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    Participation activities good ways to stay fit

    The third annual Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo will return to the bay on Saturday and Sunday and will feature both competitive racing and vendor booths. You can read more about the event in our story on page A1.

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    How can we prepare for a disaster like Oso?

    The recent fatal landslide in the small Snohomish town of Oso raises some difficult questions. What would we do in a similarly catastrophic event? Are we prepared as a community? Are there sufficient assets and qualified responders to rise to the occasion?

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    St. Anthony plays big role in community

    Five years ago this week, Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula welcomed St. Anthony Hospital to the community. With it came medical care closer to home, as well as jobs and other measures of economic development. Above all came a greater quality of life.

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    SOD program welcomes new class of students

    We kicked off the 2014 class of Students of Distinction last Friday with visits to Henderson Bay, Gig Harbor and Peninsula high schools. We were greeted by the same smiles we’ve seen throughout the years, but they’re on different faces, and we’re looking forward to learning ...

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    Waterfront Alliance works collectively

    The Gig Harbor Waterfront Alliance has what some might call a unique approach to doing business. What got its start under the national Main Street Program and was formerly known as the Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Alliance has shifted its focus ever so slightly in the past year.

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    PenLight keeps rate hike down for one year

    The Peninsula Light Company is in a unique situation. As the sixth oldest electric cooperative in the nation, it serves more than 31,000 meters, both residential and commercial. And since it mostly distributes electricity the Bonneville Power Administration generates, PenLight’s rates typically...

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    Gig Harbor not only town with questions on pot

    When the Gig Harbor City Council meets Monday to discuss its options for how to handle retail marijuana shops and processors, it won’t be the first to tackle the specifics on how — or where — to allow them within city limits.

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    Bond and levy with contingency is confusing

    The Peninsula School District’s Board of Directors will ask voters for a pair of tax measures on the primary ballot this August — one a capital bond and the other a capital levy — but one of them won’t cost voters as much as the sticker price if both of them pass. Does...

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    Volunteer work can be a source of pride

    Vernon Young volunteered for many years in our community. He selflessly took on promoting, improving and maintaining several area parks and trails. He didn’t look for accolades, but a Peninsula Metropolitan Parks District ceremony Monday night seemed fitting to the man who loved his community...

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    Measure for schools coming this August

    When the Peninsula School District’s proposition for a four-year, $50 million capital levy failed last November, it was clear the need for improvements wouldn’t go away. Now we know the district will try again for some sort of public funding mechanism this summer.

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