vast majority do. But when I watch sports on television with my young daughter, uncomfortable … more
I have been living on the Key Peninsula since Oct. 25, 2007. I moved here to increase the diversity and to be as close as I can to the water. I also thought that because I made it out of the trap … more
Election season is creeping up on us and, unsurprisingly, tribal power games are becoming more inflammatory. Hair-on-fire-reporting fills the airwaves, and my hair is getting singed. For … more
All over the world and throughout all time, I’m betting, society has been creating a certain profile or image of who the perfect people are. No matter who you are or where you come from, everybody … more
Those Easter mornings, my mother made hot cross buns. I remember them well, their butter-basted crowns glistening in the light with cross-shaped frosting dripping down the sides. I can smell their … more
Over the last month, I’ve heard from many people questioning whether the Key Peninsula is still the same friendly community it was prior to 2020. It does not feel that way to them. It’s a big … more
We’ll miss the Lake Kathryn Food Market. The store always has customers from the post office there and Cost Less Drugs. Such a great neighborhood and the workers are friendly. You don’t … more
I have always been proud of my community in the Wauna-Gig Harbor area of the Key Peninsula. But after reading the March edition of Key Peninsula News about the proposed plan to open The Gallery, one … more
Just when you get used to having electricity, water and peaceful sleep, the Russians launch a barrage of missile attacks all over Ukraine (March 9). They’re currently shelling Kherson. I counted 14 … more
I am both shocked and frustrated reading that the Lake Kathryn Food Market is to be turned into an Ace Hardware. This has been a main reliable source of groceries for thousands of people in the local … more
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After living in the Rosedale area of the Gig Harbor Peninsula since 1968, I moved across Carr Inlet (straight as the crow flies) to Lake Minterwood on the Key Peninsula after the passing of my … more
I was annoyed to read the letter from Dale Lyman complaining about your Progressively Liberal Left-Wing Communist (OK, I’m exaggerating slightly) publication (“KP News Is Biased Liberal … more
Please bring back the bird to the KP News masthead. I always look at the bird first. The masthead seems blank without it.   Diane Yorgason-Quinn, Gig Harbor more
My gratitude for the article about the book “Just Mercy” and its author, Bryan Stevenson. I knew nothing about Bryan and his work until a few years ago when I visited Montgomery, Alabama, … more
In 1990 I was a 26-year-old dilettante who thought I’d accumulated enough savings and contacts and clout working at a big time publisher in New York City to believe I could plunge blind-folded … more
I am not quite old enough to remember the assassination of Lincoln, but I do remember hearing Hank Snow’s 1962 hit “I’ve Been Everywhere, Man” on AM radio. If you are a youngster, that’s … more
Artificial intelligence is coming for your job! It’s coming for my job! It’s taking us a step closer to the singularity! We need to prepare for the rise of the machines! … more
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