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Gig Harbor students plan walkout to honor Parkland shooting victims  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor High School students to host a moment of silence, sidewalk protest and local voter registration event in honor of students killed at Florida's Marjory ...



Five football storylines to watch for Peninsula, Gig Harbor in 2018  The News Tribune

5 storylines to watch for in the 2018 season for Peninsula High School and Gig Harbor High.



They were the most dominant cross country team Gig Harbor has ever seen. Where are they now?  The News Tribune

They were the most successful cross country team Gig Harbor High School has ever seen — and quite possibly, the best team the state has ever seen. The 2013 ...



Throw the records out. It’s Fish Bowl week for Gig Harbor, Peninsula  The News Tribune

Just from looking at the records of Peninsula and Gig Harbor high school, you might assume this year's Fish Bowl will be an easy win for the Seahawks.



She posted online about a suicide pact. Now Gig Harbor authorities try to dispel the rumor  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor Police and Key Peninsula Fire Station officials worked to dispel rumors of a suicide pact among local high school students that were circulating on ...



36 Peninsula schools seniors recognized for their achievements as Students of Distinction  The News Tribune

Congratulations to the 2018 Students of Distinction! The annual event recognizes outstanding high school achievement by 36 graduating seniors in the ...



Key Peninsula Voters Tank Peninsula Schools Bond Measure  Gig Harbor, WA Patch

Peninsula Schools Bond Measure Fails - Gig Harbor, WA - Almost no voting precincts west of Henderson Bay voted in favor of the Peninsula School District ...



She wanted a place to belong, so she created Gig Harbor's first pride event  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor teen hosts Gig Harbor Pride Picnic, the first LGBT Pride event in the city.



Peninsula Schools Bond Measure A Hair Shy Of Passing  Gig Harbor, WA Patch

Peninsula Bond Measure A Hair Shy Of Passing - Gig Harbor, WA - The $220 million measure was less than 2 percentage points from passing with about 100 ...



Gig Harbor police reports for the week of Aug. 30  The News Tribune

Reports provided by the Gig Harbor Police Department.



Peninsula Schools bond is failing by less than 2 percent of the required vote  The News Tribune

After months of campaigns, tours, meetings and public outreach, the Peninsula School District's $220-million bond proposal was looking to be denied by ...



Gig Harbor church to hold free mental health seminar series  The News Tribune

As mental health care becomes a topic of national debate, a Gig Harbor church has invited local leaders and professionals to speak on the issue this month at ...



Local group becomes school bond’s official opposition  The News Tribune

A group of Gig Harbor residents have filed as the official opposition against the Peninsula School District ballot measure for a $220-million bond that would be ...



Gig Harbor students find support, opposition to walkout, protest  Q13 FOX

GIG HARBOR, Wash. – Students from at least one Pierce County high school took their walk-out rallies well into the afternoon Wednesday. Many kids from Gig ...



Gig Harbor July 4th Fireworks, Parades & More: 2018 Guide  Gig Harbor, WA Patch

Guide To 2018 July 4th Fireworks, Parades - Gig Harbor, WA - Find fireworks shows, parades, and other Independence Day 2018 events happening around ...



Peninsula teachers still waiting for salary negotiations  The News Tribune

Teachers in the Peninsula School District are feeling the crunch as salary negotiations between the Peninsula Education Association and district continue.



New restaurant aims to make most of mixing state’s wines and Gig Harbor  The News Tribune

Dick Shaw, owner of Pleasure Craft Marina in Gig Harbor, is hoping to bring his family's wine to the waterfront with a new restaurant.



Peninsula teachers receive raises, creating calm in the McCleary storm  The News Tribune

Peninsula School District teachers will get raises in the 2018-19 school year after the Peninsula School District and Peninsula Education Association came to an ...



After yet another copper wire theft, Gig Harbor athletic director left wondering what else can be done  The News Tribune

After being hit with another copper wire theft on the school's upper fields in late March, Gig Harbor athletic director Bob Werner and district officials are left ...



Gig Harbor families seeks donations for fireworks show  The News Tribune

Henderson Bay Fireworks show needs monetary donations to continue.



His parents were some of the best track talent the state has ever seen. Now this Gig Harbor star wants to...  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor High School track star Jurrian Hering has some good genes to work with. His parents, Todd and Seville, were high school track stars in the early ...



McCormick Creek residents worried a road would endanger children. City Council eases their fears  The News Tribune

Residents of the McCormick Creek neighborhood felt their voices were heard on Monday after the Gig Harbor City Council passed a resolution that will stop a ...



Gig Harbor considers update to park impact fees after 14 years  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor City Council discuss impact fees, state regulations and park changes at Monday's meeting.



Gig Harbor voters asked for $220 million school bond  Kitsap Sun

On April 24, Peninsula-area voters will be asked to pass a $220 million capital facilities bond to rebuild, modernize or otherwise upgrade local schools.



Food baskets bring the makings of a Thanksgiving families deserve  The News Tribune

The Gig Harbor Basket Brigade will deliver baskets of donated food for the needy before Thanksgiving.



Local politicians have ideas, no concrete plans, for Purdy Bridge alternatives  The News Tribune

Councilman Derek Young and Rep. Jesse Young talk traffic on the Key Peninsula.



Flying antiques over Gig Harbor: Duo plans to open vintage plane display hangar  The Olympian

Bob Juranich and Bob Johnson are working toward opening the Point Fosdick Antique Airplane Hangar in September at the Tacoma Narrows Airport to display ...



Peninsula School District board generates itemized cost list for proposed bond funds  The News Tribune

After announcing during a special meeting that April's proposed bond measure would be set for $220 million, the Peninsula School District's Board of Directors ...



Gig Harbor police don't want to fine people for fireworks, would rather see residents having fun  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor police could fine anyone using illegal fireworks up to $1000, but would rather educate people on what is legal for the holiday.



'I was heartbroken': Sisters sue Issaquah school district for the harassment they endured after rape  Seattle PI

When she started out at Skyline High School in Sammamish, she loved school. S.S., whose name is concealed to protect her privacy, describes herself as a "big ...



Car prowler(s) on the loose all over Gig Harbor  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor police are on the lookout for whoever's responsible for a string of vehicle prowls that started June 26. An officer dispatched to the first report went to ...



Paradise Theatre directors: 'Rent is too high to keep doors open'  The News Tribune

Paradise Theatre in Gig Harbor hoping to raise enough money to stay open one more season, despite large increase in rent.



High school swim coach tossed around sexual innuendos. Then he got suspended.  The Olympian

Gig Harbor High School head swim coach Mike Kelly was placed on paid administrative leave in January after allegations he sexually harassed a female athlete ...



Gig Harbor police reports for the week of May 24  The News Tribune

A roundup of reports from the Gig Harbor police department.



Gig Harbor police reports for the week of June 6  The News Tribune

Police reports from the Gig Harbor Police Department.



1996 Gig Harbor High boys basketball team to celebrate 20th anniversary of state title  The News Tribune

Players and their families will host a 20th anniversary celebration of the 1996 Gig Harbor High state boys basketball title at the Gig Harbor High School gym from ...



Gig Harbor Holiday Events Schedule Released  Patch.com

Here Are All The Gig Harbor Holiday Events - Gig Harbor, WA - Gig Harbor has enough holiday events lined up this season to satisfy even Santa Claus.



HGTV Dream Home winner: 'We finally get our win'  The News Tribune

The family will decide whether to pack up and move to the Pacific Northwest or take over $1 million by the end of April.



Gig Harbor police reports for the week of May 31  The News Tribune

May 18 - A Gig Harbor police officer was contacted by a city employee saying copper wire had been stolen from a city work project. The employee said two ...



Gig Harbor hires new football coach: longtime Eatonville pillar George Fairhart  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor High School has announced longtime Eatonville High coach George Fairhart as the next head football coach for the Tides.



Want to own the HGTV Dream Home? You could for $1.7 million  The News Tribune

The 2018 HGTV Dream Home in Gig Harbor is up for sale for just under $1.7 million. Now any resident, capable of affording a large mortgage, could own the ...



It's finally home: Local taproom gets a Gig Harbor address  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor Brewing's hometown taproom opened to a packed house this month in downtown Gig Harbor.



Mayor announces new Gig Harbor city administrator at council meeting  The News Tribune

A new, temporary Gig Harbor city administrator was named by the mayor and a four-month contract was approved by Gig Harbor City Council unanimously ...



City council puts halt on housing with unexpected moratorium on residential developments  The News Tribune

With little notice to the public, the new ordinance will stop applications for future development for at least six months.



Hundreds In Puget Sound Participate In National School Walkout  Seattle, WA Patch

School Walkouts Underway In Puget Sound - Seattle, WA - From Garfield High School in Seattle to Gig Harbor High School, students around the region ...



LGBT youth group creates safe haven for teens on Key Peninsula  The News Tribune

The Oasis Youth Group, a nonprofit LGBT organization in Tacoma, has organized a weekly group meetup for LGBT teens on the peninsula.



Gig Harbor High School graduation class of 2016  Kitsap Sun

The Gig Harbor High School graduating class of 2016 seniors include: A-B. Daniel Agee, Davis Alexander, Cameron Allen, Dawson Allen, Steven Allen, Tanner ...



Gig Harbor football coach Aaron Chantler resigns  The News Tribune

Aaron Chantler, a graduate of Wilson High School and a former assistant coach there, led Gig Harbor to four consecutive state appearances in five years as Gig ...



Peninsula School District to ask for $220 million from voters on April bond measure  The News Tribune

After voting in December to place a bond measure on the April 24 ballot, the Peninsula School District's board of directors chose last week to set the bond ...



Gig Harbor’s new cross country coach has a familiar connection  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor High School has named 27-year-old Andrew Walker as the school's new cross country coach. Walker, a Seattle native, takes over for Mark ...



A new generation takes on an old coffee tradition by opening Kimball Coffeehouse  The News Tribune

After the closure of Kimball Espresso Cafe, former employees work to reopen the popular shop with a new twist.



Gig Harbor police reports for the week of March 8  The News Tribune

Feb. 23 – Gig Harbor police were dispatched to Costco on Harbor Hill Drive around 8:10 p.m. in response to a call about two women in the store attempting to ...



Not just a play, but a ministry  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor's Harbor Covenant Church presents “Da Vinci's Last Supper, Come to Life” for second year.



Gig Harbor, Peninsula share more than football rivalry  The News Tribune

Two teams. One community. That's how Ross Filkins and Aaron Chantler describe high school football in the Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula area. “I think (Filkins) ...



It’s time for them to retire. 90-year old power poles in Henderson Bay to be replaced  The News Tribune

Tacoma Power will be working in Henderson Bay and Burley Lagoon to remove four in-water towers which provide electricity to Key Peninsula and Tacoma ...



Evergreen Elementary student remains in critical condition after YMCA pool incident  The News Tribune

A “cherished” young girl from the Key Peninsula is in critical condition at Mary Bridge Children's Health Center in Tacoma after she was found unresponsive in ...



Abandoned boats have littered Henderson Bay for years. Are their days finally numbered?  The News Tribune

Pierce County has begun working with the state to remove abandoned boats in Henderson Bay.



Gig Harbor women want to make a promise to lead by example  The News Tribune

After witnessing her teenage daughter suffer from bullying in high school, Gig Harbor mom Diane Stefanowicz decided she wanted to make a difference in how ...



From Gig Harbor to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Q&A with Pearl Jam’s Dave Krusen  The News Tribune

Dave Krusen is a Gig Harbor native, a founding member of Pearl Jam and a recent inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Krusen was the band's original ...



Gig Harbor Fly Shop opens beer and fly tying bar  The News Tribune

Local fly-fishing shop starts selling local beers to promote relaxed community and conservation.



South Sound students join national walkout, urge stronger gun laws  The News Tribune

Students across the South Sound joined a nationwide class walkout Wednesday in an effort to generate support for stronger gun-control legislation.



New Gig Harbor Open Hearts group looks to ensure open, welcoming community  The News Tribune

Looking to encourage diversity and create a welcoming community, the Gig Harbor Open Hearts group is holding its first community meeting designed to begin a ...



Prep Zone: Gig Harbor's Stephanie Cox  KING5.com

From 2006 to 2013 former Seattle Reign FC star Stephanie Cox played for the US National soccer team. She won a gold medal and a national championship at ...



Issaquah school sued for protecting football players after sexual assault  Crosscut

"In Issaquah, football is God.” So begins a lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court on Thursday on behalf of two sisters. The incidents at the heart of the suit ...



Brix 25 restaurant’s new location under false scrutiny by neighbors  The News Tribune

A rebuttal to “Millville District, Council discusses closing times,” in the Jan. 25 issue of the Gateway.



PSD bilingual students earn credit for native language  The News Tribune

A recent test recognized 31 Peninsula School District bilingual high school students — and offered school credit — for their literacy in their native language.



Gig Harbor’s Kyle Stanley to host AJGA event at Canterwood  The News Tribune

Kyle Stanley, a two-time PGA Tour winner, will host the Kyle Stanley Championship by Transamerica Sept. 14-16 at Canterwood Golf & Country Club in Gig ...



New Councilman Hutchins ready to give back to community that helped shape him  The News Tribune

Spencer Hutchins has wanted to find a way to give back to the community he grew up in and where he moved his family to after college. Now, as Gig Harbor's ...



Nerf Wars game stirs mixed reactions throughout Gig Harbor community  The News Tribune

Springtime is a busy and event-driven season for graduating high school seniors, filled with graduation caps, prom outfits and the annual Nerf Wars.



Here's who is running for state District 26, county, judge positions  The News Tribune

Over 20 candidates from Legislative District No. 26 filed to run in the upcoming Pierce County August primary.



Peninsula beats Gig Harbor in Fish Bowl, 31-21  The News Tribune

Peninsula beat Gig Harbor in the 39th Fish Bowl game, 31-21 thanks to a big second half.



Gig Harbor's much-loved holiday events are here  Tacoma Daily News

Gig Harbor will be decking the halls (and the light poles and the parks) mid-month in preparation for a full calendar of holiday events in this beautiful waterfront ...



Who is Russell M. Nelson, and what brought 49,000 to hear him speak?  The News Tribune

Most people in Western Washington do not know or even have heard of Russell M. Nelson.



PenMet Parks designates Gig Harbor park as future site of athletic field complex  The News Tribune

An agreement between the Peninsula Metropolitan Parks District and Harbor Soccer Club would transform a 38-acre forested park in unincorporated Gig Harbor ...



Soldier knocks out girlfriend, leaves baby on side of road, flees police, officers say  The News Tribune

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier punched out his girlfriend, left her 6-month-old child on the side of the road and led police on a chase Tuesday night ...



Bob Werner Tapped as Gig Harbors New Athletic Director  Patch.com

Gig Harbor, WA - Bob Werner, who has been an active member in the local youth programs, will replace Gig Harbor High School's former athletic director Dale ...



Peninsula High coaches construct touching memorial for late diving coach Litsch  TheNewsTribune.com

Peninsula High swim coach Craig Brown and others constructed a touching memorial to late diving coach Liz Litsch.



Past owners of Buck's Steakhouse sue former landlord, employee  The News Tribune

Joni and Clint Pipkin, previous owners of Buck's Steakhouse, have filed a suit with Pierce County Superior Court against a former employee and former landlord.



Local leaders discuss opioid epidemic in Pierce County  The News Tribune

City leaders, police departments, firefighter, congressmen and county leaders congregated on Friday morning to discuss one of the biggest issues facing Pierce ...



Time to replace the Fox Island bridge? Not just yet  The News Tribune

If it's your first time driving across the Fox Island bridge, your initial thought might be “these lanes are tight.” There is not a lot of room for error on a two-way, two ...



UPDATED: Gig Harbor Student Killed in Car Crash  Patch.com

A Gig Harbor High School student died in a single-car accident Tuesday night. According to the office, David Haas, a senior at , was killed in the crash. Haas, 17 ...



Key Pen Parks puts finishing touches on Phase 1 of Gateway Park  The News Tribune

With spring finally starting to come around, Key Peninsula and Gig Harbor residents have been flocking to Gateway Park on state Highway 302, just west of 94th ...



Gig Harbor twins embrace life on monster truck circuit  The News Tribune

It was common knowledge inside Tyler and Travis Groth's social circles on Fox Island and while attending Gig Harbor High School that if you were having ...



BULLPEN: Gig Harbor resident and former MLB player Hatteberg has embraced community  The News Tribune

Former professional baseball player Scott Hatteberg probably didn't imagine soccer would be a huge part of his life. He probably also didn't imagine he would ...



Gig Harbor resident Blunk makes Team USA wheelchair basketball Paralympic squad  The News Tribune

Megan Blunk's life journey has been a harrowing one, sometimes filled with unimaginable pain and suffering.



Fox Island fair sets the standard for small-town gatherings  The News Tribune

Saturday was the first time I've attended the Fox Island FICRA Fair. What a huge delightful surprise. I use the word “huge” advisedly. The area surrounding the ...



Oldest kayaker in town has lived quite the adventure-filled life  The News Tribune

At 80 years old, Bee Dietz is the oldest member of the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Race Team. She recently competed with the team at the USA Sprint Canoe ...



Gig Harbor resident working to make pickleball inclusive and fun for all  The News Tribune

Pickleball is for everyone. That's the message that Gig Harbor resident Adrienne Barlow wants to spread.



Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Race Team coach retiring  The News Tribune

It started with two paddlers in 2002. Fast forward to 2016: The club now has 50 athletes, has won four national titles and has athletes competing in the biggest ...



JaQuori McLaughlin Picks UW: A Teammates Perspective  Emerald City Swagger

Written by a former teammate of JaQuori McLaughlin, UW commit. Read for first hand knowledge on McClaughlin that you can't get anywhere else!



Cutters Point flagship store receives update, expansion  The News Tribune

After 21 years in business, the Cutters Point flagship store is getting a facelift — and some breathing room.



Woman who fell on tracks killed after being hit by train, police say  The News Tribune

A woman was hit and killed by a train Saturday evening in Kent, police there say.



Plenty of fun to be had for all ages as Halloween approaches  The News Tribune

Halloween Party and Costume Contest Includes-beer tasting, costume contest entry and voting rights, and raffle entry. 25 percent of all admission sales will be ...



Gig Harbor Seniors Fill Hallway With 12,000 Balloons  Patch.com

Gig Harbor, WA - The Gig Harbor High School seniors filled the entire downstairs with 12000 blue balloons Wednesday night.



Math teacher, longtime runner McLean thankful for time at Peninsula High  The News Tribune

Peninsula High School is losing a valuable member of its faculty.



Funny Senior Pranks 2013: Students Fill High School Hallway With Balloons (PHOTOS)  Huffington Post

Seniors at Gig Harbor High School, WA, filled the school hallways with 12000 blue balloons this week. Check out awesome photos from the prank, bel...



A day in the life of Tacoma Mall  TheNewsTribune.com

The Tacoma Mall is more than a collection of stores and restaurants. It's the town square of the city. THE WALKERS. They walk in circles. But then, that's the ...



Reports: Seahawks eye Suh, Seferian-Jenkins  Sportspress Northwest

After jettisoning some salaries, Seahawks are reported to have interest in potential free agents DT Ndamukong Suh and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins.



After a seismic week, what's next for Seattle Seahawks as free agency begins?  The News Tribune

Free agency begins Monday with the “legal tampering period” of teams being allowed to talk to unrestricted free agents. The market opens Wednesday. Seattle ...



Despite audit, prepaid tuition program once again available to state’s parents  The News Tribune

The state's prepaid Guaranteed Education Tuition program, which is being audited, opened to new investors this month.



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