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Complacency, Big Lie threaten our democracy

To The Eagle: Democracy is a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. What are the bigges...

 

Justice system is what needs fixing

To The Eagle: Through the years, guns have been assembled in different ways for different purposes; some evil some good. Even though the 2nd Amendment was ratified in December 1791, there is nothing to add to it for gun control. The gun, whether it...

 

A hard look at the facts about guns

To The Eagle: Much ado on these pages when the county commissioners and sheriff reiterated the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Let’s look at the numbers: There are 32,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, U....

 

Vaccines are very effective

To The Eagle: I am writing to encourage each person 16 years old and older to receive a Covid vaccine. The vaccines have been shown to be very effective (95-100%) in preventing death and significant complications from Covid as well as preventing...

 

Indeed, inmates taking control of the asylum

To The Eagle: A Miami, Fla., private school chain, the Centner Academies, has informed its staff and teachers that anyone receiving their covid vaccination will not be permitted to interact with students and faculty. Teachers vaccinated over the summ...

 

Cars kill more people than guns

To The Eagle: Last week's Eagle letters were dominated by the AARP, in this case standing for the Association of Alternative Reality Proponents. Much ado was made about "mitigating the slaughter" by guns. Cars kill more people than guns. Gun...

 

April is Autism Awareness Month

Contributed by Sarah Lawrence This month marks the 51st Anniversary of the first National Autism Awareness Month established by the Autism Society in April 1970. Autism is defined as a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to commun...

 

Please get yourself vaccinated for covid-19

To The Eagle: We are now over a year into the Covid 19 pandemic. In the early days of the pandemic, we could only prevent infection by masks, washing hands and surfaces and distancing from others. These measures helped but were not extremely effectiv...

 

Let's hope for a little sense

To The Eagle: The county commissioners and sheriff have spoken. Essentially they have said that any adult may own as many as he/she wants of single shot and semi-automatic firearms with unlimited magazine capacity. That is a pretty bold statement,...

 

Mitigating the slaughter is overdue

To The Eagle: Wahkiakum County Commissioners have adopted a resolution opposing infringement of rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment. I wonder how well they understand the boundaries of that “guarantee.” Former Supreme Court justice John Paul...

 

Guns and crosswalks discussed

To The Eagle: After reading last week’s Eagle I realize the weekly Sheriff’s Report now has competition for entertainment value. There were a couple of beauties that stood out last week. The runner up was the article about the county...

 

A face mask is a barrier, not a filter

To The Eagle: Once again a particular contributor has stated, not for the first time, that a face mask is useless in the fight against airborne infection. That’s simply not true. Why does this person cling to their ignorance? Why is the sky blue? S...

 

Meet Our Seniors has been enjoyable

To The Eagle: Just a note to say that we have enjoyed reading about the Wahkiakum HS soon to graduate Seniors profiled in your “Meet Our Seniors” weekly feature. Diana Zimmerman has done a great job of interviewing each student and highlighting...

 

We need to keep Una Avenue access

To The Eagle: In last week's paper, on the front page, it was noted that for some reason, the state was suddenly proposing to close the left turn access lane from SR 4, onto Una Street, which has certainly raised some eyebrows. Why on earth would...

 

How the heck do Republicans get elected?

To The Eagle: Once again, I am going back to the Big Lie, 45’s big lie of fraudulent and stolen election. As I said before, it lives on in the form of voter suppression in almost every state, including this one! Washington State has had all-mail...

 

They should repair the school roof

To The Eagle: The school board is proposing a crosswalk on SR 4 to the farm forest with all the bells and whistles! Are our few students that need to cross SR 4 so ill-equipped for the society they live in that they need a special crosswalk?...

 

Individuals need to protect themselves

To The Eagle: Kudos and commendations to our county commissioners for taking a stand to protect our second amendment rights. This is appropriate and timely for reasons beyond the obvious one: the Biden administration’s massive gun grab by both exec...

 

Has justice system turned into lunacy?

To The Eagle: What do Glenda & Bud Duling, owner of Stuffy’s, Marlena Pavlos-Hackney, owner of Marleno’s Bistro & Pizzeria have in common? They and countless like them defied the CCP virus pandemic restrictions by opening their businesses. Sadly...

 

Stay tuned for part 2

To The Eagle: Last year, in May 2020, President Trump received letters from over 600 doctors. They criticized how Fauci’s past and current lockdowns caused thousands to suffer negative health consequences including deaths; that Fauci manipulated...

 

For the People Act would fortify elections

To The Eagle: The 2021 Senate will soon be debating HR-1, the “For The People Act,” designed to reform and fortify our republic’s democratic voting system. Its features would expand, improve and enforce equity and transparency in federal electi...

 

Writer weighs in on Biden administration

To The Eagle: There was a puzzling dearth of letters in last week’s Eagle. Expectations were high that the merry band of critics who dedicated so much time warning us of the perils of the Trump tyranny would be out in full force to celebrate the...

 

The Republicans stacked the deck

To The Eagle: The Republican party has captured a historic majority of governorships and legislatures in the nation. Their electoral success has largely been the result of applying the principles of “Jim Crow Lite” not only upon identifiable...

 

Track/field records available

To The Eagle: Having coached track and field at Wahkiakum High School from 1966 to 2001, one of my responsibilities was to keep accurate records; keeping in mind what is required to make records valid, e.g., two clocks on running events, wind aided (...

 

Conservative liberal or liberal conservative?

To The Eagle: I find myself in my 78th year more confused than ever and it's not alzheimer's. I'm not sure if I'm a conservative liberal or a liberal conservative. I firmly believe, although it's really not my business being a man, that all women...

 

Commit the sin and get the shot

To The Eagle: The Archdiocese of New Orleans last week released a statement advising Catholics that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is “morally compromised as it uses an abortion-derived cell line in the development, testing and production of its...

 

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