Opinion

Being right has major downside

Columns

It is always dangerous to be right, noted Voltaire, in matters where the established authorities are all wrong. In 2002, barely a year after the attacks of 9/11, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, three papers that rarely agree editorially on anything more ...

Conference provides valuable information on suicide, grief

Editorial

A conference held in Marquette late last week, by all accounts, provided valuable information on suicide prevention and grief counseling. Held at the Holiday Inn of Marquette, the conference brought together a wide variety of experts in the field. Among them was Barb Smith, founder and ...

No city funds to be used for trail project

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: One thing that was not made clear on the questionnaire sent to city residents is that no taxpayer money will be used for a multi-use trail along the Northwestern grade near the ski hill on Marquette County Road 553. All funding will come from Michigan Department of ...

Humility in the face of nature

Columns

With rain inundating the mid-Atlantic states and a hurricane barreling down on the Carolinas, President Donald Trump took the occasion to pat himself on the back for his handling of Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico last year. It was an “underappreciated great job,” he said in an ...

Old hospital site could serve as location for housing effort

Editorial

The question must be asked, and it still has to be answered: What will happen to the current UP Health System-Marquette hospital along College Avenue? As the community awaits the opening of UP Health System’s new hospital along Baraga Avenue in Marquette, city officials and the health care ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

NTN working with township To the Jounal editor: I am writing in response to your “Where we stand” editorial published Sept. 8, “NTN trail extension plan has merit but there are concerns.” The implication given there, and suggested by Marquette Township Supervisor Lyn Durant ...

In Texas, a Dem template for victory

Columns

HOUSTON — Nationally, the Democratic Party, which gave indispensable assistance (“Basket of deplorables”!) to the election of today’s president, seems intent (“Impeach!”; “Abolish ICE!”; “Free stuff!”, “I am Spartacus!”) on a repeat performance. Here, however, in the ...

Protecting your family in flu season a priority

Columns

As summer in Michigan gives way to fall, the days are shorter, temperatures are cooler and back-to-school season is in full swing. I love fall and almost everything that comes with it, but as I look forward to changing leaves and pumpkin spice everything, I can’t help but feel that familiar ...

Risks to students very real; always report sexual assault

Columns

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (and this is the U.P., maybe you have), you’ve surely seen pictures online from various college fraternities across the country. Pictures of signs that say things like, “HOPE YOUR BABY GIRL IS READY FOR A GOOD TIME… FRESHMAN DROP OFF HERE” (found ...

Another opinion

Columns

Keep e-cigs away from kids The FDA enacted a regulation on e-cigarettes in 2016 that banned the sale of e-cigarettes with nicotine to those younger than 18. Yet, because Michigan has no state law affirming that regulation, law enforcement can’t keep kids from purchasing the nicotine-delivery ...

Congratulations to U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame inductees

Editorial

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame who will be honored with events this weekend. For those unaware, this national hall of fame is located in Ishpeming, the birthplace of organized skiing in North America. This weekend, the hall presents its newest ...

Campaign financing revisions needed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The state of Michigan is certainly resilient. After numerous economic downturns we always make a comeback, especially when the playing field is level. The state of Michigan is also somewhat unique. We, the voters in Michigan, have the rare opportunity to amend our state ...

Hopeful that loss was simple mistake

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: To the man who took two boards of jewelry from my garage sale, in Harvey, on Saturday, plus $80 in change for the $100 bill you were supposed to give me, I hope it was an honest mistake. I know it was very careless of me to give you change before receiving your money, ...

How about Medicare Advantage for all?

Columns

A resurfaced Barack Obama has uttered those three little words: “Medicare for all.” Does that mean that the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, was a bad idea? Not at all. The ACA was a triumph in that it cut the number of uninsured Americans by 20 million. And it hardened the idea that ...

Solar energy proposal near Sawyer airport filled with possibilities

Editorial

We’ve used this space in the past to hold forth in favor of green energy projects. There can be little doubt the age of many fossil fuels is drawing to a close and green energy projects will light the way, so to speak, into the future. That said, it’s also true not every green energy ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Always honor the flag To the Journal editor: I served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force and I am very proud to be able to salute our flag during the playing of the National Anthem. It bothers me greatly that a bunch of wealthy athletes disrespect the very country that allowed them to ...

Weight loss means new wardrobe

Columns

Dear Annie: I have been overweight my entire life. Because of a diabetes scare a couple of years ago, I lost 50 pounds, primarily through running and modifying my diet. My self-esteem has greatly improved because I now have more energy to keep up with my kids and can go for longer walks with my ...

Who do you chose to believe, President Trump or the press?

Columns

WASHINGTON — In the running fight between President Donald Trump and the so-called mainstream news media, Americans are asked either to take the word of the demonstrated serial liar in the Oval Office or of the army of journalistic working stiffs whose business it is to separate the wheat ...

Bible is a guide

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Richard P. Lehto, the Bible is full for useful information but because it doesn’t say Adam picked his nose and passed gas, don’t think it cannot happen. An open mind would accept evolution as man’s explanation of the workings of God. The Bible is a simplified ...

Silver Creek block party a success

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Silver Creek Church has had the pleasure of hosting the Silver Creek Neighborhood Block Party for over a dozen years now. Each year we are amazed at the turnout and overwhelmed by the support of the wonderful community we live in. This year did not disappoint! Because ...