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Letters To The Editor

Dawning of Age of Trump just starting

To the Journal editor: Welcome to the Age of Trump, where descriptive terms such as “dystopian” and “Orwellian” seem woefully inadequate, where nothing is what it is, where truth is as malleable as Play-Doh. The locale is a mystical place where unseen things are seen, such as mass ...

Smoking is just bad

To the Journal editor: I sent you this letter to convince people to stop smoking. My first reason is that smoking is very bad for people. Secondly, if less people smoked there would be less litter. Finally, other people should not have to breathe in secondhand smoke. As I said above, ...

Care Clinic thankful for fundraiser success

To the Journal editor: The Care Clinic would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to St. Louis the King church for hosting the third annual Cinnamon Roll fundraiser. We would also like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations: Econo Foods, DeVooght Family Farm, ...

Just follow the water

To the Journal editor: In a recent article in The Mining Journal, (it was) stated that the project of the new Ojibwa II Casino in Chocolay Township would require improvements to infrastructure, including a 75,000 to 100,000 gallon elevated water storage tank. Ten years ago, there was a ...

Experience with Bergman unpleasant

To the Journal editor: I attended the coffee hour with state Rep. Curt VanderWall (recently). I commend him for reaching out and having an open discussion with the communities he represents. Not everyone in attendance was of the same mind, but politely listened to all comments on all ...

Miners championship team saluted

To the Journal editor: The day was 60 years in the making, and the celebration was worth the wait. On Friday, Feb. 10, the 1957 Negaunee HS boys basketball team, and cheerleaders, were recognized by the community and school district as they came together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of ...

Beware the terrorist

To the Journal editor: Why are children afraid of the dark? Parents don’t teach them fear. If children are born blank slates, they should have no reason to fear the dark. Perhaps there’s a clue in our evolutionary past. Hominins didn’t see well at night, which is when many predators ...

Peaceful protest an American right

To the Journal editor: The right to peacefully protest protects everyone against the boiling over of anger into violence, revolution, or civil war. Peaceful protest –— such as women suffragettes, Frederick Douglas, Chief Joseph, Gandhi, MLK, Jr., Nelson Mandela — forced beneficial ...

Letters to the Editor: Leadership needed

To the Journal editor: Senator Stabenow (and Peters), and all Democratic Party representatives, our democratic republic needs a dynamic loyal opposition so the ideas of all leaders can be improved and our nation be protected. Your position is vital. Your current obstructionism is not ...

Labeling people a bad practice

To the Journal editor: You may remember a Walt Disney movie called “Bambi.” It was a cartoon film about a deer which ascribed human characteristics to an animal. The deer could talk and had feelings. It was a cute movie intended to touch your heart. Today, we have movies which also ...

Letters to the Editor

Bullying must be stopped To the Journal editor: Have you been bullied before? I have and I know it doesn’t feel good. I know we can stop it together. Here are my three reasons why you should not bully. First of all studies have been shown that the leading cause of death for children under ...

Adamini social media comments just wrong

To the Journal editor: There is no ambiguity in Dan Adamini’s tweet, “Violent protesters who shut down free speech? Time for another Kent State perhaps. One bullet stops a lot of thuggery.” What is equally disturbing, but a sign of our time, is that Adamini half-heartedly “walks it ...

Letters to the Editor

‘Cats on a roll To the Journal editor: Great last two hockey weekends for the ’Cats! Attendance has been poor recently and it’s time for people to return and support the team. No more “fair weather” fans — support them, good, bad or otherwise. Go ’Cats Go! H. Virginia ...

Standing with Planned Parenthood

To the Journal editor: I was able to access women’s health and reproductive care when I was a young woman thanks to Planned Parenthood. I would not have had care without them. It was safe, affordable, private and professional care. I stand with Planned Parenthood to keep these services ...

Adamini didn’t want Kent State repeat

To the Journal editor: It seems to me that being reasonable and trying to reach agreements, especially in politics, is a thing of the past. I’m sure Dan Adamini did not want another Kent State, I’m also sure that the appointments by the president all want what’s best for our ...

Body farm is good idea, bad location

To the Journal editor: State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, introduced Senate Bill No. 119 on Feb. 8 which would convey Michigan Department of Corrections property located next to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources office on U.S. 41 to Northern Michigan University for use as a ...

LeVasseur in need of assistance

To the Journal editor: I was watching the “Discovering” program on TV6 Monday night and they had a feature on the program about Buck LeVasseur, who, we all know, was the creator of the show years ago. Unfortunately, Buck had to quit doing the program due to health issues. During the ...

Give Adamini break

To the Journal editor: Being, myself, a person who has an occasional tendency to shoot my mouth off and state my opinions in unreasonably strong terms, I feel a good bit of sympathy with Dan Adamini. The difference between us is that he uses Facebook, etc. and I generally do not, so his ...

New Soo lock should be top priority

To the Journal editor: With every new presidential administration comes a new opportunity for high-profile projects to receive attention and funding. With President Trump, one of his priorities is to increase infrastructure funding and that should be welcomed news for the people and economy ...

GOP must have replacement for Affordable Care Act

To the Journal editor: U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, has demonstrated that he does not understand the Affordable Care Act and he has little concern for the devastating impact that repeal will have on his constituents in the 1st District. If you live in Bergman’s district and if ...