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Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart, the French-Canadian Sister of Providence who started nearly 30 schools, orphanages and hospitals in the Pacific Northwest during the 19th century, never started a … more
Editor’s note: Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez was offered an opportunity to write an op-ed on a topic of her choosing after the previous publication of a commentary by her Republican … more
Republicans see absolutely no need for an income tax in Washington. Thanks to unanimous support from Republican legislators, Initiative 2111 was passed on March 4. It outlaws any income tax at any … more
I love watching documentaries, usually those that are about history or historical figures. My wife likes sitcoms. If you saw us at home sitting on the couch together, you would see that she … more
Today marks the 201st birthday of a Canadian woman whose loving selfless acts of service saved many lives throughout the Pacific Northwest. Esther Pariseau was born April 16, 1823, on a farm … more
How would you feel if you walked into a national exhibition and saw your own direct relative’s image and life narrative as part of the story?  That is exactly what happened to Stuart … more
My oldest son just got back from a visit to his cousins in Texas. Offhand, he mentioned how similar my brother and I are.  It made me smile. I’m honored to be associated with my … more
In a world filled with uncertainties and obstacles, it is truly inspiring to see the rise of organizations that bring hope dedicated to supporting those in need and nurturing the aspirations of our … more
Lewis County likes to do things differently. It always has. It’s that trailblazing spirit that led to the founding of Centralia Junior College in 1925. More community colleges followed our … more
As someone who believes in second chances, I believe the young people serving time at Green Hill School in Chehalis deserve a second chance to get their lives pointed in a better direction. … more
When a cardiologist diagnosed me with a heart blockage in early January and scheduled the procedure to fix it in early March, I had two months to consider my life and possible death. What did I need … more
The recent spate of horrendous collisions and nose-thumbing at rules should prompt some serious thinking around the laudable state and local goals of no traffic deaths in six years. It's not … more
COLDWATER LAKE, Cowlitz County — When spring weather can't make up its mind, perhaps the perfect place to take a walk in both the sun and the snow is at Mount St. Helens, which offers its own … more
In 1904, the ice cream cone was invented, the United States began construction of the Panama Canal, and a group of employers came together in Seattle to form the Citizens’ Alliance — … more
The greatest escape story in history that you may have never heard about happened on March 24, 1944, when 76 Allied aviators escaped from a Nazi POW camp. Historians have called it “the … more
An old saying goes something like this: If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make noise? The obvious answer is it surely does. The modern version of this is more relevant today: … more
A year ago, the day after attending a memorial service for our good friend Ed Fund, I experienced unexplained pain in my left arm, so I called the nurse line on my insurance card. She recommended I … more
Truth be told, none of these stories are true. Enjoy some early April 1 balderdash.  Adna pirates maraud down Chehalis River Not content with their namesake mascot presiding over … more
Knowing what the Legislature did and didn’t do this year with the six initiatives submitted to it by the people of Washington, I couldn’t help noticing what a big-city newspaper columnist … more
The past week, The Chronicle had several stories I found of interest, two of them local. The stories focused on bigfoot, an underwear-masked alleged thief and a candidate for governor who … more
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