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I applaud the long and successful effort of the Chehalis Basin Board to bring a measure of stability to the flood-prone Chehalis River.Bonds totalling $700 million over the next 14 years is a … more
This is in response to the March 7 letter from Anthony Ahrens. I am disappointed Mr. Ahrens chooses to take the low road in an attempt to spread disinformation, a popular tactic of the Buetler … more
As Gov. Jay Inslee ordered all public and private schools in three Puget Sound counties to close Thursday due to the coronavirus, cancelations for local sports events, community functions and reduced … more
As Gov. Jay Inslee ordered all public and private schools in three Puget Sound counties to close Thursday due to the coronavirus, cancelations for local sports events, community functions and reduced … more
 “A lot has been said and written about the fracturing of our communities and culture. Perhaps, just maybe, the current public health crisis will be the event that forces us to return to our … more
You’ve probably seen headlines and news articles this week regarding the extended closures of school districts in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. Opinions on that aside, it’s put a … more
I’ve had a nice warming experience from readers about my qualifications for joining the Lewis County Old Timers Club. Thank you! However, I hoped that you would supply me with some more I could … more
​Nobody knows how deep the impact of the coronavirus will be, but one thing that it is destined to test is how effectively people will work from home.​Washington is at the point of the spear. Of … more
We felt compelled to write this letter after watching the way President Donald Trump has been responding to the coronavirus. Trump said, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that … more
Dominating the headlines worldwide is the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19.What began a few weeks ago in distant Wuhan, China, is now endangering the globe.Just 90 miles to the north, … more
The Seattle Times Editorial BoardSeattle has long been the best place to have a heart attack, thanks to its pioneering Medic One service. The region is also one of the best places to have cancer … more
As registrar for the Writers Weekend at the Beach Reunion, I fielded questions late last week from people concerned about the coronavirus and what it meant for the gathering we’d planned for more … more
Feel a sneeze coming on? You’re not alone this time of year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 19 million adults and 5.2 million children suffer from hay … more
As I type this column, I’m sitting in a hotel room next to the Spokane River. I’m here in town with a team of media and broadcast professionals working hard to increase the accessibility and … more
A few weeks ago, I wrote a letter because Democrat congressional candidate Carolyn Long has been promising accessibility to voters but in my experience, she’s been doing the opposite. Since then, … more
The Office of the Chehalis Basin has for review their Aquatic Species Restoration Plan (ASRP). They are inviting public comment until January 14. This plan was put together by the Department of … more
Legislators are talking about passing more restrictive gun laws. The only person more laws will hurt is the honest person because the criminal doesn’t care about the law to begin with. If you … more
 “As I have grown older, I believe sincerely that helping someone rewards the helper... If I can get my readers to do something for someone else, they will like themselves much better.”- Gordon … more
I’m sure that every person who writes, be it novels or 600-word columns, must, every once in a while wonder when the well is going to run dry. I think I’ve mentioned before that I have a bulging … more
Washington and Oregon lawmakers want to end their legislative sessions; however, accounting for the costs of carbon emissions is a major roadblock.In Salem, rural Republican senators are boycotting … more
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