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I attended the commissioners’ meeting last Tuesday. The room was packed and they had to move the overflow into another room. Plus, there were many participating online.  I looked around … more
One recent morning, I had a short conversation with a gray-haired older fellow who apparently came into the Centerville Cafe just to talk. We had a short talk about old trucks, repairing engines … more
I was angered by a comment during a debate in a Senate race all the way over in Pennsylvania. I have relatives there. Dr. Oz said that abortion should be a decision between the woman, her doctor and … more
My name is George Gill, and I was born and raised in Lewis County. I grew up in the Jackson Prairie area, known as Napavine, and attended Napavine schools through eighth grade. I graduated from W.F. … more
Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is a working mother and small business owner. She understands that the hard-working folks in the Third Congressional District need fair wages and affordable childcare as we … more
The Lewis County commissioners’ new policy of banning homeless encampments is astoundingly short-sighted.  Commissioner Sean Swope attacking the un-homed is a classic case of the … more
We support Harry Bhagwandin for Lewis County commissioner. We are Bill and Marcy Anholt, longtime community members and current or past volunteers for Sertoma, ARTrails, Lewis County Community … more
Have you made your decision for Lewis County District 3 commissioner yet?  Please consider Harry Bhagwandin. Harry and his family have been residents of the Onalaska area for years. He is … more
Joe Kent promotes the big lie that the election was stolen.    You must question why. There are two reasons why he might believe this.  1.) He knows he is lying but chooses to … more
Here are my thoughts on our current political climate in Washington and the United States of America.  I have heard people say Joe Kent is too extreme. Well, just remember, our local … more
I’d like to let others know about Harry Bhagwandin, running for county commissioner District 3. I’ve owned a home in Winlock for 17 years, and I’m a financial representative for … more
Unfortunately for democracy, Lewis County has so called citizens who would prefer to use thuggery and criminal behavior to make policy.    Most recently, Gather Church was targeted. I … more
Who is the real Marie Gluesenkamp Perez? On every public document available online, business licenses, registrations to run for public office (Skamania County commissioner), voter registration in … more
In Lewis County, we are fortunate to have two excellent candidates for our top county leadership jobs in November’s election. Besides being genuinely nice people, Harry O. Bhagwandin and Tracy … more
By now, you’ve received your ballot for the November election. And democracy is on that ballot. You won’t see it with a circle next to it, but it is on there. With every circle you fill … more
Boy, do I agree with Alan Mahood's letter of Oct. 25 when he said, "The time to save our nation is at hand." My question is, "Save our nation from what?" Please vote. Mr. Mahood claims in his … more
In recent months, there have been questions about the impact of COVID-19 mitigation measures in Thurston County correctional facilities. Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (TCPHSS), … more
I may not be a local, having moved here only 34 years ago, but having come from the Idaho backcountry makes me pretty similar to someone who was born here.  Where I’m different from many … more
When the United States was dividing just prior to the Civil War in 1860-61, virtually all of the officers in the Army of the newly proclaimed Confederacy had formerly been officers in the United … more
I am genuinely terrified, and ashamed of, Lewis County Commissioner Sean Swope. His absolute lack of civil concern for his fellow citizens, expressed at the Oct. 25 Board of County Commissioners … more
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