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Regarding Mr. Jami Lund’s letter about the recommendation to appoint Lee Grose to the county commission. I agree with his logic to not delay assembling the team. However, my concern is Lee Grose is … more
The notice of the passing of two friends in the same issue of this newspaper can have an impact on one’s own life expectancy. Loualta Vogel and Roger Stewart will both be missed. I met Loualta … more
At the Association of Washington Business (AWB) forum last week, the discussion was focused on the recent Federal government mandate for businesses with 100 employees or more to require employees to … more
I recently read a book called “Humankind: A Hopeful History,” and one chapter in particular caught my attention and imagination. It was about the ordinarily uninspiring topic of budgeting, … more
It is the time of year when we often take pause and give special thanks to others. This is important this year more than ever, as the challenges of this pandemic have continued to create … more
My grandma on my mother’s side had a favorite saying: “what cannot be cured must be endured.” As a child, I never really liked it when she would tell me that because it usually meant I … more
Lowering our flags to half-staff seems to be an all too familiar sight these days. It is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes, whether they be men and women in our armed forces or a … more
Lowering our flags to half-staff seems to be an all too familiar sight these days. It is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes, whether they be men and women in our armed forces or a … more
On a late October Friday, in the early evening, I stopped at the Chehalis Grocery Outlet store to purchase one of their nice, medium-sized houseplants that I had looked at previously. At the … more
It is no secret that our neighbor to the north, the Emerald City of Seattle, has had enormous difficulties of late with homelessness, rampant crime and public disorder. The results of the recent … more
Douglas fir and cedar trees tower over visitors to the Cowlitz Ridge Tree Farm, a sustainable family forest near Toledo managed by the Stinson family for five decades. Once felled, those trees float … more
The Nov. 2 edition of The Chronicle included a letter to the editor by Nicholas Cook of Chehalis which stated, “the crusade against critical race theory is a fascist knee-jerk reaction … … more
I disagree with the recent columns suggesting that Commissioner Sean Swope and Commissioner Lindsey Pollock should install Lee Grose to the vacant commissioner position. While Mr. Grose is a … more
For years, Washington state masked its high business and regulatory costs with low priced, reliable electricity — lots of it. However, Tennessee packages low cost, reliable electricity along … more
I saw a great headline this week: “New Zealand held a contest for Bird of the Year. The birds lost.” The story was accompanied by a picture of a bat. To be precise, it was the New … more
More than a year-and-a-half into the pandemic, it’s clear that Washington manufacturers are contending with two issues that appear likely to remain with us for some time: supply chain … more
Lewis County is a remarkable place. Maybe it’s our rural roots or our past experiences rallying together to overcome catastrophe; but people here know how to come together and support one … more
The election Tuesday and the slate of candidates who put themselves out there for consideration is a good sign for our future, especially when it’s qualified people with good will and not an … more
I believe the commentaries by Publisher Chad Taylor and columnist Brian Mittge on The Chronicle editorial page Oct. 30 got it right with the resounding endorsements of Lee Grose to serve as interim … more
I feel the urgent need to call out the the political right’s crusade against the teaching of critical race theory in K-12 schools for what it truly is: a fascist knee-jerk reaction to a rising … more
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