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We need a non toxic solution

To The Eagle: A public notice was sent to waterfront property owners regarding the upcoming application of herbicides to treat for aquatic and algae plants. There are several herbicides that will be used as well as salts and adjuvants (aides in...

 

Political signs destroyed on Seal River properties

To The Eagle: Someone came at night on Friday, 9/11, and tore down our son’s hand painted 4x8 foot BIDEN-HARRIS sign, leaving the other signs, and on the following night got Eddie Blain’s, also a BIDEN-HARRIS sign, so obviously a Trump fan. I am...

 

Herrera Beutler was there for us

To The Eagle: There are not any members of Congress that can hold up to the achievements of our Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler. When asked to come and hear our commissioners, who have for two years been trying to establish a 10 year program for...

 

Information offered about turtles

To The Eagle: I was surprised to read in the August 13 issue of The Eagle that representatives of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife identified the common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina as a species native to Washington state. A...

 

If Hillary were president we'd be less divisive

To The Eagle: I’d like to thank the writer of the article in last week’s Eagle questioning what the US would be like had Hillary Clinton become president. She’s fortunately making the point that many objective voters have been trying to make...

 

Trump lied as Americans died

To The Eagle: During Bob Woodward’s March 19, 2020 interview with President Donald Trump, Trump admitted that he knew in January that Covid19 was a deadly and highly infectious air born virus; and that he deliberately ‘played down’ the health r...

 

Doomsday scenario based on calumny

To The Eagle: The chilly feeling in your bones right now is as close as you’ll get to anthropogenic climate change, and what you’re seeing out the window and hearing on the air is a “lite” iteration of the biblical concept of Armageddon. The...

 

Mike has a straight forward approach

To The Eagle: I am grateful to Mike for making us feel welcome in a small town far from home. Headed to the Pacific Northwest where my parents lived since the early 70’s, we were greeted by Mike, exchanging stories and encouraged our decision to...

 

Will Herrera Beutler help pass Covid-19 funding?

To The Eagle: I am grateful that I have been able to stay safely inside and out of the smoke that has blanketed the area. I have not lost my job due to Covid-19, and I do not have to worry about being evicted because I can’t pay rent. Many people...

 

Leaders used to lead by leading

To The Eagle: Given the current state of the historical fires burning all up and down the West coast, one might wonder why the ineffable leader of the free world has nothing to say and nothing to offer either in platitudes or resources. Oh, I forget,...

 

Why doesn't Trump like to admit he knows things?

To The Eagle: So Donald Trump knew all along that Covid-19 was extremely contagious, that it was more deadly than your ‘most strenuous' flus (whatever that means), that children could contract and spread it. That's what we learned last week. Now...

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars observing Patriot Day

Submitted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Wahkiakum Post 5297 On September 11, 2001, America witnessed a brand of ruthlessness and evil beyond the realm of comprehension. It was difficult for us to grasp the scope of the tragedies that day. It was one of...

 

What if Hillary had been president?

To The Eagle: For the past four years, we have read many news articles and letters to the editor, and listened to TV media about the hatred of Trump as our president. Out of curiosity, if Hillary had won, what chapters of events would you think our...

 

A few comments about last week's letters

To The Eagle: I am thrilled, as are many working parents, that our schools are beginning to open, even partially. Frederick Lehr wrote in effect we should feel bad because we don't want everyone in the world coming into our country illegally....

 

We have a republic, if we can keep it

To The Eagle: A Republic. If we can keep it. Sadly we have way too many angry idiots rioting, where peaceful protests used to exist. That I fear, will play right into Trump’s law and order theme. Fascism always starts with dire warnings of...

 

An endorsement of Blake and Takko

To The Eagle: I come from one of the older families in Wahkiakum County. Over the past 150 years my extended family has participated in all three natural-resource-based occupations, fishing, farming and logging. I’d like to offer a perspective on...

 

Some Labor Day history offered

To The Eagle: This country’s historical amnesia ensured that few people mentioned or celebrated, this recent Labor Day, the progressive, radical Socialist, Marxist origins of the labor movements that united the workers of this country and gave...

 

Writer remembers the 60's differently

To The Eagle: The following was submitted as a rejoinder to J.B. Bouchard’s Merry Marxist Manifesto of two weeks ago, the counter to his Catastrophic Calumny Confrontation of last week will come next week. A hat tip to J.B. for his concern over my...

 

The president isn't important

To The Eagle: Let's ignore politics. When I was younger I used to debate political ideas with my family pretty much every dinner we had. It was great! I remember when the Patriot Act was in the news we delayed dinner over 30 minutes just because we...

 

We cherish freedom of speech in this country

To The Eagle: With respect for Lily Kolditz and sympathy over the horrors experienced by her family in Europe during the war years, I offer these observations about her recent letter. My imperfect understanding is that it was fascism, not socialism,...

 

A vote for Jeff Wilson

To The Eagle: As you’re thinking about who to vote for, it’s helpful to look at who supports various candidates. Jeff Wilson is running against incumbent Dean Takko for state Senate. A look at the top 45 contributors to each campaign (PDC...

 

Make America good again

To The Eagle: Imagine during the pandemic there is a total collapse in our economy and criminal gangs start roaming the streets, breaking into homes, robbing and killing people. Imagine that your wife or your husband gets killed, and that you are lef...

 

All of us sacrifice to get back to 'normal'

To The Eagle: This week, after a huge amount of work was done behind the scenes this summer, we have the reopening of the schools in Cathlamet. Kudos to everyone who helped get Wahkiakum to this point. Frankly this year has been awful for almost...

 

Food for thought

To The Eagle: A bit of food for thought for those blessed with the ability to think, of which there are a few in our bucolic county. The dichotomy of life: The best laid plans of mice and men. vs: Planning makes perfect. Enough for this week. James...

 

Who will save us?

To The Eagle: I can’t sit back without challenging these lies we witness on news outlets. The socialists/communists are openly peddling their propaganda. Have we forgotten the sacrifices and tears shed for our freedom? I am the daughter of...

 

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