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I write this letter filled with gratitude. On behalf of the Centralia School District, we extend our sincere appreciation to the voters of our community for their support in the recent levy election. … more
Thank you, Centralia! On behalf of the students of Centralia School District: thank you for your support. The levy dollars will support our students to continue their personal and academic … more
When people complain about the cost of government programs, they usually ignore the cost of doing nothing. According to Exxon, Americans in the future will decide it is necessary to retrieve the … more
Every year during the first half of the 20th century, Upper Cowlitz native Mary Kiona and her friends set up camp for a week or so across Spencer Road from Frank and Maria “Mary” … more
A decade ago, I had the chance to hear from a National Geographic explorer who had searched the world for the secrets of people who live long, healthy lives.  What he discovered was the … more
The Democrats who currently control the Legislature should uphold our state constitution by giving proper attention to Initiative 2109, which would repeal Washington’s capital gains tax. It is … more
This past week, I had an opportunity to spend a little time with Dave Rutherford, who is the Napavine School District career and technical education (CTE) director. Rutherford took time out of … more
Several times recently, I’ve read in The Chronicle about how our country was built with immigrants, as if that makes it OK to let hundreds, sometimes thousands, of “undocumented” … more
Dear Chronicle Editorial Board, To my wife, Teresa, and to my surprise, in the Feb. 8 issue of your great newspaper we read your views about my work and Rotary’s great service work. I … more
Lewis County residents, do not be fooled by Lewis County PUD’s announcement that they will be going house to house to “upgrade” our analog meters via “Meter Refresh.” … more
Kudos to Katherine Ford for her Feb. 12 letter to the editor addressing gaslighting. In this supercharged political season, spotting gaslighting, telling falsehoods or half-truths over and over … more
Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is not a moderate, but she’s telling everyone she is.  It’s been about a year and look at how she’s voted. Judge for yourself starting in 2023. … more
I read in the The Chronicle newspaper Dec. 30, 2023, that the Washington state attorney general ordered a phone company to pay $825,000 to customers over illegal pandemic disconnections. My … more
Kudos to Marty Ansley, whose articulate and well-organized letter in last week’s paper is exactly the kind of political discourse we need. I am so tired of the Trump supporters with their … more
Although the Washington state Republican Party has officially endorsed Joe Kent in the race for Third Congressional District, lifelong Republican Leslie Lewallen said she’s a better choice if … more
One day in November 2007, a Democrat-controlled Legislature, called back into session by a Democrat governor, voted to restore a 1% cap on the growth of property taxes. The tax limit, approved by … more
A legislative committee on Wednesday will take public testimony on a bill that would mandate the teaching of “inclusive learning standards and instructional materials in public schools” … more
On New Year’s Day this year, there was a story about immigration from Sudan published in The Chronicle. Within the story was this paragraph: “(Lewis County Commissioner Scott) … more
There are few people who day after day, week after week, indeed, year after year, so completely embody the Rotary slogan — “Service above self.” The Chronicle Editorial Board … more
In the state Senate, our Democratic colleagues have picked up where they left off in 2023 by trying to help the government grab more of your money through property-tax increases. While … more
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