Letters To The Editor

Mining for answers

To the Journal editor:A question I've had for quite some time, is, what is the plan for any worst case scenario as a result of mineral/resource extraction from the sulfide ore bodies of the Eagle Rock proposed mine?Repeatedly over the years we've been told that safety is of the utmost ...

Service appreciated

To the Journal editor:I had frozen water pipes when I woke up March 20 and I called the city of Ishpeming at 10:15 a.m. and I was very impressed that the gentlemen from Lindbergs showed up and got the water running.I thought I would have to wait for days but they were here by 2:30. I was amazed ...

People are people

To the Journal editor:Citizens United is a not so clever ruse for corporations to further distort, erode and potentially destroy our democracy. It is an insult to our intelligence to assert that corporations are people.Corporations can contribute to better society and strengthen our democratic ...

Retribution a fear

To the Journal editor:You know what strikes me as odd out here at K.I. Sawyer is there is almost always something big coming our way.Green aviation scrapyard, the rehabbing of the barracks that we were told years ago a client would replace the stripped plumbing and use the structures.That bio ...

Opinion challenged

To the Journal editor:I have begun to believe that in order to write opinion pieces for the Institute For Policy Studies, a requirement is no knowledge of economics.The latest example is an article by Sarah Anderson praising an increase in the minimum wage in which she apparently is oblivious ...

Make a difference

To the Journal editor:As a Room at the Inn coordinator, I have a big job. Each week that our church hosts RATI guests we need to find volunteers to cover 70, four hour shifts, plus someone to prepare and serve 14 meals. Our church does this at least 3 times every season.I just want to say thank ...

Congrats to Miners

To the Journal editor:I have had the privilege to drive the Negaunee boys basketball team downstate for the last three years in a row.Coach O'Donnell, all the other coaches and Athletic Director Burnett what an awesome team you helped build for Negaunee.I know for a fact that basketball isn't ...

Bible is authority

To the Journal editor:In March 10 letters to the editor, Mr. Potila pointed out some lack of understanding in Mr. Grobar's March 2 letter, in regards to where we are in evolutionary theory.I am neither a Bible theologian nor a scientist. However, in regards to how humans were created,I don't ...

Lessons learned?

To the Journal editor:1. The (wolf hunt) success rate was very low, only 22 out of 43 = 50 percent. Maybe 22 out of 1,200 = 1.8 percent is more realistic.2. Given the favorable conditions - 1,200 licensed hunters, a six-week season, hundreds of hunters in the woods, bait and scent allowed, ...

Skills in demand

To the Journal editor:If you are a born and bred Yooper, then you are probably part Finnish, Swedish, Cornish or Italian or at least know somebody who is.The Upper Peninsula has been a settling ground for many immigrants to call home; to start careers and raise families. Gov. Rick Snyder is ...

Questions posed

To the Journal editor:Gas prices in this state and especially in Marquette County have gone through the roof again in a ridiculous, greedy way for no reason that I can figure out.I've been harping on this subject for years. I'll go through it once more.Gas prices are based solely on three ...

Ad misleading

To the Journal editor:Most of us don't pay much attention to political ads. Correct? Recently a very compelling ad appeared featuring a Dexter, woman, Julie Boonstra pleading, "Without my medication, I will die." Even I paid attention.Who or what is to blame for this travesty? Answer/ The ...

Farm rights at risk

To the Journal editor:These proposed changes in site selection and generally accepted agricultural and management practices are in direct conflict with the Michigan Right to Farm Act.The idea of weakening the strongest Right to Farm law in the country is not progress for our state's ...

Loves the Lord

To the Journal editor:Regarding Bryan Hill's scientific essay on Monday, with all respect, under evolutionary theory you would be the monkey's grand nephew not his grand uncle.I love science, but I love God more.Gary J. SymonsFriendswood, Texas

Van Riper rocked

To the Journal editor:I would like to commend the staff at Van Riper State Park for all the planning and work that went into the Candlelight Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe event on March 7.My husband and I went on snowshoes. The lighted trail was beautiful and in excellent condition. We enjoyed the ...

Permit explained

To the Journal editor:After more than three years of building one of the world's most modern, safe and environmentally protective mines, Eagle Mine later this year will start producing nickel and copper used for making many everyday items we depend on.Today, roughly 700 employees and ...

Science defended

To the Journal editor:I am responding to the March 2 letter to the editor from Paul Grobar in order to offer a different view of science.There are 4 wonderful things about science:1.) The scientific method provides a consistent way to develop and test hypotheses such that the most fit ...

Count your blessings

To the Journal editor:My last editorial was about the cold weather freezing water lines, etc. It's really not bad compared to what's going on in our world.The unrest in the Ukraine, people dying for freedom from a corrupt government. Also Syria still a mess many being killed. Even in our side ...

Gouging must stop

To the Journal editor:As a seasoned insurance advisor for a local insurance agency, I see very clearly how insurance legislation affects the every-day consumer.The current laws regarding Michigan's no-fault auto insurance mandates that motorists purchase the highest medical benefits in the ...

Take responsibility

To the Journal editor:Let's explain who and what defines a Democrat in government now days. Most are Liberals, people who like to take money from some people and give it to others.Not all, but a very large percentage of Democrats in the government are promoting people collecting money without ...