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Previous conspiracies later proven as fact

To The Eagle: Censorship is still alive and well on the editorial pages of The Wahkiakum County Eagle. The following comments are in regard to your Letter to the Editor policy changes published in the July 14th edition. Yes, as publisher and editor...

 

Give them something to whine about

To The Eagle: Once again with the FBI’s raid on Mar-A-Lago, the Democrats and Liberals, even some of the Republicans are like two year olds with temper tantrums; they just keep whining. What appalls me the most besides the continuous harassment on...

 

Our tax dollars at work

To The Eagle: Joe Biden wants to hire 86,852 new IRS agents; that would more than double the amount of IRS agents we now pay to come after our money. Let’s put that in perspective: Eighty six thousand eight hundred fifty two is nearly two and a...

 

Look forward to worldwide famine

To The Eagle: I read an article “The True Evil of the World Economic Forum” in the American Thinker the other day. According to the article Klaus Schwab, a billionaire elitist, has plans for world domination. His motto is “You’ll own nothing...

 

Vote YES for the WCERS** Initiative

To The Eagle: As the chairs of both county parties, we want to thank Sheriff Howie for attending our party meetings this past week, and explaining the communications sales and use tax that will be on our ballot in November. Yes, we are already...

 

Time to bring civics back to classroom

To The Eagle: Our challenge as citizens is to not go down the rabbit hole leading to chaos and civil war. Let us not forget the rallying cry of Germany in 1939 was Germany First while on our shores there were more than just a few proclaiming America...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    August 11, 2022

What a week!

Last week turned out to be an exciting week for Eagle staff. You should know that we plan ahead to make sure we cover local events, such as the Finnish American Folk Festival that occurred July 29-31 in Naselle. Reporter Diana Zimmerman already had...

 

It's called the opinion page for a reason

To The Eagle: “If folks want to announce how they feel,” said the man, “let them do so in a paid ad, not a letter to the editor. They can print and mail their own broadsheet to county residents.” What condescending claptrap. This is a small...

 

Democrats persecuting insignificant protesters

To The Eagle: Crazy times we are living in, no? Prices for everything are soaring; the national debt has been raised again while we send billions to Ukraine in the newest forever war. Our strategic debacle in Afghanistan has our own military turning...

 

Living in the USA

To The Eagle: It’s painfully clear that the Covid pandemic has caused deaths, to not only people, but sadly also some small businesses that fell through the cracks, getting the help from Biden’s Rescue Plan. Our dependence on parts from all over...

 

WCERS committee seeks supporters

To The Eagle: Wahkiakum County has placed on the November ballot an initiative for a minimal increase in sales and use tax of 2/10 of 1% (.2%) to set up a fund for future upgrades, repairs, and maintenance for the Wahkiakum County Emergency Radio...

 

Recommendation for alternate facts offered

To The Eagle: Mr. Puddicombe suggests in last week's Eagle that those of us holding views that conflict with the wisdom and sagacity of the editor should use paid ads rather than letters to the editor. When I complained about election fraud in Nov...

 

Letter writers should adhere to higher standard

To The Eagle: Several weeks ago Rick Nelson enumerated several changes to LTE policy. I welcome them but propose another to enhance civic discourse and further minimize ugly and divisive rhetoric: “LTE’s must address a singular issue or idea, and...

 

You cannot be informed if you only listen to one side

To The Eagle: Some weeks ago there was an article about turning democracy into autocracy. My letter along with my friend’s letter were both in the following week. What I found interesting is the diametrically opposed interpretation of the same...

 

There are two sides to every story

To The Eagle: For the incredible things Donald Trump has done to make our country great when he served us as President, it is troubling to read a whole page by the AP in The Eagle reporting about evidences that the January 6th Committee came up with...

 

Workable emergency radio system needed

To The Eagle: Wahkiakum County proposes a two-tenths of a percent increase in sales tax charged within the county. The county’s current sales tax rate is 7.6 percent. The proposed increase would increase that rate to 7.8 percent. While my general...

 

CPR class was money well spent

To The Eagle: If you get a chance to support our local volunteer fire departments – please do so. Here’s one reason why they deserve it. On July 10, I took a CPR Cerification class at the Cathlamet Fire Department. Volunteer EMT Justin Roberts...

 

Bigelow has earned our support

To The Eagle: We arrived here 31 years ago, greeted by the slogan "a unique experience awaits you." I was newly retired from 33 years of aviation and Judy from 25 years of law enforcement (though she ended up working 10 more years) so we doubted...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    July 14, 2022

Changes in letters policy

I've decided to implement some changes in The Eagle policy for letters to the editor. First and foremost, letters need to be shortened. In the past, the limit has been 350 words; starting with the July 23 edition, the limit is now 250 words. We seem...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    July 14, 2022

Short and to the point

Here's a short commentary coming from Tuesday's House Jan. 6 Committee. It's testimony from witness Stephen Ayers: "People dive into the politics, and for me, I felt like I had horse blinders on. I was locked in the whole time. The biggest thing for...

 

Thoughts on recent letters to the editor

To The Eagle: Last week’s AP (Jan. 6th Hearing) article had three paragraphs on “sworn testimony” of 2nd hand hear-say. A witness who saw nothing and wasn’t present during the event repeated what others had said, and they were just repeating...

 

Editorial was a cautionary tale

To The Eagle: Our neighborhood troll’s “truly amazing” rejoinder to the previous week’s editorial reads like a MAGA rally speech, declaiming election fraud (disproved in every swing state), deriding the “false narrative” of climate...

 

Facts vs hype

To The Eagle: A writer in this column recently sought to remind us that the constitution has been amended 17 times, drawing the conclusion the Bill of Rights is not inalienable and insinuating these rights can be “amended.” The fact is if we look...

 

An endorsement for Dan Bigelow

To The Eagle: Dan Bigelow is a proven asset to Wahkiakum County. Dan has provided guidance through difficult union issues and shared his knowledge of proper reserve source usage. Dan is always available to advise our elected officials on legal...

 

The real truth will eventually come out

To The Eagle: All this talk about Roe vs Wade, how about preventing abortions? We all know it takes a man and a woman to make a baby. If you need sex and don’t want babies, it is the responsibility of both men and women to use condoms, diaphragms,...

 

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