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Navigating through the extensive archives of a library should be an enlightening and secure journey for all patrons, especially for our young readers who are starting to explore the vast realms of … more
Gov. Jay Inslee inappropriately used our state’s building codes to ban natural gas in new homes and commercial buildings. Now, the Biden Administration is going a step further, issuing rules … more
For the seventh year in a row, Washington is marking the first week of October by celebrating the state’s remarkable manufacturing sector. The Association of Washington Business, which … more
“No man is an island entire of itself ...   any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for … more
Last summer, in the midst of frenetic preparations for my daughter’s wedding, I learned about the passing of a precious woman, Emma Elisabet “Lisa” Blomdahl. I wanted to write a … more
As the weather makes a sudden turn from summer to fall, I’m thinking about all of the activities taking place at Centralia College as we start into the new academic year. It’s shaping up … more
“The freedom to read is essential to our democracy. It is continuously under attack.” – Freedom to Read   If you have never read the American Library Association’s … more
I am an optimist. I know this about myself. I always try to look at a situation from a “glass half full” perspective. I try to find the middle ground in most issues I write about.   … more
Tuesday was a big day for me and my family.  We were notified of a lucrative new deal providing “more than $100,000 a year” to the Silver Agency, a Chehalis-based business my … more
When a former critique group partner reconnected with me, seeking help with a friend’s manuscript, little did I know the contents would bless me in such profound warmth. “Heart … more
Recent allegations have surfaced that compel us to speak out and set the record straight concerning the integrity and role of the Economic Alliance of Lewis County. Lewis County Public Utility … more
My name is Kyle Markstrom, and I want to take a moment to share some insights into recent developments surrounding Centralia Station, a project that holds great promise for our community.   … more
As whispers of new mandates circulate, we find ourselves reflecting on the strenuous journey we endured during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, we stand at a pivotal moment, where we have the opportunity … more
Every September for nearly three decades, 280 seniors from Jesuit High School in Portland have trekked a dozen miles along Spencer Road northeast of Toledo to celebrate Mass inside the Pacific … more
A few months ago, The Chronicle’s publisher wrote an opinion piece stating that Republicans seem to think that The Chronicle newsroom is pro-Democrat and the Democrats think the newsroom is … more
Tricia Ziese knows what it’s like to struggle as a single mother, especially when COVID-19 lockdowns added years of near-solitude to the normal difficulties a child faces in adolescence.   … more
As another election year emerges, one thing we can assume these days is that the various political perspectives are not any closer together than they ever were. As one who is often accused of … more
There is an axiom: Don’t let “the perfect” get in the way of the good. That is important to remember when it comes to improving our air quality. While climate activists want to … more
On Monday, we remembered the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, a stark reminder of the heroic deeds and sacrifices of our first responders echoes across our nation. In recent years, Lewis County, … more
They drove from Seattle, Portland, Eugene, Astoria and parts in between — and at least one rode the train — and helped fill Twin Cities hotel rooms last weekend to teach or attend the … more
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