Aug 2022 issue

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  • The Fourth Purdy Bridge: A Design for the Ages

    Wednesday, July 27

    The first bridge over Henderson Bay between Purdy and the Wauna sandspit was built in 1892. Seemingly star-crossed almost from the outset, the structure required frequent repairs and had to be …

  • More Justice Please

    Wednesday, July 27

    In the spring of 2014, after several years of trying, my family was selected in a national lottery for tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll. We were beyond thrilled. My husband and I decided to …

  • Democracy or Republic

    Wednesday, July 27

    The United States is a constitutional republic. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. It is brilliantly written to constrain the power of the federal government from infringing on the …

  • Common Decency is Less Common

    Wednesday, July 27

    I have lived in the Glen Cove neighborhood for many years. I have experienced the Key Peninsula as a wonderful, tolerant, family-oriented community with good civic-minded, hard-working residents. It …

  • Not Nothing

    Wednesday, July 27

    Not to be hypersensitive, but I can’t help but wince when someone says, “no offense, but …,” and then goes straight into an insult.Just as “not to bore you with the …

  • Hope this Helps

    Wednesday, July 27

    How’s your hope doing? Mine has gone through some rough patches lately and I don’t like it. The news is not giving me enough, the skies are cloudy all day, the streets have too much blood …

  • Get Outside

    Wednesday, July 27

    We sat on our back porch as evening nibbled at the remaining daylight. Across the pond, a full moon rose above a proud line of aged fir trees, its face a milky dime amidst a sky …

  • Jesse or Emily?

    Wednesday, July 27

    The state Senate race in our 26th legislative district between first term incumbent Democrat Sen. Emily Randall and four-term incumbent Republican Rep. Jesse Young is projected by most political …

  • Making a Comeback

    Wednesday, July 27

    It was an afternoon mid-summer garden party in July. I arrived characteristically late. The acreage was wooded with a nice pasture nestled in a peaceful clearing surrounded by trees. A couple of …

  • Out & About August 2022

    Wednesday, July 27

  • KPFD Fixture Christina Bosch Moves On

    Wednesday, July 27

    She served six fire chiefs and even more fire commissioners through good times and bad for the KP fire district — and herself — helping to build an accounting system and plan budgets …

  • Council Candidate Josh Harris Not Charged in Self-Defense Shooting

    Wednesday, July 27

    Pierce County Council candidate Josh Harris (R) will not be charged with any crimes after he shot a man in Tacoma May 30, according to the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Harris …

  • Cheers to 100 Years: Longbranch Improvement Club Celebrates

    Wednesday, July 27

    From its small, humble beginnings in 1921 to more than 200 members today, the Longbranch Improvement Club is celebrating 100 years of supporting the Key Peninsula community — albeit a year …

  • KP Gardens: A Community That Grows Together, Blooms Together

    Wednesday, July 27

    Longbranch is ready to welcome a new community garden. What began as piece of land riddled with blackberry bushes, shrubs and trash has been developed into a budding garden for the community to …

  • Two Fox Winery Open for Business in Home

    Wednesday, July 27

    The former Trillium Creek Winery in Home has new owners. Tedra and Kyle Hett grew up in Kansas and moved to Tacoma in 2014. They met in the eighth grade and have been together for more than half …

  • Roundabout Ahead for Rural KP Highway at Lackey Road

    Wednesday, July 27

    Following countless near misses, fender benders and more serious collisions, the Pierce County Department of Planning and Public Works recently announced its plan to develop a roundabout design to …

  • Local Youth Does Local Good

    Wednesday, July 27

    Many people around the world picked up a hobby while in pandemic lockdown; anything from home improvement projects to a sudden interest in knitting. But future Peninsula High School junior Gavin …

  • Land of Parasitic Plants and Surprisingly Hidden Beauty

    Wednesday, July 27

    Ever seen a groundcone? This summer two people have sent me snapshots of this strange plant. A groundcone looks about how it sounds, like a pine cone growing out of the ground, translucent yellow and …

  • Huckleberry Hand Pies, Anyone?

    Wednesday, July 27

    We have arrived at the time of year when the days are suddenly getting shorter, and the promise of fall is in the air. Before we say farewell to the summer of 2022 (short as it has been), let’s …

  • Saving the Planet Isn’t Science Fiction

    Wednesday, July 27

    Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2020 novel presents a sobering but plausible time for us as our planet warms due to sunlight-trapping gases derived from the use of fossil fuels. While fiction, its …

  • KP Fire Department Confronts Budget and Real Estate Issues

    Wednesday, July 27

    Two months into his tenure, KP Fire Chief Nick Swinhart told Key Peninsula News the biggest challenges his department faces include balancing the budget and developing a capital facilities plan to …

  • Owls and Eagles and Bears — and Sasquatch, of course — Help to Brighten the Garden

    Wednesday, July 27

    Anyone exploring the byways of the Key Peninsula has seen them, and maybe even been startled. Wooden bear cubs clinging to a tree, an enormous eagle perched atop a roof peak, a life-sized Sasquatch …

  • Lynn Carr

    Monday, July 25

    Lynn Henry Carr was born in Seattle, Feb. 12, 1944, and died June 24 at his Lakebay home. He spent his entire life in Washington. He grew up in Kent and graduated from Kent-Meridian High School in …

  • Pearlita McColley

    Monday, July 25

    Pearlita Florence McColley passed away peacefully in her home July 7, 2022, at the age of 89. She was born in Port Townsend to Pearl (Goodwin) and Carl Weber, who resided in Chimacum. Pearlita was …

  • Kerry Jamieson

    Monday, July 25

    Kerry David Jamieson, 78, died June 20 at Saint Anthony Hospital with his family by his side as he went to be with his heavenly father. Born in Bremerton Sept. 3, 1943, to George and Margaret …

  • Joy

    Sunday, July 24

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