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    Small businesses gain federal contracts

    I am proud to announce that the federal government met its small business federal contracting goal for the first time in eight years.


    Volunteerism is alive and well in Gig Harbor

    As we approach the start of the school year (shriek!), you may be thinking of scheduling out activities for the upcoming school year and into fall and winter. Maybe you have thought about the possibility of volunteering during the upcoming months, but have not known were to look for options.


    Plenty of springtime offerings on Key Peninsula

    April showers — some with hail, some with thunder and lightning, and some that brought fresh snow in the mountains — are making a unique weather statement around here.


    Beginners’ lessons for modern road-trip planning

    I have a vacation coming up in a few weeks, my first on the Gateway’s dime. I share this information not to gloat about escaping the Northwest for sunny Arizona at the height of March’s drear, but rather to impart a couple of the lessons that I’ve learned in preparation for ...


    Key Peninsula full of authors, resources for fellow writers

    The Key Peninsula is alive with working authors. Four new books will be on the shelves in the next few months, including two by first-time authors Ted Olinger and Don Tjossem.


    Time to update an outdated peninsula map

    Four months and change into my time at the Gateway, I’ve begun to feel acclimated to the sometimes challenging geography of our coverage area — the way the meandering Key Peninsula Highway deceives you into thinking you’ve already driven past your destination, or the vital importance...