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 Opinion    March 16, 2017

Residents ask for town hall with Herrera Beutler

To The Eagle: Where’s Jaime? Many Long Beach peninsula residents (voters) wish that our fourth-term U.S. Representative, Jaime Herrera Beutler, would appear in person to field questions and address our concerns at a town hall. Ms Beutler seems to...

 
 Opinion    March 9, 2017

Chasing facts over internet is challenging

To The Eagle: I am well familiar with snopes.com and Breitbart and, yes, I do see a pattern. I’m glad you (previous letter writer) see it too, though we see it in a different way. I typed in Hamtramck, MI, and you’re right; right away I see...

 
 Opinion    March 9, 2017

Greetings from Finland

To The Eagle: Hello from Finland! I sometimes visit your paper’s site in internet, but this time I was advised by Bud Lindwall’s widow, Pat, to read about the memorial for gillnetters. I am very happy to read and find that the initiative of...

 
 Opinion    March 9, 2017

Confirm sources and check references

To The Eagle: I found Toni Below’s Feb. 23 letter to the editor to be full of dark humor, political irony and some gross factual errors. The humor starts right away with The Eagle’s header of “Writer praises Trump.” I found faint praise...

 
 Opinion    March 9, 2017

Writer offers information about library services

To The Eagle: I am writing to comment on Bob Pyle’s letter of Feb. 9 concerning the failed efforts to enroll the county in the Timberland Library system. When I first started using the Cathlamet Library, I inquired as to why we were not on that...

 
 Opinion    March 9, 2017

Resident seeks input on sewer/water rates

To The Eagle: I will be attending the Sewer Fairness meeting scheduled an hour prior to the March 20 Cathlamet Town Council meeting between 5-6 p.m. at the Cathlamet Fire Hall. I have already presented my concerns and requests to the Town Council...

 
 Opinion    March 2, 2017

Fake news and 'beliefs' abound

To The Eagle: Reading the lengthy letter to the editor in the Feb. 23 edition: I find it irresistible to not respond. I usually get enough of this sort on Facebook. When I find unsubstantiated claims, I usually try do some research. Being retired...

 
 Opinion    February 23, 2017

Was editor being snarky?

To The Eagle: Those of us who dink around regularly in the "letter to the editor" department do so mostly to advance alternative points of view, and occasionally deflate bubbles of political or governmental hot air. We are always delighted when we...

 
 Opinion    February 23, 2017

We should all work to improve country

To The Eagle: Some of the rights we all have in America are to believe what we each feel is right. And to speak about our concerns. These are rights we all have here. It does not matter if you are liberal or conservatively inclined. What matters is,...

 
 Opinion    February 23, 2017

Writer praises Trump

To The Eagle: Wow! Fake news, alternative news and propaganda news. What else is next? It’s becoming apparent the liberal media detest President Trump and are out to destroy him. Media today it seems is not the same as it was a few years ago. It’...

 
 Opinion    February 23, 2017

Invitation to Mardi Gras celebration

To The Eagle: Mardi Gras is February 28th! Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church is excited to tell everyone about our 4th Praisin’ Cajun Mardi Gras. This year Mardi Gras is Tuesday, February 28th and we will be celebrating at the church from 6-8 p.m....

 
 Opinion    February 23, 2017

Citizens should do research for truth

To The Eagle: One letter to the paper last week did more to prove the point I attempted to address than I dreamed possible. Fanning the flames does cause a fire to burn brighter which of course focuses more light on something. Falsehoods and...

 
 Opinion    February 23, 2017

Receipt in hand for donated library materials

To the Eagle: In response to the letter to The Eagle of two weeks ago written by Cindy Lahti, a.k.a. Cynthia Cook, I feel compelled to reply to the accusations and assumptions she relayed about the Grays River Valley Library and my books. In 2008 I...

 
 Opinion    February 16, 2017

Quit fanning the flames

To The Eagle: In your disregard for the clear majority of voters in this county (57 percent for Trump, 35 percent for Hillary), will you continue to scold and cajole your readership with your editorial bias? As owner and publisher you control the mes...

 
 Opinion    February 16, 2017

Easy to file an appeal

To The Eagle: Attention Wahkiakum County home and property owners: Some info for thought! If you are dissatisfied with your new home appraisals like I was, then you should file an appeal like I did. It’s easy to do to find comparison properties,...

 
 Opinion    February 16, 2017

Read the Ninth Circuit Court statement

To The Eagle: The official statement by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the Presidential Executive Order currently in the news related to a travel ban is available for anyone to read. Reading it yourself is much better than listening to news...

 
 Opinion    February 9, 2017

Johnson Park board tried to work with library

To The Eagle: Why does Trudy Fredrickson have all the books donated to Johnson Park? The Friends of the Bend Library and librarians say they only donate to public facilities not private individuals. So what happened? Apparently old board members were...

 
 Opinion    February 9, 2017

Alternate facts versus truth

To The Eagle: A common call among all cultures, societies, governments and aspirations among all parents, is to have and promote opportunities for education, more and better education. Education might be best described as obtaining knowledge based...

 
 Opinion    February 9, 2017

The value of the local free press

To The Eagle: What a heartening and reassuring collection of opinions on page 2 of the February 2 Eagle! Beginning with the thoughtful and reasoned editorial by Rick Nelson, I was reminded again of how fortunate we are to have him in charge of our...

 
 Opinion    February 9, 2017

Varsity coaches are appreciated

To The Eagle: So, so many years ago, while I was a student Wahkiakum had some larger classes and was playing as a class A school in sports. At that time seniors were not allowed to play JV ball and with the interest being high and following the WIAA...

 
 Opinion    February 9, 2017

No free lunch for libraries

To the Eagle: It was fine to see the front page of the Ground Hog's Day edition dominated by literary matters. Diana Zimmerman did a fine job reporting on poetry and libraries in the county, as she does on so many stories. We are very fortunate to...

 
 Opinion    February 9, 2017

A note to protesters

To The Eagle: When you protest something you are validating its existence. You might not believe it, but the best thing to do is quietly ignore what you would have protested and get very very busy doing things that make conditions better all across...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    February 2, 2017

It's chaos at the top with top-down government

President Donald Trump has been in office less than two weeks, but he's working hard to implement his campaign promises, from walling out Latin American immigrants to prohibiting people from certain Muslim-majority nations from entering the US. Here...

 
 Opinion    February 2, 2017

Kalama and our river are being threatened

To The Eagle: If you haven't heard of "Cancer Alley" please look it up before you decide it's a good idea to build the largest methonol plant in the world, right in our neighborhood. I live on Puget Island and my family supports the following...

 
 Opinion    February 2, 2017

We need the media in order to stay informed

To The Eagle: In regard to last week’s excellent article about journalism’s value, I thought the writer’s perspective that media plays an important role for all of us was spot on - regardless of our political slant. Being a democracy, it is...

 

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