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Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with ”M&M,” as I will refer to Margaret Garrett and Meredith Arseneau of Educational Service District 113 (ESD 113) up in Tumwater. … more
Do you sleep well? Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t. After looking at articles about sleep, here’s what I found:  We all know that good sleep equals good health. We are … more
This fall, the voters of this state are facing some tough questions. Three initiatives are on the ballot. One kills the cap-and-trade tax added to the state gasoline tax, which has made gasoline … more
An unusual mound on the Boistfort Valley southwest of Chehalis proved the perfect place to bury early pioneers — at least until 1887, when a wealthy Canadian farmer bought the property, removed … more
I am an Organic Valley dairy farmer. My grandfather purchased the land we still farm in 1949, and I have a 23-year-old son, Jack, who is in the process of taking over management. He will be the … more
What happens when you walk a route that you’ve driven for decades? You see your world in a new and better way.  I recently set out on such a trek, strolling from Stan Hedwall Park in … more
During the first half of May, administrators at the University of Washington patiently negotiated with pro-Hamas protesters about voluntarily dismantling their illegal encampment at the center of the … more
I am committed to empowering all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs. Do the education leaders in our state feel the same way? In … more
Having had the pleasure of being born and raised in Chehalis, I have had my share of seeing the challenges that our community has been able to face and overcome. They range from the need of … more
While I understand Chronicle columnist John McCroskey’s points, and respect his right to them, I feel like he is missing a couple key points about students and social changes. Mr. … more
I wanted to reply to Chronicle columnist John McCroskey’s opinion piece about college students published last week. It is easy to scapegoat someone who gets a “soft skills” … more
Donald Trump has asserted that as president he should have the authority to order Navy Seal Team 6 to assassinate his political rivals with immunity from prosecution, claiming that a president must … more
Letter writer Joseph Tipler of Centralia is evidently outraged that the people have not embraced the establishment candidate Dave Reichert as the Republican nominee, but have chosen Semi Bird as the … more
I missed perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the Northern Lights from my backyard on Friday night, but I certainly enjoyed seeing all the gorgeous photos posted online. My friend … more
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so let's talk about this important topic. We all know problems in our lives can cause anxiety. Those problems can be relationship issues, pressure at work … more
Watching the past few weeks on college campuses has really been inspiring.  Seeing so many young adults acting like tantrum-throwing children just makes you proud, doesn’t it? And our … more
With candidate filing week now behind us, the 2024 election season is in full swing. Democrat leaders in our state are no doubt looking ahead to the August primary and November general election … more
As reported in The Chronicle, the recent Republican convention in Spokane, intended to burnish and unify the party, was discordant and futile. Washington state GOP Chairman Jim Walsh denied this … more
Chronicle columnist Julie McDonald has swallowed every lie told about President Trump by the media. Many of us haven’t. As strongly as she believes Jan. 6 was an insurrection, I believe it … more
U.S. troops remain in peril in the Middle East, sitting ducks for the next attack The horror of war is something most of us cannot imagine. You can watch documentaries and read stories. But … more
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