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Five candidates seek Pierce County Council seat as filing week concludes

May 20, 2022

The field is set. Now the 2022 campaign season can officially begin. Candidate filing week concluded at close of business on Friday, May 20. Candidates can still withdraw from races

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Sports Beat: Gig Harbor sweeps conference track championships

May 20, 2022

It’s time for the Sports Beat, a capsule of this weeks best performances from local prep athletes and teams. At the South Sound Conference track and field championships at North

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Harborview-Stinson intersection re-opening ‘shortly’

May 19, 2022

Harborview Drive through downtown Gig Harbor will be reopening “shortly,” according to the city. The city announced via Facebook that the new roundabout is paved and the intersection will re-open

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Circle logic: Why Gig Harbor has so many roundabouts

May 19, 2022

Roundabouts are safer and decrease wait times, according to traffic engineers everywhere. Still, many drivers are not big fans.

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Police blotter: Weapons violation in hardware store parking lot

May 19, 2022

A Gig Harbor Police officer on a “theft deterrence” patrol of the Home Depot parking lot on May 13 spotted a man passed out in a vehicle. When the officer

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Harbor Happenings: First Bike Bash set for Saturday

May 18, 2022

The first PenMet Parks Bike Bash pedals into Sehmel Homestead Park this weekend. The event, described as a “celebration of all things cycling,” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3

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Peninsula’s Alli Kimball talks family and fastpitch

May 18, 2022

Editor’s note: Today, Gig Harbor Now launches its Prep Outlook, an occasional feature on standout high school athletes from the area. To say that pitcher Alli Kimball has had a

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Forecasters warn of significant mid-week rain storm

May 17, 2022

It’s starting to feel like May-vember. Forecasters from the National Weather Service in Seattle are warning that a November-level storm may hit the region on Wednesday, May 18. Rainfall totals

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Gig Harbor Now to publish free obituaries

May 17, 2022

Gig Harbor Now will begin publishing free obituaries on Wednesday, May 25. The nonprofit, community-supported news website will publish obituaries at no cost for anyone who lived in or had

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Peninsula School District sticks with plan to curtail Chinese program

May 17, 2022

Despite efforts by Chinese language students to save Chinese 1 in the upcoming school year, Peninsula School District is going through with its plan to cut the entry-level course because

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