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 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    January 27, 2022 

Please support the school levy

This week, I received a ballot in the mail to vote on a tax levy for the Wahkiakum School District. I marked the box to support the levy. They call it an enrichment levy. The state legislature has determined that the state is paying for the cost of...

 

Citizen speaks to previous writers

To The Eagle: Last week’s Eagle had two particularly well written articles. James, to your rhetorical question of “why,” I think the answer comes down to the age-old balance beam of “fear and greed,” and then often justified with religion....

 

Return your ballots by February 8

To The Eagle: Folks should have received a ballot in the mail this week for a levy to replace an existing educational programs and operations levy. That's it! Nothing else on the ballot. Boring. Boring. Boring. But it's pretty darned important, and I...

 

What is the school levy?

To The Eagle: It is not an extra tax and its approval by voters will not increase your property taxes. Instead, by voting for the renewal of the existing levy, voters indicate that they want a certain amount of their existing property tax to be used...

 

Vote yes to keep education alive

To The Eagle: On social media we are seeing some folks campaigning against the levy whose end goal appears to be that Wahkiakum school district ceases to exist. They are possibly misinformed about the costs of doing that. According to Washington Stat...

 

Lions grateful for coverage

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum Lions Club wishes to thank Diana Zimmerman for her great article about the LC Medical Equipment Loan Closet. It has already created help for several people in this community who needed items to help in their recovery....

 

Vote yes on school replacement levy

To The Eagle: We plan to vote “yes” on the replacement levy for the Wahkiakum School district (February 8 special election) and urge our neighbors to do the same. This simple, minimal measure carries forward the existing school levy and helps...

 

Invest in the future

To The Eagle: The ballots are out for voting on the renewal of our school district levy. Yes, renewal, not a new levy or tax, but replacing the expiring 4-year levy the school district is currently collecting. The estimated levy rate is $1.78/per...

 

Abortion is solution to a preventable problem

To The Eagle: A writer in last week’s paper suggested that the reason many good people don't want to run for office has something to do with religion being used as a cudgel (stick). The real reason many good people don't run for office is that the...

 

Writer shares his hopes for the US in 2022

To The Eagle: My number1 hope for this country and continued democracy, is to pass the two voting rights bills currently in Congress. Sadly did not happen. Some years ago, it would have been a large bipartisan vote, now zero Republicans will vote...

 

School supporter urges yes vote

To The Eagle: The school levy for Wahkiakum School District will be voted on February 8, 2022. Every school district in Washington State has a school levy that provides for maintenance of basic needs - books, teachers, teacher assistants, special...

 

The assassins are here

To The Eagle: As a recent writer adroitly pointed out, you’re not likely to read about American Communist activities in the local paper. They’re simply not exciting enough. You’d have to subscribe to the People’s World newspaper which...

 

Radical nationalism is not patriotism

To The Eagle: The people who stormed the US Capitol on 6 January don’t understand that radical nationalism is not patriotism. Not wanting to be considered as rioters, or insurrectionists, they claim to be “patriots.” It is a strange modern...

 

Faith is now being used as a cudgel

To The Eagle, I fancy the readers of our paper to be articulate well educated souls. Given that, allow me to posit this. Perhaps I can get an answer to a question that has been lurking at the edge of my consciousness for some time now. We live in a...

 

Who denies the looming lie of CRT?

To The Eagle: Is there any person more pathetic or foolish than the man or woman of 40-50-80+ years who is “woke,” who is the recipient of the privileges and capabilities from the most free and open society in the world, but who hates it and his...

 

Constitution is the greatest document

To The Eagle: I have to comment on a letter last week from a writer who's views are mostly extreme to me. The writer suggested maybe we don't need a Constitution, well I guess he thinks we don't need freedom of speech, freedom of religion, or any...

 

Today's politicians are deceitfully disguised

To The Eagle: “Basic civil, human, and economic rights were violated under demonstrably fraudulent pretenses. The sacrifices we thought we were making for the common good were sacrifices made in vain. Unlawful lockdowns demoralized the population...

 

Star Program ends another season

To The Eagle: The Star Program of Wahkiakum is finished with the 2021 season. We are happy to report that with all the donations, the star placement locations, and the help of the great people of Wahkiakum County, it was another successful year. We...

 

What divides us

To The Eagle: I don’t dislike you because we have differences of opinion about national policy or because you vote Republican and I vote Democrat. No. I dislike you because you don’t accept truth and facts that don’t conform to your perception...

 

Writer fearful for future of democracy

To The Eagle: Something in last week's paper jumped out at me. Well, three things actually. Number 1: It's nice that the overseer of the PUD gets his 5% raise. Like the rest of us on SS that will help a little with the 5% inflation rate. Following...

 

Not all countries possess a constitution

To The Eagle: Not every country possesses a single, written constitution, and some countries possess them in quirky forms. Nonetheless, these countries remain some of the most free and democratic in the world. Australia’s 1901 constitution lacks wh...

 

Epidemiologist seems counterproductive

To The Eagle: The latest entree in The Eagle's "dueling headlines" opines that some opinions shouldn't be repeated. The letter then goes on to attack several observations about the ineffectiveness of, and hazards caused by, masks. These observations...

 

Who are the actual freeloaders?

To The Eagle: Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted on Elon Musk: “Let’s change the rigged tax so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else,” in which Elon responded “If you opened your eyes for 2...

 

The Grinch that stole the community center

To The Eagle: According to Town of Cathlamet Mission Statement: "Cathlamet is committed to providing credible leadership and quality services to the community through transparency of its processes, good stewardship of public resources, respect for...

 

SR 4 modification makes it less safe

To The Eagle: I attended school at George Washington Elementary in White Plains, New York from 1940 through 1944. The school was only about five blocks from my house, but it was on the other side of the Mamaroneck Parkway, a four lane divided...

 

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