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Council member adds to Pioneer Cemetery story

To The Eagle: Many thanks to The Eagle for covering the Pioneer Cemetery and the unanimous decision of the Town Council (April 20) to move forward with a "Stage 1" qualifying grant request from the Washington State Historical Society to preserve and...

 

Is this the new norm?

To The Eagle: The CenturyLink phone book for Cathlamet, to be recycled after May, 2021, has no numbers for Wahkiakum County other than a Grays River number. With the courthouse locked up there is no way to contact anyone in county government! Is...

 

Are they ignorant of the laws?

To The Eagle: It seems there are some political candidates who have not bothered to read the laws regarding campaign signs on state highways. Whether they are ignorant of the laws or just flaunting them, either way it shows they are not qualified to...

 

Non-emergency fêtes not on list for sirens

To The Eagle: I suspect most of us, as I do, tend to judge the severity of an incident involving emergency vehicles by the number of units, the number of flashing lights, and the sound, volume and duration of the sirens. On April 20 and again on...

 

Is there an end game?

To The Eagle: This is not intended to be a political letter but if you read it that way it's on you. First, the earth doesn't need us anymore than it needed the dinosaurs before the last extinction. Secondly, we are by no means the only species regar...

 

National Volunteer Week appreciation

To The Eagle: This week is National Volunteer Week. We can’t let it go unnoticed. As both the sheriff and a community member of this county, I have been fortunate to witness and experience firsthand, the incredible work of volunteers who have...

 

Inflation of the value of today's dollar

To The Eagle: While studying issues relating to our Federal Reserve Banking System in 1987 I read extensively a book written by a fellow who was considered to be the world's foremost expert on world currencies and inflation. He published quarterly...

 

Beutler has risen above political parties

To The Eagle: This COVID-19 crisis has been tough for everyone. As we look for solutions, I’m thankful we have the steady leadership of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler. When people have reached out to her office with questions about...

 

We need to clean up after ourselves

To The Eagle: Talk about global warming; not much we can do when dealing with Mother Nature, but to go with the flow. It’ll be hard to limit autos, trains and planes unless we want to go back to the days of horse and buggy. On industries, instead...

 

Support local businesses

To The Eagle: As I was thinking about the terrible effects that COVID-19 is having upon the world we live in, its businesses, organizations, families and individuals, I also thought about how things are here in Cathlamet. And as I thought about...

 

This may be the first crisis for young folks

To The Eagle: These are very tough times for everyone but especially you young people because you may be experiencing your first crisis. When you walk down any street just about anywhere you will pass adults that have lived through the loss of loved...

 

Are liquor stores really essential?

To The Eagle: What does it say about a society that, in the first throes of a major crisis, shutters its libraries, schools, and parks and declares liquor stores, marijuana shops, and fast food drive thrus as “essential service providers?” Don...

 

Financial relief has arrived, with issues

To The Eagle: In our few forays into the Greater Cathlamet Metropolitan Area during Covid Incarceration, we’ve been heartened to see the town proceeding with pleasant equanimity highlighted by cheerful professionalism by our grocery store and drug...

 

Trump uses bully pulpit in lieu of political rallies

To The Eagle: I can appreciate Sen. Ron Johnson’s ( R-Wis.) commentary on keeping a little perspective during this pandemic. He said "every premature death is a tragedy, but death is an unavoidable part of life. More than 2.8 million die each year...

 

A big fat thank you

To The Eagle: I feel comfortable speaking for all of us here in Wahkiakum County when I say thank you so much to all of our neighbors that are at work keeping the stores, gas stations and other businesses open. A thank you is really not enough but I...

 

Free education 'loans' for illegal aliens

To The Eagle: The March 26 Eagle showed the recently passed SB6561 which provides a student ‘loan’ program for illegals. I say free because 44 percent of loans given to legal American citizens go unpaid. What’s the chance those given to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    April 2, 2020

Doing business in time of pandemic

So, we're in Week 2 of the covid-19 virus quarantine. School was out and is now back in session, but no students are at school. Non-essential businesses have closed; the governor's office issued a 14-page document for guidelines on deciding who is...

 

A small cluster of cells or a living senior?

To The Eagle: Hmm, right to life? For who? A small cluster of cells that may at some point become a person unless the mother has a miscarriage, or a living breathing senior citizen? The low watt governor of Texas is willing to throw seniors under...

 

Local leaders show common sense

To The Eagle: No response from the challenger in the Climate Change Calamity debate, so we’ll give it a rest for awhile, after pointing out that the people producing pandemic panic are using the same tactics that the enviro crowd uses to produce do...

 

No need to whine

To The Eagle: Many of us have used credit cards to spend thousands to make our homes beautiful and our many appliances easy to use. We spent many hours working away from home to pay for our “stuff.” Now we have a chance to stay home and delight...

 

Please continue support of your local businesses

To The Eagle: Many of our local businesses and their employees are facing a significant financial impact dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. While several local businesses have been required to close under new restrictions, others have been able...

 

Republicans prepared to spend for own benefit

To The Eagle: The biggest slush fund in history is now at the disposal of the Treasury and Grifter-In-Chief, Trump. Our rapaciously greedy Chief Executive will unleash unprecedented fraud and abuse upon the new $2.2 trillion law — the Coronavirus...

 

Fighting the virus war

To The Eagle: We have been ‘contained’ to home now for three weeks. Fortunately we didn’t need TP before fanatics bought it all up, plus, I have many issues of The Eagle in case. We are so blessed to live with space around us. I can hardly...

 

Rural communities depend on census returns

To The Eagle: By now, you have most likely received a postcard or letter in your mailbox inviting you to participate in the 2020 Census. Set forth as an effort to count everyone in the U.S., the data collected as part of the census impacts everyone w...

 

Pandemic relief bill is badly flawed

To The Eagle: Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky dropped the ball this weekend. As the economy spiraled downward, McConnell, Senate majority leader, produced a badly flawed pandemic relief bill that would provide a lot of help for corporate...

 

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