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Well, how has your summer been, so far? Yeah, mine too. Outside of some self-inflicted incidents I’ve already written about, mine has been as normal as can be expected. I’m not … more
When Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Feb. 29, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the future was uncertain. Two-and-a-half years later, the path forward is clearer. The … more
Treaty tribes have been working for decades to get federal support for our essential wildlife programs. We’re counting on the U.S. Senate to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act … more
On Jan. 6, 1947, two longtime lumbermen — 72-year-old Allen Candee Hemphill and 56-year-old Robert Harold O’Neill — each invested $30,000 to create the Hemphill-O’Neill … more
Implausible as it may seem, gasoline-powered vehicles can be part of reducing carbon emissions. They need to be part of the solution and not brushed aside. Take for example, Glacier … more
His name was Buddy Buttinski. He was a 4-and-a-half-year-old black lab with the most beautiful face. He was always happy and friendly, and oh how he loved to chase the ball. Every evening, Buddy and … more
Those with strong memories may recall that on the very first day of the Trump presidency, Jan. 20, 2017, the new administration claimed despite all eyewitness and photographic evidence that the Trump … more
Recently at a Shell station in Centralia, the young gentleman who works the counter during the day opened his wallet when I walked to the counter and handed me $5. I was taken aback. "What's … more
Current Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza makes an impact on residents of Lewis County daily. I will admit I have personal intimate knowledge of the sheriff’s office; therefore, I may be more … more
Regarding Jaime Herrera Beutler's bow out of the November election: For the most part, I believe she was a good representative. To me, her worst performance came when she voted for former … more
Some communities recognize past injustices of mob violence and lynching: They erect monuments to memorialize the victims. Here are a few quotes surrounding the latest monument erected on the … more
I am shocked. What happened to all those Lewis County anti-vaccine and anti-mask mandate protesters? Conservatives? Nothing represents government intrusion into an individual's life as much as … more
Tracy Murphy is running for Lewis County sheriff. If you don’t know him, I would like to share with you a little about who Tracy is, what he’s like and his goals and plans for Lewis … more
In the political atmosphere here in Lewis County, where I've been told I want things to remain red, I thank the Gods that I went to college — at Centralia College — and learned how to … more
The ouster of Jaime Herrera Beutler as our congressional representative brings about something increasingly rare in modern politics: A gracious farewell. Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, on … more
We are now living in an official Banana Republic. The Aug. 9 raid by the FBI at the Florida home of former president Donald Trump is very troubling and marks the latest threatening escalation of the … more
Are you planning on letting Danny Westneat, an annoying liberal Seattle Times columnist, blast his leftist views on your opinion page forever? Or does it just feel that way to those of us who … more
A story in a recent copy of this newspaper made me aware of the fact that I haven’t kept up with the times. That’s something that, as a much younger lad, I used to accuse most older … more
The final weekend of July was a lot like many in Pierce County recently. Two people were shot in a Tacoma park, one fatally. A shootout at a South Tacoma gas station left one man dead. In another … more
Remember the old days, meaning a blink ago, when political candidates would come out of a pitched primary election and then pivot to appeal to the broader middle? Now what you do is ramp up the … more
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