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TCC’s Write in the Harbor event geared toward all wordsmiths

Nov 02, 2021 | By:

Author Bronwyn Scott heads an esteemed group of presenters at the two-day virtual conference.

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Peninsula School District plans vaccine clinics to include students under 12

Oct 29, 2021 | By:

District officials have wheels in motion to offer COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 at upcoming school-based clinics pending FDA approval of the shot, which came Friday.

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Swift Water students, teachers jazzed about new school, happy to be back full-time

Oct 26, 2021 | By:

“The kids do fine with the masks. It’s just kind of been their normal.” — Carlyn HansonSmith, fourth-grade teacher

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Vaccination rate among Peninsula School District employees is 92.6%

Oct 23, 2021 | By:

Employees who have claimed a medical or religious exemption must test weekly.

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Olson, Beard express views on Peninsula School Board District 5 position

Oct 20, 2021 | By:

Two-time incumbent and banker David Olson is running against mental health therapist Juanita Beard.

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Butler, Ader competing for Peninsula School Board District 2 post

Oct 19, 2021 | By:

Jennifer Butler captured 54% of the vote in the August primary. Linda Ader garnered just 18%, but stands to gain more from two candidates she shared an ad with.

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Peninsula football cancels two games after COVID detected

Oct 18, 2021 | By:

The non-league game last week against Lincoln and a contest at Yelm Friday that had league title implications were called off.

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Peninsula School District says bus delays not related to vaccine mandate

Oct 18, 2021 | By:

Mandate has had “minimal impact” on staffing and no impact to educational services, superintendent says.

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Student assaulted by outsiders at Gig Harbor High

Oct 13, 2021 | By:

The victim was assaulted by five teens, who fled, but he wouldn’t cooperate with the police.

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Peninsula school bus drivers get a raise. What about the paraeducators?

Oct 04, 2021 | By:

Bus drivers in Peninsula School District, some of whom complained to the school board in August about low wages and tough working conditions, are getting a 7.5% raise. “Kids have messes on buses, they throw up on buses, they rip our bus seats. There’s all kinds of stuff we deal with, but the majority of

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