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A vote for Brian Blake

To The Eagle: I personally endorse Representative Brian Blake’s re-election to the State House of Representatives. I worked with Representative Blake when I served as both a Representative and Senator in the 19th Legislative District....

 

Questions that need real answers

To The Eagle: Question 1. Would better forest management on the West Coast reduce the size and number of wildfires every year? Question 2. What role do environmentalists play in forest management? Is it positive or negative? Question 3. Why is it tha...

 

Now he'll be home with a fever

To The Eagle:  I recently read a great opinion piece written by a lady who said that “The next presidential debate should be moderated by a mother of pre-school children, if one can be found who actually has the spare time to do so.” Such...

 

Carolyn Long profits off Washington seniors

To The Eagle: Perennial candidate Carolyn Long is running sleazy ads about campaign contributions, but she's no stranger to questionable financial influence herself: her family’s retirement plans include up to $150,000 with pharmaceutical giants...

 

We need a president who can be respected

To The Eagle:  We need a president who can be respected by the world.  Our current president’s own view of his position as President of the United States is a barrier to his ever becoming more than that.  By overtly using his role to...

 

Biden condones rioting and looting

To The Eagle: In response to Mr. Bouchard’s letter to the editor in last week’s newspaper, the “absurd statue” that he apparently labeled “Wahkiakum County’s official roadside eyesore,” is a replica of a piece of art that was created...

 

Ilwaco writer supports Takko for state senate

To The Eagle: It is an understatement to say that the ways in which we conduct our personal and professional lives has changed dramatically this year. As we work toward attaining a semblance of normal, we need experienced leaders who understand what...

 

Florida governor had best plan

To The Eagle: The pandemic has provided a panoply of policies ranging from serendipitous to atrocious. The Darth Vader role was played by Governor Cuomo of New York, whose edicts directed thousands of vulnerable elders into nursing homes where they p...

 

Census Bureau has issues to fix

To The Eagle: Why so many problems with the mechanics and people conducting the 2020 Census? I fully completed my census questions online on March 30 and saved my confirmation number. In late July, and early August two different ladies showed up....

 

We must win against America's nascent tyrant

To The Eagle: Before launching into a recent screed advocating one- party rule, a recent letter writer blithely dismissed the implications of a hasty appointment of an ultra-conservative to the Supreme Court bench, claiming it just doesn’t matter....

 

Takko cares about us

To The Eagle: I fondly remember the day I first met Dean Takko. After the normal introductions, I asked him how his day was going. He told me he had spent the morning trying to get a widow’s benefits straightened out. “Really?” I asked....

 

Our nation is under attack

To The Eagle: As a conservative Christian voter, this upcoming election will find me backing President Trump for another term. I am backing the party platform that most closely reflects the integrity of our United States Constitution and the...

 

Look past the attacks

To The Eagle: There is only one person in this race who's worked to lower the cost of prescription drugs and that is Jaime Herrera Beutler. She voted across party lines in support of H.R. 3, which would lower the cost of prescription drugs. Big...

 

Jaime supports working women

To The Eagle: Once again, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has navigated through the partisan sinkholes that stop so many good causes in Washington and succeeded in gaining a critical win for women and for Southwest Washington. Jaime’s bill,...

 

We can try again

To The Eagle: Last week’s letters contained more complete sentences and intelligent commentary than President Trump has used during his entire first term. Everyone’s opinions were expressed clearly, using words that no one would have had any diff...

 

Elections officials speak about USPS mailing

To The Eagle: The United States Postal Service has sent out a general mailer to many states across the US. Many voters have already seen this in their mailboxes and others may be receiving it over the course of the next few weeks. Because this...

 

Vote RED, Remove Every Democrat

To The Eagle: It’s pointless to point out the differences between the current SCOTUS battle and the one in 2016; Executive/Senate different Parties, 2nd term lame-duck president, hypocrisy of politicians because it just doesn’t matter. No...

 

Congresswoman is appreciated

To The Eagle: After months of quarantines and social distancing, getting outside into nature has never felt so important. It's important to take advantage of the opportunity and enjoy the great outdoors while we can. That is why I am so pleased our...

 

What would we do without The Eagle?

To The Eagle: My sister and I, like many of the rest of you, look forward to receiving our local community newspaper, The Eagle, in the mail every Thursday. Through the years, it has added small, relevant features that provide and keep the interest...

 

Jaime lowered the cost of prescriptions

To The Eagle: Jaime Herrera Beutler doesn’t only talk about lowering the cost of prescription drugs, she’s actually been taking action to do it. Earlier this year, she crossed party lines to vote for a bill that would cut the cost of...

 

We need a non toxic solution

To The Eagle: A public notice was sent to waterfront property owners regarding the upcoming application of herbicides to treat for aquatic and algae plants. There are several herbicides that will be used as well as salts and adjuvants (aides in...

 

Political signs destroyed on Seal River properties

To The Eagle: Someone came at night on Friday, 9/11, and tore down our son’s hand painted 4x8 foot BIDEN-HARRIS sign, leaving the other signs, and on the following night got Eddie Blain’s, also a BIDEN-HARRIS sign, so obviously a Trump fan. I am...

 

Herrera Beutler was there for us

To The Eagle: There are not any members of Congress that can hold up to the achievements of our Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler. When asked to come and hear our commissioners, who have for two years been trying to establish a 10 year program for...

 

Information offered about turtles

To The Eagle: I was surprised to read in the August 13 issue of The Eagle that representatives of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife identified the common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina as a species native to Washington state. A...

 

If Hillary were president we'd be less divisive

To The Eagle: I’d like to thank the writer of the article in last week’s Eagle questioning what the US would be like had Hillary Clinton become president. She’s fortunately making the point that many objective voters have been trying to make...

 

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