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Trump will improve our economic interests

To The Eagle: Thank you for printing the letters to The Eagle. Lately we have read the tendentious and tedious letters from our neighbor, Bouchard, who it seems is very upset about the election of DJT, the estimable Donald J. Trump. They illustrate...

 

Washington attorney general is right on

The following news release from theWashington Attorney General's Office details Attorney General Bob Ferguson's involvement in promoting the rights of transgender people, who are people just like the rest of us. No citizen's rights should be...

 

May is Older American's Month

To The Eagle: May is Older American’s Month. As Vice-Chair of the Washington State Council on Aging and an active advocate for senior programs with the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington, I happily admit to being senior...

 

May is Older American's Month

To The Eagle: May is Older American’s Month. As Vice-Chair of the Washington State Council on Aging and an active advocate for senior programs with the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington, I happily admit to being senior...

 

Community center shares update

To The Eagle: Grays River Valley Library and Community Center wants to welcome everyone to come visit our reorganized facility. Our collection of books, DVDs VHS is now managed utilizing a computerized library system. The new system allows library...

 

Community center shares update

To The Eagle: Grays River Valley Library and Community Center wants to welcome everyone to come visit our reorganized facility. Our collection of books, DVDs VHS is now managed utilizing a computerized library system. The new system allows library...

 

Wetland information is available online

To The Eagle: The May 11 article regarding the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) significantly understates the areas of the county that are impacted. By state law, shorelands are not limited to just 200 feet from the ordinary high water mark of certain...

 

EPA has made things better

To The Eagle: After reading Howard Brawn's latest attempt to “put me out of my misery” I can only profess gratitude that he is not my doctor or pharmacist. Appreciating Howard's literary admonition, I feel we must consider “for whom the bell...

 

Writer from Sweden searching for relatives

To The Eagle: Hello, My name is Annica Eriksson and I am from Sweden. It seems that parts of my family went to America as a lot of other Swedes did. I found a letter from one of them that lived in Cathlamet. She died in 1989 (17/8) and her name was...

 

No positive consensus on proposed county SMP

To The Eagle: The article in last Thursday's edition of The Eagle concerning the shoreline master plan (SMP) would have you believe that there was a positive consensus between the members of the initial County Shoreline Advisory Committee and the...

 

Clean up day scheduled for Seal River Cemetery

To The Eagle: The Seal River Cemetery annual clean-up day is scheduled for Saturday, May 20 at 1 p.m., at the cemetery. Please bring your favorite tools/equipment, soft bristled brushes (jugs of water) for cleaning headstones, rain gear or sunscreen...

 

Trump could have saved us money

To The Eagle: I’d like to offer another take on the cruise missile strike on the Syrian Air Force base. I noticed in a before-and-after photo spread that showed the Syrian fighter planes we blew to bits were MiG 21’s. Fantastic aircraft when...

 

Trump is battling our current problems

To The Eagle: Well okay, one last shot at putting J.B. out of his misery (Bouchard letter in last week's Eagle) before we head off to the Irish wolfhound national show in N.Y. First of all, no one blamed Obama for the financial meltdown. That one...

 

National Police Week starts with memorial

To The Eagle: This year National Police Week runs Monday May 15 through Sunday May 21, with National Peace Officers Memorial Day starting on Monday. This is a week of reflection, honor, and celebration for law enforcement officers across the nation....

 

Celebrate the work of corrections professionals

To The Eagle: On May 5, 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5187-National Correctional Officers’ Week, in which he called “upon officials of State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe this week...

 
 By J.B. Bouchard    Opinion    May 4, 2017

It could happen here

It could happen here To The Eagle: Howard Brawn is right. No amount of rusticated humor, light hearted irony or clever twisty logic is going to make me feel better about the national disaster that is Donald Trumpeting from his Awful Office. His...

 
 By Chip Meredith    Opinion    May 4, 2017

Volunteers sought

To The Eagle: Would you be interested in joining local volunteers to pressure wash the sidewalks on Main Street at 9:30 on May 6? If you have a pressure washer, protective eye wear and/or raingear (we will be cleaning rain or shine) please bring...

 
 By Craig Brown    Opinion    May 4, 2017

Drug take back box a big benefit

To The Eagle: In addition to the remarks about environmental concerns, the most outstanding benefit of the 'drug take-back box' at the county courthouse, to my mind, is getting potentially dangerous drugs away from children and those unable to...

 

Citizens urged to attend forum

To The Eagle: We are writing to urge everyone to attend the Common Ground forum on May 10 at the Skamokawa Grange at 7 p.m. This will be a chance to gather with your friends and neighbors for a talk about issues important to county and country....

 

Letters To The Editor

The Eagle welcomes letters to the editor, with a preference for letters addressing issues of local interest. The following guidelines apply: 1. Letters are preferred typed and double spaced.Optimum length is 1.5 pages double spaced or 3/4 of a page...

 
 By Eagle Staff    Opinion    May 4, 2017

PUD recognizes National Drinking Water Week May 7-13

Public Utility District No. One Board of Commissioners joined water professionals across North America recognizing the week of May 7-13, 2017, as “Drinking Water Week” in an effort to raise awareness of the vital role water plays in daily lives....

 

Writer amused by previous submission

To The Eagle: Thank you for publishing Mr. Bouchard’s long, ill-worded, and childish letter. His rambling diatribe was amusing, an incoherent fantasy. Thank goodness we dodged that terrible bullet (HRC), when we elected @POTUS. Mike Swift...

 

Every silver lining has a black cloud

To The Eagle: At last I've been outed! And by my down-the-road neighbor, too (J.B.Bouchard in last week's Eagle). I truly thought my dark and twisted logic was known only to my wife, and maybe a couple of my senior wolfhounds (the new puppy has no...

 

Sheriff's Corner

This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Sheriff's Office in partnership with Wahkiakum Health and Human Services will be providing a Drug Take Back event at the Wahkiakum County Courthouse. The take...

 

Demolishing cathedrals to pave the swamp

To The Eagle: Howard Brawn's endorsement of the Trump regime making America great again by eviscerating the very agencies and institutions that actually define our country's greatness was an eye opening view of the dark, twisted logic afflicting...

 

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