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I’ve never understood how some people can be sane and methodical when it comes to keeping a desktop orderly and free of clutter, especially when, at the same time, they feel they have to come … more
Whatever the Supreme Court had to say about abortion, there was bound to be controversy. But I wish everyone with an opinion about the draft ruling in the Dobbs case would take a few minutes to sit … more
In response to a letter to the editor published June 1 by Sandy Bray and to clarify recent community discussions surrounding sheriff candidates and my interactions with them: Once upon a time a … more
The potential overturning of Roe v Wade. Calls for gun control. Disclosures from investigations by the House Jan. 6 Committee. The last few months — especially the last week — show the … more
For many in our community, June is a time of transition. This is most certainly true for the hundreds of Centralia College students who will graduate June 17. They are amazing individuals and … more
For the first time ever, the average price for a gallon of gas in Washington state exceeds five dollars a gallon, an increase of $1.42, or 40%, in just one year. The price is unlikely to hit $10 … more
Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, economies in the industrial world were moving along fairly smoothly — reliable supply chains with “just in time” component arrivals, predictable … more
This week, I was blessed to take a long walk in the rain, stand in the rain for an hour or so, then take another long walk in the rain. The walk was good. The rain was wet. The best part was the … more
It is 2030 and here in Washington state Jay Inslee is still the governor after three failed attempts at becoming president. He continually runs on a green campaign, though many scientists are now … more
A reminder to those that would like to change our constitution to fit their own narrative: the constitution of the United States is considered to be the best piece of legislation and literature ever … more
So, lower the flag to half-staff. Turn the hymn book to the dog-eared page for "Amazing Grace" and light some candles. We have got the routine down. Mass shootings are America's real "Groundhog … more
I'm writing in response to Greg Gilbertson's May 25 letter to The Chronicle indicting the quality of education and professionalism of faculty at Centralia College. As a professor of English at … more
Republicans! Do you believe in our democracy, our form of government? If so, you need to speak up. The election fraud claim is a big lie. We have honest elections. This has been proven in state after … more
Life gets “curiouser and curiouser,” not to mention “scarier and scarier.”  So, we are adjusting to COVID-19. Then there is always Ukraine. Throw in the slaughter of … more
Harold Kushner, the rabbi, author and teacher who wrote the best seller, “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” wrote another book I reread recently.  The book is titled … more
As I sat in a pew at Westminster Presbyterian Church for a funeral Saturday, I reflected on the season of loss experienced lately with COVID-19 deaths, fractured relationships, mass shootings of … more
As if polar plunging into frigid Mayfield Lake with the Lewis County Icicle Brigade wasn’t enough, I decided to once again punish my body for a great cause; the Lewis County Law Enforcement … more
It’s hard to prepare for the future if you’re only checking the rearview mirror. That’s why the AWB Institute has launched a new tool called FutureCast that provides employers, … more
If we want our youth to value work then employers must value it as well. My son’s recent hiring experience at a Chehalis restaurant is an example of how employers are also responsible for … more
In the Lewis County News’ May 18, 2022, edition, an article was printed and distributed containing inaccuracies and statements which have caused unnecessary confusion. This letter is in … more
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