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Cuts in Social Security and Medicare?

To The Eagle: During the run-up to the passage of the 2017 tax cut, Congressional Republicans, including Washington State 3rd District Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler, told us that the proposed tax cut would pay for itself, because GDP would...

 

More on assessor's office

To The Eagle: Don Kinney is absolutely on the money with his observations about capping property taxes (letter in last week’s Eagle). A fine distinction, though, is that tax rates must be controlled, but so must valuations. Bill Coons came into...

 

Tidy Up the Town April 28

To The Eagle: Cathlamet is a community of kind and caring people. We help each other, and for the most part, we like each other. While it’s obvious, if you regularly read the Letters to the Editor, that we are not all politically on the same page,...

 

Brady asks for support in election

To The Eagle: As the 2018 election cycle approaches, I would like to dispel the rumors that I would not be asking for your support in allowing me to continue as one of your Wahkiakum county commissioners. I have filed with the Washington state...

 

Property tax limitation law/policy needed

To The Eagle: I think the property tax is mostly due to attitude. I found our county’s assessors on my property before I had my full coffee last spring and I told them they needed an appointment. I was informed by the assessor they could come on...

 

The devil is in the details

To The Eagle: Bill Coons, Wahkiakum’s assessor running for re-election, gave a rather detailed defense of his evaluation of Ms. Hamp’s mobile home property (March 29, 2018 edition), but his closing argument fell flat when he exclaimed, “In...

 

Are you watching and waiting?

To The Eagle: This morning my wife showed the Easter cartoon you ran in The Eagle, to me and asked if I was offended. After reading the cartoon I laughed because the sleepy character in the cartoon was me. She has elbowed me on numerous occasions in...

 

More unhappy citizens deal with assessments

To The Eagle: I found Lori Hamp’s letter [March 22, 2018 edition] about her experiences with the property tax appeals system in this county to be right on. But Mr. Coons reply seemed evasive and defensive, as if he were running for something. And t...

 

Assessor seeking re-election

To The Eagle: It seems that the local political season has begun. I want to let your readers know that I am seeking re-election as Wahkiakum County Assessor. I offer my experience and knowledge to voters as they choose the best person to...

 

Like cows bawling at the fence

To The Eagle: In a book titled Yamsi, about cattle ranching in Oregon, the author/rancher laments about suckering in after the first snowfall and putting out winter hay too early. Then the snow melts and the cows and calves stand at the fence ignorin...

 

Lack of respect; you must do better

To The Eagle: I can't believe the comic you ran in last week’s paper during the most holy week for Christians. This hurtful inappropriate piece of not at all funny trash depicting Christ at Gethsemane with his disciples. Let me point out that the...

 

Apology offered

To The Eagle: I must ask, when did it become appropriate for an elected official, in a public hearing to proclaim, “I’m not going to get into a pi__ing contest with you?” Although not offensive, the statement was very unprofessional and very...

 

My mother was right

To The Eagle: April is so great! You get your tax refund and magically you get to use it to pay your first half of your property taxes, not buy a new car, not to go on a cruise, not to buy a boat---my mother told me “Life isn’t always fair.”...

 

Coverage was outstanding

To The Eagle: Thank you for the outstanding coverage and related article on the recent travails of the Wages family. While the incident involving the sheriff’s office was a matter of public record, the story by Diana Zimmerman was a deeply...

 

Students are heroes

To The Eagle: While out for a walk Wednesday the 21st the first SWAT vehicle of many passed me and I watched it's path. Nothing good happening but I was relieved when I saw it not going towards the school. Then on Thursday the 22nd I was...

 

Just a few thoughts

To The Eagle: Well let’s send our 18 year old young men and women off to war but make sure they can't buy a rifle until they are 21 here at home, really, is that what the ding dongs in congress came up with to curb gun violence? Message to...

 

Assessor responds to previous letter

To The Eagle: I am writing in response to Ms. Hamp’s letter [March 22, 2018 edition] expressing her frustration with obtaining information for her appeal of her 2017 property value for 2018 taxes to the Wahkiakum County Board of Equalization...

 

Property assessments should be accurate

To The Eagle: In regards to Lori Hamp's letter concerning her experience with the current county assessor, I am disappointed to hear of yet another citizen who is having a negative experience while dealing with our assessor. I believe that our...

 

More about Daylight Savings Time

To The Eagle: An old Native American proverb: White man cuts one (1) foot from the top of his blanket and sews it on the bottom to make it one (1) foot longer. The same applies to DST. Jerry Bain Cathlamet...

 

Thanks given for support

To The Eagle: Thanks for last week's front page article about robotics in Wahkiakum. It is community support like this that helps us to get grant money for robotics and other school programs. The Eagle's prior support helped us to get the $24,000...

 

We are getting the shaft from assessor

To the Eagle: Every year I feel like I am being railroaded by the Assessor’s office. Last year my property taxes on my then 7-year old manufactured home increased 10 percent from the previous year, this year they increased by yet another 19...

 

Shameful situation

To The Eagle: I was shocked to read your AP article emphasizing state official’s total lack of integrity by elected Legislators and our WA attorney general. This bipartisan failure to support and enforce WA constitutional protection brings shame...

 

Fair Foundation update offered

To The Eagle: There still seems to be some confusion as to the difference between the Fair Foundation and the County Fair Board. The Foundation is a non-profit organization formed by volunteers to support use of the fairgrounds and raise funds for...

 

Writer supplies list of sources for information

To The Eagle: Showered with approbation as both “humorist” and “knowledgeable correspondent” in last week’s letters to The Eagle, and despite detecting a strong thread of sarcasm, we humbly thank both contributors, and respond to...

 

Hillary is falling down

To The Eagle: What a joy and asset we have here in The Wahkiakum Eagle with our friend, Howard Brawn. He puts the lie to much of the hysteria and mean back biting from our leftist democrat neighbors. When all we readers get is a steady stream of AP...

 

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