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So, you may have been wondering where I’ve been. Or maybe where I am? It all culminated in a “not unexpected” experience about a month ago. If you’ve been keeping … more
I worked for the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office in corrections from 1991 until 2016. My last position was that of jail chief, overseeing the corrections bureau for former sheriff Steve Mansfield … more
Dear Legislative District 19 voters: I am writing to encourage you to vote for Kelli Hughes-Ham for state representative. We live in a beautiful corner of the state with many natural … more
I have hesitated to write this letter because I was told it would probably be a waste of time; however, since reading an article in a morning paper, I have decided to go ahead and waste your time. … more
We have two very good candidates for sheriff. But one man stands out: Sheriff Rob Snaza! I have been seeing a lot of negative comments about some decisions he has made, but when I dig in and see … more
The Lewis County Dangerous Animal Designation Board is a panel of five volunteer citizens that is a quasi-judicial panel to decide on potentially dangerous animal charges. This panel meets … more
It seems letter writer David Eatwell, of Centralia, has the same affliction as the rest of the liberals in this country. "Don't look at what our administration does, look at what Donald Trump and … more
Marie Gluesenkamp Perez provides the opportunity for the 3rd Congressional District to make a clean break with the sadness of the last six years. She brings to the campaign energy and fresh … more
The Republican Party censured Jaime Herrera Beutler in 2021 because she stood up against Donald Trump and supported our Constitution and democracy. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler worked very hard … more
The debate between Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and Republican Joe Kent in the race for the 3rd Congressional District made it clear Kent has a clear understanding of the issues, well developed … more
I started digging into the history of the Elkanah Mills family after receiving an email from Greg Isaacson, of Chehalis, who expressed concern about the deterioration of the Borst blockhouse, a … more
Tracy Murphy is the true measure of a man. How do you really know who he is? We are not political. We don’t claim to be greatly educated, but we know “real” when we see … more
It appears that the “Facts Matter, But Apparently Not to Letter Writer” letter to the editor author needs to follow their own advice, as what was presented as “facts” may be … more
This November, Lewis County faces a very important decision of who should be our sheriff. Anyone paying attention to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office race can see that our current sheriff has … more
In the United States today, there are a little over 3,000 sheriffs. The sheriff is the only elected law enforcement in our country and wields tremendous influence and power within a community. … more
To Centralia School District Patrons: The Centralia School Board of Directors would like to thank Will Henriquez for his time and commitment to the district and our community. His wisdom … more
Dear Lewis County,  As of Sept. 1, Dell's Children's Center became the Pacific Learning Center. I retired on that date as well, after 52 years of building Dell's Children's Center and … more
Every generation owes it to the next seven generations to protect the environment. At the rate populations are growing and the climate is changing, it’s getting harder and harder to be … more
I’ve often griped about my own inability to take all the little notes to myself and either do something with them or throw them away. The following column has very little connection with … more
It’s heartbreaking that in this third year of COVID-19, with all we know about the virus and the vaccines’ strengths and limitations, there are still people fearing they won’t be … more
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