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Winlock Mayor Brandon Svenson made it into the basic law enforcement academy originally sponsored by the City of Toledo in 2022. Chief Sam Patrick signed Mr. Svenson's form 1270 that a thorough … more
It is with considerable appreciation that I wish to take this belated opportunity to thank the 19 businesses and 13 individuals that made last month’s Christmas party for Lewis County Drug … more
On Sept. 8, 2022, I attended a Boistfort Community Meeting hosted by Lewis County District 2 Commissioner Lindsey Pollock.  The focus of the meeting was a proposal before the county … more
It was good to see a positive letter from the local conservative leader. Our liberal friends are constantly airing their opinions and complaints in print. Even our self-named curmudgeon columnist … more
There’s lots of talk in our Legislature and in the other Washington about rent control, renter’s bill of rights and what to do about homelessness. I believe these types of actions, … more
Letter writer Marty Ansley missed the mark in his Jan. 30 letter concerning shootings in this country.  He seems to feel that the NRA and gun ownership are the reasons for all of these … more
The Washington State Legislature is once again trying to strongarm most all Washington cities into giving up local control over land use, density and zoning decisions.  Two bills have just … more
Almost 750 people were killed in vehicle accidents across our state in 2022. That’s the highest number in the past 30 years. Are you concerned? You should be if you or your loved ones travel on … more
Three killed in a random Yakima shooting early Tuesday. Seven in Half Moon Bay, California, on Monday. Eleven in Monterey Park, California, last Saturday. I am old enough to remember a time when gun … more
Ramifications from Vladimir Putin’s misbegotten invasion of Ukraine continue to burgeon and multiply, especially in the Far East. Russia’s armed incursion rapidly intensified concerns … more
I have lived, worked and retired in Napavine, and it is a tight knit community. If I want something to do after supper, I go up to the high school. I will watch a Tiger team — be it volleyball, … more
Discrimination hurts everyone. We should encourage, not discourage efforts to promote empathic communities.  “Don’t tread on me” is not a caring motto, but sums up columnist … more
The Chronicle’s “News Dump” podcast is a treasure-trove of insight for those interested in a behind-the-scenes look at what is happening in our community. As a bonus, it is also an … more
A bill coming up this session is HB 1025. It is a bill that will open up each and every law enforcement officer and private security guard to nuisance litigation, and will also transfer liability to … more
Thank you for your recent coverage regarding the residence in Tenino that may soon house Level 3 sex offenders. There are several violations of RCW 71.09.290 code (Siting Policy Guidelines) that … more
I write to discuss the recent Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs “legislative priorities” regarding RCW 13.40.740, which forces police to protect minors’ fourth, … more
In regard to state Sen. John Braun’s concern about loss of education during COVID-19, or two years of educational loss for students as he indicated, I have a different perspective. After … more
Millions of Americans see damage to their health due to air pollution. The U.S. is trying to keep the air pollution to a minimum but it is going to take many years. According to CNBC, “More … more
Animal testing is cruel and very harmful to animals.  Not only that, but it can be harmful to humans. As a pet owner, I couldn't imagine my cat having chemicals dripped in his eyes or being … more
Many students like me have to wake up incredibly early to be on time for school. My school starts at 7:40 a.m.  This can cause many problems for students, such as lack of sleep and … more
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