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Oligarchs need to pay equitable taxes

To The Eagle: “Working poor” describes the 40.6 million Americans who are 12.7 percent of our total workforce trying to live on minimum wage jobs. It is impossible. The mandated federal minimum wage is worth less today, adjusted for inflation,...

 

Please watch debates to make informed decisions

To The Eagle: The next Democratic Presidential Candidate Debates will be held today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. (8 p.m. EDST). The threshold that candidates must meet to be on the debate stage has now doubled. So although there are 20 Democratic...

 

Absurdity spreads around the world

To The Eagle: I just returned from a great family reunion in Denmark--27 cousins and families. I had hoped to get a break from Trump’s absurd words and actions. So much for wishful thinking. Trump’s proposal to buy part of Denmark caused a lot...

 

There are consequences

To The Eagle: I have observed that money owed and not repaid and obligations and/or agreements not honored all tend to destroy or lessen relationships and harm the one not fulfilling what they agreed to. How does this happen? When a person places...

 

Two assault weapon options suggested

To The Eagle: Guns are a normal part of American life. Constant referral to the 2nd Amendment, and more recently NRA activities separate us from the rest of the world. While we are an advanced nation, mass killings with assault weapons and related...

 

Let's re-elect Trump

To The Eagle: With every social ill we have seemingly expanding by the day, let us remind ourselves that the democrat socialist blob controls every major city government, every major university, every TV and motion picture company, every major...

 

Lower speed limits are needed for safety

To The Eagle: It has come to my attention through Downriver Dispatches that there are plans to slow the speed limit through Rosburg. This is wonderful news, however, there has been no mention of the need to slow traffic through Grays River. The...

 

Dethroning Trump a full time obsession

To The Eagle: In last week’s Eagle, Dennis Gordon offers us the dubious choice of catastrophes: re-election of Trump or economic recession. Dubious, because the former is likely to happen, and conjuring up the latter is a last-ditch effort by the...

 

Challenges and consequences ahead

To The Eagle: In considering long-term consequences for America, its citizens, and the entire world, which of the following two possibilities would, in your opinion, be the most significantly catastrophic: 1) a corrective financial recession during...

 

Congratulations to Herrera-Buetler for budget vote

To The Eagle: Our US Representative Jamie Herrera Beutler deserves praise for voting against H.R. 3877—the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019. This budget is projected to add $1.7 trillion to the national debt, which is already over $22.5 trillion and...

 

If pigs fly, someone will shoot'em out of the sky

To The Eagle: This nation, our culture and our communities are polluted by the stench of gun oil and cordite and the ominous crack of gunfire such as I’ve heard echoing from a ranch several acres away from us. That awful, staccato...

 

Studies show knives kill more people than rifles

To The Eagle: I am sure Mr Skemp believes what he says is true, and has the best intentions, but awareness of facts and knowledge of weapons soon show these things to be totally untrue. His statement “These semi-automatic weapons are not used for...

 

PIGYS coordinator calls for return of signs

To The Eagle: I would like to give a special thanks to Beau Renfro for doing such a great job on maps and to Darlene Jenson for help delivering numbers for the PIGYS sales. Thank you to all who participated in PIGYS this year whether as sellers or...

 

Gift was from club based in Puget Sound

To The Eagle: Last week’s Eagle had a nifty photo of my wife Judy presenting a $500 gift of animal rescue equipment and monetary canine program support to Sheriff Howie on behalf of the Irish Wolfhound Club of Puget Island, with me, Under Sheriff...

 

National Night Out event well attended

To The Eagle: Last Tuesday, August 6, the Puget Island Fire Department hosted its 3rd annual "National Night Out" event at the fire hall. We had a large number of friends and neighbors stop in to say hello and enjoy hot dogs and root beer floats,...

 

County employees are appreciated

To The Eagle: In April we got a substantial job that required adding 6000 s.f. to our existing facility. We got the building permit in less than 48 hours. Construction was finished and we moved in in 60 days. This morning I went in to the county...

 

Norse Hall recommended

To The Eagle: We want to recognize and publicly acknowledge the good folks at Norse Hall and everyone involved for the fantastic support that made our May wedding an event to remember. The board and volunteers at the Sons of Norway pulled out all...

 

Support legislation that will make a difference

To The Eagle: As many of you know I have written a few other pieces to our newspaper about the situation of guns in America. I have proposed a tax on ammunition to help fund research on just exactly what can be done to stop this carnage and to help...

 

Time to enter the fair

To The Eagle: Wow! It’s fair time already. Time to dust off your crafts, fluff up your quilts, frame up your photos, tidy up your begonias, gather up your best canning, and pick your produce. Pick up a fair book at The Eagle, the community center...

 

Disc needed for fair arena maintenance

To The Eagle: We had a good turn out for the show. The footing was less than ideal. After the flood and the bull riding event, a lot of big rocks came to the surface. Because the ground did not have sufficient time to dry before the bull riding event...

 

Cable should keep consumers as priority

To The Eagle: It hasn’t gotten front page attention, but a national dispute over cable TV pricing has implications right here in SW WA. Nexstar, the largest television broadcasting company in America, is currently in a dispute over pricing for...

 

We have choices to the last minute

To The Eagle: Some years ago, I planted aspen trees in my yard in honor of my history with Colorado. They have grown to be high and beautiful with soft wood and pretty leaves. I sit on my deck in the morning with my coffee and I watch the life in...

 

Suggestions offered on controversy

To The Eagle: I have several observations about the current pronoun controversy. First, a number of years ago, my father used to make a joke about the subject, suggesting that I “go out to the person box to see whether the person-person left us...

 

Improve relationships with neighbors

To The Eagle: A community-wide National Night Out will be held at the Puget Island Fire Hall, Tuesday, August 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come join us and enjoy root beer floats and hot dogs. National Night Out enhances the relationship...

 

Bald Eagle Days was one of the best

To The Eagle: On behalf of the Wahkiakum County Chamber of Commerce, I want to sincerely express our humbled appreciation to everyone involved in making this Bald Eagle Days weekend such an amazing experience! The Chamber team is so grateful for the...

 

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