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Facts VS pot shots

To The Eagle: Well, I had the time to read the liberal gentleman from the Island’s letter in the paper in which he misrepresented my last letter to the editor, clearly he must have been reading someone else's comments while critiquing mine. The...

 

Remembering past Memorial Days

To The Eagle: For as far back as I can remember my dad insisted we put flowers on the Chinaman's grave every Memorial Day. He's the only one of the Chinese workers who was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery. The others who died here were buried on the...

 

Wahkiakum has turned the corner

To The Eagle: Gee, looks like we turned the corner. Life in the USA is looking up. The virus will not conquer the people, the people will conquer the virus. Thank you Mr. President for your strong leadership, headed by VP Pence, Doctors Fauci, Burks...

 

Trump wants to be king of the jungle

To The Eagle: To goose the economy, our Stable-Genius-In-Chief says it’s time to shed the regulatory structure of our industries and institutions. This very thing has been suggested by a conservative sage at this location in a past edition. Why?...

 

Wahkiakum is a great place to live

To The Eagle: This month marked the end of a decade long march through the federal justice system by attorney Sidney Powell in which she exposed a vipers’ nest of corrupt federal prosecutors who started with the Enron Task Force and ended up on...

 

Will virus follow pattern of 1918 Spanish Flu?

To The Eagle: A friend of mine sent me a graph from a 1920’s publication showing the mortality rate of the 1918 Spanish flu. The graph shows that the 1918 pandemic lasted about 13-months and occurred in three waves. The first wave on the graph is r...

 

We are fortunate to have Jaime

To The Eagle: I have appreciated Jaime Herrera-Beutler’s hard work and initiative to help SWWA during the Covid-19 crisis. The online town halls with Dr. Melnick and business support organizations were informative. The presentations/Q&A provided...

 

Our rights become wrongs when misused

To The Eagle: Last week a contributor complained about his freedom being trampled under quarantine restrictions. His outburst against continuing public health and safety measures during this pandemic has little to do with exercising constitutional...

 

President acted with alacrity

To The Eagle: Wow! What an impressive edition of The Eagle last week! The progressive pandemic panic pundits showed up in force in the letters section (four of ‘em – count ‘em!) plus a doom and gloom disquisition from the Associated Press,...

 

Covid not sole contagion to infect society

To The Eagle: “The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” --H.L. Mencken Covid-19 is the most contagious example yet to arise in r...

 

We've been living in the slow lane

To The Eagle: It’s been a while, only one trip for groceries. Thanks to seeing this coming. Few days before this: NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — President Donald Trump accused Democrats of ‘politicizing’ the deadly coronavirus during a campaign...

 

Long will work toward affordable healthcare

To The Eagle: This pandemic highlights our shameful healthcare system. Access to healthcare is woefully absent for many Amercans and results in people not getting treatment due to the cost and uncertainty of receiving adequate care. Representative...

 

It's about time to make this country truly great

To The Eagle: In a typical display of malignant partisan petulance, Trump has personally refused to re-open Obamacare (ACA) exchanges to allow millions of laid-off workers to get health insurance. Our wannabe emperor cares more about trying to kill...

 

We need to demand our constitutional rights

To The Eagle: If you, as I, have had enough of the governor trampling on your freedom and your constitutional rights then I say let’s open up our businesses and put people back to work. We don't need anyone's permission to live free, so I ask...

 

Virus probably not developed as weapon

To The Eagle: Although COVID-19 was probably not developed specifically as a weapon in Wuhan Virology Labs, we do know that it was studied there with supporting funds of several million dollars from our own CDC, and when it did get loose, the ChiCom...

 

Who or what is the governor listening to?

To The Eagle: I, as a reasonably intelligent person with no medical background, can look at the facts and data relative to COVID-19 and come to a much different approach and conclusion than our governor. First I leave politics out of the equation,...

 

Outdoor Cafe 2020 needs volunteers

To The Eagle: Summer is almost here and that means our kids will soon be out of school! Wait, they are already at home in their distance learning programs and have been since mid-March. A few weeks ago, Governor Jay Inslee and Superintendent of...

 

It is time to reopen our county

To The Eagle: The governor will not consider the facts or data when it comes to reopening the state. What he will do is wait to get his marching orders from the Democratic National Committee because he is a politician first, last and always. I am...

 

Council member adds to Pioneer Cemetery story

To The Eagle: Many thanks to The Eagle for covering the Pioneer Cemetery and the unanimous decision of the Town Council (April 20) to move forward with a "Stage 1" qualifying grant request from the Washington State Historical Society to preserve and...

 

Is this the new norm?

To The Eagle: The CenturyLink phone book for Cathlamet, to be recycled after May, 2021, has no numbers for Wahkiakum County other than a Grays River number. With the courthouse locked up there is no way to contact anyone in county government! Is...

 

Are they ignorant of the laws?

To The Eagle: It seems there are some political candidates who have not bothered to read the laws regarding campaign signs on state highways. Whether they are ignorant of the laws or just flaunting them, either way it shows they are not qualified to...

 

Non-emergency fêtes not on list for sirens

To The Eagle: I suspect most of us, as I do, tend to judge the severity of an incident involving emergency vehicles by the number of units, the number of flashing lights, and the sound, volume and duration of the sirens. On April 20 and again on...

 

Is there an end game?

To The Eagle: This is not intended to be a political letter but if you read it that way it's on you. First, the earth doesn't need us anymore than it needed the dinosaurs before the last extinction. Secondly, we are by no means the only species regar...

 

National Volunteer Week appreciation

To The Eagle: This week is National Volunteer Week. We can’t let it go unnoticed. As both the sheriff and a community member of this county, I have been fortunate to witness and experience firsthand, the incredible work of volunteers who have...

 

Inflation of the value of today's dollar

To The Eagle: While studying issues relating to our Federal Reserve Banking System in 1987 I read extensively a book written by a fellow who was considered to be the world's foremost expert on world currencies and inflation. He published quarterly...

 

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