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Why are we paying more than $30 for car tabs?

To The Eagle: Last year I wrote to our legislators about why our renewal for car licensing had risen from $30 to $63.75 (this year went up to $68.25). I received a response from Damon Monroe who is the Rule Coordinator for DOL. This is his reply:...

 

Often repeating a lie doesn't make it true

To The Eagle, Let’s straighten out one twisted fact mentioned in an opinion piece last week. I refer to the repeated lie that “Hillary Clinton sold 20 percent of our uranium to Russia,” Folks who have casually smeared Clinton’s reputation by...

 

Thou dost protest too much

To The Eagle: Egads! Gadzooks! The neighborly contretemps over fact versus opinion has at last slipped the bonds of civility, and we stand accused of both uttering untruths and bearing false witness. Exegesis follows: Hillary’s crimes are real and...

 

Herrera-Beutler, Walsh speaking to veterans

To The Eagle: There will be two Veterans Day ceremonies tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 8. The first one is at the Wahkiakum High School at 10 a.m. in the high school gym. All community veterans and spouses are welcome. After the assembly, there will be a...

 

The island of America

To The Eagle: Many are concerned about our President’s unilateral trade policy decisions. There’s an old saying that trust is “gained in drops and lost in buckets.” On an almost daily basis, we see our government undermine years of hard work...

 

Justice for all

To The Eagle: No U.S. President has ever approached Trump’s blatant and constant attack on democracy and the constitution. President Trump, though that’s an honorary title of which he’s entirely unbecoming, has only one agenda: Utilize the...

 

Attacks leading us down dangerous path

To The Eagle: This air of political and cultural turmoil is tearing America apart. I know many want to blame our president. It is not his fault if we, as American citizens cannot tolerate opposing views. The fact is, he was a very admired man until...

 

Barking dogs pests? No, it's calling cows

To the Eagle, I was amused by the commentary here last week regarding how noisy dogs can get while chasing coyotes away from the herds of cows that range our island pastures. I have a slightly different take on the noises in the country issue. I hard...

 

Vote no on I-976

To The Eagle: Who should vote "no" on I-976? Nearly everyone. The argument in the voters pamphlet to vote in favor of I-976 primarily says that the state has too much money in this year's surplus, therefore vote "yes" to reduce taxes. This is...

 

What a nice surprise

To The Eagle: We are lucky to have a Chiropractic Physician choose our little town. After many trips to doctors’ offices, I am feeling much better after seeing Dr. D at Care 31. Carol Geil Cathlamet...

 

Candidates Forum was a success

To The Eagle: Last week’s Candidates Forum at the DeBriae Room was a success in my opinion for two reasons: the audience-half of the forum was respectful and civil in raising issues of local concern, and thereby the candidates seemed at ease to...

 

Why are we paying more than $30 for car tabs?

To The Eagle: Last year I wrote to our legislators about why our renewal for car licensing had risen from $30 to $63.75 (this year went up to $68.25). I received a response from Damon Monroe who is the Rule Coordinator for DOL. This is his reply:...

 

These actions are tantamount to treason

To The Eagle: I recently read here, with no great surprise, a stalwart Trump acolyte’s regurgitated sour grapes about the imaginary “crimes and misdemeanors of Obama and Hillary,” as well as all the fake news that isn’t and of course, fake...

 

Thanks for discussion

To The Eagle: I would like to thank the seven people who came to discuss current situations. Wished someone from the Republican point of view would also have joined. Thank you. Poul Toftemark Rosburg...

 

Another election, another bad initiative

What a ballot we have for the general election! So much of it advisory votes--non-binding votes by citizens to advise the legislature on tax increases passed during this year's legislative session. So, dig out a Voters Pamphlet or go on line and do...

 

Russian collusion morphed into Ukrainian corruption

To The Eagle: The tutorial on fact and opinion in these pages last week was wide of the mark enough to be reminiscent of Alice’s adventures with the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts. We the public have been treated to a three year long fact-free...

 

Economic realities

To The Eagle: Many are so committed to their political leanings that they can’t accept reality, and just regurgitate comfortable tweets. Without even mentioning misinformation about the border points, trade, or foreign policy, let’s look at the s...

 

Attorney endorses Richter for judge

To The Eagle: I have practiced law for over 40 years and had the opportunity to appear before many Superior Court judges in Wahkiakum and other counties. In the short time Don Richter has been judge he has shown the temperament, knowledge and...

 

Former court administrator endorses Turner

To The Eagle: This letter is to recommend and ask for your support and vote for Mike Turner for the position of Pacific and Wahkiakum County Judge. He was born and raised in Pacific County and graduated from Raymond High School. He is the third...

 

Writer reviews facts, issues invitation

To The Eagle: This letter was originally for two weeks ago, so had to do some editing, to try and keep up to date with Trump's idiocy. Well Thursday didn’t disappoint (my Eagle comes Thursday). Got my usual chuckles from opinion pieces, some...

 

Working dogs are protectors of livestock

To The Eagle On Sept. 25, I was sitting in my barn office at around 10 p.m. I heard a deep growl directly under my window. I looked and there stood a coyote. The coyote saw me as a threat and gave me a warning. According to The Eagle’s sheriff...

 

Couple supports Richter for judge

To The Eagle: We are writing in support of retaining Don Richter as Superior Court Judge for Pacific and Wahkiakum counties. Five years ago, we met Don and his family shortly after he moved to Pacific County to take the deputy prosecutor position....

 

Cathlamet leads the US in parks per capita

To The Eagle: I googled, “What US city has the most city parks per capita?” Albion, Michigan, Population 8,700, has 17 public parks. This is approximately one park per 500 residents. This is thought to be the highest number of parks per capita of...

 

Writer digs into facts and valid opinions

To The Eagle: So. Facts and opinions actually are different things. Who knew! They are, however, not mutually exclusive. Dictionaries define a fact to be a thing that is undisputably the case, such as information used as evidence or as part of a...

 

Tidy Up the Town event set for Oct. 26

To The Eagle: On October 22, 2016, The Pioneer Community Association sponsored the first “Tidy Up the Town” in recognition of National Make A Difference Day. The event was so successful that we hosted a second “Tidy Up the Town” event in...

 

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