Letters To The Editor

Lifting people up

To the Journal editor: I would like to see the U.S. Congress pass a new program into law which would replace the former “Aid To Families With Dependent Children” program which was passed under FDR in 1935 and abolished in 1996. Ever since its abolition, there has been a large increase ...

Letters to the editor

Dispute now in court To the Journal editor: Some time ago, Gov. Whitmer reopened negotiations with Enbridge to discuss a possible tunnel under the Straits for Line 5. Those negotiations are now over! Enbridge proposed that it might (with no technical or permitting delays) be able to build ...

Stamp Out Hunger drive successful

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, I would like to extend our most sincere thanks to our local letter carriers and all who contributed to the recent “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. As a result of this wonderful campaign and the hard work of our local ...

Where are you Jack?

To the Journal editor: Group therapy is utilized by about 40 or more Vietnam vets in Marquette County. In recent months, the Veterans Administration is convinced that group therapy for PTSD is being put on the back burner in exchange for two or three other really untested methods to curb or ...

Support your local animal shelter

To the Journal editor: From the cute whiskers to the gentle licks, cats are the “purrfect” pet. In June, anyone can show some love to felines during Adopt-a-Cat Month. The event encourages people to adopt one of the millions of cats across the country sitting in shelters hoping to find a ...

Malkin followed annoying trend

To the Journal editor: In her column “Revoke Ilhan Omar’s marriage fraud card,” Michele Malkin makes some possibly valid points, but the rest is slogans serving as a substation for thought, or blatant self-contradiction. Perhaps most irritating, however, is her use, characteristic of ...

Read the Mueller report

To the Journal editor: In his address to the nation on May 29, Robert Mueller gave sound advice to Americans who want to understand his report: They should read it. “We chose those words carefully, and the work speaks for itself,” he said. So what does the report contain? Part one of ...

Community support evident

To the Journal editor: It is so rewarding to see the local community out at the services on Memorial Day. This was so evident across our entire patriotic county and country. I thank the following for assisting with the services at Park and Holy Cross cemeteries in Marquette: Marine Corps ...

Chick-fil-A founder deserves praise

To the Journal editor: Dan T. Cathy is the owner of one of the largest family-owned businesses in the U.S., Chick-fil-A, (a fast food restaurant). He is a Christian businessman and his business operations are closed on Sunday as this is a day of rest as recorded in the Bible. This allows the ...

Letter about millage reflects his views

To the Journal editor: The letter to the editor in May 28 Mining Journal was very well written. I’ve been talking about this for over 50 years. When a millage is defeated it should not be allowed to be brought back for a vote for at least a year. The administrators of schools, cities, ...

EHAM thanks many supporters

To the Journal editor: The Women Helping Women Pool Tournament raised over $3,400 for Ending Hunger Alliance of Marquette. A huge thank you to all involved including Marquette Embroidery, Cals Party Store, Griffin Beverage, Breakers Roadhouse, HMB Crafts, SisterSellMqt, Jan and Linda Johnson, ...

Memorial Day coverage lauded

To the Journal editor: Thank you for your coverage of the Memorial Day events. I was honored to be a part of the Memorial Day services rendered on Monday in our community. This is an important day to remember all of those we have lost in our lives, especially the men and women, both military ...

Beginning effects of climate disruption

To the Journal editor: The last year or two has seen an unprecedented number of U.S. natural disasters: major hurricanes, massive floods, deadly tornadoes, severe wildfires, subzero cold spells, some of the hottest years on record, etc. The rest of the world has likewise suffered increasing ...

Climate change questions appreciated

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal’s Lisa Bowers sat on the panel that recently interviewed Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet) on WNMU’s “Media Meet.” I greatly appreciated the questions on Climate Change. Rep. Bergman acknowledged that the climate is changing, and the most ...

There’s more to the Line 5 story

To the Journal editor: Line 5 travels 554 miles in Michigan and 91 miles in Wisconsin for a total of 645 miles before reaching the St. Clair River and Sarnia. The Straits crossing amounts to just 4.5 miles. Enbridge wants to build a tunnel at the Straits to protect against spills. If it ...

The tide is now turning

To the Journal editor: Step back in time to 1973 or earlier. A child out of wedlock was a disgrace; the mother was a bad girl. This reputation may affect her future schooling, job opportunities, and surely limit her social strata and advancement. There was little financial support for the ...

Letters to the editor

Having surgery was a wake-up call To the Journal editor: I recently had a hip replacement on April 22. I was at Bell Hospital for two days. Because insurance does not pay for hospital care, I was released and went to Eastwood Nuring Home for therapy after only 10 days, Again insurance ...

Line 5 must move forward

To the Journal editor: As a resident of northern Michigan, preserving the quality of the Great Lakes is important to me and to many others. That’s why I am amazed the governor and other politicians are slowing down Enbridge’s plans to construct a tunnel to house a new Line 5. This ...

What’s the truth about U.P. wolves?

To the Journal editor: In his letter to the editor published May 15, Richard P. Smith repeated old undocumented claims of two hunters he interviewed claiming to have been treed by wolves. Mr. Smith first reported these claims in the November 2010 issue of the Woods-n-Water News. After ...

When do millage votes cease?

To the Journal editor Recently Gwinn had a millage proposal for a sinking fund to benefit the school system. This was voted down by approximately 180 votes. The Mining Journal recently wrote an opinion in the paper claiming they were disappointed in the vote. The Gwinn Superintendent and the ...