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Please don't clearcut the Island dikes

To The Eagle: I love our beautiful Island. One of my favorite things to do is go for a cruise around it. There is a lot of eye candy on this jewel. But someone wants to clearcut our dikes. I find no beauty in that. Now, I’m no tree hugger, I make...

 

Clarification from local organization

To The Eagle: A recent mailing entitled “2019 Cathlamet-Area Fund Drive for Wounded Warriors” from the Wounded Warrior Project has caused some confusion and misconceptions among some recipients. Donations to that mailing do not support our local...

 

Endgame ahead

To The Eagle: Unsuited. Unwanted. Unhinged. Unrepentant. Unflushed. Yet. JB Bouchard Puget Island...

 

All species must adapt, migrate or perish

To The Eagle: Like Dennis (comments Nov. 28 on Venice) I too wonder about “lack of common sense among some people.” I agree with Dennis “we are all ignorant on many issues, it will not help to stay ignorant.” I looked into the scientific...

 

Judge expresses his appreciation

To The Eagle: Now that the recent election has been certified I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the voters of Pacific and Wahkiakum counties. When I was appointed by the governor to serve as the superior court judge it was a great...

 

All's right in the world

To The Eagle: A humble rejoinder to Dennis Gordon’s challenge (Eagle 11/27): Venice was built on 118 small islands in the Venetian lagoon by Romans fleeing barbarian invaders (no doubt early Republicans) around 421 AD. Building technique on these...

 

Hamilton was advocate of executive power

To The Eagle: Ron Chernov makes it clear in his biography of Alexander Hamilton that the man was an advocate of strong executive power, yet also envisaged the rise of a demagogue who would put liberty and the rule of law at risk and place his own...

 

Dinner was very much appreciated

To The Eagle: Just wanted to pass along a big thank you to all the volunteers who made the Cathlamet Community Thanksgiving Dinner such a success. The food and company was wonderful. Like the best of Thanksgivings past, I left knowing I had eaten...

 

Traveler concerned about climate change

To The Eagle: I wonder about the lack of common sense among some people and politicians in regard to our environment. A recent visit and stay in Venice brought focus to my point-concern. Having arrived in Venice Italy (work and pleasure) in the late...

 

Point restated

To The Eagle: I clearly did not make my point well enough. And looking back, stating my personal considerations about poverty did not help make my point. That said, my point was that to penalize those who have succeeded in living above poverty is...

 

Puget Island was clue on Jeopardy

To The Eagle: I was watching Jeopardy last night, and they had a category Islands in the "C" and when there’s a letter with quotation marks, the answer will begin with that letter as I'm sure someone there watches Jeopardy or knows someone who...

 

Payday lenders are the true parasites

To The Eagle: A recent contributor posited the question “why are there poor at all?” and concluded that poor folk “want to be poor and choose not to work to support themselves.” The Feds classify an individual as “poor” if their income is...

 

Winning essay: What makes America great

Commentary by Darrell Alexander Theron Frame is a 15 year old sophomore at Naselle High School who was given the opportunity to enter the contest with 21 other entries. His hope is to make the wider world better in some way after he graduates while...

 

Thanks for the support

To The Eagle: Many thanks to those that recently trusted me with their vote as Cathlamet Town Council nominee. Helping turn the town around has been a strong, personal focus of mine for a couple of years now. Together, with the four other committed...

 

Tax the rich?

To The Eagle: First of all a person only becomes rich if he/she or someone in their family had a good idea or a needed product and went about developing it and marketing it. Which resulted in wealth from exchange for their products or services...

 

Norse Hall provides wonderful event venue

To The Eagle: Are you looking for a special venue for hosting a large family gathering or holiday party, a wedding and/or reception, public meeting or reunions? I was looking for a special indoor place this year, to celebrate my husband's retirement...

 

Mendacities, distortions will be recognized

To The Eagle: “There was no crime committed,” according to the Inspectors General of both the Dept. of Justice and the Dept. of State who exonerated Hillary Clinton after a three year investigation into her use of a private email server during...

 

Will we get our $30 car tabs back?

To The Eagle: Just a little follow up about the $30 car tab I wrote last week. As we all know, the $30 car tab initiative passed and yet the Seattle mayor threatened the very voters that helped pass it by filing a lawsuit to block that initiative....

 

Why are we paying more than $30 for car tabs?

To The Eagle: Last year I wrote to our legislators about why our renewal for car licensing had risen from $30 to $63.75 (this year went up to $68.25). I received a response from Damon Monroe who is the Rule Coordinator for DOL. This is his reply:...

 

Often repeating a lie doesn't make it true

To The Eagle, Let’s straighten out one twisted fact mentioned in an opinion piece last week. I refer to the repeated lie that “Hillary Clinton sold 20 percent of our uranium to Russia,” Folks who have casually smeared Clinton’s reputation by...

 

Thou dost protest too much

To The Eagle: Egads! Gadzooks! The neighborly contretemps over fact versus opinion has at last slipped the bonds of civility, and we stand accused of both uttering untruths and bearing false witness. Exegesis follows: Hillary’s crimes are real and...

 

Herrera-Beutler, Walsh speaking to veterans

To The Eagle: There will be two Veterans Day ceremonies tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 8. The first one is at the Wahkiakum High School at 10 a.m. in the high school gym. All community veterans and spouses are welcome. After the assembly, there will be a...

 

The island of America

To The Eagle: Many are concerned about our President’s unilateral trade policy decisions. There’s an old saying that trust is “gained in drops and lost in buckets.” On an almost daily basis, we see our government undermine years of hard work...

 

Justice for all

To The Eagle: No U.S. President has ever approached Trump’s blatant and constant attack on democracy and the constitution. President Trump, though that’s an honorary title of which he’s entirely unbecoming, has only one agenda: Utilize the...

 

Attacks leading us down dangerous path

To The Eagle: This air of political and cultural turmoil is tearing America apart. I know many want to blame our president. It is not his fault if we, as American citizens cannot tolerate opposing views. The fact is, he was a very admired man until...

 

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