Ed Friedrich

Ed Friedrich is a longtime local journalist and Gig Harbor resident. He worked 35 years at the Kitsap Sun as a sportswriter, copy editor, page designer, news reporter, news editor and rubber band shooter. A South Kitsap native, Ed first moved to Gig Harbor while a student at the University of Puget Sound in the late 1970s and has witnessed a new community grow from old roots during the ensuing half century. He is a creek freak, weather geek, scanner addict, and digs kayaking and saltwater swimming at his Key Peninsula cabin.

Wings & Wheels airshow first postponed, now canceled at Tacoma Narrows Airport

Jun 15, 2022

Pierce County sent the Tacoma Events Commission a letter on June 3 stating that it couldn’t accommodate the event because of lack of space and support from airport businesses.

State asking who should get Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll reduction

Jun 15, 2022

Should the 75-cent rollback go only to two-axle vehicles, should all vehicles receive it or should vehicles with more axles get an even bigger break?

Point Fosdick project evokes roads of yesteryear

Jun 13, 2022

The section of Point Fosdick Drive being resurfaced is probably more than 80 years old and part of former state Highway 14.

Gig Harbor man among trio charged in quadruple murder

Jun 07, 2022

A Gig Harbor man is one of three who were charged Tuesday in Kitsap Superior Court in connection with the 2017 killing of four members of a Kitsap County family.

PenMet adds security at Fox Island sandspit park

Jun 03, 2022

A private security guard will again help assure that rules are enforced to avoid parking disputes and protect the fragile beach.

Harborview Drive reopens in both directions

May 25, 2022

After nearly three months, traffic is flowing in both directions through downtown Gig Harbor. Harborview Drive, the city’s main drag, was closed in the southbound direction on Feb. 28 to

Norwegian ambassador visits Gig Harbor: ‘It feels like home’

May 23, 2022

Norway ambassador Anniken Krutnes visited the Puget Sound area last week, including a stop Sunday in Gig Harbor, and was struck by the similarities between the area and Norway.

Second prison fence makes escaping doubly difficult

May 23, 2022

Only one offender has ever breached the Purdy prison’s fence, and that was before a second razor-wire barrier was added last summer.

Summer trolley service suspended for lack of drivers

May 13, 2022

Pierce Transit doesn’t have the manpower to operate the trolley route, but the regular Gig Harbor bus route hits most of the same stops.

Contractor ‘on schedule’ for Harborview roundabout project

May 11, 2022

Two-way traffic at the Harborview Drive-Stinson Avenue roundabout construction project could reopen in the next few weeks. But a date can’t be announced yet because some of the work is