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"The health department doesn’t take into consideration what your business model is and your usage. It feels very discriminatory for a small business in a rural unincorporated area that can barely get other services" more
Thanks to a partnership between the Pierce County Rural Library District and the Tacoma Needle Exchange, naloxone is available for free to assist anyone in danger of an opioid overdose on the KP. more
One in ten residents of Pierce County is food insecure, according to Nourish Pierce County. more
Key Peninsula Fire District 16 will ask voters Aug. 6 to renew its Maintenance and Operations Levy, an $800,000-a-year ballot measure in place since 2012. more
The Lakebay school has successfully incorporated outdoor experiential learning and will launch its “Eagles’ Quest” program for highly capable students in the fall. more
The first-ever “June Blooms” spring farm tour event was June 8 featuring eight Key Peninsula farms. more
The unadvertised and unorganized 4th of July parade in Home has been an open secret for more than 20 years. This may be the last year for the shared pancake breakfast at the end of A street. more
The Key Peninsula News May edition article omitted details about candidates for elections in the 26th Legislative District. Additional candidates have also declared their intent to run since the May edition was published. more
In April, the Washington State Department of Ecology declared a statewide drought emergency, warning that snowpack deficits and warm winter temperatures will lead to below-normal runoff and significant water shortages. more
Anticipating a warmer and drier summer, the KP Fire Department urges residents to prepare for fire emergencies using a "Ready, Set, Go" plan, highlighting the importance of education, preparation, and community vigilance. more
Volunteer Kathy Lyons is championing new traffic-calming measures on KP Highway to help boost safety and reduce speeding. more
Efforts to bring much-needed childcare to the Key Peninsula face hurdles due to infrastructure gaps, leading local advocates to explore creative solutions to meet the community's needs. more
The Key Peninsula Historical Society is nearly finished with the Vaughn Library Hall renovation, set to host an open house on June 9 to celebrate its approval for community events. more
A record-breaking 189 seniors received 422 separate scholarships totaling $434,500 awarded by the Hawks Scholarship Fund at its annual ceremony May 22 at Peninsula High School. more
Public trails will be built on the 60-acre property adjacent to the undeveloped Haley State Park land. “It’s what a Northwest forest should look like.” more
Fifth-grade Evergreen Elementary School teacher Jordan Henderson was arrested by Pierce County Sheriff deputies on suspicion of child molestation. He was charged with nine counts of first-degree child molestation. more
Adam Nicholas Randolph was sentenced to 50 months in prison and five years of supervision after pleading guilty to sneaking into PHS girls bathroom to take pictures and record videos of girls. more
Former state representative Jesse Young (R-Gig Harbor) and newcomer Josh Smith (I-Gig Harbor) announced candidacies to compete in the 26th Legislative District for positions 1 and 2 respectively. more
Tom Bates of Lakebay is headed back to Ukraine for three more months of moving food and supplies to people near the front and evacuating injured or abandoned animals. more
Spotty cell coverage across portions of the Key Peninsula has left some homeowners dependent on sometimes even less reliable landlines. Residents may well wonder why it is so bad and what can be done about it. more
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