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Despite my rich Irish ancestry, with 96 percent of my DNA tracing back to Ireland, I mark most St. Patrick’s Days simply by wearing green to avoid being pinched. This year, though, I … more
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ — Jesus, Matthew 25:40 People … more
As our community grapples with the complexities of substance abuse, it's imperative to address the operation of the needle exchange program in Lewis County. Ordinance 1354 proposes the addition … more
During the news conference he held minutes after the Legislature adjourned for the year, Gov. Jay Inslee praised his Democrat allies in the Senate and House because they didn’t … more
When the Republican effort to malign President Biden over alleged corruption in Ukraine hit a fever pitch last summer, Washington District 3 Republican candidate Joe Kent unambiguously declared on … more
Regarding Sonja McCully’s letter concerning trans rights: I think that there’s something of a disconnect concerning the topic. There’s a question of trans rights versus the current … more
MJ Marsh of Chehalis in a Feb. 29 letter in the Chronicle said “Trump is a liar. He is mean. He is a bully, a rapist, a draft dodger, a tax cheat, a business fraudster, a serial adulterer, an … more
American humorist Will Rogers quipped, “So good luck Mr. Ford. It will take a hundred years to tell whether you have helped us or hurt us, but you certainly didn’t leave us like you found … more
Rarely does a year go by in which the Washington state Legislature does not change the laws on how driving under the influence (DUI) is charged and prosecuted. The 2024 legislative session was … more
Margaret “Denny” (Kirkendoll) Cole, of Ethel, mixed milkshakes at a shop in Toledo, painted several dozen houses built by her husband and raised three children. But she also lost her … more
“Feminist views on transgender topics vary widely. Third- and fourth-wave feminists tend to view the struggle for trans rights as an integral part of intersectional feminism. Former president … more
On Monday morning, Lewis County will take a step forward — literally. At 9:30 a.m. a new public walking group will kick off weekly public group strolls through Centralia. The walk is open … more
Four years ago, I introduced a bill to ban an income tax at any level in our state. It was ignored. Three years ago, Sen. Perry Dozier, the Republican senator who serves Walla Walla County … more
Under President Joe Biden’s lax border policies, with U.S. Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez as a willing accomplice, our borders have become a welcome mat for illegal immigrants, … more
The Capital Press is a weekly newspaper that covers agriculture in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. It is worth the price to be able to stay up to date on what is going on not only in … more
The spry 97-year-old grandmother of Toledo weightlifting instructor Crista Dobyns and matriarch of five generations runs around the house, jumps down steps, tends a garden, rattles off pioneer … more
The March 2 commentary by Lewis County Commissioner Sean Swope about Centralia College having a transgender “woman” represent National Women’s Day is very concerning. I went to … more
Lewis County Commissioner Sean Swope’s “defense” of womanhood by objecting to a trans woman speaking at Centralia College’s celebration of International Womens’ Day is … more
Really, Sean Swope? A “steadfast commitment to protecting and preserving women’s rights?” Tell us, what about a woman’s right to an abortion that the U.S. Supreme Court … more
Recent announcements from U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Derek Kilmer that they will not seek re-election to Congress caught the political world by surprise. They are both relatively young and … more
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