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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
It’s happening again, the thing we all know and dread. There is nothing we can do about it; we just have to get through it. You know what I’m talking about — the long, dreary last … more
The front page of … more
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Harnessing fusion energy as a source for carbon-free, near limitless electricity seemed much closer last November when the Department of Energy breathlessly announced a key advance: there was a … more
We were on Pirates of the Caribbean, my 6-year-old daughter wide-eyed with glee for the realism and mystery, while my 3-year-old son quickly closed his eyes and put his head down in my lap — … more
It looks like 2023, the Year of the Rabbit, is already shaping up to be quite newsy. On the heels of publishing our 50th Anniversary Edition in January, duly recorded as Volume 50 Number 1, Key … more
At some point a grave is no longer a grave, just a depression. Then a disturbance in the soil. Then part of the garden, a pile of rocks. (She’s gone.) Lots of rocks down here. more
My husband, Bill, recovering from minor surgery, slept in the downstairs bedroom. Rather than bother him during the night, I slept on the sofa a few feet from the door to the bedroom so I could hear … more
January 15: The one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is approaching. The invaders crossed the border Feb. 24, 2022. I arrived in the city of Przemyśl, Poland, in early March last … more
As a former Key Peninsula Middle School employee and a parent that sent two kids through KPMS, the issue of bullying has nothing to do with the current administration: specifically, Principal Jeri … more
The Peninsula School District is running two levies in February. As a retired high school counselor and current volunteer with AVID students, I hope I can count on your yes vote for both. These … more
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