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Many farmers lacked enough land to earn a living. Political upheaval brewed throughout Europe. And a failed 1848 revolution in Germany prompted more than a million people between 1845 and 1855 to … more
A recent letter to the editor about how Democratic programs have ruined our lives contained enough misinformation to bloat a landfill. In the interest of brevity I will focus on only one of the … more
As friends and colleagues of Tim Browning, we would like to recognize our hometown hero as the recipient of the 2024 Centralia College Distinguished Alumni Award confirming his undying commitment to … more
As an avid fisherman of the Columbia River drainage and the Chehalis River system, it is apparent to me that we can wait no longer for a solution to the sea lion deprivation of salmon runs. As … more
Many in Washington claim there is no proof of voter fraud. Fraud exists, just not at conspiratorial levels. In 2022, King 5 Investigations found prosecution depends on where fraud is committed. … more
There would be a lot of fishermen on the Toutle River if the Army Corps of Engineers would not have destroyed the watershed with their sediment dam that kills wild fish runs by the hundreds of … more
Zoological parks have been recorded in history as far back as 2,500 BC, when ancient Egyptians collected wild animals. Zoos as we know today began in the 1800s. However, it wasn’t until … more
For many of the tasks we encounter today, the solution will occasionally require some sort of driving, whether it is to drive to work, to our family doctor, to the dentist, for groceries, to visit … more
There are 201 soldiers' names inscribed in Joint Base Lewis-McChord war memorials dedicated to those stationed there who died as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Commemorations of the conflict in … more
In the hustle and bustle of life, it's easy to overlook the quiet heroes among us. Dr. John Henricksen, who recently passed away, was one such hero — a man whose life was defined by selfless … more
Thousands of people have brighter smiles today because of Dr. John Henricksen, and not just because he was a fine dentist in Chehalis for decades.  He certainly was a caring and skilled … more
From 2013 through 2017, Republicans led our state Senate and Democrats had the majority in the House. While it lasted, that break in one-party control of Olympia was good for the people of our state. … more
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
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