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In Lewis County, we are fortunate to have two excellent candidates for our top county leadership jobs in November’s election. Besides being genuinely nice people, Harry O. Bhagwandin and Tracy … more
By now, you’ve received your ballot for the November election. And democracy is on that ballot. You won’t see it with a circle next to it, but it is on there. With every circle you fill … more
Boy, do I agree with Alan Mahood's letter of Oct. 25 when he said, "The time to save our nation is at hand." My question is, "Save our nation from what?" Please vote. Mr. Mahood claims in his … more
In recent months, there have been questions about the impact of COVID-19 mitigation measures in Thurston County correctional facilities. Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (TCPHSS), … more
I may not be a local, having moved here only 34 years ago, but having come from the Idaho backcountry makes me pretty similar to someone who was born here.  Where I’m different from many … more
When the United States was dividing just prior to the Civil War in 1860-61, virtually all of the officers in the Army of the newly proclaimed Confederacy had formerly been officers in the United … more
I am genuinely terrified, and ashamed of, Lewis County Commissioner Sean Swope. His absolute lack of civil concern for his fellow citizens, expressed at the Oct. 25 Board of County Commissioners … more
Vote Harry Bhagwandin District 3 commissioner I have known Harry Bhagwandin since 1985; he has always had the public interest in his heart and will not change as Lewis County … more
Kevin Emerson has been a member of Shoestring Valley Community Church for many years now. I’ve gotten to know Kevin over the last year as a member of our church and as a friend. Kevin is … more
Label this two-part letter under insane news coming out of a delusional city and bumbling universities. Turns out, Los Angeles’ big project for homeless housing is cranking out $596,000 … more
I’ve been impressed with the integrity of most campaigns and candidates until now. The Joe Kent campaign dishonestly edited footage of Marie Gluesenkamp Perez’s responses from a recent … more
Joe Kent, in his campaign for Congress, has consistently misrepresented the state of the economy, ignoring that Democrats passed the American Rescue Plan, which gave most of us $1,400 in tax free … more
In a recent column, I mentioned the 1855 journey of Prussian Dr. Wilhelm Keil, who created a utopian community in Bethel, Missouri, and ventured west to establish a new one. He promised his … more
Recently, a story appeared in The Chronicle about an officer in Centralia, Phil Reynolds, who was terminated for the second time for bad behavior.  In the first case, which included some … more
I am writing to express my support of Tracy Murphy for sheriff. I moved to Centralia almost three years ago and have enjoyed getting to know my neighbors and others in the community. I have also … more
I have a best friend in Auburn, Washington, who sends me articles she thinks I will enjoy. Your paper just published a great article about a possible record bull elk. It sure held my interest. I … more
I have been following the campaign for Lewis County sheriff since it began. Rob Snaza will forever hold my vote and I’ll tell you why in a bit. There is another great guy running for candidacy … more
I am writing on behalf of Tracy Murphy for sheriff. I have to support my fellow vest wearer. I led the veterans group presenting the flag at Vader’s May Day Parade this past spring wearing my … more
As we close in on election day, the disinformation in the campaign materials presented to the voters is alarming. Where are the candidates with integrity? When I start reading a platform mailer that … more
I am concerned with the current political climate in the state of Washington. We have Democrats running as Republicans because the left has realized that the policies that they and the … more
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