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There are two songs that have been running through my brain this past week. One of them was written in 1938 by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for a Broadway show called “Knickerbocker … more
Thinning public woodlands to remove millions of dead trees is a way to generate much needed cash to reduce wildfire risks, improve forest health, and protect rural homeowners and farms. It is money … more
Editor’s Note: This is the second installation of a two-part series. Read part one here: … more
It goes without saying that passing the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) is an imperative to restore bodily autonomy to American women in the wake of the Supreme Court’s impending … more
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As a volunteer and advocate with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, this month I am asking everyone to join us and demand #MoreForMentalHealth. I … more
Joe Kent was last month quoted on FOX News: “The West’s support of Ukraine was killing people, because the support was giving Ukraine an incentive not to agree to a peace deal with … more
Dear fellow Americans, After thinking things over, I have a question for you to think about: Why do we need to remove the statues of generals and presidents, etc., from their places in the south? … more
I would like to express my protest against the way I have been treated by my employer, Timberland Regional Library (TRL). After almost 12 years of working as a library assistant at the Hoquiam … more
Dear fellow gardeners, Welcome to springtime in the Pacific Northwest. It is the time of year to buy our favorite seeds and potting soil and think about how we are going to arrange our flower beds … more
I am so happy to see there is a choice for Lewis County sheriff this coming election. I feel our current sheriff disqualified himself when he chose to rally with armed protesters and demean … more
I taught high school chemistry, physics and general science for 34 years here in Lewis County. I’ve kept abreast of issues that affect our local quality of life. One that has recently come to … more
Good afternoon, community members. I am a longtime member of our community of Chehalis and I have noticed that in many instances, it appears that I encountered suspicious people or activities in … more
Republicans have no policies. In 2020, there was no platform at the Republican Party convention. “Whatever Trump wants," they said. When asked what the Republican priorities would be if the GOP … more
May is Older Americans Month and the 2022 theme is “Age My Way.” So this is a good time to remember that we do live in a state in which the government and so many private organizations … more
I wonder if Chronicle columnist John McCroskey wrote the headline in his most recent commentary? I don't think it is liberals trying to destroy the country. Because banning books, taking away … more
On May 3, state Sen. John Braun wrote a commentary lamenting the lost opportunities in this most recent legislative session. In many ways, I agree with what he had to say. The liberal leadership and … more
This is Staff Appreciation Week. The Centralia School District has a team of dedicated staff who work tirelessly to serve our students and help them experience academic and personal excellence. Every … more
When I told friends I was going to see Paul McCartney play in Seattle, I joked that it was a rare opportunity to see the Beatles perform in person. Turns out, there was actually a little truth to … more
Former attorney general and state and national lawmaker Slade Gorton passed away almost two years ago, but like many families who lost loved ones during the time of COVID-19, the Gorton family had to … more
My wife and I just had the good fortune to spend a few days in some sunshine without cellphones or news. There was nothing about the border crisis, nothing about drag queens performing in some school … more
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