Opinion

NMU continues trend of growing its overall enrollment

Editorial

There was positive news recently from the campus of Northern Michigan University. NMU continues to buck state and national trends by growing its overall enrollment, something most colleges and universities only dream of these days. According to the school’s all-important 10th day enrollment ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Uncertain future cited To the Journal editor: What will bring on the next “Great Extinction Event?” Global warming? Sea level rise? A wayward asteroid? Maybe Yellowstone will blow its top and bury us all under a cloak of volcanic ash? The signs are there: Carbon dioxide is through the ...

Expert Q&A: How to pay for college

Columns

Figuring out how to pay for college is like putting together a puzzle. At first, it can feel like all the pieces are jumbled in the box. The final picture is unclear and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. But gradually, different pieces fit together in different combinations until ...

Hong Kong finishing a summer of heroic dissent

Columns

HONG KONG — The masked men who recently tossed firebombs at Jimmy Lai’s home targeted one of this city’s foremost democracy advocates. Lai, a 71-year-old media billionaire, calls this summer’s ongoing protest “a martyrdom movement” and “a last-straw movement.” It has an ...

Trump rapidly becoming known as mad negotiator

Columns

In the “fire and fury” phase of Donald Trump’s presidency, everyone worried that he’d impulsively start a war with North Korea. The worry should have been that he’d, almost on a whim, step across the Korean DMZ in a chummy photo-op with Kim Jong Un. Richard Nixon famously had ...

Superiorland has much to offer this weekend

Editorial

Let’s put it this way: If you say there’s nothing to do on Saturday, you’re really missing out as the day is a jam-packed array of Yooper fun and charity. Here are just a few of the events: ≤ The Chocolay Area Festival, which will be from 10 a.m-4 p.m. at the Silver Creek ...

Leave planet livable

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Forest fires in the Amazon, Hurricane Dorian, are these enough to motivate us to act? Imagine a string that raps around your house, down your hallways, through your rooms. That long line represents the amount of time that people have been on earth. Pinch the string ...

All about taking good money from bad peeps

Columns

The now-former head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab went from hero to zero in a couple of news cycles. Once heralded for overseeing projects that use technology for social good, Joichi Ito resigned after revelations that he had tried to hide the source of donations from ...

Fall color pageant now beginning to reveal itself

Columns

“They were relentless, brilliant scavengers with a keen sense of craftiness, and no human being could outwit them. The kind of cunning mischief and competition that a murder of crows possessed was unbeatable...” — Rebecca McNutt The sound of a murder of crows, a flock of blue jays or ...

Ishpeming Senior Center building’s days were numbered

Editorial

During a special meeting on Tuesday, the Ishpeming City Council voted unanimously to close the Ishpeming Senior Center, at 324 Pine St., due to safety concerns. “The council voted to comply with the orders of Marquette County Building official Paul Knox to close the senior center,” ...

Event a success

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The directors of the 906 Warrior Relief Fund would like to thank the American Legion Post 349 in Little Lake, all of the golfers, businesses, individuals and volunteers that participated, sponsored holes and/or donated. This year we have surpassed all expectations and ...

Will Trump run?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: It is my expectation that President Trump is going to do all of us a big favor and decide some time in early-to-mid-2020 not to run for re-election partly because of a likely slow-down in the economy. When that happens, I hope that the Republicans will nominate ...

Election a murky matter as seen through Sanford’s looking glass

Columns

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Once upon a time, Mark Sanford might have been a contender, but there’s too much water under the bridges that stretch from this city of steeples to his erstwhile home on Sullivan’s Island. The disgraced former South Carolina governor and congressman announced Sunday ...

Have we forgotten lessons, sacrifices of 9/11?

Editorial

Ask any of the remaining World War II generation how they feel about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, and we can all but guarantee you the response you’ll get will be an emotional one — nearly 78 years after the fact. With freedom on the line, everyone ...

Soo Locks funding urged

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The economic engine of iron and steel is responsible for more than 115,000 jobs in Michigan, paying a total of nearly $8 billion in wages and salaries annually, while generating $29 billion in industry output and $3 billion in federal, state and local taxes. The steel ...

Dealing with Taliban devil

Columns

PARIS — President Trump was right to cancel a “secret” meeting with leaders of the Taliban and the Afghan government following two bomb attacks by the terrorist group that killed 10 civilians, an American soldier and a Romanian service member in heavily fortified Kabul. The president is ...

Whitmer going after vaping industry in Michigan

Editorial

With the number of serious health cases approaching 500 nationwide related to vaping, we believe Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is on the right track in banning flavored electronic cigarettes, accusing companies of using candy flavors and deceptive advertising to “hook children on ...

That’s the way politics should be practiced

Columns

Back when Richard Nixon was president, a Washington saloon five minutes’ walk from the White House named the Class Reunion was the go-to watering hole where press, politicians and real people could rub and bend elbows. To be candid, I was a regular at “the CR,” as it was called, but ...

Eagle Mine life extension good news for area

Editorial

It’s been said that unexpected good news is always the best kind. After what surfaced late last week about the Eagle Mine, we’d tend to agree. Eagle officials announced that the life of the mine, which is an underground, high-grade nickel and copper mine located in Michigamme Township in ...

God’s country cited

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I recently read a book called “Cemeteries of the Stars.” It was about when and how they died and where they were buried. Lots of them had money, fame and large homes, etc. Also, a lot of them died rather young from bad habits, smoking, alcohol and drugs. Seems ...