Letters To The Editor

Ghiringhelli should be on Marquette City Commission

To the Journal Editor: We strongly encourage the Marquette City Commission to make the democratically responsible choice and appoint Tony Ghiringhelli to the commission’s vacant seat. Ghiringhelli earned the fourth-most votes out of a total of six candidates for three available seats in ...

Students appreciative of movie experience

To the Journal editor: When Dr. Frank Farbod and his wife, Jean, discovered the movie “Wonder” would be showing this fall, Jean contacted me with the news that Frank wanted to take our fifth-graders to the movies! It all started in 2015 when I emailed the Facial Surgery Institute asking ...

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To the Journal editor: News that Enbridge may build a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac is not good news for the Upper Peninsula. A straits tunnel is being touted as a means of making Enbridge Line 5 safer for 23 million gallons of oil a day. What it actually does is extend the life of ...

Tax bill misses mark

To the Journal editor: The tax bills that were just rushed through the U.S. House and Senate are a political stunt that feature false assumptions. They won’t expand the economy as advertised, but will expand our debt. The whole pretext of these bills is that “trickle down economics” ...

LifePoint must explain

To the Journal editor: The medical situation of the Duke LifePoint-Marquette General Hospital and the largely outpatient Marquette Medical Center is in critical condition. For background, I received an MD degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, in June 1955 and after ...

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Affordable housing needed To the Journal editor: I was surprised to read in the Nov.12 Mining Journal that the Grandview project will be, “the answer to the affordable housing shortage in Marquette.” As board chair for Marquette’s homeless shelter, Room at the Inn, I know Grandview ...

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Trump up to task To the Journal editor: I find the “Mercy badly needed” letter as just condescending tripe against President Trump and the conservative thinkers who support his views. There are plenty of us. The moral issue of abortion is one that must be settled between the ...

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Miners the best To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Paul Jacobson and assistant coaches Dan Waterman, Jeff Niemi and Kevin Jacobson and team managers Kyle Waterman and Ty Niemi and the Negaunee High School Miners Varsity Football team on a great season. Let’s Go ...

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To the Journal editor: At a recent (Jack) Bergman town hall, an attendee said that repeal of the ACA could kill her, because she depends on it for coverage of necessary medical care. Someone responded in a local paper by advising her to “do what people without insurance have always done ...

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To the Journal editor: America’s tax payers 65 years and older are largely unaware of the negative effect of the GOP’s tax proposals in the U.S. Congress. Both the U.S. House’s version of the tax legislation which passed on November 16th on a vote of 227-206 and the U.S. Senate’s ...

Climate change threatens humankind

To the Journal editor: The most important thing on earth is climate change, global warming, and the effects and costs of the extreme weather events happening now, more so than ever before. To deny it is suicide, to do nothing to mitigate is suicide, to allow this inaction to continue can lead ...

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To the Journal editor: As a leader in the field of training and development for persons with disabilities, Lakestate Industries isn’t just teaching job skills but transforming lives. Lakestate Industries in Marquette has now been operating for over 4 years and 48 years in Escanaba, thanks ...

Congressional moves make sense

To the Journal editor: Battling wildfires across our country takes a toll here in Michigan, even if those fires don’t often hit close to home. At a price of more than $2.4 billion so far, the government has spent more money fighting fires this year than during any other wildfire season on ...

Mercy badly needed

To the Journal editor: My devoutly Christian friend recently said, “I vote the moral issue, not the person.” He opposes legalized abortion. His statement puzzles me. Does the end justify the means? How can someone embrace the full political platform of an irreligious groper in order to ...

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To the Journal editor: I commend The Mining Journal for its recent (Nov.15) editorial, wherein it covered and commented on the Michigan Climate and Health Adaptation program at Northern Michigan University. The paper mentioned local effects of climate change that include a hit to our local ...

Urging action

To the Journal editor: In the Nov. 15 issue, The Mining Journal published an editorial (Pilot project is a good start to addressing issues) about a recent meeting of the Michigan Climate and Health Adaptation Program at Northern Michigan University. This editorial highlighted some of the ...

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To the Journal editor: Mr. Trump delivered a dinner speech to Xi, head of China’s government and to major Chinese diplomats (recently). Mr. Xi is considered by Chinese citizens as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao. Instead of delivering his usual rough rhetoric about disapproval ...

‘Will of the people’

To the Journal editor: I read with interest your editorial concerned with the lack of citizen participation in government in Sunday, Nov. 5’s issue of the Journal. Correctly you point out that the people hold the ultimate governing power within a proper democracy. Further, you point out an ...

Love instead of hate

To the Journal editor: Another tragic event. This time in a church, 26 people died. In the alcohol recovery program it’s mentioned one day at the time — to remind us all today may be your last day. Most don’t know, but if you are on a spiritual path that’s following the way of the ...

Bills deserve hearing

To the Journal editor: There’s no doubt that Michigan drivers pay the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. I believe that seniors and families should be able to see a rate reduction without a loss in coverage — something that a recently rejected no-fault reform plan would have ...