Opinion

NMU nursing student saves choking person’s life

Editorial

Talk about applying what you’ve learned to a real-life crisis situation. That’s what happened when first-year Northern Michigan University nursing student Tess Kostelec saved the life of a fellow student. Kostelec performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a student choking in the Northern Light ...

Additional enviromental review of Line 5 process not a bad idea

Editorial

Enbridge officials and their many supporters didn’t like it when it happened but a federal judge’s ruling last week that a key state agency should take a closer look at the pipeline company’s plans for dealing with potential oil spills in the waterway connecting lakes Huron and Michigan ...

Time for action on prescription drugs

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: It is time for congress, the administration, and Michigan to take real action to reduce prescription drug prices. The president over two years ago said drug companies are ripping us off. The same drugs used in advanced nations around the globe cost about half of what ...

Direction question

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Thanks to Bald Eagle Harley Davidson of Marquette for financially supporting the upcoming Honor Flight to Washington D.C. As Americans, we should thank the honorees for their service and our freedom. A mentally stable person does not continually attack a dead person ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Men, women should be team To the Journal editor: This is the most challenging letter that I have ever written because it is probably impossible to say what I want to say without unintentionally offending some people. The bottom line is this: While I disagree with his ...

Is Bernie Sanders behind attacks on Joe Biden?

Columns

There was always something fishy about the #MeToo complaint against Joe Biden. Putting hands on Lucy Flores’ shoulders and smooching the back of her head is in no way sexual. Even Flores admitted that. Nonetheless, Flores gave a dramatic rendition of the distress it caused her. “I just ...

Barr’s highjacking of Mueller report riles some investigators

Columns

WASHINGTON — One of the widely praised features of the Office of the Special Counsel under Robert Mueller was that throughout its 22-month investigation of the Trump administration it was leak-proof. But now its circumspection has been breached by unidentified staffers who are fed up with ...

Event marks death, celebrates life of student

Editorial

Northern Michigan University’s Biology Department invited the public to join in remembering student Guiancarlo “Carlo” Bayot Estupigan during a commemoration Saturday. Estupigan passed away on Jan. 27 from exposure after getting caught in a snowstorm near the Yellow Dog River, just ...

Art exhibit successful

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Lake Superior Art Association would like to thank those who helped us with our recent Dog Dayz of Winter youth art exhibition. We received a generous grant from the Hirvonen Family Foundation which provided the majority of the funding for this event. The Up Sled ...

Both sides getting it wrong about crisis at southern border

Columns

When President Trump shut down the government in an attempt to force Congress to fund a border wall, Democrats and liberal journalists — including many mainstream reporters — responded by insisting there was no crisis. “I’m from the border, there’s no crisis there,” Rep. Henry ...

Presque Isle Park should be enjoyable for all — and safe

Editorial

Without a doubt, Presque Isle Park is one of the crown jewels in the region. Not just the city of Marquette, but Marquette County, the Upper Peninsula and maybe the state of Michigan. The peninsula park, surrounded on three sides by Lake Superior, has many attractions, including a gazebo. a ...

Trump comments inappropriate

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Such obsequious spinelessness is difficult indeed to imagine and yet there it is, in bright yellow for everyone to hear and see on TV and the radio. A veritable political rogue’s gallery of senators, congressmen and women and other officials in the Trump ...

Celebrate hospital

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: It has been almost 7 years since Marquette General Hospital was purchased by Duke LifePoint. It has been a difficult road at times and not without some regrets, but on April 5th with the ribbon cutting ceremony we all have something to celebrate. As a way of review ...

If not an emergency, what is it?

Columns

The flood tide of illegal immigrants crossing our southern border cannot and must not continue. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has said of it, “The system is broken and overwhelmed. It is a national emergency.” The definition of emergency might help focus attention: “A sudden, urgent, ...

Great Lakes money is back in Trump FY 19-20 budget

Editorial

We’re pleased President Donald Trump backed off a proposal to cut funding for Great Lakes cleanup and support by 90 percent. At a rally last week in Grands Rapids, Trump announced that the program’s $300 million annual cost, cut from his fiscal year 2019-20 budget in its original form, ...

What is murder?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Why does it take 25-30-plus years to execute a murder and it only takes 5 minutes to sedate a baby and kill it. Not Michigan. Where is the crime? This country does not protect babies/children and I am talking about Michigan. Murder as many as you want in Michigan and ...

595 was bad idea

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I see the Marquette County Road Commission is still pushing the County Road 595 lawsuit, saying they don’t have the funding now but want to continue to pursue it so that if they want to build a road in the future, they can go forward. I would hope that if they want ...

Protect Great Lakes

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Our president (wanted) to cut the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 90 percent! We Great Lakes States (Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin) need to fight tooth and nail to keep this federal funding to protect the water we drink, the air we breath and the ...

Powell Doctrine has been repealed

Columns

Long before he would become America’s 65th secretary of state, Colin Powell was a young Army officer who served two combat tours in Vietnam. There, Lt. Powell held in his arms a young American soldier whose body had been blown apart — and whose life would, in a few hours, be ended — by a ...

Possibility of Sawyer spaceport intriguing and exciting

Editorial

A proposal that would see an airport in Michigan used to launch satellites into orbit is intriguing. That Sawyer International Airport in rural Marquette County is on some sort of short list for consideration takes the concept from intriguing to exciting, especially given the potential economic ...