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Democracy is rule by the people, which we are not. We are now socialism. Afraid; but true. They have illegally voted, stripped us of our rights to speech, censored what we can read or publish. Now … more
If public school districts won't follow Washington's Department of Health guidelines for in-person instruction, state lawmakers should make the decision for them. Senate Bill 5037 seeks to do just … more
On Dec. 31, I submitted a request for copies of the four written approvals from the state congressional leaders required by RCW 43.06.220 section (4) allowing Gov. Jay Inslee to continue his … more
A Jackson Prairie resident who wanted to buy the land where his great-grandfather and others were buried proved unsuccessful during a foreclosure auction Thursday.Rich Curtis, whose great-grandfather … more
What exactly would be the impact on the Chehalis River Basin fishery from the flood retention facility proposed above Pe Ell? The recent National Environmental Protection Agency environmental impact … more
It's baaaack. Like Arnold Schwarzenegger in a Terminator movie, the proposal to split Washington at the Cascade Crest and create a new state out of the eastern half has returned to the … more
One of the first duties upon arrival at The Chronicle in 1992 was to energize the editorial page. Editor-in-Chief Eric Schwartz is now doing the same thing in the face of a challenging economy. … more
The Chronicle has been publishing a local newspaper since 1889.Some readers take it for granted the paper will always be around to inform and entertain. Local newspapers, however, are in jeopardy … more
“Service above self.”— Motto of Rotary International One hundred years ago next week, the Chehalis Rotary was officially chartered. It was number 60 out of what today are more than 35,000 … more
These are challenging times for health care workers. We are writing to let the community know that our goal is to administer the COVID-19 vaccination to everyone in our hospital district who wants … more
Lewis County is not distributing its share of COVID-19 vaccines to just people in Lewis County.  The initial doses are going to our first responders and health care workers, but now, in phase B1, … more
With all the violence around us these days, I think it worthwhile to take ourselves back to a simpler time, a time when we read books. I’ve said I intended to spend the winter coronavirus months … more
A photograph long displayed in The Chronicle’s newsroom tells an interesting yet frustrating story. In the undated black and white image, a well-dressed gentleman thumbs through a stack of studies … more
To Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler: It is not a secret that you do not care for our president, but your vote to impeach our president is beyond the pale. Have you even bothered to look at the … more
America as we know it is in trouble. Politicians are in government to promote themselves, not our interests, and definitely not America's interest. Our money is printed with the message "in God we … more
I’m the product of a mixed marriage — politically, that is.My father who grew up on a Minnesota farm was a staunch Democrat. My mother, whose father taught at Purdue University before he became … more
Editor’s Note: Lewis County Commissioner Sean Swope, sworn in earlier this year after defeating incumbent Edna Fund, has authored a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee focused on restrictions prohibiting … more
By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. The Centralia School Board is a team of dedicated individuals committed to serving our students, district, and community. … more
Sometimes unwritten rules need to be changed, and it’s high time for an update to our social compact. OK, get ready for this: I think it should be socially acceptable, and even highly encouraged, … more
Who granted authority to Gov. Jay Inslee to regionalize Washington state? As a Grays Harbor County resident, I don't want to be put together with Thurston, Lewis and Pacific counties in what he calls … more
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