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Imagine “Vikings,” “The Last Kingdom” and “Game of Thrones” — all thrown into novels but without the sex and swearing. That’s close to the entryway … more
I want to thank The Chronicle for their March 7 and 8 articles that clarified some of the campaign ad accusations made by Hiedi St. John against Joe Kent in the 3rd Congressional District race. I … more
The first thing I would do amid rising gas prices is reopen the Keystone pipeline. We can be energy independent so we don’t have to rely on Russia and give them money to pay for their war. … more
Washington’s Board of Natural Resources is considering banning timber harvesting on state lands. That is extremely unwise. Instead, the board must ensure its healthy forest policies incorporate … more
Today, Washington’s mask mandate ends. This week will also mark two years since the global COVID-19 pandemic really hit home. It’s a good time to examine what the heck just happened to … more
I want to thank the Centralia School District, Thorbeckes and the City of Centralia for taking care of our pool. The pool recently had a pump go out which left it shut down for over a couple of … more
In your article posted Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, titled, “Centralia Police Department to Sell Seized And Unclaimed Property Online,” the reporter left your readers with an inaccurate picture … more
Last week’s column had a hint in it that I might have some strange information to pass along to you. Well, it may not be strange to you — but it sure felt like it to me. In that … more
It’s not often that we see an athlete at the top of his or her game walk away from a multi-million dollar payday to go home and fight for his or her country. However, that is exactly what world … more
When I heard about plans for spreading biosludge on Layton Prairie, I cringed. For more than three decades, I listened to my sister-in-law Linda Zander recount the dangers of human waste spread … more
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has generated a global response and nearly universal outrage at the unprovoked action. It also has illuminated differences between local congressional candidates. Rep. … more
The ongoing (and thankfully diminishing) COVID-19 pandemic or epidemic and our responses to it have had significant, sometimes devastating, consequences to virtually everyone. From the obvious health … more
When you're secretive, only those that know your secret will hear you. When you're deceitful, no one truly hears you. People fear the very presence of you. Secrets and deceit cause the fearful to … more
During his campaign for the presidency in 2020, Joseph Biden promised to nominate the first Black woman to the United States Supreme Court. With the nomination to the court of Ketanji Brown Jackson, … more
Thank you, Chronicle, for running the article on the pandemic’s effect on senior adults and how to help combat those effects. This message is to senior adults: You are free to mask up every … more
We are Washington state’s future. We’re the next set of business executives, health care professionals, computer scientists, educators and innovators. We have clear goals for ourselves … more
What sad news to read about the passing of former longtime Chehalis City Manager Dave Campbell. He died of cancer at age 68 with his family by his side.  Public employees sometimes get a bad … more
Legislation that is terrible for most of Washington is motoring through the state Legislature as the end of the 2022 session draws near. It’s the so-called “Move Ahead … more
If you’ve lived in Western Washington for any length of time, I think I’m safe in saying that this is a time of frustration for you. We’ve had snatches and pieces of just enough … more
It has been a difficult time if you’re in law enforcement these past couple years. Politicians and most mainstream media outlets, especially in big cities, have bashed the actions of officers … more
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