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As a lifelong Centralia resident and a Centralia High School graduate, I am honored to serve my community as a commissioner with the Port of Centralia. It is an honor to give back to the community … more
Centralia School District patrons, I highly encourage you to vote for Deb Parnham for Centralia School Board Director, Position 1. As a former Chehalis School Board director and retired Centralia … more
Imagine there are 1,000 children in a school and 75% of them are vaccinated against cooties and 25% are not. During a recent cooties outbreak, 20 children were infected: 11 vaccinated and nine … more
I should start this letter with a disclaimer that it can’t really be considered unbiased. I have had the privilege of being married to Deb Parnham for nearly 30 years, and in that time, I think … more
Voters have two choices for Port of Centralia Commissioner on Nov. 2, but only one candidate is really equipped to serve. Kyle Markstrom is our incumbent commissioner. His whole career has been … more
It is clear that many of our fellow citizens are not convinced that they need to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. That is unfortunate for a number of reasons, but each person is free to … more
The Port of Centralia is an important taxing district that works to bring jobs and economic opportunity to the area. Speaking as a former Centralia city councilor and now state representative, the … more
On my way south to meet my new puppy, I stopped at a Centralia motel and picked up the Oct. 7 copy of The Chronicle. After reading most of it, I was struck by the incongruities in the articles and … more
My husband Jack and I are voters and Chehalis community members who are writing today to ask that you cast your November ballot to re-elect Vicki Daniels to the Chehalis School Board. We would be … more
Thank you for publishing that refreshing commentary by Julie McDonald. If all of the concerns and accusations promoted by anti-COVID-19 advocates were true, it would mean that all of our health care … more
I’m writing to describe why voters should elect Kelsi Hamilton to the Chehalis School Board. Her enthusiasm, energy and work ethic will be a refreshing influence on Chehalis. As a parent … more
You’ve read it before, haven’t you? I mean the part where this so-called columnist complains about an overcrowded drawer in his file cabinet, just bulging with bits and pieces that he … more
The state's web site supporting its long-term-care plan recently crashed after Washington workers scrambled to file for an exemption. Gov. Jay Inslee should take the hint and use his emergency … more
Visitors to downtown Chehalis can don wings for flights — at least of fancy — by posing for photos in front of the new “Lifting Up Chehalis” winged mural on the side of … more
I urge voters to elect Kelsi Hamilton for the Chehalis School Board. It has never been more important to have parent representation guiding Chehalis schools. In my 38 years as a citizen of Lewis … more
The Port of Centralia needs some changes. Don’t you agree? This is what I propose. We need to elect Paul Crowner as our new port commissioner in District 1 in order to do the … more
We have an opportunity to elect a new face to the Chehalis City Council in this upcoming election. Her name is Kate McDougall. Kate has worked very hard to understand the policies and procedures and … more
What happened to common sense? What happened to caring for your family and friends? While shopping in two of the five major stores in Chehalis and Centralia, I couldn't help but notice the number … more
Let me begin by stating that I am an independent voter, although I have voted primarily Republican in the past. I wanted to make that very clear so that I am not referred to as one of "those tree … more
Since the resignation of Port of Centralia Commissioner Dan Keahey last year, I’ve closely followed Port of Centralia activity. I even put myself forward as a candidate to fill the vacant … more
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