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Former commissioner announces endorsements

To The Eagle: I am writing to fully endorse Dan Cothern, Lee Tisher, Dean Takko and Brian Blake. I am asking for your vote and support for their elections. As a retired county commissioner and past president of the Washington state association of...

 

Backman is a unifier

To The Eagle: On every level of our Democratic Republic it is important to elect quality individuals who represent all of the people. Mike Backman has a proven record of serving the best interests of all of his constituents and the county. Mike is a...

 

I will vote only for Republicans

To The Eagle: I don't like to see out of control riots in our cities, where people are being badly hurt and businesses looted and destroyed while Democrat governors, mayors and district attorneys watch and do nothing to stop it. I don't care to live...

 

The Tony Soprano of American politics?

To The Eagle: Last week was filled with strange and wondrous landmarks in the annals of American journalism. On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that President Trump’s response to Covid-19 was efficient and effective, and the World Health...

 

Believe the facts, not the lies

To The Eagle: Jaime Herrera Beutler is a complete hypocrite as well as a liar. She freely admits how many times she voted to strip 20 million Americans of health insurance. Now she has the audacity to proclaim herself as the champion and savior of...

 

Dean Takko is an extremist?

To The Eagle: I just received the most absurd political ad in the mail, among many absurd ones this year. It is from a group based in Puyallup, "WA Forward," saying that our Senator Dean Takko is an extremist. Say what? Anyone who knows Dean, or who...

 

President Trump gets things done

To The Eagle: Every year our country spent billions of dollars to foreign aid for what? We have problems of our own. Finally we have a president that has cut off most ties of foreign affairs such as UNESCO, WHO and other international affairs. Each...

 

Get out and vote

To The Eagle: This is the week that many of us will be voting and I would like to encourage people to vote for Carolyn Long. She seems to me to be a candidate who is genuinely trying to find out the needs and concerns of the people of this district....

 

Ballots are coming; it's time to vote

And so we've arrived at the point in the 2020 election season when Washington voters receive their mail-in ballots. The adoption of vote-by-mail has changed the dynamics of elections; although election day is Nov. 3, two weeks away, this will be the...

 

Answers to questions posed by letter writers

To The Eagle: Almost everyone agrees there could be better forest management, but most forests are federally managed, with Trump appointees running the departments. So? I have been trying to find someone wanting our country to become Venezuela....

 

Don't let Long pull the wool over your eyes

To The Eagle: Our Congresswoman, Jaime Herrera Beutler, has worked across the aisle to cut the cost of prescription drugs. Meanwhile, Carolyn Long has run around promising to do like Jaime. However, it’s unclear how Long's going to accomplish this...

 

Equity and justice are worth striving for

To The Eagle: The fate of disputed federal laws depends upon how the unclear intent of the framers of our 229 year old constitution is interpreted by nine bickering judges, in order to align 21st century jurisprudence with 17th century standards. Eve...

 

Reelect Jaime Herrera Beutler

To The Eagle: She has continued to be extremely effective as our representative in representing small businesses, military vets, those looking for employment and families in Southwest Washington. We need more people in congress that truly care about...

 

We need to keep Dean Takko in Olympia

To The Eagle: Given the current challenges we face due to the economic crisis, it is essential that the 19th District be represented by someone with an established track record of bringing dollars back to our county. State Sen. Dean Takko has proven...

 

Voter likes Backman

To The Eagle: I met Mike Backman right after moving to Cathlamet in 2016. Mike asked whether I would put his election sign in my window. I asked him to tell me why I would do that. He convinced me while discussing his philosophy and goals; I put the...

 

Secretary of State debate in Wahkiakum

To The Eagle: Last Wednesday we met Kim Wyman and Gael Tarleton up close and friendly in a virtual debate hosted by the Wahkiakum RandDTeam. Both candidates for Secretary of State were respectful of each other and appeared to enjoy the give-and-take...

 

Backman respects the community

To The Eagle: As a life long resident of Wahkiakum County, I appreciate Commissioner Mike Backman as he works for all county residents. I recognize his efforts in building collaborations with local, regional and state entities to help make us...

 

Remember, we're just passing through

To The Eagle: I wonder in utter amazement how anybody that claims faith can support the likes of our candidates. Easy for me to say as a recovering Christian. Even a lost and wAndering lamb, such as myself, can tell which candidate seems less likely...

 

Herrera Beutler works by and for the people

To The Eagle: Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler stepped up and helped her constituents in times of crisis. She has worked in Congress to expand access to healthcare, advocated for better service for residents trying to receive unemployment in...

 

Two votes for Tischer

To The Eagle: We have known Lee Tischer for 50 years and have never experienced any negativity from him or about him. He cares about this community and its residents, has worked on the school board and carefully delivered some of your children to...

 

Political signs, free speech and violence

To The Eagle: Prior to the primary in August the chairs of the Democratic and Republican parties co-authored a joint letter to the community condemning political sign destruction. Sadly, destruction has continued. We, all four candidates for county...

 

Vote for Lisa Olsen

To The Eagle: I have worked at the South Bend Boat Shop for 46 years, some as a partner with my father and later as owner. In all those years there has been only one commissioner who has ever stopped by my business to ask me if I had any concerns or...

 

We need appropriate forest management

To The Eagle: Everywhere I go - whether its Aberdeen, Cathlamet, Raymond, Grayland, or Skamokawa – I’m told things need to change. People’s concerns have been sidelined, their industries shrunk, and their businesses shut down. We all know this...

 

The pandemic has been politicized

To The Eagle: Ballots are arriving and the political theater we usually enjoy has turned into a phantasmagoria, but you can sort it out by applying the investigative adage “follow the money.” The rioters are well armed, equipped, and many transpo...

 

Some good can come from Trump's illness

To The Eagle: Someone once told me “You can always find a little bit of good that comes out of a bad situation.” I think that applies today with Trump becoming infected with Covid. No one wants him, or anyone, to die from the disease. Maybe the...

 

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