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I’ve been critical in the past about the fact that I consider that with every new step in modern communication gadgets, we tend to lose something. The first step came in the 19th Century with the … more
Over the last 18 months, the Twin Transit team has had a series of big conversations. We’ve met with government leaders, healthcare providers, nonprofits and more. Our goal? To determine what our … more
What a difference it makes when the population takes notice of the government.Australia’s population is 25 million people and total virus deaths are about 905.The United States has a population of … more
The Chehalis River Basin Flood Control Zone District still seems to be fixated on putting in a flood control retention dam on the upper Chehalis River, even after the governor requested they turn … more
Finally, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cleared Boeing’s revamped 737 MAX to return to service and Seattle Times’ aviation writer, Dominic Gates, reports its first flight is scheduled … more
I have seen people not wearing masks, heard remarks — they don’t want to be told what to do; don’t follow like sheep; no worse than the usual flu; they die of prior conditions. So when I see … more
Our illustrious governor has mandated a one-size fits all edict prohibiting indoor seating in restaurants and bars, for the next 30 days, throughout our entire state. Where is there factual … more
History provides lessons for today’s turmoil.More than a century ago, medical officials urged Americans to curtail Thanksgiving celebrations to prevent another flare-up of the Spanish influenza, … more
Last week, the governor made significant unilateral mandates that impact our communities throughout Washington state. The new restrictions did not include a relief plan for working families and small … more
Pop quiz: Which Western Democrat governor this week called a special session of his state's Democratic-majority Legislature, saying "extraordinary times call for extraordinary action?" Who said his … more
You make lemonade, right?  In these days when we’re pretty much confined to our homes, I’ve decided to do just that in the form of taking the many books I have lined up in bookshelves throughout … more
This Q&A is intended to provide additional information and context in response to a letter you received from a former trustee concerning the Timberland Regional Library (TRL). Question: Did … more
Every November, Washington state honors the more than 850,000 family caregivers who are the backbone of our long-term care system. This year’s theme is “Caregiving in crisis”. These individuals … more
It was not long ago that my husband and I spent Halloween with our son, daughter-in-law and 14-year-old grandson. The evening was crisp and clear. Their walkway was gaily lined with twinkle lights to … more
This autumn's coronavirus surge was as foreseeable as fall's fading light. "We are looking at a deadly December," the head of the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and … more
This past June Sheriff Rob Snaza, while addressing a group of supporters of the Hamilton billboard in Chehalis, gave his now infamous “Don’t be a sheep” remarks, regarding the public health … more
We must have anger for change. Let me express my anger. First, my life was built by hard work because I refused to be on welfare and raise my boys in suppression. There is no opportunity in the … more
I wanted to give a shoutout to Valley View Community Health Center (VVCHC) and our Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor Office (SHIBA) for collaborating on Medicare Open Enrollment, on behalf … more
Our country, the United States of America, was founded on the promise of freedom for all, therefore, it must be the responsibility for the “all” to work to keep it “freedom for all.”“Under … more
That night nearly four years ago when an impulsive decision shattered the lives of a Toledo family, 911 dispatchers called on the Lewis County Chaplaincy.My daughter’s friend, 16-year-old Lukah … more
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