Opinion

CR 595 position stated

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: After the sixth negative mailing by my opponent, Rich Rossway, saying I voted against Marquette County Road 595, it’s time to set the record straight. First, I am a Marquette city commissioner. I have no authority in my elected capacity to vote for or against a ...

CR 595 position stated

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: After the sixth negative mailing by my opponent, Rich Rossway, saying I voted against Marquette County Road 595, it’s time to set the record straight. First, I am a Marquette city commissioner. I have no authority in my elected capacity to vote for or against a ...

Supporting Cambensy

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Sara Cambensy is the person we want to carry our Upper Peninsula values to Lansing. Sara believes in a sound fiscal plan where our communities get the revenue sharing from the state that they need in order to balance budgets, provide infrastructure improvements and ...

‘Dad’ is best choice

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: For the past few months, you have all probably thought differently about my dad. Personally, I have never been more proud of him. There has been a lot of hate directed towards this family, friends of many years have disappeared, many hateful words have been spat towards ...

Cambensy the one

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Who’s “working for Washington?” Seeing campaign ads in the mail and media against Sara Cambensy would make you think she has been directly manipulating “big government” forces against our everyday interests here in the Upper Peninsula. Amazing ability, don’t ...

Trusts Cambensy

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: State Rep. John Kivela will be hard to replace. John helped to lead the effort to pass legislation in the state House to close the “dark store” tax loophole that has allowed local big corporations with big box stores to unfairly cut their property taxes — to the ...

Standing with Sara

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Sara Cambensy is the candidate who embodies the policies of Dominic Jacobetti and every other state representative who served after him. A recent campaign mailer by her opponent had the arrogance to place his picture in the same light as them. The ground under ...

Backing Cambensy

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I write to endorse Sara Cambensy for election as our next state representative. Ms. Cambensy articulates her positions on issues, not the least of which is her concern that the city of Marquette has been too generous in tax dollar commitments to private developers. She ...

Voting for Cambensy

Letters To The Editor

I feel the need to address Rich Rossway’s television ad addressing Marquette County Road 595, as I find it misleading. If CR 595 is one of his leading issues, I seriously question where he was during the real fight for the road. I attended every public comment session and stated my support ...

State job search, career support site a positive move

Editorial

For a great many people, we suspect, using online job and career search sites and software is an exercise in utter futility. Very often, there is no job and not uncommonly, there are no real people at the end of the web connection. It’s all run by programmed servers designed to bait people ...

With riveting series, is baseball returning as America’s game?

Editorial

As Nolan Finley stated in a column with The Detroit News — baseball is making a comeback as America’s National Pastime. Game 6 of the World Series continued the strong numbers on Fox, according to Nielsen overnight data. An article by Joe Otterson states the game is currently averaging ...

Nurses earn support

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: How sad for the UP Health Marquette nurses to have been forced to come to the decision to strike: see Mining Journal stories in Sept. 23 and Sept. 24. Getting to the point of making the decision to strike is not done easily or done lightly. Nurses, as professionals, ...

Trip was success

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The seventh grade students at Aspen Ridge School wish to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support in the annual class trip to Clear Lake Education Center on Sept. 20, 21 and 22: Greg Meyer (Meyer Yamaha); Dave Korpi (Hilltop RV in Ishpeming); ...

Legalization isn’t solution to nationwide opioid crisis

Columns

One painful aspect of the public debates over the opioid-addiction crisis is how much they mirror the arguments that arise from personal addiction crises. If you’ve ever had a loved one struggle with drugs — in my case, my late brother, Josh — the national exercise in guilt-driven ...

Winter has arrived so be mindful of roads, conditions

Editorial

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Snow has come to the Marquette region. The National Weather Service in Negaunee Township reported some areas in Marquette Township received 6 inches Monday night into Tuesday morning. City of Marquette folks also woke up to having to brush snow off ...

Supporting township road millage

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Negaunee Township Board has put considerable effort into a plan to repair and maintain all roads in the township that are the township’s responsibility. By hiring a professional engineering firm, we have been able to rate which roads need immediate attention, ...

Rossway has earned their support

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: We have traditionally been votes in the bank for Democrat candidates. This November, however, that will change. There is a special election Nov. 7 to fill the vacancy created when we lost John Kivela, our beloved brother and friend. We are interested in making sure ...

Shocking but not surprising

Columns

It should surprise no one that when it comes to sexual harassment, members of Congress and their staffs are treated differently from the rest of us. The Washington Post notes a law in place since 1995 under which anyone accusing a lawmaker of sexual harassment can file a lawsuit, but only if ...

Hospital plays key role in community

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Here is another ... look (at) our hospital and nurses. This is important because health care affects everyone in our community. It affects the hospitals, doctors, nurses and everyone associated with health care. And the patients, but it also affects the businessman ...