Opinion
1585 results total, viewing 41 - 60
The celebrated election of Joe Biden was heralded across this land as bringing back maturity and success to all things American, and by extension the rest of the world. From his basement he told … more
Citizens of Winlock: Your local government is doling out huge, big-dollar handouts to fat-cat out-of-town investors — and you are footing the bill! With the rise in new construction, Winlock … more
Once again we have been told that the senior centers can not be opened for reasons that are getting so old. Deep cleaning is necessary, black mold has to be cleaned up, HVAC systems have to be … more
Hooray for our sheriff. He is my hero. The sheriff is a secret Darwin evolutionist who believes in the survival of the fittest.  He has a plan for Lewis County.  The sheriff wants … more
It is the most wonderful time of the year; the beginning of a new school year! In Centralia, we are extremely excited to begin the 2021-22 school year on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. We are even more … more
I am responding to Marty Ansley’s letter of July 24. I know four things about people like Mr. Ansley. They dig in their heels when confronted with reality. They dish it out, but they … more
Regarding Sheriff Rob Snaza's article about don't be a sheep: I think Snaza is an idiot and encouraging people to not get a vaccination is a reason he's an idiot and a dangerous one who will cause … more
The mortality rate (percent of people diagnosed with the disease who die from it) in the United States for seasonal flu averages 0.13%. The mortality rate for COVID-19 is 1.65% or roughly 13 times … more
Talking about COVID-19 and vaccinations — and now vaccine mandates for health care workers and first responders in addition to teachers and other education professionals  — is … more
Find a high-powered microscope and take a look at COVID-19’s delta variant. Look closely. There. See a wry smile spreading across its spiky face? That’s the variant trying hard to … more
Strange things have been happening on my computer. If you’re able to read this, it probably means that the “gremlin” has gone away. By the way, if you remember what a gremlin is … more
As our government at various levels demands employees get vaccinated or lose their jobs, I have wondered what that could mean. I have talked to some who would be affected by this requirement and will … more
As board members of the Thurston-Mason County Medical Society, we are gravely concerned with local vaccination rates. Thurston and Mason counties have an overall vaccination rate of only 50 percent. … more
Each year Americans throw away more than 3 billion batteries constituting 180,000 tons of hazardous material and the situation is likely to get much worse as the world shifts to electric … more
As an infant living in a logging camp house, a wooden structure with wind whistling through cracks in the floor despite the Army blanket stuffed there to keep it out, little Shirley French often … more
Time is short, but action is necessary. Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats who control the state Legislature need to postpone implementing the sweeping “Long-Term Services and Supports Trust … more
This has been a whirlwind of a week, as COVID-19 cases continue to spike, hospitalizations hit their highest levels since the start of the pandemic, people pack the Lewis County Courthouse to push … more
Lynnette Hoffman, the editor of the newspaper formerly known as The Town Crier, is known for her embarrassing antics and lack of credibility. I don’t take her seriously. That’s why … more
I watched the joint emergency meeting held Monday by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and the Board of Health. The BOCC was provided information that should have compelled them to act to … more
I suspect that there are those people among us to whom keeping track of random thoughts is a worthwhile way to spend an hour or two every now and then. For me, some things have a sort of … more
« Prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 80 | Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 2 years.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.