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My 80-year-old husband spent all afternoon shoveling his pickup out of a snowbank yesterday, parked it at the bottom of our mile-long driveway and walked up, and walked down again in knee-deep snow … more
For 100 years, people have been fighting about solutions to flooding and the declining fishery in the Chehalis basin. The communities more concerned about flood damage have fought the communities … more
Back in 2011, I was hired by TransAlta to help with their public relations efforts after the agreement was hammered out with the state to shutter the two massive coal-burning boilers.The first boiler … more
“Life will sometimes hand you a magical moment. Savor it.”- H. Jackson Brown, Jr., “Life’s Little Instruction Book,” No. 644 So this week we got ourselves a puppy. That’s not such an … more
For anyone wanting to arrive at their destination easily, public transit can do that. I'm voicing my support for increasing funding for transit and paratransit service in our state transportation … more
Regarding the the story published in Thursday’s edition titled “Chehalis Council Discusses Possible Change in Parking Regulations in Downtown District”:I certainly hope that the council does … more
Now that I am paying more attention to the injustices around the world, the antics of the Left here seem surreal. I imagine an "awards program" for justice and humanitarian activists:Bangladeshi … more
I’m writing to refute the recent comments Lewis County officials made regarding the proposed Transalta land acquisition by WDFW.They claim Lewis County has plenty of open, public land in the east, … more
Health and Hope Medical Outreach is a local non-profit located in Centralia. We provide free medical care to those with low income and those in poverty in Lewis County and south Thurston County. Our … more
I am a retired organic produce farmer in Independence Valley. My farm and house have been inundated by floodwaters numerous times in the 37 years that I’ve lived in the Chehalis watershed.Like many … more
This is in response to a previous letter to the editor critical of Jaime Herrera Beuter (JHB) for her vote to impeach Donald Trump. I have been a moderate Republican for a very long time (interpret … more
I would like to speak to columnist Michael Wagar’s Jan. 30 commentary about “ReTrumplicans.” My sainted mother taught me that name calling is a sign of a weak argument, or of a weak … more
After the article about the chopping down and removal of the Peace Tree from Centralia’s Washington Park appeared in last Thursday’s Chronicle, I expected that there would be more response than … more
As Lewis County assessor, I have concerns about the gift of approximately 9,600 acres of TransAlta land to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and I am opposed to the acquisition by … more
Lack of health insurance is associated with 30,000 to 90,000 deaths per year, depending on the study. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 30 million Americans didn’t have health insurance and … more
I am responding to the recent letter to the editor from Sheryl Issacson, Chehalis, dated Feb. 3 which was titled, “More than one side is to blame for unrest.”My quick response is, no, only Trump … more
The South Lewis County Regional Airport at Toledo doesn’t have enough room to support a large commercial or cargo freight airport on its 95-acre footprint.At least, that’s what Lewis County … more
Last week's Chronicle article, "Seniors Eligible for Vaccine Struggle to Get Appointments," shared the erratic way COVID vaccines are being distributed. I got my first shot out of luck. I was … more
Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, is a brave, stalwart representative of Washington’s 3rd District, her constituents and the Constitution. I am extremely proud of her. I disagree with her on … more
The subject line of the email got straight to the point: “Jay Inslee is a tyrant to WA State and MUST BE stopped and removed!!!!!!!!” That arrived in early June 2020, roughly a week after Gov. … more
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