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The Winlock UGA annexation should concern all Winlock citizens. I attended the Winlock City Council meeting at May 9. My concerns are the letters and flyers the city sent out to all of us in … more
When my family pondered the chance to move from North Carolina to the West Coast, we had options on where to settle, from Seattle south to Eugene. We wanted a small town with the right mix of … more
What kind of candidate best represents Southwest Washington? A small business owner who understands the impact of inflation on working people and the local economy. A mother who will ensure … more
As a young teenager, Grietje Klijnsma stood on a Heerenveen street in the northern part of The Netherlands and watched an Allied pilot eject from his airplane, but as he was dangling from his … more
I read Riley Dolan’s Letter to the editor this morning with great alarm. Another liberal calling out the conservative media. His (I assume Riley is a man, and if I’m wrong, I apologize) … more
Over the years, I have observed individuals and their etiquette toward our flag. I am a veteran and spent a year in South Vietnam from September 1968 through September 1969. I learned flag etiquette … more
Today, if all goes according to plan, two Chronicle journalists will begin an epic trip down the Chehalis River. Reporter Isabel Vander Stoep and photographer Jared Wenzelberger are beginning … more
Centralia City Council, please do not vote to put time restrictions on Central Boulevard for trucks. If you do, you will be putting people out of work and causing Willamette Valley Company to shut … more
As I renew my subscription, I would like to say I appreciate all your efforts to keep The Chronicle published and us informed. You have an excellent journalist in Julie McDonald, a personal … more
The horrific shooting committed this week in Buffalo was by a white supremacist that believes the racist and false "great replacement" conspiracy promoted by conservative media. Not only does he … more
Dear editorial board: Bravo for your take on Joe Kent's wacky rhetoric. Kevin Gillan's letter in last week's paper describing Kent as being quoted on Russian state TV as a shining example of a … more
It’s obvious that the circus has come to town. With the GOP we have the elephant. And with President Bone Spurs we have the clown. What’s up with all this name calling? Are we … more
It may be because I deal with words that I hate to see them misused. And since I spent so many years in radio, also words that are mispronounced. There’s no excuse for saying … more
Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Patty Murray have their priorities backward when it comes to rebuilding Snake River salmon and steelhead runs. Instead of focusing on ripping out dams with fish passages and … more
Congressional aspirant Joe Kent appeared to side with Vladimir Putin on the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. He attracted a contingent of white nationalists from Idaho for a local town hall meeting … more
As we waited inside Corbet Theatre Saturday evening for the Centralia College production of the musical “Into the Woods” to begin, I perused the program listing the cast members and their … more
Having family in Centralia and other parts of Washington state, I read The Chronicle article "Centralia Masonic Temple To Hold Centennial Cornerstone Rededication Celebration" (May 6 issue). Many … more
With the rest of my immediate community and neighborhood, we are in opposition to the development project located at 635 W. Reynolds Ave. While the signage on the project implies a very small portion … more
PBS recently released a new documentary by Ken Burns focused on Benjamin Franklin. I hadn’t realized Benjamin Franklin and his son William were on opposite sides of the American Revolutionary … more
Dear editor and the voters who read this, On Jan. 26, 1947, Bishop Fulton Sheen, a popular radio and later TV commentator, is quoted as saying, "We are at the end of Christendom." He said, … more
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