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Oil is paramount to energy

To The Eagle: It seems my recent Letter to The Eagle had too much math for Mr. Bouchard to process. He expressed I stated “the glaringly obvious” about President Biden’s role in our high inflation. Mr. Bouchard had a recent epiphany,...

 

DeSantis personally redrew congressional districts

To The Eagle: After winning Florida’s gubernatorial election, Gov. Ron DeSantis crowed about Republican domination of previously solidly Democratic areas and said: “We not only won the election, we rewrote the political map!” He literally has....

 

Thanks expressed for many years of service

To The Eagle: Just a short letter to wish Cindi Grasseth a happy retirement from the front desk at the Wahkiakum clinic. Rumor has it that many years ago she sat down close to the end of Una street in Cathlamet and within moments a building was...

 

Democracy survives, but hope for the best

To The Eagle: Democracy survives. Thank you Americans, who came out to vote, denying election deniers a political post. Most of us realized the importance of the election and our future as a democracy. I am also thankful the political ads are done. W...

 

Howie thanks residents for votes

To The Eagle: I am honored by the Wahkiakum County residents who put their trust in me for another four years. Each morning as I put on the badge as your sheriff, I ask God to show me the way, to do right by those we serve, to keep our county safe...

 

Writer intends to keep ranting

To The Eagle: That fellow who wrote in from Oregon burned through 160 words with multiple decimal points and percentages to state the glaringly obvious. Some, but definitely not all, of our present economic woes are due to some of Biden’s...

 

No cries of stolen elections were heard

To The Eagle: As of Sunday night Wahkiakum County has the fourth highest voter turnout of the 39 counties at 86.72%. We need to take pride in our turnout and work to get the other 13% of voters next election. Good job Wahkiakum, I have offered my...

 

To the voters and citizens of Wahkiakum County

To The Eagle: Thank you for your support and turning out to vote in this past election. I appreciate your support and encouragement and look forward to serving you for another term. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns....

 

Legislators are tax hungry thugs

To The Eagle: Washington State has been a Democratic regime since 1985. I regard today’s legislators as tax hungry thugs; take for example vehicle tabs. Twice it was on the ballot a $30 vehicle tabs only; it passed both times, in 2002 and 2019....

 

2022 Veterans Day

From the National Office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Edited and Submitted by Wahkiakum VFW Post 5297 Tomorrow, we honor every man and woman who has proudly worn the uniform and bravely defended our nation while protecting its people from the evil...

 

Sincerity is not a test of truth

To The Eagle: Our few weeks’ respite of JB Bouchard’s rantings ended last week with his typical attack on Republicans. He continues to position himself and Democrats as exclusive to valuing facts, reason and decency. Here are some facts that Mr...

 

Trump's allies pled the fifth

To The Eagle: So, a recent contributor “wants the truth” heard about Jan 6th. Good luck with that. Trump’s closest allies, whom he presidentially pardoned after their convictions for election related crimes, have “pled the 5th” against...

 

Racist remark was reprehensible

To The Eagle: Two Tuesdays ago, deadline day for The Eagle, I got a call from a friend with much wailing and gnashing of teeth. The Eagle had rejected his letter for being too close to the election, he said, and pointed out that election day was stil...

 

Writer takes issue with prior letter

To The Eagle: A contributor helpfully illustrated last week how Republicans distort issues to inflame conservative voters. Take a look behind his insinuations about: “Ongoing deterioration of our military?” Our professional armed forces are...

 

I want the truth, don't you?

To The Eagle: A front page headline was shown recently in The Eagle “Jan 6 panel subpoenas Trump, shows startling new video.” I haven’t seen it but can only guess what startling new video they came up with and edited it for their narrative....

 

From The Editor

The election is coming, but not as fast as we thought at The Eagle. We have a policy of not printing campaign endorsement or similar letters in the last edition before an election, for a candidate who is attacked wouldn’t have a chance to respond....

 

The Star Program will begin on Monday

To The Eagle: If you need help with providing Christmas gifts for your children up through the age of 17, please fill out an application or contact our Star Program phone at 360-431-5232. All calls and applications will be handled discreetly. This...

 

Vote for Marie

To The Eagle: Joe Kent would be a disaster and an embarrassment to Washington. He is a Trump wannabe who believes the much debunked big lie. He is a white nationalist who associates with Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. He says Jan 6 was just a single...

 

Cast your vote

To The Eagle: MAGA zealots still believing the 2020 election was stolen from former President Trump have crafted a plan that, in their telling, will thwart ‘cheating’ in this year’s midterm elections. Their strategy? For voters who receive a...

 

Preserve democracy

To The Eagle: Democracy is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. Importantly, voting and accepting the outcome, as voted by all. Right now, we are facing...

 

McKean is ready

To The Eagle: I urge the citizens of Wahkiakum County to vote for Holly McKean for prosecutor. I worked for the City of Port Townsend's City Attorney Office when Holly joined the office. In fact, I was one of her tutors as she completed the APR 6 pro...

 

We are in trouble

To The Eagle: First, I am not enamored with either the Democratic or the Republican party. Corruption and incompetence are rampant on both sides of the aisle. However, Trump and Trump sycophants (?psychophants? – my word) have dragged the once...

 

Stick with Bigelow

To The Eagle: . . . Wahkiakum County ranks high among the most peaceful, successful, and secure counties in the nation despite being in a state that routinely ranks among the worst. Some of this is no doubt due to the fact that we are a small rural...

 

Before you vote

To The Eagle: Things to ask yourself before you vote democrat are worth asking. Will you vote for the ongoing deterioration of our military?, the decline of our standard of living?, the erasure of our national border?, or the basic moral and civil...

 

A vote for Marie

To The Eagle: Southwest Washington's District Three has a long history of representation in Congress by men and women of both parties, most of whom have held our rural interests first in mind, and have represented us well. Now we have a choice before...

 

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