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Gun owners say that if society takes away their AR-15 style automatic weapons, next comes rifles, handguns, knives and finally every last slingshot and peashooter in America. I have read some … more
Why is there a shroud of secrecy around the investigation of Aron Christensen's death? We expect elected officials to be transparent in all their decisions and actions while in office. It is apparent … more
Native nations are on the front lines of climate change. The impacts have reached our shores and are forcing us to leave traditional lands behind. Sea level rise, flooding, erosion, intensity of … more
The good news is, despite higher prices, inflation and safety concerns, more Christmas shoppers are browsing online but making in-store purchases.  The National Retail Federation (NRF) … more
About Mineral Lake: Do not repeat Lake Stevens history in Snohomish County.  Thirty years ago, it had trees along the shoreline. Now it is cheek by jowl McMansions and ever increasing … more
Thanks to letter writer Joel Muencheau for the honor of mentioning me in the same paragraph as John Fetterman, the courageous Democratic senator-elect from Pennsylvania. Fetterman suffered a serious … more
During the general election earlier this month, nearly 60 percent of Morton voters opted to leave the Timberland Regional Library District, reversing a decision a decade ago to pay taxes to support … more
This is in response to the commentary on Oct. 29 by Dr. Bob Mohrbacher, president of Centralia College, on sports.  I am not anti-sports; I enjoy them and participated in them all happily in … more
I want to applaud Chronicle columnist Julie McDonald for her excellent guest commentary focused on the Republican Party, Donald Trump and more.  Her no-holds-barred objective summary of this … more
As many of us were sitting in our warm houses preparing checklists for grocery shopping and cooking to celebrate Thanksgiving, there is a stark reminder for the family and friends of Aron Christensen … more
Recently, I happened upon the point being made that green energy is just too complicated: It takes more time, money and energy to produce than what it yields. It's not like our fossil fuels that can … more
Longtime readers of The Chronicle are probably very familiar with the work of Doug Blosser, even if his name rarely appeared in the newspaper.  Blosser, who died earlier this month at age 74, … more
At the corner of South Ash Street and Centralia College Boulevard, dirt is being churned up and crews are laying the groundwork for new student apartments. The new facility will be owned and managed … more
Last summer, our state’s wildfire season was below normal — a welcome relief for firefighters and smoke-choked Washingtonians, especially city dwellers. However, that all changed this … more
My grandma on my mother’s side, who lived from 1914-1990, and my grandma’s brother, Orlin, who lived from 1912 to 1987, grew up in Kansas during the 1920s. Kansas during the child … more
Washington’s 3rd Congressional District has been a nail biter. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez holds a significant lead, but Joe Kent has been on Steve Bannon’s podcast war room saying he is … more
The election is (mostly) over. The Democrats won a moral victory if you think in those terms. If you think football, the Democrats beat the spread. Congratulations to the Democrats for rigging the … more
My great-uncle Paul Sullivan, an outspoken, self-educated World War I veteran, ranted for years about his spineless, weak-willed father who allowed his mother to be railroaded into a mental … more
The recent decision by the Lewis County commissioners to deny the rezoning request by the YMCA at Mineral Lake is baffling. To be fair, I’ve got to give the anti-rezoning citizens of Mineral … more
I read with interest the letter to the editor from Jerry Berry this morning regarding the botched investigation of the murder of Aron Christensen.  I am wondering if the deputy made the … more
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