Nov 2022 issue


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  • NewsMatch Doubles Your Donation

    Wednesday, November 2

    We'll never charge for the news. Not in print or online.  Your donation helps provide independent, nonprofit Key Peninsula News free to everyone. Contribute what you can, and NewsMatch will double your generosity.

  • A Reason to be Thankful

    Tuesday, November 1

    The season to be thankful and generous in spirit is just around the bend. It comes not a moment too soon. It’s finally time to snuggle up inside after a dry summer that lasted longer than any in …

  • KPFD Closes Budget Gap, Considers Key Center Property Plans and Gathering Public Input

    Thursday, October 27

    Key Peninsula Fire District 16 has closed an anticipated year-end budget gap and is making slow progress developing plans for the Key Center real estate it acquired at the end of last year, according …

  • KP News Wins Top State Awards Five Years Running

    Thursday, October 27

    KP News staff and contributors earned 14 awards at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association 2022 Better Newspaper Contest.

  • Candidates Hold Forth, Answer Questions at Oct. 11 Forum

    Thursday, October 27

    The 18th semi-annual candidate forum took place before a crowd of 100 or more at the Key Peninsula Civic Center October 11, and was mostly civil but for the behavior of one participant. The …

  • Vaughn Couple Celebrates Installation of Bainbridge Island Public Art

    Thursday, October 27

    Vaughn residents Anna Brones and Luc Revel celebrated the dedication of the installation of their work at the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial in September. It is the …

  • Out & About November 2022

    Thursday, October 27

  • Two Greek Paradoxes

    Thursday, October 27

    The Temptations’ Motown classics, “My Girl,” “Get Ready” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” were music highlights of my high school years. The songs were …

  • At the Crossroads

    Thursday, October 27

    My granddaughter and I have a new tradition, something I never could have predicted. We demonstrate for women’s rights together. Today we stood on a corner in Gig Harbor along with other women, …

  • Who Owns History

    Thursday, October 27

    “What happened?” It’s a fundamentally human question, maybe the closest we get to simple curiosity. And it’s not simple, not at all. Eyewitness accounts can be flawed, even events from my …

  • Meta-What?

    Thursday, October 27

    I recently watched a short video about a man who lives in the metaverse. The video jumped back and forth between the real world and a computer-generated alternate reality. In the metaverse scenes, I …

  • KP News Must Maintain Balance

    Thursday, October 27

    In the August edition, you published a column by Bruce Cook that strongly supported Rep. Jesse Young and trashed Sen. Emily Randall.* The column then reappeared as a paid political ad in …

  • Time for a Wake-up Call

    Thursday, October 27

    Meredith Browand’s column in the last KP News regarding attacks on public education needs to be expanded (“A Tribute to Teachers,” October). If we fail to see this as just one part …

  • Former County Council Candidate Endorses Lonergan

    Thursday, October 27

    I would like to thank everyone for the support I received during my run for Pierce County Council. It will continue to be my motivating force to ensure that the Key Peninsula’s voice is …

  • In Gratitude and Support of Free Speech

    Thursday, October 27

    I want to thank the many enlightened people who sent cards, letters and made phone calls in support after the article by Eddie Macsalka concerning “The Yankee Clipper” and its devotion to …

  • Rep. Jesse Young for Senate

    Thursday, October 27

    Our state and quite honestly our country are faced with a significant divide. On one side you have liberal urban voters, many of them radical supporters of extreme left-wing programs and policies. On …

  • Coho Salmon Season Comes to a Close on Minter Creek

    Thursday, October 27

    On a normal Sunday afternoon in October most Western Washington residents are dodging damp weather to watch a Seattle Seahawks win. This wasn’t a normal October Sunday. It was 72 degrees and …

  • Falcons and Stink Bugs Enliven, Entertain and Baffle the Key Peninsula

    Thursday, October 27

    Last month, writing about what to anticipate in our natural world, I pointed to the return of rain as one of September’s most important events. Hold on. That was two months ago. …

  • A Tale of Two Puddings — ‘It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Best of Desserts’

    Thursday, October 27

    As fall slip-slides away, our culinary attention turns to winter and the upcoming holidays. While we regretfully say farewell to summer foods (until next year), heartier dishes now take center stage …

  • ‘When the Emperor Was Divine’ by Julie Otsuka

    Thursday, October 27

    A friend recommended this novel to me after it was banned from the curriculum last summer by the Muskego-Norway school board in Wisconsin, a district of about 4,800 students. There were no complaints …

  • KP Community Services Plans To Serve for Years To Come With Help From Recent Grants

    Thursday, October 27

    Key Peninsula Community Services Executive Director Willow Eaton can pretty much sum up the current economics of a nonprofit food bank in one sentence: “The demand is up, but the supply is …

  • Weirdos

    Thursday, October 27

    Graphic notes on local life

  • New PHS Girls Basketball Coach Wants Seahawks Soaring to New Heights

    Thursday, October 27

    In 2018, Hannah Lekson had an itch she just couldn’t scratch. It had been a little more than two years since her last game with the University of Puget Sound Loggers womens basketball team. …

  • WayPoint South Finds the Key to Home Through Grace on the Peninsula

    Thursday, October 27

    Pastor Mark Klingler opened the new doors of WayPoint South for worship September 4 at the former location of Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church on McEwan Road NW and Key Peninsula Highway NW. …

  • KP Residents Seek Alternatives to Broadband Internet

    Thursday, October 27

    Key Peninsula residents have turned to wireless hotspots and satellite service for solutions to inadequate internet access as Pierce County’s plan to expand access to broadband moves forward. …

  • More High-Speed Internet Comes to the Key Peninsula, But Only for Some on the North End

    Thursday, October 27

    In October Pierce County plans to sign a contract with a broadband franchise to provide high speed internet service through a privatized fiberoptic network to 526 households on the north Key …