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It’s past time to replace Patty Murray as U.S. senator from Washington state. She first ran some 30 years ago as the “Tennis Shoe Mom” — identifying as someone who wanted to … more
To protect our reproductive freedoms, we need to expand the U.S. Supreme Court. The Judiciary Act of 2021 would add four new seats to the Supreme Court, bringing the number of justices to 13. It … more
I am enthusiastically asking your support for Heidi St. John for Congress. She will be an energetic advocate for Southwest Washington. Here are a few of the reasons I will vote for Heidi, one for … more
My name is Shawn Bates and I have lived in Chehalis since 2004. In America, voters should have the final say. But Trump and far-right extremists engaged in a criminal conspiracy by helping to … more
So many of the problems in our world today seem larger than life; far away but looming ominously as they cast a pall over our future and a threat over the present day. In a way, the latest villain of … more
Efforts are ramping up to control the explosion of invasive European green crab (Carcinus maenas) in western Washington. The invasive species reached San Francisco in 1989 and was first detected … more
I don’t suppose there’s a policy on when you can stop thinking about something as serious as the coronavirus once you’ve come into personal familiarity with it, but here — and … more
On Sept. 11, 2001, close to 3,000 Americans died as a result of an attack on our liberties. We avenged these deaths by devoting the next two decades in disposing of $8 trillion and one million … more
This is in response to a letter in Tuesday’s edition titled “Disregard for Dignity of Seniors Needs to Stop.” The trouble started when the Department of Licensing couldn’t … more
Regenerating millions of western forested acres scorched by large wildfires is a herculean task costing hundreds of billions of dollars. However, healthy growing woodlands are essential to reducing … more
Since we moved mom in with us several years ago, we have been filing her taxes for her. This year, for the first time, we were required to show proof of her identity. I went online and downloaded … more
This letter is in response to the letter that was written by Roger Morningstar and published in the Saturday edition of The Chronicle. I’ve been a Lewis County resident since 1974 and my … more
After physical education class, a teacher handed Centralia sophomore Carol Matteson the key to the girls’ dressing room, asking her to lock up after she and her friend, Marlene Christin, of Pe … more
If you have been watching the news lately concerning the Jan. 6  hearings — which I hope you haven’t watched too much — you are aware that issues such as credibility, … more
The recent rise in crime has been disturbing and unsettling. Everyone deserves to be safe at home, work and in their communities. Unfortunately, recent state and federal police reforms have … more
Community is a work in progress in most places I have lived. Family, military, big and small communities, like I'm proud to be part of now. Then there's the law enforcement community of county, state … more
Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Patty Murray, both Democrats, issued a draft report which estimates that breaching the four lower Snake River dams and replacing their electricity and other benefits would … more
It’s graduation season, so many of us are attending parties or giving gifts to our young people as they emerge into the world. That’s gotten me thinking about something, and I’d … more
Growing up as a person of color in the U.S. is difficult. There are shared difficulties between all people in this country, but it definitely feels like there are two different worlds within its … more
This is my rebuttal to Sen. Jim McCune’s June 14 commentary that first appeared at chronline.com: “What the Supreme Court Draft Opinion on Abortion Means for Washington … more
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