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Citizens of Winlock: Your local government is doling out huge, big-dollar handouts to fat-cat out-of-town investors — and you are footing the bill! With the rise in new construction, Winlock … more
Once again we have been told that the senior centers can not be opened for reasons that are getting so old. Deep cleaning is necessary, black mold has to be cleaned up, HVAC systems have to be … more
Hooray for our sheriff. He is my hero. The sheriff is a secret Darwin evolutionist who believes in the survival of the fittest.  He has a plan for Lewis County.  The sheriff wants … more
It is the most wonderful time of the year; the beginning of a new school year! In Centralia, we are extremely excited to begin the 2021-22 school year on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. We are even more … more
I am responding to Marty Ansley’s letter of July 24. I know four things about people like Mr. Ansley. They dig in their heels when confronted with reality. They dish it out, but they … more
Regarding Sheriff Rob Snaza's article about don't be a sheep: I think Snaza is an idiot and encouraging people to not get a vaccination is a reason he's an idiot and a dangerous one who will cause … more
The mortality rate (percent of people diagnosed with the disease who die from it) in the United States for seasonal flu averages 0.13%. The mortality rate for COVID-19 is 1.65% or roughly 13 times … more
I watched the joint emergency meeting held Monday by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and the Board of Health. The BOCC was provided information that should have compelled them to act to … more
I read with interest both letters in the Saturday Chronicle: the one from Andrew Boehm and the one from Ann Bhagwandin.  Those letters made me think back to when I was a child, and my father … more
Since the modern version of the Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece, in 1896, the Games have been held at regular four-year intervals, the only exceptions being during the two world wars. Until … more
I am asking the Washington GOP to please stop fighting Gov. Jay Inslee’s health measures. There have been no measures to fight COVID-19 coming from the Washington Republicans, only these … more
As long as vaccines have existed, people have been suspicious of both the shots and those who administer them. The first vaccine in America was for smallpox in the late 1700s. This first vaccine … more
To our community leaders, especially Peter Abarno, Ed Orcutt, Sean Swope and Rob Snaza: I am severely disappointed in your leadership and I voted for most of you! Each and every one of you have … more
My friends on the right celebrated when Spiffy’s stood up against COVID-19 safety precautions enforced by the state while, on the left, they celebrated Spiffy’s closure this past week … more
I would like to remind one person of a historical reality that she either refuses to believe or just doesn’t care about in this day of cancel culture. I’m referencing the letter … more
For over 50 years, Community Health Centers (CHCs) have been key to ensuring everyone can access affordable, quality healthcare, during and beyond the pandemic. They are locally run, yet part of a … more
I’m writing in response to Professor Greg Gilbertson’s Aug. 4 letter to The Chronicle opposing mask mandates at Centralia College. Like Greg, I’ve been teaching at the college for … more
I received an email from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Puget Sound Health Care System, a couple of days before The Chronicle’s article regarding the closure of the Chehalis Veterans … more
I read the comments from Coralee and Chad Taylor on July 30 in which they described their work with The Chronicle and their simple statement of gratitude to Jenifer LaFromboise Falcon for her … more
For 22 years, it has been my privilege to be a member of this community. I have had the honor of knowing many of you and your children as my students at Centralia College. Like you, I have struggled … more
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