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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
I am writing to say "Thanks!" to all those who gave their time, their labor and the use of their equipment to help beautify Main Street by tearing down and removing the partially burned home that has … more
Recently Chief Dan Mahoney of Lewis County Fire District 5 questioned my convictions and why I am running for commissioner for Lewis County Fire District 5. I am running because I have seen the … more
My husband and I enjoyed seeing Halloween-decorated classic cars, creative costumes and cute little kids collecting candy Saturday afternoon as we joined a throng of thousands of people at Veterans … more
The Lewis County Commission and Gov. Jay Inslee have big decisions to make as they look at how to fill two key empty positions, one for our county and one for our state. Fortunately, there are two … more
The tragic passing of Lewis County Commissioner Gary Stamper triggered the application of an article in the Washington state constitution that spells out the process a county must follow to replace … more
One thing that has interested me in the 60 years or so since I moved into Lewis County is the number of small communities that thrived for a while and then disappeared, many — if not most … more
Dear Lewis County Republicans: I would like to take a moment and thank the chair, executive committee and precinct committee officers (PCOs) for a great meeting on Oct. 26 selecting the slate of … more
The men of Knights of Columbus, Council No. 1550, St. Joseph Church, Chehalis, would like to thank you for your support at our Trash 2 Treasures sale this last summer. Because of this support, we … more
This is my rebuttal to statements quoted from firefighter Mike Goodwillie as published in The Chronicle Oct. 27. As chief of Lewis County Fire District 5, I take all criticism directed toward our … more
If we have learned anything over the last 20 months, it is that transparency is absolutely essential. This is why Kelsi Hamilton is the best choice for Chehalis School Board District 3. … more
I am proud to express full confidence in Kelsi Hamilton’s character and her capabilities to represent Chehalis School District stakeholders. Kelsi has run her campaign with the issues and the … more
Of all the answers to questions posed by The Chronicle Editorial Board during a series of local election debates, none were more puzzling than one offered by Port of Centralia Commission challenger … more
Pursuing public office requires courage. It means your private life is in many cases no longer private, that your past mistakes could be used against you and that those brave enough to put their … more
When I received the current voters pamphlet for the Nov. 2 general election, I noticed that all of the people running for the various offices are non-partisan. There aren’t that many … more
As I write this letter of concerns to the editor of The Chronicle, I surmise it likely will not be published. I have no political agenda and only a few readers will recognize my name. My words … more
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