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Our school bond vote: a values question

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum School Bond measure is coming up for a vote and there appears to be a fair amount of misinformation out and about. The current high school building reached its predicted end-of-life 20 years ago, and should have been...

 

Vote yes on school bond

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum County Democratic Party voted at its general meeting January 11, 2020 to support the Wahkiakum School Bond after studying the facts. We urge everyone to educate themselves on facts and go on a scheduled tour of the high...

 

Who is right when everybody's wrong?

To The Eagle: Haven't written in a while which another person mentioned to me the other day. It's not that I have nothing to say, it's more like no matter what I say it makes no difference. Preaching to the choir is just that and I find myself...

 

Vote no on school bond issue

Vote no on school bond issue To The Eagle: After reading the very informative article about the needed repairs to our school in last week’s Eagle I had only one thought: How much was this going to cost me? The article cleverly never mentioned the...

 

Another vote for school bond

To The Eagle: Vote Yes for the Wahkiakum School Bond. It’s the necessary and right thing to do. Built in the early ‘60s, the high school was built with pride to last. But it wasn’t built to last forever. The high school has stood nearly 60...

 

Vote yes for coming school district bond

To The Eagle: It is no secret that the state of Washington has botched up school finances, the most recent example being the court-ordered enhancement of school funding which our legislature distributed in such a way as to penalize small rural...

 

Is Donald Trump a real leader?

To The Eagle: Silence allowed many dictators to continue their brutal regimes. Since we are allowed to have free speech and opinions in this country, thank God, we are also allowed to point out, what we deem to be bad policy and bad behavior. We...

 

Legislators are abusers of power

To The Eagle: The impeachment crisis is ridiculous. Our legislators can’t see themselves that they, too, are liars and abusers of power. The moment Trump became president, they’ve wasted taxpayers’ dollars yearly hunting for excuses when they...

 

School bond will hurt elderly on fixed incomes

To The Eagle: Vote no on school bonds, or you’ll be signing a blank check for unknown costs. The Eagle reports these improvements will cost ‘about’ $35.4M. Ever had a remodel done to your home with an ‘about’ estimate and it actually cost...

 

Facts aren't hard to find

Fact checking: It seems most major newspapers now have fact checkers; The Eagle isn't a major newspsper, so we rely on trusted outside sources, notable the Associated Press. Here are links to others: https://www.snopes.com/, https...

 

Senator supports school bond proposal

To The Eagle: I feel fortunate that I was able to attend Wahkiakum High School just a few years after it was built. The building looked shiny and new, the teachers were great, our teams exceled, and it was a fun place to learn. This has not changed...

 

Take the time to be media literate

To The Eagle: First, I would like to thank the editor for responding to my question about incorrect information in a recent letter published in The Eagle. I was delayed in getting my response into the paper and as it turned out the editor did a much...

 

Praise for Herrera-Beutler

To The Eagle: There’s a bright future because of the positive efforts by Jaime Herrera-Beutler: HR19 Lower Costs, More Cures- bipartisan law to lower prescription drug prices and protect access to new therapy. HR4996 Helping MOMS-combat maternal...

 

Demonization of carbon dioxide is a bad thing

To The Eagle: Kudos to Editor Rick Nelson for his fine selective research used to slam my reference to the Petition Project in these pages a fortnight past. He used Wikipedia, which is the absolute gold standard for denigrating commentary on...

 

Be glad we have a real leader

To The Eagle: The contempt and ridicule from the left is unfortunate and a continuing bleeding wound to the nation's spirit. Democrats have no sense of good civic spirit. They would rather tear our country apart than acquiesce to our overwhelmingly...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    January 9, 2020

Oregon Petition doesn't hold water

Darned if you do and darned if you don't? When I first started in this business in the 1970's, I remember an editor proclaiming that one shouldn't add editor's notes to letters to the editor. So, I sometimes let things go that I know are incorrect....

 

We may be in danger of repeating history

To The Eagle: During the early 1930's the U.S.A. had just passed the jingoistic anti Japanese Act in Congress, shutting down Japanese immigration to America and institutionalizing anti-Asian bigotry in this country. At the time, Japan was a...

 

Make a difference in our community

To The Eagle: Wahkiakum County is unique because this is the only county of this size to have such an active Chamber of Commerce and a Visitors Center open to the public. Some of the activities the Chamber conducts include strong county marketing cam...

 

Just the facts, ma'am

To The Eagle: After parsing the free-floating professorial grammar in last week’s letter, I find myself accused (I think) of using facts, being Republican, and pontificating over Trump, to which I plead “close but no cigar.” Many of my...

 

Politics?

To The Eagle: Today is Christmas, and I want to wish Happy Holidays to all! Now why the title above? I will tell you why. I was having an on line chat with an old friend who suddenly mentioned, a bit forcefully, being a “Hard Core Liberal.” That...

 

Survivors are also victims

To The Eagle: When sick and hateful people take a rifle and shoot nine people dead over the course of 15 years, those dead are the more fortunate. It is the children, parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, classmates,...

 

U.S. is greatest debtor nation

To The Eagle: There are two things I have a hard time understanding these days. The first is if our current White House administration has nothing to hide, why not let the people being requested to testify in the impeachment hearings say what they kn...

 

Dog advocate urges pet owners to be responsible

To The Eagle: In response to the recent dog attack that has folks focusing on a dog breed rather than an uncontrolled dangerous dog and owner accountability, I sincerely hope that people will allow officials to focus on the investigation and legal ma...

 

New Year's wish

To The Eagle: America can become a more just country in 2020 if we are united in the principals of equality, freedom and justice for everyone, and if we strive to judge people by their character (not their wealth, race, religion or their place of...

 

Automatic weapons killed nine in 15 years

To The Eagle: I read in The Eagle where Gov. Inslee now seeks to ban “Assault Weapons.” Remember Inslee passed Initiative 1639 which calls any and all semi automatic rifle (one squeeze of the trigger, one shot fired) “Assault Rifles.” Accordi...

 

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