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I always enjoy Dr. Richard Stride’s commentary in the Nisqually Valley News. Concerning Theodore Roosevelt, while the man had many good attributes, as related in the PBS hagiography and Dr. … more
I live on Harts Lake Road South. Lately we have been plagued with people dumping trash here. Not just litter, but huge piles of trash, or even a trailer full of garbage or an abandoned car stuffed … more
We all need to support the EMS levy that South Pierce Fire is asking for. It’s not a new tax. It’s just a reauthorization of the current levy. If you haven’t already needed EMS … more
It seems that emergency services are needed now more than ever. No matter where you live, you could need to call 911 for an emergency. South Pierce Fire and Rescue serves a large area of South … more
To protect our reproductive freedoms, we need to expand the U.S. Supreme Court. The Judiciary Act of 2021 would add four new seats to the Supreme Court, bringing the number of justices to 13. It … more
This is my rebuttal to Sen. Jim McCune’s June 16 commentary: “What the Supreme Court Draft Opinion on Abortion Means for Washington State.” McCune’s commentary leads the … more
What kind of candidate best represents Southwest Washington? A small business owner who understands the impact of inflation on working people and the local economy. A mother who will ensure health … more
I have never met Tenino Mayor Wayne Fournier and mean no disrespect, but I would like to urge more caution and research before he commits the city of Tenino to mixing septage and sewage sludge to … more
I want to thank Tye Menser for serving as Thurston County commissioner these last four years. I have watched many Tuesday commission meetings and am impressed with his intelligence, patience and … more
There are some popular misconceptions about pre-WWII Germany in the editorial “Sorry, Mr. Kent,” which appeared in the March 3 issue of the Nisqually Valley News. Prior to the invasion of … more
I took exception with some of the editorial comments in the March 3 edition of the Nisqually Valley News, and I assume The Chronicle, where you blasted Joe Kent, a candidate for Washington’s … more
I am seeking some help from the residents of the Yelm area. I am working with a group, Flags of Valor, from the St. Louis area that recently conducted a memorial to the soldiers who have given their … more
Jeren has battled the effects of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy his entire life. He is an exceptional young man who is loved by everyone that spends time with him. He is one of the kindest people I know … more
Yelm Mayor JW Foster said “a couple of people are crying foul” and he doesn’t “know what their problem is” in a Nisqually Valley News’ story titled … more
The city of Yelm has lost an outstanding public servant with the resignation of council member Molly Carmody. Mayor-elect and fellow councilmember Joe DePinto said on his Facebook tribute, … more
I enjoyed “Remembering the Nuremberg Trials 76 Years Later” in the Oct. 28 edition of the Nisqually Valley News. However, when writing about the Auschwitz commandant, I believe Dr. Stride … more
The town water tower is amazing. It has been restored and improved. I came to Yelm as a child, when my grandparents moved here in 1969. I always knew we were close to their home on Mill Road every … more
The Port of Olympia’s commissioners are happy spending millions of Thurston County taxpayer dollars on the Swantown Marina private fuel dock; the Big Blue Crane used under 20 hours a year … more
Thank you for publishing that refreshing commentary by Julie McDonald. If all of the concerns and accusations promoted by anti-COVID-19 advocates were true, it would mean that all of our health care … more
Every Thurston County taxpayer supports the Port of Olympia. The port is supposed to support all of Thurston County. It has three commissioners and for many years it has been run for the benefit of … more
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