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Trust, but verify the facts

Trust, but verify the facts To the Eagle: A friend asked me if I read James Roberts’s last letter to the Eagle, my first thought was my God I hope so. Then I read his letter in the Oct. 7 Eagle and was left with the same amount of bewilderment as w...

 

Different treatment of accused abusers

To The Eagle: Nearly deafened by the silence, the dichotomy of the current Tale of Two Cities stuns anybody that pays attention to current events. Now that the NRA has been spared the indignity of responsibility and the Las Vegas slaughter has...

 
 By Beau Renfro    Opinion    October 19, 2017 

October is Disaster Preparedness Month

Department of Emergency Management (DEM) The Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Disaster Preparedness & NOAA Weather Radio Month. It is my goal to make Wahkiakum County and...

 

October is Disaster Preparedness Month

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Disaster Preparedness and NOAA Weather Radio Month. It is my goal to make Wahkiakum County and its residents as prepared and ready...

 

Would government toy with us?

To the Eagle: Not sure where to start but why not with this. 59 dead, over 500 wounded from the horrific slaughter in Las Vegas yet we're told by Ms. Huckabee-Sanders that, "This isn't the time to talk about gun control." This cognizant gem comes a...

 

Why mandatory Health Care?

To The Eagle: After reading the recent article in The Eagle about questioning the need for health care, I feel I need to share my thoughts. First of all, I have never met a person that never needed any health care provided to them. Everyone...

 

Roundabouts are not the best idea

To The Eagle: In response to the Mayor’s recent advocacy for roundabouts on Highway 4, I would like to bring to your readers attention some practical matters affecting our community that these structures would affect. If two roundabouts are built,...

 

Will young people study history?

To The Eagle: A big heartfelt thank you to all the athletes and fans that stood for our National Anthem this week. Now to those that took a knee, you missed an opportunity to stand and show your respect for your fellow Americans of all colors,...

 

Sheriff's Corner

On September 19, I joined 18 other sheriffs and police chiefs around the state who were invited to meet with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. I was among a select number of agency heads,...

 

Board should consider roundabout decision

To The Eagle: To be against the idea of roundabouts just because one doesn't like them is not keeping the best interests of the community in mind. These traffic safety structures provide a practical way to slow traffic while including nice highway...

 

Writer wonders about health care

To The Eagle: What’s all the commotion on healthcare about? I remember when we worked, so much was taken out of our paychecks for SS, Medicare and Federal. Then we had up to three options of what type of health benefits we could choose from,...

 

Pete Seeger tribute set for Sept. 30

To The Eagle: As a kid growing up in the 50’s/60’s I listened to music on my transistor radio. A lot of music. Those two decades brought us an eclectic assortment of songs and songwriters. Who can forget Purple People Eater, Wake Up Little Susie,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    August 31, 2017

Commercial poachers at work on the Elochoman

I received this communication Tuesday from an Elochoman Valley resident who feared retribution if he were identified. With that in mind, I'm printing here. "Some may be aware of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist counting fish...

 

Sheriff's department taking part in Target Zero

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce that September 7-9, sheriff’s deputies will be participating in the statewide grant funded program through the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, known as Target Zero....

 

National health insurance is not socialized medicine

To The Eagle: Let me first say, as chief member of our island’s DODV (department of deja views) that my esteemed and erudite neighbor Howard Brawn has yet to be observed prevaricating about anything under discussion. I agree. The seeds of the Affor...

 

A lot of untruths are floating around

To The Eagle: We have an awesome community here in the outback of Wahkiakum County, able to stand up to political giants. A lot of the outback success has a lot to do with our support of each other, including packing community halls; also our county...

 

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion

To The Eagle: Thought I'd take time off from my day job here at PIPI (Puget Island Prevarications Inc.) to respond to the Bouchard expository epistle in last week's Eagle. As Ronaldus Magnus said to Jimmy Carter in their 1980 debate, "There you go...

 

This good community is full of hope

To The Eagle: We have a good community, and it takes a lot of hard work from everyone. When Ryan and I moved to Cathlamet three years ago, we noticed the element of community right away and fell in love. We have received so much support and made...

 

What love does: One family's story

To The Eagle: As military veteran, public servant, just living in America, I have happened to notice that we are a nation of assimilation! I may not like a neighbor, but I will defend their right to free speech. And expect patriotism. Change starts...

 
 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...

 

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