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Almost 750 people were killed in vehicle accidents across our state in 2022. That’s the highest number in the past 30 years. Are you concerned? You should be if you or your loved ones travel on … more
Three killed in a random Yakima shooting early Tuesday. Seven in Half Moon Bay, California, on Monday. Eleven in Monterey Park, California, last Saturday. I am old enough to remember a time when gun … more
Ramifications from Vladimir Putin’s misbegotten invasion of Ukraine continue to burgeon and multiply, especially in the Far East. Russia’s armed incursion rapidly intensified concerns … more
I have lived, worked and retired in Napavine, and it is a tight knit community. If I want something to do after supper, I go up to the high school. I will watch a Tiger team — be it volleyball, … more
Discrimination hurts everyone. We should encourage, not discourage efforts to promote empathic communities.  “Don’t tread on me” is not a caring motto, but sums up columnist … more
The Chronicle’s “News Dump” podcast is a treasure-trove of insight for those interested in a behind-the-scenes look at what is happening in our community. As a bonus, it is also an … more
A bill coming up this session is HB 1025. It is a bill that will open up each and every law enforcement officer and private security guard to nuisance litigation, and will also transfer liability to … more
Thank you for your recent coverage regarding the residence in Tenino that may soon house Level 3 sex offenders. There are several violations of RCW 71.09.290 code (Siting Policy Guidelines) that … more
I write to discuss the recent Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs “legislative priorities” regarding RCW 13.40.740, which forces police to protect minors’ fourth, … more
In regard to state Sen. John Braun’s concern about loss of education during COVID-19, or two years of educational loss for students as he indicated, I have a different perspective. After … more
Millions of Americans see damage to their health due to air pollution. The U.S. is trying to keep the air pollution to a minimum but it is going to take many years. According to CNBC, “More … more
Animal testing is cruel and very harmful to animals.  Not only that, but it can be harmful to humans. As a pet owner, I couldn't imagine my cat having chemicals dripped in his eyes or being … more
Many students like me have to wake up incredibly early to be on time for school. My school starts at 7:40 a.m.  This can cause many problems for students, such as lack of sleep and … more
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza and his deputies for the arrest of Amber K. Ingram (AKA Amber K. Rushton or Amber K. Blankinship) the mail theft ring leader … more
Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor was written by a Centralia High School student as part of a class assignment. In school, at any age, the students are showing signs of … more
Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor was written by a Centralia High School student as part of a class assignment. The current education system is failing our children, and … more
It is fair to say Lewis County is a more than “conservative” area. The 64.44% Lewis County vote for Joe Kent last November, by far the greatest margin in his favor of any county in the … more
My name is Mitchel Townsend, and I am a Lewis County Republican and the Republican precinct committee officer from the 50th District of Salkum in Lewis County Commissioner District 3 in East Lewis … more
Last year, the American people rejected extreme election deniers in key races. But we were unable to win every fight, and a tremendous threat to our democracy remains: the new Speaker of the House … more
Here it is two weeks into the New Year and the sidewalks on Cooks Hill Road and Mellen Street are still in the same shape they were last year.   I was told in the fall by the City of … more
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