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 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    November 26, 2020 

Masks, opinions and more

Throughout the fall season, The Eagle has printed letters to the editor reflecting a wide range of opinion. We have long been committed to providing that forum. Note that these, for the most part, are opinions. As seen on the increasingly widespread...

 

Trump is clearly abusing his power

To The Eagle: Local conservative reactionaries can be relied upon to rant that a national health care program (socialist medicine!) and tax laws that would impel the hyper-rich to pay their fair share ( Marxist redistribution of wealth!) will...

 

The beauty of our park is appreciated

To The Eagle: We are frequent visitors to Erickson Park with our yellow lab Berkeley enjoying our walks around the park. The park is being well maintained and looks great. Kudos to the town’s landscape person for doing such a fine job maintaining...

 

What are you going to do?

To The Eagle: Here we go again; another lockdown. I don’t like to label but it seems it’s mostly the Democrat states running the lockdown. President Trump is against lockdowns and would not order it saying it’s harmful to public health and the...

 

We need to check every corner

To The Eagle: "If you give a man enough rope he will hang himself." Right now the election situation is entertaining me. I don't care who won. I do care if the system works. If Trump is right, and there was fraudulent events during the election: We n...

 

Every vote counts in a democracy

To The Eagle: Democracy--count our votes! When did this country’s elections become corrupt? "Pennsylvania prevented us from watching much of the ballot count. Unthinkable and illegal in this country." "Nevada is turning out to be a cesspool of...

 

Who is looking out for the county?

To The Eagle: I had to laugh at the hypocrisy of our county commissioners last week. Kent and Irene Martin talked about the natural resources of the county. They pointed out the significance of the loss of the positions of influence held by Dean...

 

Is journalism really dead at The Eagle?

To The Eagle: It’s unfortunate that some folks think they should shoot themselves in the foot by declaring, “Please cancel my subscription to The Eagle” because they are displeased with not having enough complimentary coverage for their point o...

 

Please don't stop your subscription

To The Eagle: Kudos to Mary Fine for her spot-on criticism of The Eagle’s ventures into national news coverage in her “cancel my subscription” letter last week, and while we heartily agree with her analysis, we’d like to sweet-talk her out...

 

Writer: Eagle is fair and objective

To The Eagle: I take exception to Mary Fine’s letter claiming The Eagle was biased against President Trump. I’ve seen, read and published opinions in many of our nation’s newspapers and testified in their behalf before the U.S. House Judiciary...

 

Give credit where credit is due

To The Eagle: I hear a lot of negative things about the assessor’s office, but I want to tell about a good experience. I recently filed a couple boundary adjustments that left me with a little less land than I had before. The assessor’s report...

 

Roadside statue is a distraction

To The Eagle: Now that the oversized campaign signs have been removed from the roadsides, the only remaining eyesore along the beautiful drive on SR-4 is that absurd statue with all its bits on display. I say absurd because at one point it was...

 

Outgoing commissioner thanks community

To The Eagle: Congratulations, Mr. Tisher. I hope you do well and that we can get behind you and help you do the great work Wahkiakum has come to expect from our leaders. If I can be of assistance, please feel free to give me a call or email. I...

 

We are capable of acting like adults

To The Eagle: This is a quote that seems appropriate to share. “A person that normally cheats to win thinks the only way someone else could win would be by cheating.” What a sad indictment. Unimaginable road blocks were put up to discourage...

 

Democrats urge participation

To The Eagle: For the past several years the Wahkiakum County Democratic Party has concentrated on supporting candidates. Now it is time to concentrate on Wahkiakum County and work toward goals that are of particular concern to our residents....

 

Welcome to the Twilight Zone

To The Eagle: Those of us of a certain age were bemused as the common hobgoblins of Halloween morphed into an election week phantasmagoria like a prolonged and tasteless episode of an old Rod Serling TV show. In Michigan, South Carolina,...

 

Mainstream media labeled extremist

To The Eagle: I hope many of you signed online and listened to the American Frontlines Doctors that I wrote about in a letter to the editor. I’d like to add info on HCQ (hydroxychloroquine). According to https://www.palmerfounda...

 

Is journalism dead at The Eagle?

To The Eagle: While I find that local news reporting is well covered and of interest, the editor’s choice of inserting national news that is unfavorable to conservatives in general and President Trump specifically is offensive. I have not seen one...

 

Lions Club won't go door to door this year

To The Eagle: The Annual Walk n Knock may have been cancelled, however, Wahkiakum Lions Club will have some drop boxes at Dollar General, Cathlamet Market and the Chamber of Commerce. Carol McClain will be at the Puget Island Fire Hall to accept any...

 

Alternate news sources available

To The Eagle: I received a newspaper sample in the mail the other day, The Epoch Times. Finally a newspaper that I feel is good journalism, not filled with propaganda and bias. I now subscribe to it and also its website online. If you’re like me,...

 
 By Joel Fitts    Opinion    October 29, 2020

Former 4-H leader reminisces after visit

In the 1980’s my family and I operated a dairy farm in Wahkiakum County on the Loop Road in Grays River. My wife, Noreen and our four children, Suzanna, Joel, Amy and Genevra were interested in starting a 4-H Dairy Club. On our farm we had 100 milk...

 

Clarification on mayor's pay increase

To The Eagle: Last week’s Eagle mentioned the Town Council recently voted to increase the mayor’s salary $250 per month. The reason behind this is not based on his performance and to avoid further questions, needs to be explained. Town...

 

Fire chief thanks new volunteers

To The Eagle: We would like to say thank you to everyone who came by our station to take a tour and discuss volunteer opportunities with Puget Island Fire Department. Four of those people committed to joining as firefighters, two others who are very...

 

Naselle Class of '73 celebrated on Zoom

To The Eagle: I was the class president of Naselle High in our senior year of 1973 and recently organized a Zoom reunion for our class. We had about 15 out of 31 living classmates attend the virtual event on October 8 and it was very successful and...

 

Former commissioner announces endorsements

To The Eagle: I am writing to fully endorse Dan Cothern, Lee Tisher, Dean Takko and Brian Blake. I am asking for your vote and support for their elections. As a retired county commissioner and past president of the Washington state association of...

 

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