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I attended a community meeting with Harry Bhagwandin on Saturday. We discussed many issues affecting Lewis County: flood control, drug abuse problems, homelessness, dams and water issues, and the … more
To our community, National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Oct. 16-22, is just around the corner and it is estimated nationally only 46% of Americans have a will. Confronting one’s … more
Lewis County suffers from an all-too common malady for rural Americans: inadequate internet connectivity. This has serious economic consequences. In this day and age, established businesses need … more
I read a recent article in the Chronicle about the Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez. I see that she is using the same rhetoric about abortions … more
For the first time in recent memory, and perhaps in all of history, our local congressional election is attracting significant national attention. The two major party nominees, Democrat Marie … more
After the scares of the 1855-56 Indian Wars, Pacific Northwest settlers abandoned most of the nearly four dozen forts and blockhouses. But Elkanah and Laurinda Vianna Mills sold their home on Mud … more
I support Harry Bhagwandin for Lewis County Commissioner District 3 and I have supported him since the primary in August when there were five candidates. Why do I support Harry? Because … more
Before Honor is Humility: This isn’t just a campaign slogan, but fits with who Tracy Murphy is as a man, a Christian man. Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself — … more
What’s in a name? All too often we put our trust in a name instead of what‘s behind that name. Sheriff Rob Snaza has been able to fool us the past few years with his charismatic … more
As the current Lewis   County commissioner for district 3, I am often asked who would be the best person to fill my seat since I am not running. I have not wavered in my answer that I intend to … more
I worked for the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office for 21 years. I worked for Sheriff John McCroskey, Sheriff Steve Mansfield and left as a chief deputy 18 months after Rob Snaza became … more
I am writing to urge voters to cast their ballot for Tiffany Smiley for U.S. Senate.    The voters in our state have an opportunity to elect a more vigorous, younger senator who is in … more
Joe Kent speaks reverently about then president Donald Trump meeting the plane at Dover Air Base carrying the body of Kent's wife who was tragically killed in Syria. I'm sure it was a time of great … more
The Right Choice? At the beginning of the campaign season I thought the slogan “The Right Choice” was interesting, because there were two candidates to choose from: Rob Snaza or Tracy … more
Gather Church Pastor Cole Meckle raises a vital question: where will the homeless go? Centralia has much abandoned industrial land nearby. Reminds me of Borah Hall at the University of Idaho.  … more
More than anything else, our justice and corrections systems need hard labor for convicted criminals. Crime is basically a shortcut to wealth. Criminals don’t have an appreciation for the … more
Patty Murray is ineffective as Washington's senator. She favors non-citizens over those who are in our country through legal means. Murray is soft on crime. The news is full of stories reporting … more
An ordinance prohibiting homeless encampments on county lands is a mistake. Do the ordinance supporters think the homeless will thereby simply disappear? In fact, I think county land is the best … more
Washington state needs a senator who is willing to work with both Democrats and Republicans. That statement may seem obvious. But after three decades in the other Washington, Patty Murray is … more
For decades, Washington has reaped the benefits of forward-thinking leaders who constructed a series of hydroelectric dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers. The low-cost, carbon-free renewable … more
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