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Hello Centralia voters. Ballots will be in the mail very soon and there is an opening for Port of Centralia commissioner. I would encourage you all to vote for Kyle Markstrom. Kyle is currently … more
It felt like a typical foggy fall Thursday morning as I turned down Southwest 16th Street on my way to drop off my daughter, Allie, for another day of school at W.F. West High School. As we waited in … more
The future of Lewis County calls. The untimely passing of Lewis County Commissioner Gary Stamper has opened up an opportunity for a new, young and dynamic individual to lead our people into a … more
The violent Jan. 6 siege of Congress was actually committed by agents provocateur. Their actions were orchestrated to cast a shadow on a bunch of peaceful tourists who, as chance would have it, were … more
The Chehalis School District has a good reputation, but we would do even better to have a school board that is engaged in the community to assure the best service and transparency. I think Kelsi … more
The importance of voting in local school board elections, even if you don’t have children in the local public schools, is being brought into focus by the merciless right-wing attacks on … more
Paul Crowner has my vote for the position of commissioner to represent District 1 of the Port of Centralia. On Nov. 2, local citizens will go to the polls to elect officials at all levels of … more
Southwest William Avenue is one of two short streets between W.F. West High School and 13th Street, which is a major street artery to Interstate 5. People hit this little street, which is only … more
I want your vote for Centralia School Board. With 36 years teaching in the Centralia School District, I have passion for our city and especially our schools. My goal is to reflect our community … more
There were several items in the news that got my attention recently. A couple weeks ago, I read about another result of the poorly thought out language in the “police reform” bills … more
A recent notice in the Sunday edition of The Seattle Times carried the information that Jane Powell had just died. At this point, I expect 90% or more who just read that will ask, “who in … more
The gathering of thousands of opponents of Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 mandates in Olympia Sunday was an exercise in democracy. It comes at a time when many of the pillars of our government … more
Baseball is a game of disappointment and hope. Both were on full display last weekend as the Mariners ended their regular season, just shy of making the playoffs and ending a 20-year … more
After reading about most of the folks running for Olympia City Council in ads, I would have to say no. They are all “woke” with no qualifications to run anything. I write this as a … more
Stupid: Given to unintelligent decisions or acts. Historically, newspaper readers have received straight, unbiased news, as in facts and direct quotes, plus an editorial page containing opinion. … more
“There’s something happening here …” The 1960s hits “For What It’s Worth” (1967) by Buffalo Springfield and “Get Together” (1967) by the … more
September brought heartache and loss with the deaths of two prominent Southwest Washington politicians — Lewis County Commissioner Gary Stamper last week and state Sen. Dan Swecker Sept. … more
Economic development growth in median wage: fail. Annual wages for Lowe’s Winlock warehouse jobs calculate to be $34,000 to $42,000. Lewis County’s average annual wage in 2019 was … more
Most readers probably know a little about how vaccines work. By exposing our immune system to weakened germs, or even fragments of germs, we can trigger the body’s natural immune response. This … more
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the page for the celebration of completing the Borst Pioneer Church Replica Sept. 21. It was a spectacular page, so well done. Thank you editor and … more
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