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After four years of annual toll rate increases, drivers crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge are finally getting a break. The Washington State Legislature recently announced the cancellation of a 50 cent toll increase planned for July of this year. Read More
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  • Conquering Everest to Clean It Up
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    Conquering Everest to Clean It Up Climbing legend Dan Mazur spoke at Blend Wine Shop in Key Center March 30 at a fundraiser for The Longbranch Foundation, newly formed as a 501(c)(3) organization to support the preservation of the historic Longbranch Improvement Club. His parents, Bob and Mary Mazur, live in Longbranch.
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  • Little Toasters: Fun Begets Confidence
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    Little Toasters: Fun Begets Confidence What difference can a weekly group activity make in the lives of grade school girls? Little Toasters, a program now in each Peninsula School District elementary school, offers a resoundingly positive answer.
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  • Dear KP Techie
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    'Dude, Where's My Internet?' Dear KP Techie: “I work from home on the KP a couple of days a week and my Internet is really slow, which makes it difficult to do my job. Not to mention I can barely stream movies on Netflix or Amazon on the weekends. Why…
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  • Devil's Head Diary
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    A Sign for Our Times I am driving up the Key when I spy the sign—actually my favorite sign—and growing more so as the county works to stabilize the east side of the road before it slides into Filucy Bay. The sign—BE PREPARED TO STOP—usually provokes a mental chuckle because…
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  • Wednesday Walks with Walter
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    Wednesday Walks with Walter Not many people have a forest named for them. Most who do died long before receiving such a tribute. The Walter R. Briggs Old Growth Forest near Arlington, Washington, is an exception, for Briggs is very much alive. There is “no greater honor” than having a forest bear his name,…
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  • Marijuana Seller Sentencing Rescheduled
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    The sentencing hearing for Lance Gloor, owner of the former KPN Cross medical marijuana dispensary in Key Center, has been delayed until June 17 in federal court in Tacoma.
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  • Fuchsias and More at 21st Annual Sale
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    Fuchsias and More at 21st Annual Sale The Lakebay Fuchsia Society, established in 1995, holds its 21st annual sale May 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn of the Key Peninsula Civic Center. A wide variety of fuchsias plus some annuals, perennials and vegetable starts will be available.
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  • MAY ‘16 KP NEWS - Calendar
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    Now ABE classes Tacoma Community College offers adult basic education classes for individuals 16 years of age and older. Classes are $25 (tuition waiver available for those who qualify) and are held at the Red Barn Youth Center in Key Center on weekday mornings. 460-2424
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  • Sandplay Therapy for Trauma and More
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    Sandplay Therapy for Trauma and More Nearing completion of her master's degree in 2011, Claudia Patchen had been looking for an internship opportunity. An acquaintance, Daniel Thompson, from Olalla, suggested Jumping Mouse Children’s Center in Port Townsend. There she met Dott Kelly, who would become her mentor in Sandplay Therapy. Patchen made a commitment to commute…
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  • Key Thoughts
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    Don't Let the Next President Ruin Your Friendships Election years are rarely defined by the word “unity,” and this one even less so. It isn’t simply along party lines either. Granted, there is a wide rift between Democrats and Republicans but the division goes much deeper than that.
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  • To the Editor,
    At last we have a paper worth reading (KP News April 2016). I applaud the article "Follow the Rules." Great news about The Mustard Seed Project. Regarding Dick Schwartz's letter on the cost of health care, I would remind him he lives in the greatest nation on the face of…
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  • Food Backpacks 4 Kids: Volunteer Organization of the Year
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    The Washington State Emergency Food Network last month presented Key Peninsula's Food Backpacks 4 Kids program with its annual John Schultz Silver Spoon Volunteer Organization of the Year Award.
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  • Notes From the Next Dimension
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    Through the Filters that Abide At some point many of us have realized that we are seeing a blurred, indistinct, pale imitation of the real world. We go to a doctor and buy a pair of glasses and the world becomes sharper, clearer and more colorful. Might it be possible…
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  • On the Wing
    Comings and Goings Spring migration has come to the Pacific Flyway, the north-south route that migrating birds follow along the west coast of the Americas. A busy time in the skies overhead and in our bays, woods, fields and backyards! Birds arriving, others leaving for the summer, many simply passing…
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  • Siren's Song
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    The Children Are Watching How should a community react when a child is harmed? The reality is that as caregivers (parents, guardians, older siblings, relatives), we are the most powerful influence in the lives of our children. Yes, the most—even more than peers. Caregivers must realize we are role models…
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  • Aisle of Honor by KP Veterans May 29
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    The Key Peninsula Veterans will host their annual Aisle of Honor ceremony the Sunday before Memorial Day at Vaughn Bay Cemetery at the corner of 100th Street KPN and 186th Avenue KPN.
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  • KP Civic Center Celebrates 60 Years of Service
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    The Key Peninsula Civic Center Association turns 60 years old this year in a building that mostly turned 80 while parts of it turned 100. The association was founded in 1956, but the buildings have another 40 years of history behind them.
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  • Writing By Faith
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    Reflections on a Decade I moved here on a snowy day in March 2006 so I’ve been part of the Key Peninsula community for a decade now.
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