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After recently highlighting the Boistfort School lunch program , I recently made a second school visit, this time to the Mossyrock School District. I spent some time with Kim Chambers, their … more
There is a fraudulent Facebook page called Port of Centralia 2.0 that I believe to be impersonating the real Port of Centralia by using the real port's name, logo, intellectual properties and port … more
We all want the same thing; for our children to be safe, and to have a bright future. We know that providing shelter and ending poverty protects children. Also, crime decreases when our … more
The Chronicle didn’t catch what the rest of the world was doing with their front pages a couple of weeks back. I’m sure they’re embarrassed about missing it, and I hope they … more
John and Angeline Rayton raised a family of 11 children, and their descendants still populate Lewis County today. The Rayton family history has been preserved in a history book compiled by June … more
In recent weeks, I have received alarming reports from two residents of Lewis County who, in moments of critical need, called 911 only to be routed to voicemail. Imagine facing a … more
As we celebrate fathers with cards and barbecue picnics this weekend, let’s take a moment to look at some of what we admire most in the great dads (and moms) out there: faithfulness and … more
A dozen years ago, the state Supreme Court declared our state's approach to funding K-12 education had failed. Some legislators wanted to respond to the historic ruling in McCleary v. Washington … more
This letter is in response to the article about the Washington state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) putting in traffic-control stop lights in several on-ramps in the Chehalis-Centralia area. … more
This letter is in reply to a letter by Greg Rohr, vice president of the Lewis County Republican Party, published June 5. Since Greg is so concerned with not being associated with Nazis, despite … more
In his commentary on Washington salmon fisheries management, Ed Johnstone calls for greater emphasis on habitat protection and restoration, not harvest management alone, to help recover sustainable … more
The Chehalis River Basin Land Trust was born from two ideas. One was the appreciation of the beauty of this wonderful area, and the second was the desire to preserve this splendid diversity for … more
One would think parental access to their own children’s school records would be a non-controversial issue. Unfortunately, parents across Washington have expressed frustration that those … more
Lois Keen. Jim Stafford. David White. Alice Forth. LeeRoy Wisner. Joanne Clark. Gene Crocker. Dorothy Mueller. Sharon Johnson. Edith Duncan. Jo Moon. Those are only a few of the many descendants … more
The three initiatives passed this year by the Legislature took effect June 6. Initiative 2081 creates a parental bill of rights for K-12 education. It will be great for parents who want to be … more
Federal changes to the financial aid application are causing big delays for colleges and students. When the U.S. Department of Education announced it was revamping the Free Application for … more
Over 400 years ago, an acorn grew into a tree now slated for destruction by the mayor of Tumwater and a Thurston County judge. This venerable oak tree stands along Old Highway 99 alongside the … more
America, the donkey and the elephant aren’t doing it for us anymore. Maybe it’s time for us to go back to the Lamb.   Tom Hicker Vader more
As we watched the events in New York unfold last week, some celebrated the loss of freedom with the handing down of President Trump’s verdict and others hung their heads in disbelief. Today, we … more
Donald Trump denies without qualification or hesitation that he and porn star Stormy Daniels had an adulterous sexual relationship. Yet, no one denies, not even Trump, that Trump Organization … more
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