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I've never considered myself a political person, and probably never will. I spent 12 years in the military and worked on several Department of Defense contracts, many of which were overseas. One … more
Law enforcement is my passion, and I worked hard to achieve my goals. I went to college, and pursued my dream. I am from Winlock, so naturally I wanted to serve in my area. I started my law … more
This letter is a rebuttal of former sheriff John McCroskey’s opinion piece for The Chronicle on Sept. 21 saying Democrats make us less safe. Since McCroskey wants to paint one party with a … more
I agree with a recent letter to the editor in your paper with the headline, “We Need Forward Thinking Leadership in Lewis County.” Toward that end, I am supporting Scott Brummer to be … more
I appreciate and admire anyone willing to file for public office. It takes courage to do. As a voter, I appreciate having the opportunity to vote for the candidate that I feel possesses leadership, … more
Watch what you mean when you claim to be advocating for your and your children’s freedom and “bodily autonomy.” If you militantly oppose COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates but … more
To avoid electoral disaster, the president and Democrat candidates, including Sen. Patty Murray, are employing a tried-and-true political tactic: Distract from the Democrats’ failings by … more
I have a solution for the Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers who think they should be paid for their commuting time in WSP marked cars. "WSP should only provide vehicles when troopers are on … more
As American citizens, we depend on knowledge to keep us free. For knowledge, we depend on national television newscasts, internet blog sites and local newspapers. I am hoping to improve the quality … more
The oath that members of Congress take begins as follows: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States." Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, who is … more
Up until the race for Lewis County sheriff, Democrats like me knew we were in the minority in Lewis County, but there seemed to be an unspoken agreement with the elected Republicans that everyone was … more
Honor before humility. This is Tracy Murphy’s slogan you see on signs around Lewis County. Unfortunately, I have not seen his campaign reflecting those words. Sheriff Rob Snaza is counted … more
I don't think Americans have stopped to think about how corrupt our 21st century institutions have become. Let me outline a few for you. Our news media have become mass entertainment venues. One … more
We are in odd times when it comes to the job market. We are simultaneously living through rapid inflation as there is a labor shortage. Because of these inconsistent and confusing times, now more … more
Once again, this is the case with the current effort to decide on a location recommendation for a new mega airport in the Puget Sound region. It is done very skillfully and intentionally through … more
There are two candidates in the race this November for Lewis County assessor. Tom Crowson currently chairs the Lewis County Board of Equalization (BOE), where citizens come when they are having … more
With regard to Mary Jean Dowell’s letter on Sept. 14 titled “Kent Isn’t Familiar With Issues That Matter in 3rd District,” the entire letter is about what Kent doesn’t … more
Harry Bhagwandin is: • A 37-year resident of Lewis County living in the heart of rural District 3. • A timber owner, farmer and steward of 65 acres in Onalaska. • A community … more
Editor’s Note: Lee Grose represents East Lewis County on the Board of Lewis County Commissioners.  As Lewis County commissioner, I was privileged to be a part of several meetings with … more
I retired from the Centralia Police Department after many years of service to the city. I have known and worked with both candidates for Lewis County sheriff for most of their adult lives. I … more
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