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I read about a discovery in Antarctica of a 100-year-old fruitcake, found in a hut on Cape Adare, and it was still good.  It was wrapped in paper in the remains of a tin and was in … more
The 2020 presidential election was clearly and potentially illegally influenced by the Democratic Party and agencies of the federal government along with celebrities and other organizations committed … more
Who is letter writer Katherine Ford and who gave her the power to interpret the U.S. Constitution?  The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that modern weaponry ownership is protected by the Second … more
On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941 — 81 years ago today — the forces of Imperial Japan struck the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Some 2,400 Americans were killed in the surprise … more
I am encouraging the family of Aron Christensen to reach out to other news organizations since they are not receiving any answers here in Lewis County.  What is happening is negligence on … more
Letter writer Bruce Peterson completely misses the point too — more than he thinks writer Kimball Shinkosky did. The Second Amendment allows a “well-regulated militia” to keep … more
With our daughter in her senior year at Washington State University this year, my husband and I drove twice in November to Pullman for football games, where she performed in the Cougar Marching … more
In case readers' memories are as short as mine or possibly they were not around at the time, there have been many stolen elections, presidential and otherwise.  Real or imagined, history is … more
We are so lucky to live in Washington with Bob Ferguson as our attorney general. He finds all types of politically-based lawsuits to file, but appears to have little interest in making utilities … more
Letter writer Kimball Shinkosky has missed the point in the letter to the editor published Thursday concerning ownership of "assault weapons" such as the AR-15.  The Second Amendment was put … more
When the Fort Borst Park Christmas lights turn on this weekend for the first time in 2022, many folks will deserve thanks.  The first guy in line to do the thanking is also the first guy in … more
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
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