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 By Fred Obee    Opinion    August 16, 2018 

There's no excuse for fake news rhetoric

The plight of a grieving orca who continues to carry her dead calf for weeks is reported by the Seattle Times. The Spokane Spokesman-Review lets people know for the first time the Legislature is forming a task force to exempt lawmakers from portions...

 

Candidate clears up previous error

To The Eagle: It has recently come to my attention that I have made an error in believing that I had received the endorsement of the Democratic Party in Wahkiakum County. For this misunderstanding I feel I owe an apology to the citizens of Wahkiakum...

 

Democratic party has not endorsed any candidate

To The Eagle: Brian McClain is running for County Assessor. On his Facebook post “Vote Brian McClain for County Assessor” he writes: “Yes, I have been endorsed by both the Republican and Democratic parties in Wahkiakum County.” Please note,...

 

Keep the letters about candidates civil

To The Eagle: When I read the letters to the editor during this local election cycle I can not help but notice how personal some comments have become. If you read comments made about the Assessor Mr. Coons you might come away thinking the guy...

 

Proven lack of leadership

To The Eagle: I find it very ironic that Sheriff Howie’s campaign slogan is “Proven Leadership.” After serving my community for 19 years in the Sheriff’s Office, I am sorry to say that the leadership within the Sheriff’s Office has been...

 

Proud to call Howie friend

To The Eagle: I’ve known Mark Howie for about eight years now. His heart is in the right place as he is deeply involved with our community. I believe he has proven his leadership many times. We were voted one of the safest towns in Washington...

 

McClain is honest and helpful

To The Eagle: I’m a current resident of Wahkiakum County, Washington. I enjoy the close atmosphere of the people and friends. I’m writing to let you know about the dealings I have had with our candidate for County Assessor. Brian McClain is very...

 

Thanks to the sheriff's office

To The Eagle: Would like to do a quick shout out to the Wahkiakum Sheriff's Department. Our daughter and grandchildren are visiting from Texas and we thought we had all last minute details taken care of. However we realized our granddaughter was...

 

Writer supports Phalen for sheriff

To The Eagle: Integrity, service, professionalism. In 39 years of law enforcement these were my guiding words. Do what you say you will, speak the truth. Don't do the minimum, but go the extra mile to serve. Be willing to risk your life for others....

 

Care urged with use of municipal water

To The Eagle: Readers will be well aware that the past month has been very dry with almost no rainfall whatsoever. Burn bans are in place. River levels across the county are at near record low levels. The blood on our roads serves as testament to...

 

Council member adds to lot purchase report

To The Eagle: Responding to 7/16/18 town council article: The 20 Butler purchase process began in January at the first town council meeting of the year when Dale [Mayor Dale Jacobson--ed.] introduced the opportunity to purchase the lot to council...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    July 26, 2018

Some thoughts on the primary election

Well, the vote by mail ballots for the 2018 primary election are out, and some are already headed to the auditor's office to be ready for counting August 7, the official election day. With Washington's top two primary system, we have just a few...

 

Is the war against fascism forgotten?

To The Eagle: As I circle ever closer to my 75th birthday it is becoming more clear by the day that the war involving the civilized world against fascism seems to have been forgotten by many. Like some of you older folks, I had relatives that served...

 

Lunch program teams with Wahkiakum on the Move

To The Eagle: The Free Summer Lunch Program is up and running! Our first week we served more than 90 meals. In addition to providing healthy food, the program has WSU Extension & 4-H leading Cooking Matters Food Demonstrations on Mondays. Those atten...

 

Writer urges us to vote, and she'll vote for Howie

To the Eagle: Now that we have our ballots in hand, and we have the information before us to choose the candidates we prefer. Please, vote! After reading about and speaking with many of our local candidates, one man stands out in my mind. Mark Howie...

 

Assessor should hold workshop

To The Eagle: With the election of county officials only a month away, there isn’t much time left for the incumbent assessor to make good on his suggestion to hold a workshop (March 29, 2018, Letters to the Editor) to explain his property...

 

Parking lot is a wise investment

To The Eagle: I want to thank the Town Council for having the foresight to purchase the Butler lot. As far as I can see, it is the only vacant lot in the city center area and is both a reasonable and wise investment. The Bank of Pacific sold it for...

 

Cast an informed vote

To The Eagle: I recently attended a candidate forum that was held here in Wahkiakum County. After listening to the prospective candidates speak and the public-submitted questions, I felt urged to voice my thoughts. First off, the high attendance at...

 

Vote freedom first, last and always

To The Eagle: Please think about Washington State Primary Election is just weeks away, August 7. Know why you support someone on the ballot. Best to ignore party politics and focus on the person. Do you agree with the candidate on issues at least 80...

 

Civility challenged

To The Eagle: While attending the July Town Council meeting, I was saddened to realize that we have been influenced by the national trend to be caustic and lacking in basic civility at a public meeting, regardless of the issue over Ms. Goodroe’s...

 

The bulls are coming to the fairgrounds

To The Eagle: The Challenge of Champions Pro Bull Riding exhibition will be held at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa on Friday July 20. The gates open at 6p.m. with the event starting at 7:30 p.m.; admission is $15 before event and $20...

 

Proud to call Howie a friend

To The Eagle: As residents of Wahkiakum County we feel that Mark Howie has done an outstanding job as sheriff. His knowledge and integrity of the job has made our county a safer place to live. We are proud to call him our friend. Sincerely, Ray &...

 

Citizen urges vote for Brian McClain

To The Eagle: As a concerned citizen of Wahkiakum county, I want to express my support for Brian McClain in his campaign for Wahkiakum county assessor. I have known Brian for over 10 years and found him to be a professional businessman during his yea...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Unrest is unravelling fabric of Cathlamet

By Rick Nelson People are saying the next meeting of the Cathlamet town council (Monday, 6 p.m. in the Cathlamet fire hall) should be moved to a bigger venue, for they expect a large crowd to attend and protest the council's vote last month to...

 

More people need to get involved

To The Eagle: The Town of Cathlamet is about to spend money and many people’s time for a long overdue update to it’s legally required Town Comprehensive Plan. This updated Plan will allow the Town to accomplish two primary things. It will: a)...

 

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