Letters To The Editor

Letters to the editor

Plastics harming environment To the Journal editor: On the first Earth Day in 1970, hundreds of thousands of Americans demonstrated peacefully to push for environmental reforms. Now, more than a billion people worldwide celebrate Earth Day. But even with all that attention paid to the ...

Remembering God, Jesus during Easter

To the Journal editor: Looks like spring is on the way. It has been a snowy winter and I’m sure most people are ready for warmer weather. But take a moment and think about all the flooding in the Midwest farm land. Also many tornados in the South. We in the U.P. of Michigan can be thankful ...

Letters to the editor

Gwinn to vote on key millage issue To the Journal editor: The League of Women Voters of Michigan, Marquette County Member-at-Large State Unit urges voters to learn about the sinking fund millage proposal for the Gwinn Area Community Schools that will be on the May 7 ballot. Voters in the ...

Store thanked

To the Journal editor: In appreciation of the current media attention to our chamber of commerce promotion “Be Local, Buy Local,” I would like to thank Jim’s Music Store on North Third Street for their courtesy and pleasant handing of a recent I experienced. Jeff Dambrowski and his ...

Performance great

To the Journal editor: I attended the last performance of “Grease” at Negaunee High School (recently). It was fabulous, the students were once again awesome. From the lights, to the sounds and of course the acting they did everything perfect. So I couldn’t let the opportunity to thank ...

Program has merit

To the Journal editor: The Martes Artes program of Communitaria Language School is and will be extremely positive for Marquette and its county. Not only does it continue to improve people’s knowledge of the Spanish language, but it gives a boost to the art of the city and its environs. ...

Unfair attack on Biden

To the Journal editor: Some women would welcome a display of Joe Biden’s affection. Some women would not. Because he did not sense the difference, Biden faces an accusation designed to undermine his presidential ambition. Five years ago, his accuser welcomed his public support. Today, one ...

Tax returns demanded

To the Journal editor: On April 3, 2019, the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means asked the IRS to submit a copy of the President’s personal and business tax returns for 6 years. The question is whether this Congressional committee has the legal authority to make such a request. I have ...

It’s in the bag

To the Journal editor: Earth Day, a time to think about the state our our planet, is coming up on April 22. A simple and easy but very powerful think that all of us do right is to routinely refuse plastic and paper shopping bags. Too many people are taking stores’ plastic bags to (carry) ...

Yes, by all means, we should investigate the investigators

Attorney General William Barr dared to use the “s-word.” He said in congressional testimony that the Trump campaign had been spied on by the U.S. government. Pressed by incredulous Senate Democrats, he clarified: “I think spying did occur. The question is whether it was adequately ...

Uncomfortable reality cited?

To the Journal editor: In response to a recent letter to the editor (March 12). Reading the letter made me stop and think “do any of us really know how close we are to being falsely accused of sexual abuse?” Are any of you a mom, a dad, a teacher, a grandparent, a step-parent, a ...

Shopko workers thanked

To the Journal editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the past and current employees of the local Shopko stores in Ishpeming and Marquette for their community involvement and support of local organizations. For the past 22 years, they were a major contributor to the ...

Veterans made day

To the Journal editor: I just want to thank all of our military veterans and all military personnel who wear the military uniform of all branches of the United States military. My own military experience was nothing to write home about, but God gave me an opportunity to make a difference ...

Loves their carrier

To the Journal editor: We live on the ever-winter-treacherous M-28 East in Sand River and for the past 25 years or so, Karen Koski has been our carrier. Our newspaper is delivered like clockwork, bagged when appropriate, and always in the red box. Holds for vacations, etc., are stopped and ...

What’s important

To the Journal editor: Without food, there is starvation. Without air, there is suffocation. Without water, there is death. All species in some manner will and are fighting for there lives. You and I included. Although death is inevitable while we’re alive, living is what is desired and ...

City managed snow

To the Journal editor: It seems to me Don Potvin and others were too quick to criticize the city of Marquette for not doing a good job of snow removal. When you get three times as much snow as the regular amount it’s going to fall on the hands of the snow removal crews which worked 12 ...

What is success?

To the Journal editor: Following up on the Rosa Musket letter of Feb. 2, “Extinction considered,” I mention the new book, “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming” by David Wallace-Wells. It is a horror story of what we are living through now and of the future to come with ...

DPW accolades given

To the Journal editor: A big thanks goes out to the Marquette Public Works Department for the wonderful job they have done removing snowbanks to make it safe for us to drive. They took away our entire banks, which were almost to the top of the light poles! We really appreciate all the many ...

Supporting counselors

To the Journal editor: Can you imagine being responsible for over 700 students a day? This is what counselors in Michigan’s school systems have to face on a given day. Children are considered to be a vulnerable population. They rely on others to take care of them. They thrive on learning ...

Coverage appreciated

To the Journal editor: Thank you for such good coverage of the AAUP (American Association of University Women) program on Sexual Harassment in the workplace. The presenter was Janet Koski, from NMU and the article was featured on the front page of the March 23 edition of The Mining Journal. ...