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I would like to express my protest against the way I have been treated by my employer, Timberland Regional Library (TRL). After almost 12 years of working as a library assistant at the Hoquiam … more
Dear fellow gardeners, Welcome to springtime in the Pacific Northwest. It is the time of year to buy our favorite seeds and potting soil and think about how we are going to arrange our flower beds … more
I am so happy to see there is a choice for Lewis County sheriff this coming election. I feel our current sheriff disqualified himself when he chose to rally with armed protesters and demean … more
I taught high school chemistry, physics and general science for 34 years here in Lewis County. I’ve kept abreast of issues that affect our local quality of life. One that has recently come to … more
Good afternoon, community members. I am a longtime member of our community of Chehalis and I have noticed that in many instances, it appears that I encountered suspicious people or activities in … more
Republicans have no policies. In 2020, there was no platform at the Republican Party convention. “Whatever Trump wants," they said. When asked what the Republican priorities would be if the GOP … more
May is Older Americans Month and the 2022 theme is “Age My Way.” So this is a good time to remember that we do live in a state in which the government and so many private organizations … more
I wonder if Chronicle columnist John McCroskey wrote the headline in his most recent commentary? I don't think it is liberals trying to destroy the country. Because banning books, taking away … more
On May 3, state Sen. John Braun wrote a commentary lamenting the lost opportunities in this most recent legislative session. In many ways, I agree with what he had to say. The liberal leadership and … more
This is Staff Appreciation Week. The Centralia School District has a team of dedicated staff who work tirelessly to serve our students and help them experience academic and personal excellence. Every … more
When I told friends I was going to see Paul McCartney play in Seattle, I joked that it was a rare opportunity to see the Beatles perform in person. Turns out, there was actually a little truth to … more
Former attorney general and state and national lawmaker Slade Gorton passed away almost two years ago, but like many families who lost loved ones during the time of COVID-19, the Gorton family had to … more
My wife and I just had the good fortune to spend a few days in some sunshine without cellphones or news. There was nothing about the border crisis, nothing about drag queens performing in some school … more
To begin my weekly confession, I recently did one of the most stupid things any old man can do. Before shopping for my groceries, to save time at check out, I made out a check to pay for them … more
As someone who represents a largely rural district and leads a caucus of members who represent most of rural Washington, I have grown increasingly concerned about the Legislature’s inability to … more
A Centralia nonagenarian recently shared with me a thin book his childhood friend published last year about his Army years during the Korean War, “The Lost Two Years: an autobiography” by … more
I read with intent your in-depth reporting on various Lewis County commissioners meetings, quite contentious at times but very informative to the public. I believe newspapers play an important … more
When those in leadership leave an organization or their community, there is often a feeling of uncertainty as to what lies ahead. But when strong leaders leave an organization, they leave behind a … more
What cartoons do you remember? What Disney or animated movie did you watch over and over and over again? Are you thinking about it? I know I am. Of course, by the 100th time, you could recite every … more
Washington’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson, like Secretary Millar at the Washington State Department of Transportation, claims to promote a diverse and inclusive workplace that values and … more
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