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Only two cheers for Novoselic

To The Eagle: Two cheers for Krist Novoselic (letter in last week’s Eagle) for nailing a bad problem ($20 trillion national debt) and its cause (profligate government spending). As an erstwhile and capable leader of the Democrat Party effort in...

 

We can do better than easy fixes

To The Eagle: Allow me to applaud Krist Novoselic’s assertion that less knee-jerk partisanship and a restored focus on “real problems” would be healthy for Wahkiakum County. During a recent visit, I encountered a harder, more bitter right-left...

 

N/GRVSD superintendent explains levy request

To The Eagle: The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors recently authorized the placement of a three year maintenance and operations levy on the February 13 ballot. This is a replacement of the existing levy at just under...

 

Lifelong struggles point to problems, solutions

To The Eagle: I was born and raised on Puget Island and went to Wahkiakum High School. I'm of Norwegian descent and raised in a Protestant, commercial fishing family. I'm now 65 years old, and I see a lot of things that need to be fixed in this...

 

Trump is disaster to the country

To The Eagle: Future scholars will sift through Trump’s digital proclamations the way we now read the chroniclers of Nero’s Rome - to understand how an unhinged emperor can make a mockery of republican institutions, undo the collective nervous...

 

Government keeps spending, so more debt

To the Eagle: I was recently having dinner out with friends. Over the courses, the conversation ultimately became partisan. These folks, with a liberal political opinion, seemed obsessed with how President Donald Trump needs to be removed from office...

 

Star Program thanks community

To The Eagle: We want to say thank you to all of the people of Wahkiakum County that participated in helping with the Star Program for the 2017 season; Mrs. Merz’s class for fundraising and purchasing gifts, the high school classes that also...

 

Shop local and help save America

To The Eagle: I recently made my first online purchase. I got what I wanted and I got it in two days. Sounds good, yeah? Well along the way I read a report on how Amazon is actually taking business away from the Big Box stores. So what? They have it...

 

Women's March set for January 20

To The Eagle: The Lower Columbia Indivisible Group is inviting folks from throughout the Lower Columbia area to join them for a 2018 Women’s March on Saturday, January 20, from 11 am to 1 pm. This march celebrates the anniversary of last year’s...

 

The Cuban embassy problem and elk hoof rot

To The Eagle: There is one disease that can explain the symptoms of the Cuban-American brain disease happening to the American embassy workers and not happening to the Cubans in the area. The Cubans, millions of them, were immunized a couple of...

 

Current fishery situation is not sustainable

To the Eagle: I feel compelled to comment on the article in the Eagle (12/21/17) from the Columbia Basin Bulletin, “Group Tests Fish Trap above Cathlamet.” I attended the Wild Fish Conservancy presentation to the Washington Fish and Wildlife...

 

Community members urged to participate

To The Eagle: I would like to take this opportunity to address a couple of issues: The first is on a personal level. I imagine that many of you have heard that I will be retiring June 30, 2018. It will mark the end of my 24th year as the...

 

It's about our country, not politics

To The Eagle: It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Forgive, please, the obvious rip-off of Charles Dicken's immortal line from the opening of Tale of Two Cities, but it seems rather appropriate given the times we share as Americans....

 

Officers are appreciated

To The Eagle: We would like to express appreciation to the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department for their help recently. Our daughter, visiting over Thanksgiving weekend, locked her keys in her Jeep. A call to the sheriff's department brought two...

 

Sheriff's Corner

I am pleased to announce that the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office is coordinating a Shop With a Cop Program this year. Thanks to donors, Emergency Manager Beau Renfro, and the STARS volunteers we are making this wish a reality. On Saturday...

 

This proud Democrat is willing to check the facts

To The Eagle: I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful the stock market has been on a steady climb for eight years now; too bad I and many do not own stocks. Hopefully it will keep going that way. Trump and Republicans want to eliminat...

 

Is class action suit necessary?

To The Eagle: I have wondered for years why it is that the Corps of Engineers can dredge the river and promote heavy ship traffic up and down the river at speeds that cause large enough wakes to cause such a large amount of damage to the banks of...

 

Trump has potential to flip the balance

To The Eagle: More great news from our favorite president; President Trump has put forth 59 names for district and appeals courts around the country. He has the potential to flip the balance for the judiciary from liberal to conservative. He has...

 

Will WSU study link between herbicides and elk hoof disease?

To The Eagle: I wish my family was getting ready to go elk hunting. I wish we were shopping for supplies, setting up our camp along the Coweeman River, and maybe even doing some scouting on the weekends. Instead, my dad, my uncle, my brother and the...

 

No plan for current debt reduction

To The Eagle: I voted Gary Johnson for president in the last election. One of his messages was how much debt the US government carries and how bad this is for our future. During the election of 2016, federal debt was over 19 trillion dollars. The...

 

The Democrats have disgraced the nation

To the Eagle: It appears that some of our local citizenry have chosen a winter exercise program of jumping up and down on the ol’ Trump-o-line (last week’s letters to The Eagle). Great sport, but many criticisms are in the category of missing the...

 

Writer used to be a Democrat

To the Eagle: I know a pot store was opened in Cathlamet but after reading the three letters to the editor in last week’s Eagle I now wonder if a Kool-Aid stand opened too because the writers surely are drinking the stuff. Fact 1, Donald Trump is...

 

Kiwanis club thanks community

To The Eagle: This letter is from the Kiwanis Club of Cathlamet to thank everyone in the community who found time to attend the St James Gift Bazaar on Saturday making it a great success for our booth. Our success was because of all the donations of...

 

Yes . . . Let's join together!

To The Eagle: A year and a couple of weeks ago, Donald Trump became president of the USA, even though he lost the popular vote. Since then, over 60 percent of the country now feels he’s doing an overall poor job performing his presidential duties....

 

Don't worry, we're in good hands

To The Eagle: It comes as no surprise that even the little man has a chance in the Trump administration! To wit: A former manager at a Meineke auto repair venue was appointed to the Energy Department. A cabana attendant at the Westchester (NY)...

 

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