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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
I imagine many among us are tired of hearing old-timers reminisce about living through the Great Depression of the 1930s. There aren’t many of us left, and we were still children when good … more
As we crowded into hotel elevators the past two weekends, my husband and I both expressed relief and gratitude for the coronavirus vaccinations that have allowed life to return to some semblance of … more
Over the last 16 months, each one of us has suffered through the endless chaos and uncertainty of COVID-19 and the seemingly endless monarchical restrictions that have affected every facet of our … 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
As climate change concerns grow, researchers are turning to small tree farmers for help. Actually, they have been helping for nearly a century, but their efforts have largely gone unrecognized. … more
Politicians often say things they wish they hadn’t. Sometimes we’re trying to be funny and the humor falls flat. Sometimes anger or frustration gets the better of us. And sometimes, a … more
Maternal health care in the United States is frankly a disgrace, and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler deserves credit for keeping a legislative spotlight shining on the issue. According to the Maternal … 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
Any positive effect of the lockdowns and mask requirements, while not zero, was primarily due to personal efforts, not government mandates. Throughout the pandemic, people made personal choices to … more
The debate over the teaching of critical race theory in our schools is raging. Some believe critical race theory is being taught and is an attempt to teach children in our public schools to hate … more
The elected board of the Chehalis School District has responded to the concerns of parents and passed a resolution banning the teaching of controversial Critical Race Theory in public school … 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
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