Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor: Editorial missed mark

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal’s June 20 editorial, “Change in age to purchase tobacco is very bad idea” indicates to me your editorial board’s thinking is absurd rather than the reasoning behind the proposed increase in the minimum age to buy tobacco products. As your ...

Letters to the Editor

Trust in God to help you find way To the Journal editor: Recently I have heard on the news and also in newspapers about the increased use of pain pills and then mixed with alcohol or other drugs can be deadly. Those who are driving while using is also a bigger problem. Hopefully we, as a ...

Letters to the Editor

Respect Trump, flag To the Journal editor: No doubt, I am a dinosaur as I am elderly with an opinion. At 2 years of age, did you get your way when you fussed and hollered? I would guess not. So how about discussion instead. The media and newspapers seem to give us one side only. And a ...

All night party successful once again

To the Journal editor: The 2017 Ishpeming High School All Night Graduation Party Committee would like to thank the individuals and businesses in Marquette County, and throughout Michigan, who gave so generously in their donations to our graduates. This year’s event was the 34th ...

Letters to the Editor: Climate change to be discussed

To the Journal editor: According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2016 ended up as the warmest year since 1880, with the mean global annual temperature breaking the record that was set the year before in 2015. Since the 2015 average global temperature broke the ...

Letters to the Editor: Barbecue was resounding success

To the Journal editor: The Kiwanis Club of Marquette extends a very sincere heartfelt thank you for the support of our recent chicken barbecue. Thank you to the 60 businesses that supported with a financial donation, to the 19 that provided prizes for the raffle and to Jilbert Dairy; Fraco ...

Lunch shaming is poor policy

To the Journal editor: I want to thank The Mining Journal for running a guest column by Jim Hightower about lunch shaming. That refers to a school policy about what to do if a child’s cafeteria account is out of money. The lunch is taken away from the child and thrown into the garbage. ...

Defining justice no easy task

To the Journal editor: President Trump has proposed a budget. Is it just for President Trump to cut safety-net programs and all the people programs, and to cut income tax rates? Is it just for, We the People, to increase safety-net programs and all the people programs, and to finance ...

Letters to the Editor: State revenue sharing key to budgeting

To the Journal editor: State of Michigan revenue sharing is a subject that hits home to everyone in Michigan, including the city of Ishpeming. There are two types of revenue sharing: Constitutional and statutory. Some years have shown small increases in one type or the other, but the total ...

Letters to the Editor: Concealing weapons won’t add to security

To the Journal editor: According to the Gun Violence Archive, a not for profit corporation that provides online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence, 6,509 deaths and 12,767 injuries have been caused by gunfire in the United States in 2017. The response has been ...

Trump benefits from constant attacks

To the Journal editor: These days, if you receive offers that contain the word “free,” you can be sure that there is some kind of cost involved. If a recently formed group includes the word “indivisible” in their title, they may be inciting divisiveness. When a comedienne ...

United Way doing outstanding work

To the Journal editor: I am writing to express my appreciation for the value and importance of the work that the United Way of Marquette County provides for us and our communities. We live in a time when there are so many needed social services and supporting the agencies providing them is ...

Letters to the editor: Team thanked for job well done

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Randy Carlson, assistant coaches Bryon “Cubby” Nelson and Nicole Richer and the Negaunee High School Varsity Miners girls fastpitch team on a great season. Let’s go, Miners! Great job to six seniors, No. 6 Sam Carlson, No. 16 ...

Rep. Bergman disappoints so far

To the Journal editor: I have been sorely disappointed by U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, so far. I had hoped that as a political outsider who had dedicated his life to service of his country, we could get better than we have gotten. I am an independent who votes for the candidate who ...

Poppy Days again was successful

To the Journal editor: Despite cool and rainy weather, we had a good year again for Poppy Days. A big thank you goes out to our dedicated volunteers and to the generous public. Thanks to Walmart, Super One, Econo, Shopko and Gander Mountain for allowing our volunteers to distribute poppies ...

Letters to the Editor: Event supports great cause in community

To the Journal editor: Thanks to Frank Bozek, with help from the Tahquamenon Motorcycle Club, and club president, Steve Maki, we are proud to announce that 2017 is the 20th year that proceeds from a flat track race will be donated to charity. It began in 1997, when the “Slide For Kids” ...

Letters to the Editor: Paris pull out all wrong

To the Journal editor: With the announcement to pull out of the Paris Accord climate agreement, we see a failure to acknowledge reality of global change brought on by mankind, the ignoring of destructive weather we see world-wide, including the United States. This is not only an abdication ...

Letters to the Editor: Energy infrastructure must be protected

To the Journal editor: I believe that our energy infrastructure in the state has been taken for granted by some of our residents. We depend on our state’s infrastructure for many things including our jobs. Businesses are directly impacted by the costs they need to pay to meet their energy ...

Letters to the Editor: Revenue sharing plays key role in budgeting

To the Journal editor: I write this open letter to the Michigan Legislature and the public in a bi-partisan spirit seeking to obtain bi-partisan consensus regarding local government finance and State of Michigan revenue sharing—a subject that hits home to everyone in Michigan, including ...

Letters to the editor: Service was memorable

To the Journal editor: I would like to say thank you to everyone who made the Memorial Day Remembrance Service at Holy Cross Cemetery such a moving experience and lovely tribute to our veterans. The presence of both young and old was wonderful to see. Thank you to the Boy Scout and Girl ...