Opinion

Drinking water wells need state’s protection

Columns

A confluence of recent headlines leaves a bad taste in our mouths — and worse. First, a project by journalism students at Arizona State University reveals that very nearly all the 45 million Americans who rely on private wells for their drinking water have no idea what they are putting into ...

GLRI funding a welcome sight for local project

Editorial

Again and again we’ve used the allotted space on our editorial pages to underscore the importance of our Great Lakes and the critical role they play in our regional coastal communities, and that position is yet again brought to the forefront due to a recent grant award to the Superior ...

Gold Key Golf Outing a success

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Upper Peninsula Gold Key Golf Outing Committee would like to take a moment and thank all of the sponsors, donors, golfers, volunteers and Gentzs Homestead Golf Course for their help and support with the fifth annual Gold Key Golf Outing that was held on July 23 to ...

Trump becomes a reluctant hawk

Columns

Jules witcover WASHINGTON — In laying out in general terms his path as a wartime president, Donald Trump has done his best to paper over his decision to follow his generals and stay the course in Afghanistan. He has accepted a policy basically identical to the one he consistently condemned ...

HarborFest a fun community event with heart

Editorial

This weekend, people can have a great time in the Elwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette while at the same time helping Marquette West Rotary raise funds to benefit the community. Talk about a win-win situation: that’s HarborFest. Activities will take place today and Saturday in ...

Diabetes benefit organizers thank supporters

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Close to 100 swimmers and numerous kayakers participated in the 14th annual Swim Teal Lake: Benefit for Diabetes on Saturday, July 29. It was a perfect day for the 2.25-mile swim across Teal Lake and our newest event, the “Short-n-Sweet” 1/4-mile race. Dr. Michael ...

Democrats must sign on to more coherent immigration policy

Columns

Let us avert our eyes from the president’s display of instability in Phoenix. We knew what to expect. When Donald Trump occasionally goes “presidential,” as he did the day before on Afghanistan, a tantrum is sure to follow. You could set your watch by it. Many Republicans are quietly ...

Letters to the Editor: Empire Mine closure impacts many

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal Editor: As a miner laid off due to the Empire Mine closing, I take issue with the story about Project Empire. It was stated that the “exhaustion of iron ore and nickel in the near future is a reality”. There are large reserves of ore still available, it’s more of an ...

‘Junction Jam’ more than just another music fest

Editorial

The third annual Junction 95 “Junction Jam” will be held Friday and Saturday, and the event will feature a wide variety of music, from blues, country, pop and rock. But this is much more than just another music festival — it’s also a great cause. Junction 95 works year-round to ...

With President Trump, the abnormal is the new normal

Columns

You hear it constantly these days: “This can’t go on.” “Something’s got to give.” The hope that impeachment is around the corner is an unspoken assumption in much media coverage. “Trump Is Just Six Senate Votes Away From Impeachment” blared a recent Newsweek headline. (News ...

A bit of historical hysteria

Columns

“The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.” — Friedrich Hegel We will learn even less from history if we wipe it clean, as some are trying to do by removing statues of Confederate leaders whose beliefs about slavery and race most, including me, find ...

Well-watched eclipse a good bonding session

Editorial

People gather for many reasons: a political rally, a sporting event or a county fair. These and other events have happened on the local level recently, but how many are shared between the community and the entire United States? Millions of people across the country watched Monday’s total ...

Local runners encouraged to chase this Lion

Editorial

It’s not too often in Marquette one gets a chance to run with the Lions, but that’s what is happening Wednesday. OK, these aren’t the furry kings of the jungle doing the running but they are another important kind of Lion — members of two local Lions Clubs being led by past District ...

Scripture most appropriate now

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I read the following this morning: “Be strong lest prosperity lift you up too much or adversity cast you down. Be humble in this life, that God may raise you up in the next. Be truly moderate and do not punish or condemn anyone immoderately. Be gentle also that you ...

President should also be a moral leader

Columns

It was obviously an earlier, less cynical time when the president of the United States could explain an unscheduled drive from the White House he had once taken. ‘’I was outraged,’’ the president wrote when he was out of office, ‘’when I read in the newspapers about a black family. ...

Van Damme drivers lauded for safety

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Since the inception of the Eagle Mine, there has been controversy over the safety of the route from the Triple A to the Humboldt mill site. Presently they run from the mine down Marquette County Road 550 and pick up U.S. 41. Four years ago at our coffee klatch, we ...

Donald Trump: Increasingly unfit to lead America, west

Columns

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” — Edmund Burke, “Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents” Edmund Burke’s admonition in 1770 should be taken as a warning to us today. The ...

Lewis was many things but certainly a charitable soul

Editorial

It isn’t often that we use this space to mark the passing of a Hollywood luminary. While we have nothing against those folks, their role in society overall is often overstated. That’s not the case, however, in the death of Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday in Las Vegas at the age of 91. Lewis ...

Hard work of the Marquette DDA is appreciated

Editorial

If you have visited other cities around the United States and spent time in the downtown areas you will realize what a nice downtown that Marquette, Michigan, has developed. The downtown is kept clean. Building owners are encouraged to keep the facade of the building in good shape. There are ...