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I read with amusement the article in the June 30 edition of The Chronicle about Centralia City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson essentially scolding citizens for not mowing their lawns and citing the … more
In one decision, the Supreme Court has taken away millions of Americans’ freedom of choice, aided and abetted by the Republicans who appointed them. The decision is tragic. But nothing is so … more
It amazes me that the “powers-to-be" are citing video games, broken homes, mental illness and guns for the mass shootings that we’ve been experiencing for some years now and seemingly … more
Hoping to bridge the deep divisions we are currently experiencing, many Americans are looking for what Abraham Lincoln, in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, called the “the better … more
The Biden administration has gone to war with fossil fuels by implementing a moratorium on all new oil and gas leases on federal land. America is no longer energy independent. We are dependent on … more
It is said that people can be judged by the company they keep. If this is so, 3rd District congressional candidate Joe Kent is in deep trouble. Kent is campaigning to unseat fellow Republican … more
When Adolf Hitler came into power in 1933, his first goal was to dehumanize people of Jewish ancestry. He instituted a national program of propaganda to brainwash the public into having hostility and … more
Earlier this week, Gov. Jay Inslee made a statement about the two far-right congressional candidates, Joe Kent and Vicki Kraft, running for Congress here in Southwest Washington. I commend him … more
I recently saw an advertisement for Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler where she claimed she was working to reduce gas prices for Washington families. In a telephone town hall, she also said that … more
It’s past time to replace Patty Murray as U.S. senator from Washington state. She first ran some 30 years ago as the “Tennis Shoe Mom” — identifying as someone who wanted to … more
To protect our reproductive freedoms, we need to expand the U.S. Supreme Court. The Judiciary Act of 2021 would add four new seats to the Supreme Court, bringing the number of justices to 13. It … more
I am enthusiastically asking your support for Heidi St. John for Congress. She will be an energetic advocate for Southwest Washington. Here are a few of the reasons I will vote for Heidi, one for … more
My name is Shawn Bates and I have lived in Chehalis since 2004. In America, voters should have the final say. But Trump and far-right extremists engaged in a criminal conspiracy by helping to … more
On Sept. 11, 2001, close to 3,000 Americans died as a result of an attack on our liberties. We avenged these deaths by devoting the next two decades in disposing of $8 trillion and one million … more
This is in response to a letter in Tuesday’s edition titled “Disregard for Dignity of Seniors Needs to Stop.” The trouble started when the Department of Licensing couldn’t … more
Since we moved mom in with us several years ago, we have been filing her taxes for her. This year, for the first time, we were required to show proof of her identity. I went online and downloaded … more
This letter is in response to the letter that was written by Roger Morningstar and published in the Saturday edition of The Chronicle. I’ve been a Lewis County resident since 1974 and my … more
Community is a work in progress in most places I have lived. Family, military, big and small communities, like I'm proud to be part of now. Then there's the law enforcement community of county, state … more
Growing up as a person of color in the U.S. is difficult. There are shared difficulties between all people in this country, but it definitely feels like there are two different worlds within its … more
This is my rebuttal to Sen. Jim McCune’s June 14 commentary that first appeared at chronline.com: “What the Supreme Court Draft Opinion on Abortion Means for Washington … more
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