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Of all the answers to questions posed by The Chronicle Editorial Board during a series of local election debates, none were more puzzling than one offered by Port of Centralia Commission challenger … more
Pursuing public office requires courage. It means your private life is in many cases no longer private, that your past mistakes could be used against you and that those brave enough to put their … more
When I received the current voters pamphlet for the Nov. 2 general election, I noticed that all of the people running for the various offices are non-partisan. There aren’t that many … more
As I write this letter of concerns to the editor of The Chronicle, I surmise it likely will not be published. I have no political agenda and only a few readers will recognize my name. My words … more
Centralia College has recently decided it is worthy of teaching classes that can earn a bachelor’s degree, yet is not capable of processing its financial aid applications from a month and half … more
If you were to choose someone to watch over Gov. Jay Inslee, would you choose a person close to the governor or would you choose someone who will hold him and the state government accountable? … more
"The People Against Fossil Fuels" demonstration was a recent week-long event in Washington, D.C. It featured indigenous people expressing concern for the earth by chanting "fossil fuels must go!" The … more
The unexpected tragic death of Lewis County commissioner Gary Stamper has left his seat open on the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) for the remaining 14 months of his term. In all the times I … more
Thank you Gov. Jay Inslee. Thank you for keeping us safe with vaccine mandates. I am grateful that Judge Thomas Rice of the federal Eastern District Court of Washington found that Inslee’s … more
There are few occasions when Americans are called upon to put their personal rights and freedoms aside so that the nation that we so dearly love can travel the path to social and economic … more
Dear Port Commissioners: As a newcomer to this area, and a frequent traveler of Galvin Road, I am wondering, and seriously hoping, that in your quest to develop this area west of the freeway you … more
On Sept. 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced sweeping mandates for COVID-19 vaccinations, saying: “This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and … more
I have had the pleasure of working with Vicki Daniels for the past 12 years. For 10 of those years, Vicki was a Chehalis School District board member and I was the superintendent. A positive … more
Since our Supreme Court will soon be considering cases dealing with the dignity of human life, I know these thoughts will be valuable to your readership: Our Founding Fathers held to the Biblical … more
Under a hot summer sun in August, my stepdaughter and I discussed which dates would work best for us to watch a Washington State University Cougar home football game. My daughter plays clarinet in … more
The 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials went by with hardly a mention in November 2020. Now, in 2021, 76 years later, the lessons of Nuremberg should be remembered and … more
The year is 2022. With the all powerful Jay Inslee still in office, he makes mandates not using scientific evidence, but rather his whim for creating emotional distress. In late March, anyone not … more
Mahatma Gandhi pioneered the action of nonviolent civil disobedience and he defeated the British Empire. Of course he was fearless and he suffered a lot. Now it is time for us to be fearless … more
Four-plus years ago, I decided to run for city council because I was ready to turn my passion for Centralia into action. As a small business and property owner in our historic downtown, I was, and … more
My name is Vicki Daniels. I am a 12-year veteran of the Chehalis School Board. I am asking for your vote so I may continue to work for our students, parents, community and district to continue with … more
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