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I was just daydreaming about what I’d do if I  swere Charles Foster Kane and I could buy the paper. I thought it might be fun to share my top five ideas, presented here in reverse order … more
I was pleased to see the Lewis County Historical Museum open a new exhibit on some of the noteworthy women in our community, both past and present. The honorees include people who made national … more
If you’ve read the printed editions of The Chronicle this week, you’ve likely noticed that our newspaper is a bit heavier than many have become accustomed to in the past year. … more
Growing up, my dad worked in the logging industry and it wasn’t uncommon in the winter due to snow, or in the summer due to fire, for him to be laid off.  When that happened, he’d … more
I woke up recently thinking about an event that occurred over 80 years ago.  If I can remember correctly, it was when I was in about the fourth grade at the small parochial school I attended. … more
Massive forest fires in western parts of our country are not only choking us with layers of thick smoke, but are leaving behind millions of acres of scorched hillsides, ridges and valleys.  … more
Sex trafficking is a growing problem across Washington.  Our state ranks in the top 15 states with active human trafficking cases, most of which are sex trafficking cases, with 3.49 cases per … more
After last week, I wonder what Lewis County commissioners do to justify the $90,900 annual salary they draw. As our elected officials, I considered commissioners the people to contact when you … more
This week dozens of parents expressed concern for a new “gender-inclusive schools” policy adopted by the Chehalis School Board. The board members, saying they had no choice under state … more
I have always been fascinated by space, the universe and what really exists “out there.”  I watched Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” more than a dozen times. I read books. … more
As a new board year begins for the Twin Cities Rotary Club, it’s with heavy hearts and immense pride that we reflect back on the members lost in the previous year and the legacy they leave … more
I’m sure you’ve deduced from the headline that this column consists of a jumble of items gathered from various sources including my own thought processes. I could have called it a … more
In his July 17 letter to the editor, Joel Muenchau refers to me variously as a racist, as obsessed with white supremacy, as afflicted with  "white guilt" and ultimately as an extremist. … more
As a master's prepared nurse, a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter and a granddaughter, I urge you to actively support universal health care. The evidence that a single-payer system would both save … more
I cannot fathom the mental gymnastics it takes to be in favor of “my body, my choice” until it has to do with making a certain type of health care decision that’s best for us, and … more
Here are some of my thoughts about TransAlta giving the closed mine property to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife as a wildlife refuge. 1. A wildlife refuge would be a strong tourist … more
As a proud Republican and Donald Trump supporter, I find it alarming that Gov. Jay Inslee calls Trump voters “bioreactor facilities” spreading COVID-19 in Washington. Also, Inslee implied … more
This last legislative session has proven once again that when it comes to solving problems, using an axe when a scalpel would be the correct tool is just business as usual in Olympia. When I went … more
When it comes to being an elected county commissioner, protecting your rights and the interests of Lewis County is always at the forefront of my job. And when you consider that I am the elected … more
Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest. Washington State Chief Historian John Hughes. James L. Rubart, a member of the Christy Award Hall of Fame. Melanie Dobson, winner of five Carol … more
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