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 ...

Letters to the Editor: Vet was helped

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 ...

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

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 ...

Letters to the Editor: Nursing home realities

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 ...

Protect nurses and patients

To the Journal editor: I am a concerned citizen and think it’s our duty as humans to protect our nurses’ health. Being forced to work 16-hour shifts so UP Health System-Marquette can save money is grossly wrong. Overtime work should be a free choice. No one should be forced to damage ...

Stand for anthem

To the Journal editor: To the football players that don’t stand when the national anthem is played should be ashamed of themselves! Think of the men and women that are losing legs and arms and lives so you could be “free” to play football and make your good pay checks! You all ...

DLP’s goal is to break union

To the Journal editor: I’m not for or against unions. However, I believe, it’s Duke LifePoint’s goal to break up the nurses’ union. Contrary to their philosophy, every person has a right to work in an environment that’s bearable. Sixteen-hour shifts are not bearable. I wonder ...

Hefner unworthy of praise

To the Journal editor: I see where they are thinking of making a movie out of Hugh Hefner’s “extraordinary” life. On contemplating this, I thought, here is a man that has bragged that he has had sex with over 1,000 women and has exploited women for years. His Playboy magazine which ...

Had it up to here

To the Journal editor: Let’s take our town back. I’m sick and tired of outsiders coming in and ruining our way of life. We didn’t ask Duke LifePoint to come here and we are not asking them to stay. We would all be better off if Duke LifePoint left. The same goes for these big box ...

Nurses are critical

To the Journal editor: I read, with great interest, about the 2-day strike by nurses employed by U.P. Health System-Marquette. As a retired nurse I considered relocating to Marquette, where LifePoint was creating, a modern health system. Living in Georgia for many years, I am familiar, not ...

Letters to the Editor: Words mean much

To the Journal editor: “Problem.” The definition of the word is “a matter or situation seen as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome.” When is the last time you heard someone use the word, or perhaps read this word somewhere? The word is hardly ever used ...

Letters to the editor: Is Trump tax plan just?

To the Journal editor: President Trump proposed “revolutionary” tax cuts. Do they progress justice? We the People will answer our question by giving elements of the proposed tax cuts, asking a question, stating an assumption and asking a question about the assumption, and defining, ...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t forget to register, vote To the Journal editor: Did you know that nearly one in four Americans is not registered to vote? Voter registration is the key to engaging all Americans in the political process. While national elections get the media attention, local elections in many ways ...

Money talks?

To the Journal editor: I have always looked at hospitals as a place of caring, a place to get relief of pain, a place to start on the road of healing without regard as to whether I could pay for it or not. I think those thoughts were pretty universally held — until now. The dollar signs ...

Letters to the Editor

Get rid of Trump To the Journal editor: After eight months of Donald Trump, the cartoon character, Hillary Clinton looks better every day. She was qualified for the job. Trump is clueless. On the Russian scandal, no doubt exists that Russia had their thumb on the scale for Trump. As the ...

Getting runaround

To the Journal editor: On Sept. 12, I received a mailing from U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman’s Congressional office. After looking it over, I noticed a small picture on the bottom right corner of the reverse side. The caption stated “Representative Bergman discusses conservation and our ...

Letters to the Editor: Camp New Day U.P. worked well

To the Journal editor: Camp New Day U.P. had a great week of camp this year. This was our 16th year and the board members all agree that it was a very successful camp. The counselors and campers were a big part of that success. There are many people and organizations that contributed to the ...

Letters to the Editor: Block party a success

To the Journal editor: The annual Silver Creek Neighborhood Block Party, held in conjunction with “National Night Out” is truly a community event. This year 454 children received backpacks, school supplies and personal hygiene kits through this event! Over 100 volunteers helped make ...

Community colleges a top option

To the Journal editor: I don’t think anyone will argue with this statement: college is incredibly expensive. I realized this while researching colleges during my junior year. So, for the sake of fiscal responsibility, I chose to attend a community college — one of the best decisions that ...