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I’m exhausted by the phony righteous indignation most online communities are poisoned with. Their power structures are all the same: a virtue-signaling hierarchy where he or she who casts the … more
The Washington state Legislature held its first hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 27, on House Bill (HB 1336) that would create and expand the authority of a public utility district or local government to … more
On your Feb. 9 ballot, many of you in Centralia and the northwest part of Lewis County will be asked to renew Riverside Fire Authority’s EMS levy. Please vote yes. If approved, the levy will … more
Virtual teaching is challenging for everyone involved: parents, students and teachers. The challenge of making meaningful connections with students and families has been a struggle. There are some … more
Just when I think maybe Jaime Herrera Buetler is starting to see some light, she once again proves just how disingenuous she really is. She is co-sponsoring a bill to cap the Supreme Court at … more
My father always told me, “There’s two sides to every story.” This made me think about the latest impeachment effort of Trump from a different angle. Democrats should be just as culpable, … more
I’ve always supported our local school levies — before having children, while they were in school, and now that they’ve graduated.But a friend mentioned that much of the money for maintenance … more
There is an emergency medical service levy before us to consider. It is up for vote Feb. 9, and I would like to give my perspective. I have had the opportunity to serve with the Riverside Fire … more
As a resident and now a commissioner, the importance to level set our levy to provide financial support for our department has never been more important. This is not a new levy it is an adjustment to … more
As of today Jan. 29, 2021, over 25 million cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in the United States. Over 420,000 lives have ended way too soon. This is a national tragedy repeated every 29 … more
Much of Western Washington had reason to rejoice Thursday when Gov. Jay Inslee modified his COVID-19 restrictions and allowed seven counties, including Pierce, to move to Phase 2 in his revised … more
The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife recently announced its intention to acquire 9,600 acres of land from the TransAlta power plant property north of Centralia.To many people, the … more
In the history of mankind’s dealing with pandemics, at least one fact rings true — they always end.Hopeful new indications point to perhaps the beginning of the end of these calamitous times, as … more
Within a year following the catastrophic 2007 Chehalis Basin flood, hydrologists were retained by the Lewis County PUD to model the flows from that flood if 65,000 acre feet of water flowing out of … more
The Cowlitz River was once the sportfishing mecca of Western Washington. Anglers would come from across the Pacific Northwest to fish on the Cowlitz, providing a substantial economic boost to local … more
The text message from my brother read, “One of my best friends passed away of C-19 yesterday morning.”His name was Robb Lee, I soon learned. Robb was a stalwart of his Centralia church and the … more
We appreciate everything that the full-time and volunteer Riverside Fire Authority EMS workers have done for our family in the last few years. When my mother-in-law had her brain stem stroke, the … more
Riverside Fire Authority is running an Emergency Medical Services levy renewal on Feb. 9, and I encourage your voting in favor of this request.I have had an optometric practice in Centralia for 40 … more
I was able to witness firsthand as a volunteer the community vaccination event Jan. 24 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds.It was incredible to see the partnership between our largest health-care … more
It’s time — again — to clear the desk of as many of the slips of paper still remaining and haven’t yet been tossed into the “circular file.” For instance, were you aware that the average … more
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