Opinion

Let’s help President-elect Trump repair immigration

Columns

Immigration was clearly the issue that galvanized many of Donald Trump's supporters. But if he is to try to unite the nation, he needs to think carefully about how to proceed. If he does it right, he could pleasantly surprise his critics, including me.Trump has repeatedly said he will cancel ...

Will Donald Trump presidency impact EPA regulations?

Editorial

Would you want an electric power plant built in your neighborhood?That's the question Tilden Township residents were considering during a meeting last week with utility industry representatives and local government officials.Milwaukee-based WEC Energy Group has proposed to create a new ...

Beware the round goby

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor:The round goby is a non-native fish introduced to the Great Lakes in the 1990's. It now occupies all five Great Lakes and is working its way to our region. A voracious feeder it will consume a variety of different prey items, this includes mussels, fish, larval fish, and ...

Donald Trump’s astounding win: Polsters learn hard election lesson

Columns

Astounding. That's the best word to describe the tumultuous election night and the (to most people) surprise victory of Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton hoped to win with votes of Northeasterners, including those who have moved south along Interstate 95 to North Carolina and Florida (44 electoral ...

Trump’s 3 biggest enablers helped propel him to win

Columns

Donald Trump couldn't have accomplished his feat without three big enablers that deserve to be held accountable for what comes next.The first enabler has been the Republican Party.For years the GOP nurtured the xenophobia, racism, fact-free allegations and wanton disregard for democratic ...

President Obama gets stinging rebuke to his policies, legacy

Columns

In the course of about six hours, what was supposed to be a Republican existential crisis turned into a Republican wave.What was supposed to be a victory of the coalition of the ascendant became a dispiriting rout of the coalition that didn't show up.What was supposed to be the crowning ...

Cut red tape to spur startups

Columns

The rate of new, successful startups has slowed significantly since the Great Recession. Although it rose slightly last year for the first time since 2010, startup activity is still sluggish. More can - and should - be done to encourage entrepreneurial growth in the U.S.The onslaught of ...

Veteran’s home to benefit from generous donation

Editorial

A Marquette business deserves a pat on the back for helping veterans at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette.Early last week, the owners of Range Telecommunications of Marquette, Joyce and David Savolainen Sr., made a substantial cash donation to the home.The funds - $30,000 - will ...

Property issues

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor:What happens when you buy property in good faith in a new development on beautiful Lake Superior and then, after the developer leaves, all of the agreements that were made become annulled?An association made up mostly of people who purchased property in the accessible ...

Political 9/11 changes world

Columns

Like the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Donald Trump upset win threatens Americans' sense of safety and continuity. Financial markets went into convulsions, just as they did on that Sept. 11.The difference is that the 9/11 tragedy forged national unity, whereas the Trump election exposed grave ...

Deeper meaning of Veterans Day should be mulled

Editorial

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. That's when, in 1918, the guns fell silent on the Western Front and elsewhere, ending what was called at the time, the Great War.More commonly known now as World War I, fighting and disease from 1914 to 1918 claimed 38 million ...

Today a day to remember sacrifices

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor:In every generation, the world has produced enemies of human freedom. They have attacked America because we are freedom's home and defenders. The commitment of our fathers is now the calling of our time.As we embrace and celebrate Veteran's Day, we pay tribute to and ...

Don’t forget POWs, PIAs, their families

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor:Today is Veterans Day. We celebrate those who have served and those who are currently in uniform, keeping our coultry free for us to enjoy our lives as we are accustomed.On this day, there is a special group of heroes to remember-POWs and MIAS - and also their families. ...

Mourning after the night before

Columns

WASHINGTON - When I opened my front door Wednesday morning after little sleep and numb from a bad dream that wasn't a dream, a dreary rainfall glazed the sidewalk as two neighbors gazed blankly in my direction.As I leaned down to pick up my newspaper, a Carole King song filtered through my ...

PWPL millage in Marquette Township has much support

Editorial

By now, all of us are aware of the political saying that goes, approximately, "The people have spoken."Certainly, the folks in Donald Trump's camp would cite that well-worn saying. So would the people supporting John Kivela, Scott Dianda and a myriad of other candidates at the state and local ...

Fundraiser was successful

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor:Chapter 380 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, would like to thank the following for their support during our annual Dinner Dance fundraiser in October: Cliffs Natural Resources, The Ojibwa Island Casino, All Seasons Floral, Carpet Specialists of Ishpeming, Morrison's ...

Trump has chance to change narrative

Columns

NEW YORK - Donald Trump's impressive victory in Tuesday's election offers him a rare opportunity to change the narrative.Secular progressive policies at home and abroad are not working. The establishment has had its chance - multiple chances, in fact - to fix things, but it has failed, or ...

More information needed on impact of new utility

Editorial

What are the possible impacts to ratepayers should a new utility be created? The Michigan Public Service Commission wants to know.Subsidiaries of the Milwaukee-based WEC Energy Group in June proposed the creation of the Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corporation. WEC also owns the Presque Isle ...

MAPS has ‘spirit’

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor:During the celebration of the new field at the William Hart Stadium on Oct. 14, the Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation sponsored a new Spirit scholarship to be given to a deserving graduate this May at our scholarship awards ceremony.With the generous ...

Trump win a shock to system

Letters To The Editor

WASHINGTON - A shockwave.There's no other way to describe the massive change Americans voted for Tuesday.In electing Donald Trump to the White House, Americans handed the reins to someone whose campaign was premised on an unrelenting challenge to the status quo, distrust in government and ...