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Hello everyone. I am Max Vogt, mayor of Centralia, and I am running for reelection to the Centralia City Council, Position No. 3. This election this year for our city council is especially important. … more
Pretty much every day we’re reading about people either being fired or quitting over the mandatory vaccination measures.  And at least here in Washington, as I’ve read, they will … more
You may have seen the white and blue Paul Crowner yard signs around town, or met me, my wife or volunteers at over 2,000 of your front doors lately. I’m Paul Crowner running for the Port of … more
Last Thursday’s edition of The Chronicle started wheels spinning in this old writer’s brain about dreams for our future.  The article was about the sale of a property oldtimers … more
Washington's eviction moratorium has been a lifeline for many renters throughout the coronavirus pandemic. But for the good of landlords and as a step toward normalizing the economy, Gov. Jay Inslee … more
Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota was never a darling of conservatives; however, in his later years he shocked fellow Democrats by his outspoken backing for streamlining government regulations and … more
After watching The Chronicle’s debate between the two candidates for the Chehalis School District Board position, I wanted to show my support for Kelsi Hamilton. The Chehalis School … more
In choosing your leadership, vote Leah Daarud for Centralia City Council Position 3 at-large. Her related experience includes her current service on the Centralia Planning Commission and years of … more
I trust Vicki Daniels to use her empathy, experience and judgment to represent the interests of each and every Chehalis School District student. Vicki is transparent in her values and decision-making … more
The Navy SEALs lost part of their living history Sept. 30 with the passing of Master Chief Petty Officer Peter Paul Slempa Jr., a plank owner (or member) of the original SEAL Team One, which formed … more
Washington's road to a payroll tax supporting long-term care has too many potholes for a smooth journey. Gov. Jay Inslee should suspend the program until legislators have an opportunity to level the … more
Last week, as high school students in my hometown of Chehalis mourned a second death by suicide of one of our community’s teenagers in the last month, a local mom and doctor decided to do … more
Over two million acres of working forests managed by the State of Washington provide a sustainable and continuous supply of timber, clean water for salmon, habitat for wildlife, family-wage jobs and … more
This election season, I’m writing to ask Centralians to cast your vote for me, Leah Daarud, for Centralia City Council Position 3 at-large. My commitment to the people of Centralia now and for … more
I’m Kelsi Hamilton. After volunteering several years as an advocate for children in schools, I’m asking for your vote for a fresh perspective and new energy to the Chehalis School … more
As a lifelong Centralia resident and a Centralia High School graduate, I am honored to serve my community as a commissioner with the Port of Centralia. It is an honor to give back to the community … more
Centralia School District patrons, I highly encourage you to vote for Deb Parnham for Centralia School Board Director, Position 1. As a former Chehalis School Board director and retired Centralia … more
Imagine there are 1,000 children in a school and 75% of them are vaccinated against cooties and 25% are not. During a recent cooties outbreak, 20 children were infected: 11 vaccinated and nine … more
I should start this letter with a disclaimer that it can’t really be considered unbiased. I have had the privilege of being married to Deb Parnham for nearly 30 years, and in that time, I think … more
Voters have two choices for Port of Centralia Commissioner on Nov. 2, but only one candidate is really equipped to serve. Kyle Markstrom is our incumbent commissioner. His whole career has been … more
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