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Articles from the February 28, 2019 edition

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Council offers information about controversial lot

On February 13, the members of the Cathlamet Town Council held a workshop to consider a December 2018 Department of Ecology report on 58 Main Street, which belongs to Bank of the Pacific, and 20...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 28, 2019

County commission addresses budget, other county fair issues

Wahkiakum County fair board members visited the county board of commissioners Tuesday to press for adjustments to their 2019 budget. The 2019 budget allocation reduced the number of hours the fair manager may work, and this hampers fair operations,...

 

Law would eliminate personal objection exemption to vaccination

OLYMPIA (Feb. 21) — A proposed bill would eliminate the philosophical or personal objection used to exempt children from vaccines required to attend schools in Washington state. Senate Bill 5841 is co-sponsored by a group of 10 Democratic senators...

 

Stories about Carlton asked for archives

To The Eagle: Carlton Appelo died on February 12th at 96 years of age. He was a visionary in business, and in support of his community and region. He made regular trips to Washington DC to meet with elected officials to let them know about current...

 

First do no harm

To The Eagle: Thanks to J.B. Bouchard for attempting to salvage my political incorrectness (letter in last week’s Eagle), but the actual muddled insinuation was committed by Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam on national media as he opined that a...

 

Wainwright for council vacancy

To The Eagle: The time has come for Bill Wainwright to step up, cross the line and apply to fill the vacancy on Cathlamet’s town council. He is energetic, committed and opinionated. He does not agree with the mainstream view on the body – whose...

 

Electoral College should be dismantled

To The Eagle: El Presidente’s declaration of a national “emergency,” delivered in his usual tortured syntax and devoid of course, of accurate facts, attempted to bend everyone’s attention toward the imaginary invasion at our southern border...

 
 By Emma Scher    News    February 28, 2019

Legislators address facial recognition issues

OLYMPIA (Feb. 22) -- Washington State may impose restrictions on law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology. House Bill 1654 would require state and local government agencies to have a warrant if they are monitoring public footage, and...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    February 28, 2019

Legislation would tighten use of tech ed funds

OLYMPIA (Feb. 21) -- School districts would be required to use excess career and technical education funding for specific purposes under proposed legislation. This bill sends an important message that sending money for career and technical education...

 

Legislation would limit plastic bag use

OLYMPIA (Feb. 26) -- Lawmakers aim to reduce pollution from plastic bags by establishing higher standards for the use of bags at retail establishments. Substitute House Bill 1205 is co-sponsored by 16 Democratic representatives and introduced by...

 

Bill would expand sex ed curriculum

OLYMPIA (Feb. 14) -- A proposed bill would require public schools to provide comprehensive sexual health education as a part of their curriculum. Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson,...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    February 28, 2019

Legislature hears public testimony on $30 car tab initiative

• Initiative would reduce car tabs to a flat rate • Opponents say it would harm transportation funding OLYMPIA (Feb. 260 -- The Senate and House transportation committees heard public testimony Tuesday on Tim Eyman’s “Bring Back Our $30 Car T...

 

Redmen Hall to reopen Friday with vintage fair

COLD--As this work week began, it was definitely on the nippy side with temperatures below the freezing mark this past Monday morning, but I was happy not to see any snow, as the forecast was up in the air about how far up and over this latest storm...

 

Workers needed for 2020 census

Supervisory and non-supervisory positions for the 2020 Census are available in Wahkiakum and Pacific Counties. Pay ranges from $15-$16.50 per hour. 2020 Census jobs provide great pay, flexible hours, weekly pay and paid training. Those interested...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7-15 p.m. Sandra Sews, 10:30-Noon. S.A.I.L., Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, The Hope Cent...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Life Transitions The reason I am writing this is because of a comment from a young man of 35 years of age who said Grays River had not changed in 20 years. I replied that in 35 years he would look back and see lots of change, to which he agreed....

 

Telephone service is Appelo legacy

Submitted by Karen Bertroch, Grays River From the Willapa Pilot newspaper, October 19, 1927 “Western Wahkiakum People are Mighty Proud of Their Own Interlocking Telephone System” Over in the Grays Bay district of western Wahkiakum county, the...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 28, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 18 — 12:41 a.m. A caller reported that her dog had been attacked by a neighbor’s dogs on Puget...

 

VFW announces essay winners

On Saturday, February 23, Wahkiakum VFW Post 5297 hosted the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 16 Youth Essay Awards Ceremony at the J.A. Wendt Elementary/John C. Thomas Middle School Multi-purpose ro...

 

Lions Club Student of the Month

Jamal Ahmed is the Lions Club’s January Student of The Month. They honored him for his achievements as a senior student. Jamal has plans to attend WSU in the fall. He is a member of J.A.G. (Jobs...

 

Carlton Appelo

Carlton Appelo, born on a fishing boat to Astoria, Ore. from Deep River, Wash. on May 12, 1922, lived in Deep River and Rosburg for 96 years and died Feb. 12, 2019, in Astoria. Naselle High's 1939...

 

Loretta Carter

Loretta (Badger) Carter, 58, of Longview, died February 10, 2019 at Hospice Care Center. She was born May 24, 1960 to Raymond and Caroline (Chapman) Badger in Longview. She grew up in Wahkiakum...

 

Freidrich (Fred) Jakob Aegerter

Fred J. Aegerter was born in Reconvilier, Switzerland on April 5, 1946 to Gottfried and Frieda (Wuhl) Aegerter. He passed away February 15, 2019 in Woodland, Washington at the age of 72. Fred’s family came to Canada in 1948 with Fred spending his...

 

Death Notice for Wayne Cole

Wayne E. Cole, 77, of Puget Island, died February 18, 2019 at home. A full obituary will follow in the next edition of The Eagle....

 

Public can comment on changes to dredging rules

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on proposed rules that would require people to obtain a standard state hydraulics permit to use a suction dredge to prospect for gold or other minerals in or near state...

 

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