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Reflections on Pearl Harbor attack

Submitted and edited by Bill Tawater Commander/Adjutant, Wah.VFW Post 5297 From the National Office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars When the men and women serving at Pearl Harbor awoke in the early morning hours of December 7, 1941, they had no idea...

 

Bill of Responsibilities would be welcomed

To The Eagle: The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has forced the Biden administration to suspend implementation of its workplace vaccination requirements. This most conservative appellate court in the country halted the requirements pending...

 

Horrors are piling up

To The Eagle: No cash bail? No enforcement of civil order? Defund the police? Let major felons out on low bail? Persecute people for murder who obviously protect themselves from murderous rioters? Cut off energy production from oil and natural gas...

 

Justice has been served

To The Eagle: A recent writer stated that Kyle Rittenhouse had illegally purchased an AR-15 rifle; wrong! And that he was looking for trouble; wrong! He was there to protect a car lot from rioters and looters. The writer also stated that three men...

 

Community Center is a critical facility

To The Eagle: What I learned from the Cathlamet Town Council meeting of Monday, November 15, was that the public officials responsible for maintaining the renovated old Fire Hall building (Library/Community Center) know very little about the...

 

What damage was done to our electoral system?

To The Eagle: It seems the inmates still rule the asylum. Acquitted recently of all charges, Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17 year old minor in possession of an illegally purchased AR-15 rifle, went looking for trouble in riot plagued Kenosha, Wisconsin. He ho...

 

Bring supply chain and manufacturing home

To The Eagle: If you’re angry at the Biden administration about paying more for gasoline or groceries than a year ago, you should redirect your ire elsewhere- at those actually responsible for the highest annual inflation we’ve suffered in more...

 

Writer challenges report's accuracy

To The Eagle: In regards to the article by Karen Bertroch on Nov. 11, Naselle school board meeting: What she wrote about the military man who spoke was totally wrong. What he said was he's been around the world and what is happening now is that our...

 

Why we observe Veterans day

From the National Office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Going all the way back to the American Revolution, for everyone who served, there was no question about what they were fighting for; it was for their house, their home, their business, their...

 

Will compensation be paid to illegals?

To The Eagle: Wow! No letters to the Editor last week. Well, here’s one. Am I reading this right? According to the Wall Street Journal, “the Biden administration is in talks to offer immigrant families that were separated during the Trump...

 

FDA authorized, not approved, Pfizer for youth

To The Eagle: Error on Page 6: “I think the biggest news is the Pfizer vaccine being FDA approved for 5-11 year olds,” (Chris) Bischoff said. Wrong, wrong, wrong… total misinformation. Key: FDA did not “approve” the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine...

 

Star Program is beginning

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 will be handled discreetly. This is a needs-based pr...

 

Censorship is un-American

To The Eagle: When the editor stated misinformation about covid 19 would not be allowed I had to wonder what scientist on staff at The Eagle would make the determination as to what was misinformation. I guess now so long as you are on the same side...

 

Dealing with covid-19: Such a waste of time

It was in February and March that my wife and I received our covid vaccination. Then on August 19, we learned that a great grandchild, who visits quite often, was ill with covid. We decided we should be tested because my wife wasn’t feeling well, a...

 

Low vaccination rates allow variants to evolve

To The Eagle I greet the news with mixed reaction. On the one hand, opinionated pestilential nonsense concerning the Covid-19 vaccinations being shut down seems a good thing. On the other, our frequent contributor from Puget Island is correct in...

 

Censorship stifles free expression

To The Eagle: The following comments are in regard to your note following Toni Below’s letter to the editor published in the October 7th edition. In the interest of full disclosure, I do not know Toni Below. I presume, from the spelling of the...

 

Some ways to combat erroneous information

To The Eagle: Our editor has pledged to protect us from the torrent of bum dope about vaccine efficacy that is now descending upon us (see editor’s note under Toni Below’s letter last issue). There are several ways to combat erroneous...

 

Writer clarifies story on shoreline program

To The Eagle: I just received our copy of The Eagle in the mail and am concerned about factual errors in the article entitled, “Commission, advisory committee review comments for shoreline program." At the early August public hearings on the Real...

 

Commissioners should support commercial fishers

To The Eagle: This letter is in reply to the letter in the 9-23-21 edition titled, “Sport fishermen: unite.” The writer of the letter seems to be totally unaware of the huge losses the gillnet fishery has had to endure since the 1970s. Less time...

 

Writer gives reasons not to take vaccine

To The Eagle: In regard to Bill Wainright’s letter to the editor about people rejecting free vaccine to help them stay alive; I can think of two reasons why people rejected. One, the vaccine is still an experimental drug. The government and CDC...

 

Recreational fishers need commercial fishers

To The Editor I am responding to the 9/23 letter “sport fishermen unite” regarding the planning commission hearing on the proposed siting of a fish trap on Hunting Island. The letter was an outpouring of vitriol against local people whose...

 

Sign vandalism not wanted

To The Eagle: Bad enough we have issues with political realities, people rejecting free vaccine to help them stay alive, etc, but now, in our small, supposedly tight knit community, Robert Stowe signs continue to get vandalized. I thought I left all...

 

Stop the sign vandalism

To The Eagle: My sign on Columbia was deliberately hit by a truck on Saturday. There were witnesses that saw what happened but did not recognise who was driving or the truck itself. This is an on-going problem whenever there is an election....

 

Arena assistance needed

To The Eagle: The Skamokawa fairgrounds arena footing is in rough shape. We raised enough money to buy an arena groomer a few years ago. In 2019 we used the money to purchase screened dirt for the arena. The problem is that the footing isn't very dee...

 

Conservative justices weaponized religion

To The Eagle: The Supreme Court's right-wing justices have weaponized religious freedom. The problem isn't religion per se. Rather, it is the kind of religion at play, the kind embraced by the staunch conservative majority of Supreme Court Justices A...

 

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