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In case you haven’t heard it before, school financing is very complicated. Funds come from the federal government, state government and levies. Each comes with some restrictions on how those … more
The proposal to turn Washington state forests into giant carbon sinks is quite sound. As long as you discount the need to provide a much needed commodity for society, the need to provide revenue for … more
Identifying racial prejudice as “the most vital and challenging issue we face as a country,” the Baha’i National Spiritual Assembly begins a letter, “The Baha’is of the … more
It’s a shame to be an American. Cartels would get paid to bring young children through the border, assaulting them, and also bring hard drugs. I find it terrible and inhuman what is … more
The financial crisis of 2007 resulted in one of the most devastating financial events of our country’s history. Banks were loaning out money without verifying income or assets. Appraisals were … more
I have spent most of my life uninvolved in politics. I actually have intentionally avoided any thoughts in that arena. But as I have matured, I have realized that avoiding politics is to only allow … more
To the two women who showed up together at the Chehalis Safeway on Saturday, March 27:  we all agree that personal freedom is important. However, a person's freedom ends when their behavior … more
On April 1, I will be retiring from law enforcement. I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you: the citizens of Lewis County, partner agencies too numerous to name, and all the employees … more
Speaking as a left-leaning independent, I have noticed the fight between the left and the right is getting worse since former president Donald Trump was elected. I believe he started the battle. … more
“For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: 'Love your neighbor as yourself,'” the Apostle Paul tells us in his letter to the Galatians, echoing the two greatest … more
Many wonder, “Why can’t we all just get along?” The following is a list of what I would call reality: God, or if you must, “The Intelligent Designer,” … more
This is in response to “Letter to the Editor: White Supremacy Close to Home?” published March 15. I don’t hate you. The color of your skin does not matter. Your race … more
Have you ever volunteered somewhere? Maybe it was a fun run, fair or at a clinic? There are many ways to serve your local community by volunteering. Health and Hope Medical Outreach provides a … more
How safe are our interlock systems that we have installed in our cars when convicted of a DUI? They're much more dangerous than talking on a cellphone, in my opinion. Suddenly you have to blow in … more
Recently I heard an expert say about education, “The system is broken.” My first thought was the system may be broken, but if we throw money at it, it will still be broken. The problem … more
"Herrera Beutler Says $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill 'Not What SW Washington Families Want'" (The Chronicle, March 11). Oh, really? When was the last time the congresswoman was in the presence of her … more
This is the Super Bowl. We have the ball on COVID's 1-yardline and there is one minute left in the fourth quarter. We trail COVID-19 by four points. Keep wearing your mask! Don't be an idiot and … more
62,000 refugees isn't enough. I call upon Sen. Maria Cantwell, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Sen. Patty Murray to take action and fulfill our national promise.  Let us throw open the … more
Some emotions that senior adults may be feeling during a long-term quarantine: Worried, withdrawn, tired, angry, loney, unhappy, confused, desperate and sad. They particularly suffer from lack of … more
Black History month has ended. How do you feel about that? Relieved? Did you get tired of hearing Black stuff? Is your response to police brutality stories, “just obey the law and you’ll … more
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