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Invest in the future of Wahkiakum

To The Eagle: I had the opportunity to participate in the interview process with Wahkiakum Dollars for Scholars (WDFS) for the 2021 graduates of WHS who were applying for scholarships. I, as well as the other interviewers, were impressed and amazed...

 

We've done the best job of defeating slavery

To The Eagle: No! Absolutely not. This writer was not “insulted” as your headline claimed. Enraged perhaps, disappointed certainly; but it was the people of this community who were insulted by the AP article in question. A bolt from the Stygian...

 

Racists come in all colors

To The Eagle: In last week’s paper you made an analogy between cancer and slavery, well the horror that is cancer can be treated but has yet to be cured. Slavery was cured over 150 years ago even if some can't put it to rest. I hear the nonsense ca...

 

What an interesting world we live in

To The Eagle: Last week had a couple of letters that caused me to scratch my head and wonder which country the respective writers were alluding to. Both writers seemed to find fault with a well written and thoughtful article about our country’s...

 

Musings

To The Eagle: Did you ever notice the people that complain most vociferously about The Eagle’s editorial content and perspective are arguably The Eagle’s biggest supporters? It seems those that bitch and complain the most are often the most...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    June 3, 2021

The diagnosis is rough and hard to talk about

A couple letter writers this week take me to task for printing an Associated Press article on racial issues. One said I should have featured Memorial Day. Well, on Page 1 was an article announcing the local Memorial Day ceremony presented by...

 

Perhaps we should form a new state

To The Eagle: Voters in Malheur, Sherman, Grant, Baker and Lake Counties in Oregon State voted on May 18 to consider joining the state of Idaho because they like Idaho’s conservative political leadership. Of course they would have to go through...

 

I'm a proud US citizen, by choice

To The Eagle: I was embarrassed to read a recent letter to The Eagle from a totally un-informed person; I will comment on it. As a European, we have always liked Americans. I came here happily and freely, joined the US Army, then proudly accepted US...

 

Writer insulted

To The Eagle: This is a community comprised largely of “seasoned citizens” – folks who have been around the track, and through more than a few wars and disasters. We hit the road in the earlier parts of the last century wrapped in whatever...

 

The people deserve a lot better

To The Eagle: "This mess has been in our soil. It's in our soul." This is a quote from the insulting and scurrilous opinion piece by the AP reprinted for the pleasure of the editor, staff and leftist readers of this little newspaper last week. It...

 

Election monitors

To The Eagle: Has anyone spotted any third world countries clamoring for the U. S. to supply them with election monitors? Gilbert Vik Puget Island...

 

We hate the sins, not the sinner

To The Eagle: A recent contributor expressed pride in her Swiss heritage, but her claim of “zero home invasions” in Switzerland is false. That nation’s 2020 National Crime & Safety Report states“ Burglaries remain a primary concern. Home inva...

 

Those who work for social justice do not hate America

To The Eagle: A lady of Swiss lineage recently wrote in to express her scorn for social activists whom she describes as “Socialist/Communist” who hate America. How dare she accuse me of hating America because I don’t believe, like her, that...

 

Writer praises another

To The Eagle: In last week’s Letter to the Editor I truly liked what Lily Kolditz wrote: Don’t let “them” divide us. It was written with consideration, tact and common sense; I couldn’t have said it better. Toni Below Ca...

 

Who has fascist yearnings?

To The Eagle: J.B.’s attempt to defend the indefensible last week scores zero for four: Abortion up to the point of birth and even after, and abortion for the purpose of selling baby spare parts qualifies as pretty much unlimited, and if those...

 

Writer embarassed to be U.S. citizen

To The Eagle: I am so embarrassed to be a U.S. citizen. I've always wondered why Europeans didn't like [U.S.]Americans. Now I know. We are easily bribed! If I lived in Georgia and voted democrat I was promised a $2000.00 check. Instead most U.S....

 

We should lead by the power of example

To The Eagle: I’d like to address some of the derogatory comments made by the fellow who mocked our country as having “adopted self-excoriation as a national pastime.” National retrospection is not a weakness, regardless of what Republican...

 

Don't let "them" divide us

To The Eagle: We need to understand the propaganda of the “woke” Socialists/Communists for what it is. Their effort is to divide Americans, weaken our economy, release violent criminals back into the streets, demoralize good law enforcement...

 

Anti-vaccination propaganda kills

To The Eagle: Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin recently said distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine should have been "limited." That undermines the national push to end the pandemic. Johnson, who has no medical background, said "I see no rea...

 

We don't need any new taxes

To The Eagle: About three weeks ago I received a letter from Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler. To make it short, she stated that the talk in Olympia is surrounding new taxes, even a state income tax. She wrote to Inslee requesting to oppose all ne...

 

PUD should make existing utilities more bulletproof

To The Eagle: One of our PUD commissioners has started a crusade to bring city water to the folks in Deep River, and wants to dig into the two million dollar reserve fund to get the project going. Manager Dave Tramblie valiantly dug in his heels,...

 

Background checks and waiting periods needed

To The Eagle: Last week a fellow provided a long list of statistics showing why gun violence was actually rare and mattered very little, at least to him. Here’s a statistic for you from the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers found that...

 

Constant denigration of our country continues

To The Eagle: The constant unceasing denigration of our country continues apace. The self-anointed holy among us decry our allegiance to basic American values. They want us to disarm and beg forgiveness from the hateful Left. We Americans are guilty...

 

Clarification offered about autism

To The Eagle: There were some misleading things in your April 22 article "April is Autism Awareness Month." First, demographics. Autism is not a childhood condition. It's lifelong: you don't grow out of it. You just learn to live with it. One in 54...

 

Preserve our children, not 2nd Amendment

To The Eagle: In last week’s edition, a fellow wondered why so much ado was made about last year’s 19,370 gun related fatalities. “Cars,” he wrote, “kill more people than guns.” That is sadly true. There were 42,060 vehicular fatalities...

 

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