Letters To The Editor

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 ...

US must face uncomfortable past

To the Journal editor: America has never come to terms with its legacy of slavery as did Germany with the Holocaust and South Africa with the period of apartheid. When a nation fails to account for its historical crimes, the same forces and tendencies that led to those crimes will, in an ...

Ishpeming’s Ivy League School

To the Journal editor: The Ishpeming High School is getting a new copper roof and I and my crew at Dan Perkins Construction have the honor of installing it. The roof replacement we are engaged in this summer will never be reflected in the school tax bill, because it was paid for by an ...

Immigration decision was just plain wrong

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. Nevermind that facts show these rants to be false. In border towns, crime has dropped and the flow of ...

Diorite issues cited

To The Journal Editor: On June 20, the Township of Ely had a meeting to discuss the water situation in Diorite. A lot of information regarding the raising of the monthly water (and only water) rates from $43 to $90 was put forward. This is where we residents of Diorite now stand. We are a ...

Wage law debated

To the Journal editor: Prevailing wage laws are rooted in racism. Following the Civil War, freed slaves moved north. Some contractors hired them because they worked for less. Local governments enacted prevailing wage laws to prevent those contractors from winning government bids in order to ...

Support appreciated

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the Becky Treado family, I wish to thank The Mining Journal and Tim Bennett of the Bay Cliff Health Camp for promoting the Rebecca Belanger Treado Endowment Concert for Bay Cliff Health Camp held at the Lumberjack Tavern on July 3. The event was a huge ...

Mining revival would let young people stay

To the Journal editor: In reference to the letter in the June 2 Mining Journal by Dennis and Kim Ferraro “DNR must reject permit applications for ore mining.” They reference Pure Michigan with its abundance of clean air and unspoiled water as reason fot leaving Chicago and moving to ...

Be smart: know your HIV status

To the Journal editor: Wednesday, June 27th was National HIV Testing Day. When this annual observance started in 1985, there were fewer resources to treat a positive HIV diagnosis. We have made great progress in testing, early intervention and treatment of HIV. In fact, approximately ...

Hoping ‘do the right thing’ phase returns

To the Journal editor: My father served aboard the USS Janssen, a destroyer escort, in World War II, mostly in the North Atlantic. While serving on the Janssen, he participated in the capture and sinking of a U-Boat, the U546. When I was a boy, he told me that the German prisoners they ...

This is a time to reflect on our nation

To the Journal editor: Well, President Trump has one thing right-the country is being “infested.”.What he got wrong, however, is the exact nature of this infestation. All of Trump’s tweets, speeches, and actions lead us to believe the invasion is a swarm of non-white, non-Christian ...

Roads became scary

To the Journal editor: With Meijer now open, Marquette will have more people coming in plus increased housing, etc., that means more traffic. I’ve noticed more congestion, mostly during daytime. What’s really sad is people going too fast, disregarding the posted speed limit and going ...

Letters to the Editor

Never forget soldiers who fought To the Journal editor: Wednesday, June 6, The Mining Journal editorial page placed a picture someone had taken from a landing craft during D-Day 1944 showing soldiers leaving and heading for the beach. As an Army veteran myself I can only imagine the thoughts ...

Killing for convenience is not the solution

To the Journal editor: In the Tuesday, June 19 edition of The Mining Journal’s L to the E a reader in Escanaba takes issue with the newspaper’s affirmation of the park service’s decision to relocate wolves to Isle Royale. He’s apparently against it. However, in the same paragraph in ...

Letters to the editor

Kiwanis thankful for community support 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 54 businesses that supported with a financial donation in exchange for a little ad on ...

Keep beach public

To the Journal editor: This is in response to recent articles regarding the stairs at M-28 beach. Removing the stairs instead of just keeping one set seems extreme. Telling the public we are taking away (their) access to your public beach seems like there is an ulterior motive that the ...