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The Port of Centralia needs some changes. Don’t you agree? This is what I propose. We need to elect Paul Crowner as our new port commissioner in District 1 in order to do the … more
We have an opportunity to elect a new face to the Chehalis City Council in this upcoming election. Her name is Kate McDougall. Kate has worked very hard to understand the policies and procedures and … more
What happened to common sense? What happened to caring for your family and friends? While shopping in two of the five major stores in Chehalis and Centralia, I couldn't help but notice the number … more
Let me begin by stating that I am an independent voter, although I have voted primarily Republican in the past. I wanted to make that very clear so that I am not referred to as one of "those tree … more
Since the resignation of Port of Centralia Commissioner Dan Keahey last year, I’ve closely followed Port of Centralia activity. I even put myself forward as a candidate to fill the vacant … more
I’m responding to your articles regarding Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate. I totally disagree with this proposal to fire individuals due to not getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Getting … more
I wanted to write to express my concerns about the race for Port of Centralia commissioner. This position requires someone who is a champion of efficient government, fair taxes and the effective use … more
Hello Centralia voters. Ballots will be in the mail very soon and there is an opening for Port of Centralia commissioner. I would encourage you all to vote for Kyle Markstrom. Kyle is currently … more
It felt like a typical foggy fall Thursday morning as I turned down Southwest 16th Street on my way to drop off my daughter, Allie, for another day of school at W.F. West High School. As we waited in … more
The future of Lewis County calls. The untimely passing of Lewis County Commissioner Gary Stamper has opened up an opportunity for a new, young and dynamic individual to lead our people into a … more
The violent Jan. 6 siege of Congress was actually committed by agents provocateur. Their actions were orchestrated to cast a shadow on a bunch of peaceful tourists who, as chance would have it, were … more
The Chehalis School District has a good reputation, but we would do even better to have a school board that is engaged in the community to assure the best service and transparency. I think Kelsi … more
The importance of voting in local school board elections, even if you don’t have children in the local public schools, is being brought into focus by the merciless right-wing attacks on … more
Paul Crowner has my vote for the position of commissioner to represent District 1 of the Port of Centralia. On Nov. 2, local citizens will go to the polls to elect officials at all levels of … more
Southwest William Avenue is one of two short streets between W.F. West High School and 13th Street, which is a major street artery to Interstate 5. People hit this little street, which is only … more
I want your vote for Centralia School Board. With 36 years teaching in the Centralia School District, I have passion for our city and especially our schools. My goal is to reflect our community … more
After reading about most of the folks running for Olympia City Council in ads, I would have to say no. They are all “woke” with no qualifications to run anything. I write this as a … more
Stupid: Given to unintelligent decisions or acts. Historically, newspaper readers have received straight, unbiased news, as in facts and direct quotes, plus an editorial page containing opinion. … more
Economic development growth in median wage: fail. Annual wages for Lowe’s Winlock warehouse jobs calculate to be $34,000 to $42,000. Lewis County’s average annual wage in 2019 was … more
Most readers probably know a little about how vaccines work. By exposing our immune system to weakened germs, or even fragments of germs, we can trigger the body’s natural immune response. This … more
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