Letters To The Editor

City of Marquette on right track

To the Journal editor: I am a Marquette Native. When I was a little girl, the shoreline was an ecological disaster. Where the Hampton Inn sits, there were vast, rusting oil tanks. Mattson Park replaced an enormous coal pile whose dust blew all the way to my house on Front Street hill, turning ...

Letters to the Editor

Evolution never happened To the Journal editor: On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helen’s eruption was the most destructive in U.S. history, yet it measured only 5.1 on the Richter scale. Fifty-seven people died and thousands of animals were killed according to the United States Geological ...

Valle’s Market conversion possible?

To the Journal editor: As a shopper at Valle’s Market for 50 years, I’m saddened about their closing. The store is the last of its kind in Marquette. I have always thought that Valle’s on Third Street would be the perfect location for a Trader Joe’s. Any chance, Mr. Valle, that ...

Letters to the editor

Lame duck session increasingly lame To the Journal editor: Michigan’s Republican Legislature is planning to push as much of their agenda to Gov. Snyder’s desk as possible during the lame duck session. Earlier this year, they passed laws to raise the minimum wage from $9.25 to $12 per ...

Bill should not have been passed

To the Journal editor: Michiganders have just elected Gretchen Whitmer. Like them, she believes that Canadian-owned Line 5 is too risky for the Great Lakes and Michigan’s economy and that it must be immediately removed. Ignoring Michiganders’ clear mandate, Gov. Rick Snyder and the GOP ...

Vietnam vets say thanks for support

To the Journal editor: Chapter 380 of the Vietnam Veterans, would like to thank the following for their support during our annual Dinner Dance fund raiser in October of 2018. They include The Ojibwa and Island Casinos; Carpet Specialists of Ishpeming; All Seasons Floral; Morrison’s ...

Great job to NHS Miners football

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to Head Coach Paul Jacobson and assistant coaches Kevin Jacobson, Jeff Niemi, Dan Waterman and Tyler Thomas and team managers Ty Niemi and Kyle Waterman and the Negaunee Miners varsity football team on a great season. Great job to seniors Logan Fish, ...

What is up with gas prices?

To the Journal editor: Nov. 14 gas at Holiday station in Lanse $2.46 a gallon. Prices in Marquette County remained at $2.87 average. 40 cents difference is a bit much to swallow. What’s up Marquette County? How do you justify the discrepancy? MARILYN HART Ishpeming

A snow shelter no way to live

To the Journal editor: You hear stories about homeless people sleeping in snowbanks, but seeing it for the first time is quite a shock. This is one of two snow caves found on a Wednesday morning, the day before Thanksgiving, and we are in for a cold winter. Snow caves can be fun for ...

People urged to attend meeting

To the Journal editor: On Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. in the Charcoal Room of the NMU University Center, the Michigan DNR, in response to the outcry of Marquette County citizens, will hold a public meeting to discuss the request of UPX Inc., a subsidiary of Canadian conglomerate Highland Copper Co., ...

Room at the Inn needs revisions

To the Journal editor: Thank you for your recent story by Christie Bleck profiling Jill Bouza, a guest of Room At The Inn. It is so easy to adopt an “Us Against Them” mentality toward the homeless when we don’t know them or interact with them. As we learn their stories and the ...

Letters to the Editor

WEC answers some questions To the Journal editor: In his Nov. 10 letter, “Water quality near plant questioned,” Tim Clancy asked some very insightful questions about our handling of coal ash at the Presque Isle Power Plant. We are proud to say that we have been an industry leader in ...

Democrats downplay impeachment after the mid-term Blue Wave

WASHINGTON — Despite some Democratic calls for imminent impeachment against President Trump, many responsible party leaders are applying brakes to that notion, starting with would-be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump has already warned that if the Democrats attempt to use their newly won ...

Thanksgiving reminder

To the Journal editor With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I ‘d like to remind everyone that half the Pilgrims starved to death under Socialism! Be careful what you vote for. STEPHEN OLSEN Negaunee

At a loss following the midterms

To the editor: I am at a loss to know what to do with certain thoughts and feelings which I have following the mid-term elections. My initial reaction was one of relief and gratitude. I am relieved that my wife and I, as well as tens of millions of other Americans, will not have to be afraid ...

MooseWood grateful to bog walkers

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the MooseWood Nature Center, I would like to say thank you to everyone who participated and came out in support of the Haunted Bog Walk Fundraiser held on Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th in celebration of the Halloween season. The proceeds ...

Post-midterms, our country must strive for unity

The political tension in Michigan and around the country reached a boiling point with Tuesday’s elections. Neighbors, colleagues, friends and even family have been torn apart over politics. That kind of contempt for our fellow Americans is not healthy. Now that this contentious midterm is ...

Don’t mess with pot voters who won approval they sought

As expected, Michigan voters overwhelming approved legalizing marijuana for recreational use earlier this month. We still think it was a bad idea, but that does not matter anymore because the voters have spoken. Statewide, Proposal 1 was approved 55 percent to 45 percent. The ratio was ...

Voting is a great first step

Way to go, Greater Lansing voters! You woke up; you showed up and you made sure your voices were heard. Voter turnout was strong across the region, not surprising after requests for absentee ballots set records in the days leading up to the election. This increased awareness and engagement ...

Local response to shooting admirable

To the Journal editor: The support the local community has shown to the local Jewish community following the massacre of Jews in Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh, has been such a welcome response. The anger and vitriol in our country that has grown the last few years, whether the cause or an ...