Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor

Setting record straight To the Journal editor: A recent interview mischaracterized the ballot campaign that stopped the recreational wolf hunt in Michigan (“DNR biologist talks predators,” July 23), claiming that Keep Michigan Wolves Protected (KMWP), the ballot committee that ...

Climate change real

To the Journal editor: In my many years of military service, one saying stuck with me, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way!” L’Anse, through the clean energy Summit Lake Wind Farm, has a chance to lead in the battle to save the planet. Climate zones are marching north at 3.8 feet ...

Letters to the editor

Marquette observations To the Journal editor: I recently read The Mining Journal’s opinion in regards to the mess left around McCarty’s Cove. The picture speaks for itself. It’s not only here but other areas and towns in the Upper Peninsula that have out-of-town people visiting. ...

Cannot split ticket in primary election

To the Journal editor: Do you have an Absent Voter’s Ballot? Did it come with a an insert titled “Voting Instructions — General Election”? Down in the body of the instructions under the heading of “Partisan Section,” you read “To vote the partisan section of the ballot, you ...

Representative should return NRA funding

To the Journal editor: According to OpenSecrets.org, our congressman, U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, received $4,950 from the National Rifle Association during the 2016 election cycle and has received $1,500 so far in the 2018 election cycle. In 2016, 101 of the 241 Republicans ...

PMMF again a resounding success

To the Journal editor: Pine Mountain Music Festival just completed its 28th season! It was a whirlwind of 17 performances in five venues through Keweenaw, Dickinson, and Marquette counties, over a period of two weeks. Four young Upper Peninsula musicians, “the UPstarts,” joined ...

Coach is responsible

To the Journal editor: I have a question that maybe someone out there can answer for me. Now that those 12 young soccer players are safely out of the cave and the hospital, why aren’t the parents or reporters questioning the coach as to why he put them in such a dangerous situation in the ...

Rabbits, Big Bay tails

To the Journal editor: Like most major Michigan villages, Big Bay is not immune to community crises that threaten its social cohesion. But this crisis is a potential gold mine, put in the hands of the right cable network producer. Think about it. At first it seemed quaint and charming, and ...

Letters to the Editor

Biblical text discussed To the Journal editor: In his letter to the Mining Journal published July 21 Richard P. Lehto of Ishpeming states that “The Bible is the infallible, inerrant, inspired Word of God.” He also claims that “Evolution is unproven and basically groundless.” I’m ...

Proposal deserves support in Congress

To the Journal editor: The torrential rains that caused extensive flooding in Houghton County Father’s Day Weekend may cost Michigan up to $1 billion, according to an editorial printed in The Mining Journal June 19. This event and another heavy rain episode that impacted the Keweenaw on ...

Letters to the editor

Investigation needed To the Journal editor: Do you think there is a link between Hillary Clinton’s use of an unprotected private server, and the fact that the Democratic National Committee had valuable info hacked? According to U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, as he questioned Peter ...

Gone to the dogs

To the Journal editor: She’s 5-plus years old, and still a virgin! Five “dog years” (they say), are equivalent to 35 human years, so technically: She’s an old maid! Don’t show her this! If she knew I was talking about her this way, well: we have lots of rug areas in the ...

Dems out of touch

To the Journal editor: I am very disappointed with the national Democratic Party and its candidates for the House and Senate as well as its members of the House and Senate. I think we sorely need more Bobby Kennedys and I see few in sight. We need candidates with charisma who are warm, ...

Hospice, familes supported by event

To the Journal editor: With our sixth annual “Dancing with our Stars Marquette County Style” fundraiser over for another tremendous season, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone in this community and beyond for making this popular event what it is today. First, the dance stars, ...

Too much noise!

To the Journal editor: I live in a residential area of Marquette. During the past two 4th of July holidays my family has endured some very negative effects of the recently state-approved mortar fireworks. The mortars were so loud, sent hot embers of debris onto my home and property, children ...

Choice key in insurance plans

To the Journal editor: Any day now, the federal government will once again let short-term health insurance plans last for 364 days, instead of capping them at three months, like it’s done since 2017. Short-term health plans are supposed to bridge unexpected gaps in health insurance ...

Seek the truth

To the Journal editor: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27) The Bible is the infallible, inerrant, inspired Word of God. There is a potential for evil in all of us. Choices are given to each of us. None ...

US immigration policy unwise

To the Journal editor: President Trump called immigrants rapists, murders and “bad hombres” while campaigning. He claims they come here to commit heinous crimes and to take your job. Never mind that facts show these rants to be false. In border towns, crime has dropped and the flow ...

Candidates must be vetted thoroughly

To the Journal editor: It’s election season. Our inboxes ae being flooded with polished, focus-group tested claims about how great the candidates will be when elected. Our challenge, as voters, is to try to sift through the glossies and claims and make a good choice. I have been down this ...

Get out and vote

To the Journal editor: As part of the League of Women Voters mission to educate voters, we would like to share information on voting for a write-in candidate. A write-in candidate is a candidate in an election whose name does not appear on the ballot, but for whom voters may wish to vote by ...