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 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

Doing business in time of pandemic

So, we're in Week 2 of the covid-19 virus quarantine. School was out and is now back in session, but no students are at school. Non-essential businesses have closed; the governor's office issued a 14-page document for guidelines on deciding who is...

 

A small cluster of cells or a living senior?

To The Eagle: Hmm, right to life? For who? A small cluster of cells that may at some point become a person unless the mother has a miscarriage, or a living breathing senior citizen? The low watt governor of Texas is willing to throw seniors under...

 

Local leaders show common sense

To The Eagle: No response from the challenger in the Climate Change Calamity debate, so we’ll give it a rest for awhile, after pointing out that the people producing pandemic panic are using the same tactics that the enviro crowd uses to produce do...

 

No need to whine

To The Eagle: Many of us have used credit cards to spend thousands to make our homes beautiful and our many appliances easy to use. We spent many hours working away from home to pay for our “stuff.” Now we have a chance to stay home and delight...

 

Please continue support of your local businesses

To The Eagle: Many of our local businesses and their employees are facing a significant financial impact dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. While several local businesses have been required to close under new restrictions, others have been able...

 

Republicans prepared to spend for own benefit

To The Eagle: The biggest slush fund in history is now at the disposal of the Treasury and Grifter-In-Chief, Trump. Our rapaciously greedy Chief Executive will unleash unprecedented fraud and abuse upon the new $2.2 trillion law — the Coronavirus...

 

Fighting the virus war

To The Eagle: We have been ‘contained’ to home now for three weeks. Fortunately we didn’t need TP before fanatics bought it all up, plus, I have many issues of The Eagle in case. We are so blessed to live with space around us. I can hardly...

 

Rural communities depend on census returns

To The Eagle: By now, you have most likely received a postcard or letter in your mailbox inviting you to participate in the 2020 Census. Set forth as an effort to count everyone in the U.S., the data collected as part of the census impacts everyone w...

 

Pandemic relief bill is badly flawed

To The Eagle: Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky dropped the ball this weekend. As the economy spiraled downward, McConnell, Senate majority leader, produced a badly flawed pandemic relief bill that would provide a lot of help for corporate...

 

Sheriff offers update on services

Dear Wahkiakum County Community: We at the sheriff's office are taking every precaution necessary to keep our staff healthy so that we can continue to provide the maximum level of public safety services to you. With that, you know how devastating it...

 

Socialism is the goal of enviro mob

Socialism is the goal of enviro mob To The Eagle: Three weeks and three letters into the Great Climate Change Calamity debate, we have yet to hear from the debate’s instigator (perp?) Dennis Gordon, though we have heard from a couple of others on...

 

US has been at war for 20 years

To The Eagle: Our country has been at war for almost 20 years (Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, etc.) but few of us noticed or cared because credit was free-flowing, there were no shortages, and the stock market was booming. Now we are deeply concerned...

 

Get ready for the ride of your life

To The Eagle: We all are new to a situation such as this Coronavirus problem so aside from the hand washing, social distancing and the like there are other things to consider and do. We have a community to care for and protect.By this I mean each oth...

 

Comment sought about inland dredge spoils

To The Eagle: Somewhere between a week or two ago I was contemplating doing a house to house survey of my East Sunny Sands neighbors. As fate has brought us to consider self quarantine it seems best not to go door to door. I am hopeful The Eagle...

 

Amidst trials, heroes will arise

To The Eagle: We are headed off to battle. It’s the beginning of a war against the virus. And much like wars we’ve fought in the past, each person has a part to play in this one. It is going to take sacrifice on the part of everyone. Is it fair?...

 

Remember your high school chemistry class

To The Eagle: For our next foray into the Climate Change Calamity we have to take a page or two from Chemistry 101. Our atmosphere is comprised of nitrogen 78 percent, oxygen 21 percent, and “other gases” 1 percent. The other gases include...

 

Cathlamet library closure announced

To The Eagle: Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, the Cathlamet Public Library will be closed until further notice. We have taken this difficult step out of concern for the health for our community, patrons, and volunteers. Evidence is compelling that...

 

Fantastic letter

To The Eagle: This might be the shortest letter ever. Fantastic, tremendous, really great...sure. Peace, James Roberts Cathlamet...

 

We do indeed live in interesting times

To The Eagle: Starting to look like wash and repeat yet again. Just like 2016 when the DNC basically threw Bernie under the bus even though he had huge crowds at his rallies and quite possibly would have prevailed in the general. I'm beginning to not...

 

US is now energy independent

To The Eagle: Here’s Chapter 2 concerning Gordon’s Climate Change Calamity, focusing on his specious supposition that we need more fuel economy restrictions in place: When you stomp on the gas in a conventional car, gasoline travels a few feet...

 

Some things are worth the cost of regulation

To The Eagle: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created by the Nixon administration in 1970 to coordinate the welter of confusing, often ineffective environmental protection laws enacted by states and communities. The Clean Water ACT of...

 

Blooming again

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum Blooms are ready for a new planting season. Our goal is to improve the quality of life in Wahkiakum County by making the place we call home, a more beautiful place to live, and visit. Skamokawa Gardens is currently...

 

Human services addresses COVID-19

Human services addresses COVID-19 To The Eagle: Citizens of Wahkiakum County: Don’t Panic. Please practice prevention and preparedness. This weekend was an eventful one for public health. On Thursday of last week there was one confirmed case in...

 

Let's keep the debate within these pages

Let’s keep the debate within these pages To The Eagle: After Dennis Gordon’s serial stentorian stipulations for a debate, let the contestation commence with the caveat that it be here in The Eagle, for more public participation, and also to keep...

 

This area needs jobs

This area needs jobs To The Eagle: A couple of weeks ago I wrote to The Eagle that Wahkiakum School District should bus our kids to Longview and eschew a new 28 million dollar high school. While my two sons, who went through WHS earlier in the...

 

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