Articles from the March 2, 2023 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 2, 2023

Robotics grant opens doors for WSD students

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors learned how a grant was being used for robotics education, how student growth has been affected by the pandemic, and the gains teachers and students...

 

On the line

Members of the community rallied in support of classified staff at Wahkiakum School District, who have been without a contract since August. Classified staff includes paraeducators, office staff,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 2, 2023

County pursues opioid settlement

Wahkiakum County officials took steps Tuesday to participate in settlements of two suits against opioid pill producers and distributors. Commissioners also proclaimed March as Red Cross Month, approved letters of support for Wahkiakum PUD's...

 

Covid-19 update

One more case of covid-19 was reported this week according to the Washington Department of Health, bringing the cumulative total in Wahkiakum County to 640. The number of hospitalizations and deaths a...

 

Republican elephant should be retired

To The Eagle: It’s my opinion that the Republican party’s emblematic elephant needs to be retired. That poor pachyderm is collapsing under the weight of its party’s last straw, denialism. A suitable new logo would be a sketch of Edvard Munch...

 

CRT is actual history

To The Eagle: To say I was shocked by Fox News being for entertainment only would do a disservice to my integrity. When they finally admitted it was when I was shocked, but only for a moment. When it was revealed that the powers that own and run the...

 

Liars, lies and people that believe them

To The Eagle: If you wondered why FOX News promoted Trump’s unfounded assertion that the 2020 presidential election was stolen these last two years, the answer was recently made public by the Delaware Superior Court from evidence gathered during t...

 
 By Renee Diaz    News    March 2, 2023

Paraeducator test needs reform, educators say

A national test given to people who want to be paraeducators in public schools often slows the process and presents roadblocks for bilingual applicants, some educators say. Substitute House Bill 1015, sponsored by Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos,...

 

The truth for a change

To The Eagle: A letter in last week’s Eagle written by the liberal Town Crier loaded with a ton of personal beliefs purported to be facts can not go unchallenged. I grew up in New York City in integrated neighborhoods, went to school where I was the...

 
 By Renee Diaz    News    March 2, 2023

Senate OK's roadside safety measures

Installing automated vehicle speed cameras and other measures to improve highway safety were approved in separate bills by the state Senate Feb. 23. “Speed kills. Our work zones have lower posted speeds for very good reasons. This helps to prevent c...

 

Domestic violence bills improve safety for victims

Victims of domestic violence will get more protection under a package of bills now moving through the state Legislature. Rep. Lauren Davis, D-Shoreline, is sponsoring House Bill 1715. The bill challenges the idea that domestic violence victims need t...

 

Children's Day brings dinosaur bill to House

Children and grandchildren sat on laps and wandered the aisles of the House of Representatives for this year's Children's Day at the state Legislature, and many young observers played with toy...

 

Winter weather will be here for a bit longer

STILL WINTER--If you live in my neck of the woods, you woke this past Sunday, Feb. 26, with no power and lots of snow on the ground. The snow was very pretty but as the “dusting” of predicted snow turned into several inches, my enjoyment started to...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Wahkiakum Fire District 3 Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Last Sunday I visited with the Building Committee for the Naselle Community Center. Those lovely and faithful folks are a joy to visit with. I talked with them about my history as a...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    March 2, 2023

Naselle GRV School Board meeting was challenging

There are good reasons to serve on a school board, but there are also issues that challenge both the local Naselle GRV board members and the community. At the last meeting on February 21, a full agenda and an estimated 20 guests had some long...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 2, 2023

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 20 — 1 a.m. A caller reported suspicious vehicles parked behind the Rosburg store. 9:47 a.m. A driver p...

 

Patricia "Pat" Ann Christianson

Patricia "Pat" Christianson passed away peacefully at the age of 91 in Edmonds, Washington on February 14th, 2023. She is survived by: Her daughter Kim Christianson of Puget Island, Washington....

 

Barry Joe Aiton

The kindest loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend left us on January 24, 2023 after an unexpected illness. Barry was born in Englewood, Colorado, the third of the six children of Bar...

 

Pat Ohrberg

Patricia Lois Ohrberg passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones on February 21, 2023. Patricia was born Patricia Lois Cavanaugh on November 14, 1938 in Skamokawa, WA to Fred Cavanaugh and Margaret...

 

Dan Bardsley

Longtime community leader and law enforcement officer, Daniel Lee Bardsley, died February 18, 2023 at his home in Cathlamet. Dan was 72 years old and born on December 27, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah...

 

Stop Social Security-related scams National Slam the Scam Day March 9

On National Slam the Scam Day and throughout the year, the Social Security Administration gives you the tools to recognize Social Security-related scams and stop scammers from stealing your money and personal information. Share scam information with...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone had a wonderful February. The fair will have lots of events in the next couple months. The Flea Market will be March 11. Tables are still only $10, and you can call the office to reserve yours. On March...

 

Astoria Brewing Company to host writers meet and greet

A writers meet and greet, with Bunny Keterman, will be held Tuesday, March 14, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Astoria Brewing Company, 144 11th Street, Astoria. This is a free event, no registration needed. You do not need to be a member of the Guild. Your...

 

Volunteers with sewing experience sought

The Sewing and Textile Advisors of Cowlitz County with WSU Extension 4-H youth program are looking for volunteers with sewing experience and fiber skills for a short-term commitment. Sewing and Textile Advisors endeavor to teach a broad range of...

 

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