Letters To The Editor

Management cited

To the Journal editor: Kudos to the UPAWS organization, caring for and finding homes for animals of all kind. Their no-kill policy is working wonderfully, maybe we can get UPAWS to run Planned Parenthood. Start saving babies and finding homes for them. What do you think? STEPHEN ...

Great paperboy

To the Journal editor: Kudos to our paperboy. We’ve had bitter windchills with below zero temps. Business and school closures. No mail delivery. An ice storm. And yet, every day by 3 p.m., our Mining Journal has been delivered. Thanks, Josh. Great job. JUDITH GREGORICH Marquette

Hands-free cell phone use when driving

To the Journal editor: With about 18 states and territories having passed laws mandating the use of “hands-free” cell phones while driving, it is time for Michigan to do the same. Many times this week I have seen people driving using only one hand with the other hand holding a cell phone ...

Extinction considered

To the Journal editor: A long held (dare I say carved-in-stone) belief of the scientific community and many of us is the dinosaur extinction occurred when an asteroid landed on the Yucatan Peninsula. The impact brought about unimaginable atmospheric disasters. In short, the ecology that ...

Policies questioned

To the Journal editor: Earlier this year, Gov. Cuomo of New York signed into law the Reproductive Health Act that, among other things, expands abortion from 24 weeks to full term, and removes legal protection for babies who survive the abortion procedure. At least one other state is now ...

Transparency for all

To the Journal editor: As a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) attorney, I am unsurprisingly eager to see the statute extended to both the governor’s office and the Legislature (“Whitmer should have included her office in FOIA change,” The Mining Journal, Feb. 5). In the meantime, ...

Cambensy spot on in Line 5 vote

To the Journal editor: After reading state Rep. Sara Cambensy’s Op-Ed and some subsequent letters to the editor, I feel the need to write some basic points about Line 5 that may have been missed by those who oppose the tunnel and the line itself. I am a former staffer for the ...

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Todd’s parents say ‘Thank you’ To the Journal editor: There are not enough words in the English language to express our heart-felt gratitude for the outpouring and moral support given us by the Marquette and surounding communities after the death of our son, Todd. We cannot began to ...

New traffic law designed to protect emergency workers

It hasn’t got a whole lot of attention but a brand new traffic law could end up costing Michigan drivers big bucks if they violate it. Signed into law last year by then-Gov. Rick Snyder, the amended Emergency Vehicle Caution Law requires motorists to slow down to 10 mph below the posted ...

Graduated income tax badly considered

To the Journal editor: There are many projects which would benefit our state if only we could afford them: avoiding crises like the one in Flint, fixing roads and bridges, helping to preserve the Great Lakes. One of the most important is education. A recent study found that no state “has ...

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Follow the money To the Journal editor: I find it difficult to stay silent after reading Mr. Crupi’s letter to the editor. I don’t have the credentials of a retired metrologist which Mr. Crupi has, but having an advanced degree in engineering has given me tools to logically evaluate ...

Thanks to power folks

To the Journal editor: I’d like to say thank you to the folks at the Marquette Board of Light and Power who do the repair work in our community. I complain as much as the next guy about the high costs we pay for the electricity we use. However, when we lost our power twice today during ...

Find truth in Jesus

To the Journal editor: Science comes from God and is found in the Bible. The book Science and the Bible by Henry M. Morris is an excellent read. Another book of his is the Bible has the Answer written with Martin E. Clark. And one other good book is The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. If ...

Congrats NMU

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to Head Coach Kyle Nystrom and the Northern Michigan University Wildcats football team on great season. NMU Wildcats football team finished the season with three wins and eight losses. Great job to Casey Wolf of Gladstone; Wyatt Goodwin of Marquette; ...

Compromise needed

To the Journal editor: Thank you, state Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, for your thoughtful and well-written guest op-ed piece in a recent Mining Journal explaining your support for Michigan Senate Bill 1197 regarding the Line 5 tunnel issue. This is an example of using information, ...

Positive vibes for new year

To the Journal editor: Here we are into the New Year 2019. My hope is that we as a country, state, city and family will try to work together for the good of all. Many issues before us. Many people coming from Central America to have a better life. I believe most of us are concerned and want ...

Band performed well

To the Journal editor: I was impressed with the energy and enthusiasm the Northern Michigan Unuversity Band brought to the hockey game (recently). Those performers elevated the atmosphere in the Berry Events Center. Not all colleges are favored with such talent, deep catalogue and ...

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New pledge proposed To the Journal editor: Have you ever thought about the actual words we use in our Pledge of Allegiance? “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands….” Why do we pledge loyalty to both our Nation ...

Rep must speak out

To the Journal editor: Life lessons in children’s stories have always fascinated me, as a child and during the 30 years I taught elementary school. I read my students stories like, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” which among other lessons, is about honesty. These stories helped me teach ...

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Dreamers need justice To the Journal editor: Our partial government (was) ... over President Trump’s insistence for $5.7 billion to construct 230 miles of U.S.A.-Mexico border wall. The two major immigration issues are building the wall and giving citizenship for “Dreamers” (Murguia, ...