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 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    August 17, 2017 

White supremacy has no place in our nation

So, our nation witnessed an ugly clash between white supremacists and counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. The clash left one demonstrator dead, and two police officers responding to the event died in a helicopter crash....

 

It's more important to be human

To The Eagle: I guess I'm confused about the issue surrounding removal of statues, flags, and everything removable from the public eye, because some are offended. Correct me if I'm wrong but haven't we been in the longest conflict in our history...

 

Take a moment and enjoy living here

To The Eagle: I have been enjoying the back and forth letters over the past weeks. I am grateful to live here where everyone can have their own opinion and get it printed! We have so much to be grateful for here. I hope, in light of the rioting in...

 

More reader participation is encouraged

To the Eagle: There has been no end to the hectoring from our collectivist letter writers the past few months. Most of us in this county voted for @realDonaldTrump and it is sad that the minority here chooses to see us as racist, bigots and rubes....

 

Inform yourself now

To The Eagle: The statement that Obamacare is self destructing is a blatant falsehood repeated over and over again by those who hope that a lie repeated often enough will be accepted as the truth. For the Affordable Care Act to fail your Destroyer...

 

No whining here

To The Eagle: The wilds of western Wahkiakum, the "outback" of greater metropolitan Cathlamet, is home to three of my greatest local heroes in the continuing battle against the encroachment of overweening government and bureaucracy. They are: Maury...

 

Strut your stuff

To The Eagle: We have a lot of talented people in this area and the Wahkiakum County Fair is the place to show it off. Whether you grow green beans, can cherries, plant posies, brew beer, sew skirts, create crafts, bake bread or paint pictures, now...

 

More comments on the back and forth

To The Eagle: Keep in mind, I am chuckling as I write this serious comment. Mostly because I find it so absurd, the place our 26 percent of eligible voters put us in. Also I don’t want to cry, literally. I find it difficult to stomach, when someone...

 

Save your car

To The Eagle: The photograph of a fully involved (completely ablaze) car in The Eagle of July 20 (Sheriff's Report, page 5) makes a dramatic point that having a proper fire extinguisher, readily available, can limit damage to a minimum, as opposed...

 

See you at the fair

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum County Fair is August 17-19th. My wife Pat and I will be there Friday the 18th for lunch at 1 p.m., with any Class of 1961 members wishing to join us. Also on Saturday the 19th for the Salmon Feed at 1 p.m., to catch up...

 

Info offered about electoral college

To The Eagle: I was surprised to read some folks see the Electoral College as simply an “anachronistic” practice. Great word anachronistic, as many today also believe it applies to capitalism or socialism, depending on your viewpoint. Others...

 

Relief from whining seems to be lacking

To the Eagle: Hey J.B., if you're gonna use quotation marks, you gotta get it right (Bouchard letter in last week's Eagle). The actual quote was, "so Trump stumbles along, so far doing more good than harm . . ." and the operative word was "stumbles."...

 

Democracy is bleeding into history

To The Eagle: Touché Mr. Brawn. Big words worked in Charles Dicken's times but when a two year old now asks for an IPad when waking from a nap I fear our language is doomed. Mr. Bouchard writes a thoughtful letter based on real events unlike the...

 

Clarification offered

To The Eagle: As a participant of the Wahkiakum Community Network, I think it is important to make a clarification to last week’s letter dealing with underage drinking. Ginger Hake is credited with last week’s letter but the Wahkiakum Community...

 

Democrats should offer actionable items

To The Eagle: According to the information I have gleaned from "progressive" news sources, both active and passive Democrats are tired of hearing about the daily Trump tantrums and tired of the "do little to nothing" local and national Democratic...

 

Need to set the record straight

To The Eagle: Thank you Cathlamet and Wahkiakum County for a great Bald Eagle Days festival! The Chamber and the community put on a great event. The marina staff did a terrific job - boaters love coming to Cathlamet. However, we need to set the...

 

Prevention of underage drinking is important

To The Eagle: In a recent local survey conducted through Wahkiakum Community Network, statistics indicated that 51 percent of people surveyed believe police don’t enforce underage drinking.” This mentality causes a great concern for two reasons....

 

Trump committing class warfare

To The Eagle: A couple of issues ago, a writer closed his commentary with “so far Donald Trump has done more good than harm.” Well jeepers. Anyone in an executive position whose chief qualifications are a huge ego and TV soundbite literacy can...

 

Pastor says goodbye to local community

To The Eagle: I am eternally grateful for the Wahkiakum community. When my family and I moved to Puget Island four years ago we didn’t know what to expect. However, as pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church I knew I had a responsibility to faith...

 

Writer responds

To the Eagle: Memo to Writer Roberts: Re: DDT (the polemic, not the pesticide). Hebdomadal? Eschew immanentizing the eschaton? Howard Brawn Puget Island...

 

Judge Faubion is set to retire

To The Eagle: Thirty-eight years ago last April I was appointed by the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners as Wahkiakum District Court Judge. I have been elected and reelected in each election since then by the voters in the county. As a young...

 

Summer Lunches team is grateful

To The Eagle: To the supportive and generous people of Wahkiakum County, On behalf of our whole Summer Lunches team, I would like to say thank you! We are so grateful for the overwhelming support shown for our Summer Lunches program. We have started...

 

Writer enjoys reading other's opinions

To the Eagle, First, thank you Howard Brawn for welcoming me to the fray, such as it is. Also thanks to Rick Nelson for allowing the opinions from all view points into print with his hebdomadal presentation. After noticing two other frequent writers...

 

Obamacare also contrived in darkness

To the Eagle: I know how much our local editor loves to run any articles available from other sources, (AP or other Trump bashers) but last week’s AP piece regarding GOP health law was done in the dark, conveniently left out how Obamacare was...

 

Citizen adds content and context to PUD story

To The Eagle: I would like to provide some missing content and context to the 6/29/17 article entitled “PUD not interested in water system merge.” I attended the PUD meeting because I had heard differing accounts of a study conducted regarding...

 

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