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When a job provides health care insurance, it ensures their employees can seek preventive care to stay well and also protects individuals and families against high medical costs if they are injured … more
All my life I’ve been under the impression that old age was something that slowly crept on you when, possibly, your back was turned. It was supposed to be like wanting to sleep an extra 10 … more
While critics contend the U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants was a “gut … more
Our current representative has not held an in-person town hall in over six years. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler serves corporate interests and the anti-choice lobby — not her constituents. … more
I attended the July 11 meeting convened to vote on Lewis County Republicans Chairman Brandon Svenson's recall. In the 15 months I have attended the Republican meetings, starting after the … more
In an email to his supporters, congressional candidate Joe  Kent complains “a dark money SuperPAC named ‘Conservatives for Stronger America’ has just dumped $724,000 into my … more
I am writing this letter regarding the office of Lewis County commissioner for District 3, which is coming up in the next election. There are several good candidates in the running. But there is … more
If you are a contemporary Democrat or a Big Government Republican, you may want to disregard this letter at the start since I, Mike Kimbrel, am about to express the views of about 70 million Trump … more
Harry Bhagwandin has the experience, knowledge of issues and compassion necessary to be an effective Lewis County commissioner. For decades, he has contributed significantly to the creation, … more
While opinion is a choice of everyone and everyone can have their own opinion, I also feel that those need to be made known on personal pages when it comes to Facebook. While watching a video of … more
The sons of Joseph and Anna Marine Salzer helped shape Lewis County and their progeny scattered throughout the Pacific Northwest, although tragedy struck one son’s family and three of their … more
Greetings the good citizens of Lewis County, Washington. My name is Agber Dimah, a retired professor of political science and an alum of Washington State University. I currently reside in Chicago. I … more
“One man with courage makes a majority.” — President Andrew Jackson During the hours that the U.S. Capitol was still a scene of chaos and violence on Jan. 6, 2021, … more
Did you know the governor's office is currently negotiating pay and compensation with state employee unions for the state's 2023-25 budget? What is on the table? Will the outcome of these secret … more
Sometimes it feels like I’m in the twilight zone.  We now have a new, lifetime-appointed U.S. Supreme Court justice who couldn’t define what a woman is in her hearing. … more
I know I’ve touched on this topic before, but I’ll try to express it again, hopefully in different words. As any person who can still remember old radio programs will tell you, they … more
Ever since gas prices shot into the stratosphere, I’ve been hearing a chorus of apologists declare that elected officials aren’t responsible for high gas prices. Well, I happen to be … more
I am reading, for the third time, a book called “Credibility, How Leaders Gain and Lose it” by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner.  My last column was focused on character. … more
Remember how state government had a $15 billion budget surplus during this year’s legislative session? At the time, I and other Republicans said some of that should be returned to the people, … more
Fifty years after his birth in 1825 in Germany, Joseph Salzer settled nearly 5,300 miles away in a valley 3 miles southeast of Centralia that now bears his name. He and his wife, Anna Marie, … more
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