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As we enter into yet another Washington winter with gray skies and soggy clouds, people who dive into despondency because of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) might find help at the local library. … more
In January, a new law took effect in Washington requiring employers with more than 15 employees to include wage and benefit information in new job postings. It’s intended to use pay … more
I recently learned that the old saying, “it’s too good to be true” doesn’t account for something important: scams don’t go through the intelligent, thinking part of your … more
In 1992, a single male sockeye salmon managed to swim 900 miles from the mouth of the Columbia River to Redfish Lake located deep in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains — the end of his migratory … more
I would encourage everyone voting for school board members in the Toledo School District to cast your vote for Monique Norberg. She has been an outstanding board member and has the best interest of … more
As a concerned citizen of Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, I am writing to express my strong support for Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and her stand for the middle and lower … more
I have known Kelly Smith Johnston for many years and she is a blessing to this town and community. What she does for others is above and beyond what the rest of us even know. I am so happy … more
I’m not usually one to write letters to the editor or even put a post on Facebook, but it seems like it’s time for people to hear about the real Kelly Smith Johnston. I have known Kelly … more
The U.S. House of Representatives finally elected a new, relatively unknown speaker of the house, Mike Johnson, R-Louisiana. This followed a disorganized, chaotic and, arguably embarrassing process … more
People ask me why I am a part of Lewis County Farm Bureau (LCFB), especially since I am now retired from agriculture. Why do I put in all the time and effort? My answer? Because I believe in the … more
The Chehalis Fire Department is doing a reasonable thing by billing for services.   However, they need to reassure people living here that they will not be billed for ambulance assists or … more
I’m writing on behalf of Teresa Ekdahl-Johnson for Mossyrock School Board. I’ve known Mrs. Ekdahl-Johnson for over 25 years, first as a determined and dedicated student at Evergreen High … more
I am writing today to show my support for Peter Lahmann for Centralia Port Commissioner, District 3. Peter Lahmann is the incumbent Port of Centralia commissioner for District 3. He is a … more
Recently, there’s been talk of progressive Democrats pushing for the United States to accept a million Palestinian refugees. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol just released the number of migrant … more
Dear neighbors of the City of Centralia, You don’t know me, but I am your neighbor. I serve as an officer of the court and I work locally in the health care field. Centralia has been my … more
A week ago today, I filled up a rental car — an SUV — for less than $32, paying $2.99 a gallon at the Costco in Aurora, Colorado.   That same day, the price at Tumwater’s … more
If you like drumming, huge spectacles of coordination or just really, REALLY loud beats in perfect time, head to Lakewood on Nov. 5 for the 20th anniversary extravaganza known as Woodstick.   … more
On Nov. 1, Centralia College will be paying homage to one of Lewis County’s greatest treasures — Doris Wood-Brumsickle.   Nov. 1 is Doris Wood Day at Centralia College and we … more
Not many people like the idea of change, but change is exactly what is needed in the Centralia School District. After suffering yet another levy failure, a fresh new perspective is certainly in … more
I had the opportunity to ask candidate Joyce Barnes why she is running for Position 2 on the Centralia City Council and what some of the important issues she would like to address on city council if … more
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