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I was just daydreaming about what I’d do if I  swere Charles Foster Kane and I could buy the paper. I thought it might be fun to share my top five ideas, presented here in reverse order … more
In his July 17 letter to the editor, Joel Muenchau refers to me variously as a racist, as obsessed with white supremacy, as afflicted with  "white guilt" and ultimately as an extremist. … more
As a master's prepared nurse, a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter and a granddaughter, I urge you to actively support universal health care. The evidence that a single-payer system would both save … more
I cannot fathom the mental gymnastics it takes to be in favor of “my body, my choice” until it has to do with making a certain type of health care decision that’s best for us, and … more
Here are some of my thoughts about TransAlta giving the closed mine property to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife as a wildlife refuge. 1. A wildlife refuge would be a strong tourist … more
As a proud Republican and Donald Trump supporter, I find it alarming that Gov. Jay Inslee calls Trump voters “bioreactor facilities” spreading COVID-19 in Washington. Also, Inslee implied … more
As a senior, I am well aware that we must find a way to lower the cost of prescription drugs. But I am also strongly opposed to government price controls on prescription medications that limit … more
Winlock Mayor Brandon Svenson’s recent comments in the July 13 Board of Lewis County Commissioners meeting stated: “Just last month a proclamation was passed that seemed effortless … more
I am responding to two letters written by Marty Ansley of Cinebar in the July 1 and July 13 editions of The Chronicle. Mr. Ansley seems to be obsessed with race, which makes him a racist. In his … more
It’s ironic that the activity promising the most freedom on the road carries with it the greatest potential to lose it. According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, motorcycles … more
Did you know that Lewis County has a free medical clinic? When I speak with local churches, businesses or even friends, most don't know that our area has a clinic. We serve the under-insured and … more
My name is Keziah Ridgeway. I'm a history teacher here in Philadelphia who was recently featured in a CNN story about critical race theory (CRT). In a letter to the editor written on July 12 by Josie … more
Chronicle columnist Michael Wagar recently commented on critical race theory (CRT) labeling it a “red herring pushed by the Right.” He expressed his reliance on State Public Education … more
Black and brown lives have never mattered as much in America as white lives. Never. Not in law or in practice. There is no debate over that. There is a mountain of evidence to prove it still is true. … more
Interviews with Holocaust survivors and eye-witnesses are the most chilling chapters of my 55-year career as a reporter and historian. I can still hear the horror in Arnold Samuels’ voice as he … more
Chronicle columnist Michael Wagar quoted me in his very well written and, I thought, mostly even-handed thoughts about critical race theory in his op-ed from July 10. I appreciate the statement he … more
Fireworks need to be banned. Not only are they dangerous but they also cause great trauma on wildlife, domestic animals, people who have PTSD, old people in rest homes and those on hospice. … more
In response to a letter by Marty Ansley: With as much respect as I can muster, I'd like to respond again and say that I didn't mention a meritocracy nor facts not existing in my letter. I stand … more
I am not a negative person; however, the fireworks that went off on July 3 and 4 were out of control. For three-plus hours on the Fourth of July it felt and sounded like a war zone at my house. … more
As someone who has lost family members and family friends in the Holocaust, the recent actions of Jim Walsh wearing a yellow Star of David is offensive and disgusts me. He may have felt that the … more
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