Opinion

UPAWS a worthy recipient of cash gift for project

Editorial

There’s a pretty common saying many of us have heard before — that a dollar doesn’t go very far these days. But when you get 100,000 of those dollars all in one lump sum, well, that’ll put a smile on just about anyone’s face. There’s little doubt in our minds that the sold-out ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Who are real heroes? To the Journal editor: Remember the devastating terrorist attacks which took place on Sept. 11, 2001? As our country healed from those horrific events our nation became united. Patriotism was on display all across our great nation as flag’s flew ever abundantly. Fast ...

Dems yelp as Trump upholds Constitution

Columns

Donald Trump is criticized, often justly, for misstatements of facts and failure to understand the details of public policy. But in two of his most recent controversial actions, he has taken stands upholding the rule of law and undoing the lawless behavior of his most recent predecessor. The ...

Trump call to grieving family threw gas on fire

Columns

His name was La David T. Johnson. His wife’s name is Myeshia Johnson. The congresswoman from Florida is Frederica Wilson. You would know none of this from Donald Trump’s public statement Wednesday: “I had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife, who sounded like a ...

Harvey Weinstein and feminism: MeToo hashtag a rallying cry

Columns

What makes Harvey Weinsteins? The chief of Amazon studios, Roy Price, has now resigned in the wake of allegations that he made lewd comments and propositioned a producer. Lists of accused sexual predators in Hollywood and journalism are circulating on social media. President Donald ...

Letters to the Editor: Vet was helped

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I’m disabled veteran that found myself in a difficult situation. I was in the process of moving and found that there were a few expenses I hadn’t counted on. Which put me in a bind because I had already told my last landlord I was moving out. I asked around and ...

Trump makes mess of trade; economy beware

Columns

America’s closest neighbors, Mexico and Canada, rank high on Donald Trump’s to-do list of allies to offend. The North American Free Trade Agreement, the president insists, is “the worst deal ever.” Actually, it’s been a mostly good deal for all three partners. But even if the U.S. ...

Republic Township vets memorial a community effort

Editorial

Upper Peninsula communities come together when help is needed and that’s exactly what people did in support of the Republic Township Veterans Memorial which will be dedicated at noon Saturday. Project coordinator Sterling Schultz has been working diligently to make the memorial a reality. ...

Niemisto honor fitting for someone who does so much

Editorial

Although lots of people in the Marquette area do many good things, very few qualify as community treasures, people who give selflessly of themselves, over a very long period of time, for the greater good, and expect nothing in return. Area residents came together Tuesday to honor one such ...

Donald Trump is his own worst enemy

Editorial

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has a special talent for creating political problems for himself and then compounding them. Attempting to counter the allegation that for nearly two weeks he had failed to call the bereaved mother and wife of an Army soldier killed in the line of duty in Niger, he ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

By any other name To the Journal editor: I feel compelled to respond to the article in The Mining Journal on Sept. 28 regarding the firing of the Michigan State Police Col. Kristi Kibbey Etue. She has been asked (or ordered) to resign by liberal activists, the ACLU whom I have always ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Supporting Rossway To the Journal editor: We are writing this letter in support of Rich Rossway for state representative. He is a strong supporter of education programs, and the construction of our local hospital and Marquette County Road 595. We need a state representative who will ...

Fresh Coast Film Festival kicks off today in area

Editorial

The second annual Fresh Coast Film Festival is set to kick off today, and the event runs through Sunday. The Fresh Coast website states that the event is the first of its kind — “a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment and resilient spirit of ...

Trump is ‘talent,’ not head of state

Columns

In high school civics I was taught that, in America, the president has many roles, often divided in other countries. He’s commander in chief, head of state, chief administrator and executive, the head of his party, chief diplomat, legislative leader and, according to some lists, “the ...

Letters to the Editor: Nursing home realities

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Most everyone knows or has known someone who resides in a nursing home. What you may not know is how challenging it is to be employed there. Today's nursing homes aren’t what they use to be. Caring for folks with more complex medical conditions including dementias ...

Kimmel vs. Carson: Changing times

Columns

Jimmy Kimmel deserves credit for frankness, if nothing else. In an interview over the weekend, the ABC late-night host said he doesn’t care about losing Republican viewers. We’re a long way from Johnny Carson, whose “Tonight Show” was a national institution that enjoyed a broad ...

Visiting futurist gives area things to think about

Editorial

Society is constantly evolving. However, advances in technology can escalate this evolution, and people need to be up to the challenge. Otherwise, they might get left behind. Thomas Frey, founder of the Westminster, Colorado-based DaVinci Institute and former IBM engineer and designer, ...

Who will not be the 2020 presidential nominee?

Columns

In 1963, the legendary Russell Baker, writing in The New York Times, explained how we in the press, years before the nation’s next presidential campaign, are miraculously able to agree upon who qualify — and, perhaps more importantly, who do not qualify — as plausible White House ...

Proposed ‘Good Samaritan’ bill should get fair hearing

Editorial

A great many of us have heard of the Biblical parable where an injured man on the side of the road was helped by a passing Samaritan. This so-called “Good Samaritan” went out of his way to assist someone in distress, helping not because he had to but because it was the right thing to ...

Plans proceeding to repurpose old Lower Harbor dock

Editorial

The Lower Harbor ore dock is a familiar structure along the city of Marquette’s shoreline, and with a little elbow grease, and an estimated $90 million, the iconic landmark could be transformed into a regional attraction and community events venue. The non-profit group known as Friends of ...