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Demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is soaring, accelerated by climate change concerns.  EVs reduce tailpipe emissions from cars, trucks and buses, which are responsible for 30 percent of our … more
Our Nov. 8 local election is high stakes.  The candidates running to represent us in Washington, D.C., Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and Joe Kent, couldn’t be more different. Perez is a … more
Voters in Southwest Washington know the importance of voting for a candidate who focuses on the future rather than the past. A small business owner, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez will be a problem solver … more
During this week’s Straight Talk, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and Joe Kent were interviewed. Mr. Kent made a statement that I hope would be shocking and highly objectionable to most … more
I attended the commissioners’ meeting last Tuesday. The room was packed and they had to move the overflow into another room. Plus, there were many participating online.  I looked around … more
One recent morning, I had a short conversation with a gray-haired older fellow who apparently came into the Centerville Cafe just to talk. We had a short talk about old trucks, repairing engines … more
I was angered by a comment during a debate in a Senate race all the way over in Pennsylvania. I have relatives there. Dr. Oz said that abortion should be a decision between the woman, her doctor and … more
My name is George Gill, and I was born and raised in Lewis County. I grew up in the Jackson Prairie area, known as Napavine, and attended Napavine schools through eighth grade. I graduated from W.F. … more
Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is a working mother and small business owner. She understands that the hard-working folks in the Third Congressional District need fair wages and affordable childcare as we … more
The Lewis County commissioners’ new policy of banning homeless encampments is astoundingly short-sighted.  Commissioner Sean Swope attacking the un-homed is a classic case of the … more
We support Harry Bhagwandin for Lewis County commissioner. We are Bill and Marcy Anholt, longtime community members and current or past volunteers for Sertoma, ARTrails, Lewis County Community … more
Have you made your decision for Lewis County District 3 commissioner yet?  Please consider Harry Bhagwandin. Harry and his family have been residents of the Onalaska area for years. He is … more
Joe Kent promotes the big lie that the election was stolen.    You must question why. There are two reasons why he might believe this.  1.) He knows he is lying but chooses to … more
Here are my thoughts on our current political climate in Washington and the United States of America.  I have heard people say Joe Kent is too extreme. Well, just remember, our local … more
I’d like to let others know about Harry Bhagwandin, running for county commissioner District 3. I’ve owned a home in Winlock for 17 years, and I’m a financial representative for … more
Last week, I urged people to listen to a broad range of perspectives when it comes to how we should deal with wildfires and the smoke that has established itself as an unwelcome visitor to our late … more
Long-term efforts to remove non-tribal commercial gillnets from the mainstem Columbia River have taken a big step forward with a multi-million-dollar commercial license-buyout program that was … more
Taking shape right outside my building is the new Multipurpose Athletic Fields. The fields will be the new home to Blazer baseball, softball and soccer. It will be the first home field for Centralia … more
Unfortunately for democracy, Lewis County has so called citizens who would prefer to use thuggery and criminal behavior to make policy.    Most recently, Gather Church was targeted. I … more
Who is the real Marie Gluesenkamp Perez? On every public document available online, business licenses, registrations to run for public office (Skamania County commissioner), voter registration in … more
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