Lisa M. Bryan
Peninsula School District personnel recently received specialized training to help better identify symptoms of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in young children following an increase over the last several years of troubled students at the preschool and early grade levels.
Some of the last remaining undeveloped shoreline along Puget Sound will be added to Jacobs Point Park on the south end of Anderson Island, according to Forterra, a nonprofit land stewardship organization. In January, Forterra announced the purchase of 17.6 acres to be added to the park, expanding it from 82 to nearly 100 acres and creating the largest protected marine park in South Puget Sound.
Once considered a problem limited to active duty male military service members and veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder is regularly diagnosed in female service members and veterans who most often suffer the condition because of sexual assault while serving in the military.
Last summer, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction announced new learning standards for health and physical education scheduled for adoption by Washington K-12 schools statewide in autumn 2017, incorporating age-appropriate awareness of gender issues beginning as early as kindergarten.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a familiar term, but understanding it is key to survival for combat veterans off the battlefield. Untreated, PTSD increases the risk for depression, substance abuse and suicide. Symptoms can surface shortly after a traumatic event or 50 years later.
The Wauna post office is one of numerous branches nationwide delivering packages on Sundays exclusively for Seattle-based online retailer Amazon as part of a five-year pilot program to increase revenue for the United States Postal Service.
Enthusiasm for learning is in the air inside and outside as Evergreen becomes the first elementary school in the Peninsula School District to become a fully integrated STEAM school.
Physical addresses and postal confusion have been troublesome on the Key Peninsula for years. The Lakebay post office, 98349, is located in the unincorporated town of Home. The Vaughn post office, 98394, is located in Key Center, virtually surrounded by businesses with mailing addresses of Lakebay 98349. The vast majority of Wauna residents have a Gig Harbor address despite the existence of the Wauna post office, 98395. Finally, far-flung Longbranch, with no post office at all, proudly retains both its historic name and ZIP code of 98351.
At the encouragement of friends and associates, political newcomer Todd Bloom of Tacoma is in his first-time bid to win a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 6th Congressional District. He feels confident his experience as a veteran Navy officer and reservist, combined with his professional and business acumen, brings the skill set needed to be an effective congressman.
Congressman Derek Kilmer’s interest in politics goes back to his teenage years growing up in Port Angeles in the 1980s, where he saw economic hardship in a community largely dependent upon the timber industry. He felt inspired to study public policy with a focus on economic development issues in college and graduate school.