The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

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To The Eagle: Last year, in May 2020, President Trump received letters from over 600 doctors. They criticized how Fauci’s past and current lockdowns caused thousands to suffer negative health consequences including deaths; that Fauci manipulated...

 

For the People Act would fortify elections

To The Eagle: The 2021 Senate will soon be debating HR-1, the “For The People Act,” designed to reform and fortify our republic’s democratic voting system. Its features would expand, improve and enforce equity and transparency in federal electi...

 

Writer weighs in on Biden administration

To The Eagle: There was a puzzling dearth of letters in last week’s Eagle. Expectations were high that the merry band of critics who dedicated so much time warning us of the perils of the Trump tyranny would be out in full force to celebrate the...

 

The Republicans stacked the deck

To The Eagle: The Republican party has captured a historic majority of governorships and legislatures in the nation. Their electoral success has largely been the result of applying the principles of “Jim Crow Lite” not only upon identifiable...

 

Track/field records available

To The Eagle: Having coached track and field at Wahkiakum High School from 1966 to 2001, one of my responsibilities was to keep accurate records; keeping in mind what is required to make records valid, e.g., two clocks on running events, wind aided (...

 

Conservative liberal or liberal conservative?

To The Eagle: I find myself in my 78th year more confused than ever and it's not alzheimer's. I'm not sure if I'm a conservative liberal or a liberal conservative. I firmly believe, although it's really not my business being a man, that all women...

 

Commit the sin and get the shot

To The Eagle: The Archdiocese of New Orleans last week released a statement advising Catholics that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is “morally compromised as it uses an abortion-derived cell line in the development, testing and production of its...

 

Not censorship but editorial discretion

To The Eagle: Excuse me sir, I did not suggest restricting free speech. I advocated separating the wheat from the chaff. I prefer to see printed here, items of quality. Naturally, what one considers trash, another might consider to be treasure. Our...

 

Evangelicals misinterpret references to Bible

To The Eagle: A contributor recently stated his opinion that our country’s Constitution was “divinely inspired.” That brings to mind the oft mentioned fallacy that America was founded as a Christian nation. Evangelicals misinterpret references...

 

Do we not understand the 1st amendment?

To The Eagle: I rarely write a letter to the editor, but last week something really struck me odd. A lady wrote "Why, Mr. Editor, do you print such rubbish instead of the informative interesting stuff? Having served in the military and being a red...

 

A word of thanks and gratitude

To The Eagle: We often take much for granted in our daily routines and along comes a severe storm. Our road crews, PUD crews and law enforcement are out risking life and limb to repair and maintain our roads and power systems so emergency vehicles...

 

Moving forward

To The Eagle: A big thank you to Wahkiakum Health Department, for their well organized covid vaccine distribution; they just called for appointment for my wife, I got both mine, with only a little tiredness after second one. Also for the fire...

 

Blatant irresponsible behavior exhibited

To The Eagle: The other day I had the chance to talk with one of our school's teachers and found out, to my surprise that they had refused the vaccine for Covid-19. I think that our teachers should be required to take this vaccine due to their...

 

Set the record straight

To The Eagle: A letter to the Editor described me as being childish. I guess that is one of the nicest things I have been called by those that can't seem to be cured of their Trump Derangement syndrome. That person’s letter comparing President...

 

Dr. Gladys West: You use her math

By Theron Hobbs, Jr. ©2021 The mathematical subjects of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division feel relevant to everyday life. However, the math subjects of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, or statistics don’t feel as releva...

 

Change will happen

To The Eagle: In response to the letter I submitted last week, I have found an overwhelming amount of information showing these conclusions. One, for the large part it seems the majority in our community and state are very pro-mask in sports and all...

 

Superintendent thanks community

To The Eagle: Since the recent levy has now been certified, I wanted to take a moment to thank the voters of the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District for supporting the Educational Programs Levy. I am proud to represent a community that...

 

Biden actions leading to myriad of problems

To The Eagle: . . . Meanwhile, gas prices soar, unemployment rises, energy independence dies, Middle East peace falters, Iran, North Korea, Russia and China resume sabre-rattling, illegal immigrants advance on the border, and our allies falter, all...

 

It seems their minds are made up

To The Eagle: I always look forward to reading The Eagle’s Letters to the Editor. It helps me keep a pulse on what our community is thinking about and why, regardless of the writer’s political bias. I especially enjoy the balanced, truth based...

 

Local government has been very responsive

To The Eagle: I’ve been a resident of Wahkiakum County since 2012, having lived in Portland, Oregon for 35 years; and I can tell you, that the county’s local government, particularly during this pandemic has been very responsive. I’ve been...

 

Civil discourse?

To The Eagle: Two authors of last week’s opinion letters “ Democrats and working people” and “Subjected to the big lie ” sounded like rude ten-year-olds flipping us the bird while talking trash about anyone at odds with them. Whatever...

 

The Black Panther Party: Acts of Compassion that Changed America

By Theron Hobbs, Jr. ©2021 Dictionary.com defines compassion as “a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.” The Black Panther Party was...

 

Prevention remains effective as any cure

To The Eagle: While researching germ transmission in 1897, German physician Carl Flugge measured how far bacteria laden spittle traveled from the mouths of volunteers. Six feet was determined to be the average. That figure remains the universal...

 

Our community needs to stand up

To The Eagle: I would like to draw attention to our state’s current mask guidelines regarding sports. This guideline requires masks to be worn at all times with the exception of cross country who can pull theirs down after their race begins. I...

 

Democrats no longer for working people

To The Eagle: If there is anyone with a few active brain cells that thinks the presidential election was on the up and up, then I want to sell some land at the beach when the tide goes out. The leftist prolific letter writer to the editor on the...

 

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