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Kamala Harris likens Jan. 6 to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Where was she at either date that she should make such a foolish statement? I remember Pearl Harbor. I was 8 years old, and I cried for the young … more
The first order of business as Washington’s Legislature convenes in Olympia is replacing the state’s new long-term care law. It is fatally flawed. Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats who … more
House Speaker Laurie Jinkins made an interesting comment recently about emergency powers during the Seattle CityClub legislative preview.  When asked about emergency powers reform, the … more
First, a disclaimer: If you love going to the gym and it keeps you in shape, that’s great. Keep doing that. This column isn’t for you. Go read a listicle about the best protein powders … more
Have you ever seen, heard or watched something that you’re sure will either bore you to death or maybe even test your ability to hold back your last meal only to find that it’s nothing … more
Sometimes you read something that sounds so silly, you’re certain it’s a hoax.   In this case, I received an email from someone I trust, but even then, in the back of my mind I … more
My education at the University of Washington proved as much of a learning experience outside the classroom as inside. During my first year, a conservative Catholic from Vancouver, I met my zany … more
In response to Mario Barrios’ recent letter concerning his disappointment with The Chronicle, I would suggest that he look around at the political landscape of Lewis County. This is a very … more
An entire year has now passed since the assault on the nation's Capitol, one of the most shameful acts in the nation's history. The acid test of  a democratic republic is the peaceful transfer … more
In a recent editorial, Chronicle Publisher Chad Taylor suggests that the solution for safer communities is to "uncuff" the police. So Mr. Taylor implies that our streets would be much safer if … more
After two years of COVID-19, many Washington families and small businesses could use a break. Fortunately, the Washington Legislature has the means to help. State lawmakers have more than … more
Washington state’s two-year colleges consistently rank as some of the best in the country for graduation rates, student success and affordability. Centralia College is certainly proud of … more
Catalytic converter theft is a statewide problem that deserves a statewide solution. A bill drafted by Sen. Jeff Wilson-R, Longview, for the upcoming legislative session in January is a good start. … more
Happy eighth day of Christmas! I know we’re all turning our thoughts to the new year, to heading back to work or school, to the business and busyness of 2022.   And so I’d … more
I was disappointed to see the Lewis County Board of Commissioners, led by Commissioner Sean Swope, break from 66 years of decorum and abstain from all proclamations in 2022. This also broke a … more
I was very saddened by the finger pointing that is going on regarding the death of a young man in a trench (“Dismissal of Charges Sought in Death of Skookumchuck Wind Farm Worker,” Dec. … more
When I was a little kid, I didn’t really understand what newspapers were. All I knew was that once my dad was done with it, I would get to read the funnies. Somewhere along the way, through the … more
On behalf of the Centralia School District, happy New Year! The Centralia School District wishes you a year filled with joy and happiness. As superintendent, I have great hope and excitement for our … more
I generally prefer to support local business, except when it openly gets involved in the politics of division. If you post divisive political signage to your storefront, then how will I know if … more
Washington consistently ranks as one of the most highly educated places in the country, but what those Top 10 lists commonly obscure is that the state imports a lot of that talent while failing to … more
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