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Board needs Westend voices to be heard

To The Eagle: I have served on many boards and committees but I can say the County Planning Commission has been one of the best I have ever been a member of. So when I read that two of the commissioners resigned last week I was really sad, but not...

 

Slavery and white supremacist culture

To The Eagle: Of the 360,222 Union casualties who died in the Civil War, 16,000 lie cradled in the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery. Each gravestone is a monument to a soldier who gave the last full measure of his devotion toward the pr...

 

The rest of the story pointed out

To The Eagle: Mucho stuff about Black Lives Matter in last week’s Eagle, but there’s more, or as the late newscaster Paul Harvey would put it, “the rest of the story.” Among the more amusing was Pelosi and Schumer donning colorful Kente...

 

Walsh is a maverick

To The Eagle: What is a maverick? A maverick is a rogue hero, willing to break away from the norms of doing things, to stand up for what is true and right. In WA state, so many of our legislators are happy to listen to and follow suit with identity p...

 

Clint Bryson is the type we want in Olympia

To The Eagle: I have heard Clint Bryson publicly speak twice and also had extended conversations with him twice. Clint Bryson is running for LD 19 position #1. Clint has demonstrated that his values in public office are very much in line with our...

 

What science?

To The Eagle: After the last batch of letters to The Eagle, I was encouraged and prodded to write a rebuke of the name calling and fact missing letters. I was ready to do so, but instead I’ll quote something I’ve read many times: “Forgive...

 

Animal advocate group formed

To The Eagle: At last, a group of local volunteers has succeeded in forming a much-needed Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group (WAAG). It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent animal cruelty and abuse, to foster and re-home unwanted,...

 

Planning commissioner resigns over project

To The Eagle: As a member of the Wahkiakum County Planning Commission, I assumed that when the commissioners voted down a permit that it was done, unless it was brought before us again with more discussion and information. Not so, with the Skamokawa...

 

Planning commissioner resigns post

To The Eagle: I must have misunderstood my role as a member of the planning commission and the role of individuals or companies coming before the commission for approval of their project. I reference the PUD Skamokawa project. The first meeting of th...

 

Will fear of the virus bankrupt our lives?

To The Eagle: About Covid-19, in the USA; with the population of an estimated 330 million; over 2 million got the virus; 118 thousand died and over 873 thousand recovered. The numbers of our loved ones that died are not comforting; this shouldn’t...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Open minds, open hearts needed now

Last week, word traveled by social media that people supporting the Black Lives Matter would hold "A March of Silence" on Friday afternoon, state wide. According to news reports, the event's purpose was to honor those lost to police brutality and...

 

Citizen appreciates letter writers

To The Eagle: Letters to The Eagle in the June 11th issue were so earnestly and respectfully written, on a variety of issues that I feel that the writers, Mr. Schreiber, Mr. Skemp, Ms. Ling, Ms. Brightbill, Nicole Emery and Luke Bohn should be...

 

The facts are available, no need to debate

To The Eagle: Writing strictly as a Cathlamet resident and independent voter, I felt it necessary to comment on the article in the June 4 Eagle labeled Life under Attack. The writer made many statements I do wholeheartedly agree with. I do find...

 

We need to vote the left out

To The Eagle: And now we are forced to witness another massive hysteria brought to us by our leftist media. The awful and destructive riots are meant to demoralize and terrorize our people. How they love to bring their lying and dispiriting...

 

MAGA again

To The Eagle: There’s an old saw about the guy with excellent will power – could resist anything but temptation. Regardless of how the China Virus got started, the ChiCom government couldn’t resist the temptation to jockey around with travel po...

 

Join the debate June 24 on Zoom (Zoom link corrected)

(An incorrect link for the Zoom meeting was submitted in this letter. It has been corrected. --editor) To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum County Republican and Democratic Parties formed a joint Subcommittee for Debates/Forums. I was excited to serve on...

 

An explanation of white privilege

To The Eagle: What is white privilege? Here is the explanation someone requested. We live in White America and sup daily at the banquet of white privilege. White privilege is not something that you choose — it exists. This social construct was in...

 

MLK not BLM

To The Eagle: Please read the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, the answer to repair what divides the races is there in that brilliant caring man’s words. The Black Lives Matter movement lost much support when they accused anyone that said All...

 

See what happens if police aren't on the job

To The Eagle: Every cop in America should walk off the job for two weeks so we can see what they do, city, county, state and federal. Let's see what happens if they are not on duty and who is affected the most. It is not a good time to be in the...

 

Student weighs in on possible pool closure

Student weighs in on possible pool closure To The Eagle: My name is Luke Bohn and I will be a senior at Wahkiakum High School next fall. I moved here from Portland, Oregon just last summer. I worked at the pool last year and it’s one of the most...

 

Council Corner

For those interested in what your Cathlamet Town Council has been working on, in no particular order, here’s what’s been keeping us all busy: - securing overhead street banners promoting Cathlamet’s history and culture. - working in...

 

Let's be considerate of each other

To The Eagle: Most businesses I have frequented usually have signs posted announcing either “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service” or “We reserve the right to deny service to anyone.” Business owners have the right, within the limits of anti-discri...

 

For Blacks there is a different justice system

To The Eagle: The wrong that needs to be corrected is rather simple: For Blacks there is a different justice system, for them "they are guilty until proven innocent" and for us white folks it’s “innocent until proven guilty.” Think about it,...

 

All lives matter

To The Eagle: I believe in my heart and soul that all lives matter. If that makes me a racist to some morons I couldn't care less. I remember many years ago walking a peaceful protest line outside of a Woolworth Store in New York City because the...

 

Citizens urged to attend city hall meeting

To The Eagle: Summer is rapidly approaching and the Town of Cathlamet has some difficult decisions to make regarding the swimming pool. In an area with multiple waterways it is vital, and in fact lifesaving, that children learn to swim and learn...

 

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