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The 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials went by with hardly a mention in November 2020. Now, in 2021, 76 years later, the lessons of Nuremberg should be remembered and … more
As the COVID-19 pandemic winds down and the rest of our country returns to life as normal, Washington state has emerged as a leader in oppression.  Nearly 2,000 state government employees got … more
Pretty much every day we’re reading about people either being fired or quitting over the mandatory vaccination measures.  And at least here in Washington, as I’ve read, they will … more
Last Thursday’s edition of The Chronicle started wheels spinning in this old writer’s brain about dreams for our future.  The article was about the sale of a property oldtimers … more
Washington's eviction moratorium has been a lifeline for many renters throughout the coronavirus pandemic. But for the good of landlords and as a step toward normalizing the economy, Gov. Jay Inslee … more
Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota was never a darling of conservatives; however, in his later years he shocked fellow Democrats by his outspoken backing for streamlining government regulations and … more
The Navy SEALs lost part of their living history Sept. 30 with the passing of Master Chief Petty Officer Peter Paul Slempa Jr., a plank owner (or member) of the original SEAL Team One, which formed … more
Washington's road to a payroll tax supporting long-term care has too many potholes for a smooth journey. Gov. Jay Inslee should suspend the program until legislators have an opportunity to level the … more
Last week, as high school students in my hometown of Chehalis mourned a second death by suicide of one of our community’s teenagers in the last month, a local mom and doctor decided to do … more
Over two million acres of working forests managed by the State of Washington provide a sustainable and continuous supply of timber, clean water for salmon, habitat for wildlife, family-wage jobs and … more
You’ve read it before, haven’t you? I mean the part where this so-called columnist complains about an overcrowded drawer in his file cabinet, just bulging with bits and pieces that he … more
The state's web site supporting its long-term-care plan recently crashed after Washington workers scrambled to file for an exemption. Gov. Jay Inslee should take the hint and use his emergency … more
Visitors to downtown Chehalis can don wings for flights — at least of fancy — by posing for photos in front of the new “Lifting Up Chehalis” winged mural on the side of … more
Unfortunately, what happens in Taiwan doesn’t just stay in Taiwan. It impacts us. So when President Xi Jinping announced China’s plan to step up “unification” efforts, it … more
Public school boards are facing a lot of controversy right now. This fall, the families of 50,000 students have pulled their children out of Washington’s public schools, 5 percent of the … more
Tribal treaty rights are being attacked by so-called conservation groups that threaten legal action against our hatcheries. Hatchery production is an essential part of salmon recovery. Along with … more
There were several items in the news that got my attention recently. A couple weeks ago, I read about another result of the poorly thought out language in the “police reform” bills … more
A recent notice in the Sunday edition of The Seattle Times carried the information that Jane Powell had just died. At this point, I expect 90% or more who just read that will ask, “who in … more
The gathering of thousands of opponents of Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 mandates in Olympia Sunday was an exercise in democracy. It comes at a time when many of the pillars of our government … more
Baseball is a game of disappointment and hope. Both were on full display last weekend as the Mariners ended their regular season, just shy of making the playoffs and ending a 20-year … more
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