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A day doesn’t pass when I don’t ask myself, “Did this politician (really) think that was a good idea?’ Here is a good example: “Increase the minimum wage to $15. … more
At the anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection, it is time we recognized the true heroes of the Republican Party. They are not the dopey louts who rampaged through our nation’s capitol and the … more
On behalf of the men and women of the Centralia Police Department, I would like to say thank you to the community members in and around Centralia for helping protect our community during last … more
Recently, my office issued a legislative mailer to citizens about two deeply flawed laws that are hindering the police in Washington. In it, I referenced the tragic murder of Clark County Sheriff … more
It seems to me that developing the floodplain along Interstate 5 does more harm than good for the community. The water that would have flooded those areas has to go somewhere. I'm not a … more
HB 1772 is the Legislature’s attempt to rein in the governor’s emergency powers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go nearly far enough. Webster’s dictionary defines emergency as … more
The University of Washington projected that a major flood occurs in Lewis County every 15 years. On Dec. 3, 2007, a catastrophic flood hit Lewis County with water up to 18 feet above the Chehalis … more
Even with Christmas now past, I thought of this brief message from my friend and mentor, Rev. Robert Beckman, worthy of some serious consideration any day of the year, perhaps especially during these … more
I would like to introduce Brent Hennrich to the people of Lewis County and the 3rd Congressional District. I have seen many campaign signs around for Joe Kent, a few for Heidi St. John and only one … more
Kamala Harris likens Jan. 6 to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Where was she at either date that she should make such a foolish statement? I remember Pearl Harbor. I was 8 years old, and I cried for the young … more
In response to Mario Barrios’ recent letter concerning his disappointment with The Chronicle, I would suggest that he look around at the political landscape of Lewis County. This is a very … more
An entire year has now passed since the assault on the nation's Capitol, one of the most shameful acts in the nation's history. The acid test of  a democratic republic is the peaceful transfer … more
In a recent editorial, Chronicle Publisher Chad Taylor suggests that the solution for safer communities is to "uncuff" the police. So Mr. Taylor implies that our streets would be much safer if … more
I was disappointed to see the Lewis County Board of Commissioners, led by Commissioner Sean Swope, break from 66 years of decorum and abstain from all proclamations in 2022. This also broke a … more
I was very saddened by the finger pointing that is going on regarding the death of a young man in a trench (“Dismissal of Charges Sought in Death of Skookumchuck Wind Farm Worker,” Dec. … more
When I was a little kid, I didn’t really understand what newspapers were. All I knew was that once my dad was done with it, I would get to read the funnies. Somewhere along the way, through the … more
On behalf of the Centralia School District, happy New Year! The Centralia School District wishes you a year filled with joy and happiness. As superintendent, I have great hope and excitement for our … more
I generally prefer to support local business, except when it openly gets involved in the politics of division. If you post divisive political signage to your storefront, then how will I know if I … more
Recently, in response to George Floyd’s death, our liberal politicians in Olympia had a knee-jerk reaction and passed legislation that has further handcuffed our police. In a recent Chronicle … more
A recent letter to the editor published Dec. 15 claims that a University of Washington study does not conclude that the $15 minimum wage has hurt workers; however the study clearly states the … more
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