Opinion

#Me,Too: Daughter and granddaughter, too

Editorial

While trying not to indulge in schadenfreude over those hypocritical Hollywood elites who’ve claimed to stand for “women’s rights,” only to be accused of sexually harassing them, I noticed “#MeToo” trending on Twitter. At (hashtag)MeToo, women who have been sexually harassed are ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Nurses deserve support To the Journal editor: This letter is in response to (a recent Sunday) editorial calling for “goodwill” between the Michigan Nurses Association nurses and UPHS-Marquette. With a backhanded attempt at appearing neutral, The Mining Journal’s negative undertones ...

Local officials pleased with recent court ‘dark store’ decision

Editorial

A decision last week from the Michigan Supreme Court has officials with local units of government voicing pleasure because of the ruling’s fiscal ramifications. Justices Friday rejected an appeal from big box retailer Menards in a tax dispute with the city of Escanaba which has wore on for ...

We’re seeing a cognitive dissonance presidency

Columns

To paraphrase Groucho Marx, President Donald Trump has a position on the Lamar Alexander/Patty Murray health care deal, and if you don’t like it, he has another one. Within hours, Trump veered wildly on the bipartisan compromise on Obamacare that the Tennessee Republican and the Washington ...

Letters to the editor: State should back off

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The new global boom in short term rentals has been driven by recently established international web-based corporations like Airbnb & Home Away. Their business plans encourage individuals to violate local residential zoning laws worldwide, and local governments and ...

Attack of the GOP establishment

Columns

In remarkable speeches this week, two members of what skeptics like to call the “Republican establishment” took on President Donald Trump and his brand of nationalist populism. Neither man mentioned the president by name, but their criticisms were unmistakable. Speaking in Philadelphia, ...

Legislative move on custody issue best approach

Editorial

Sometimes it takes action by elected officials to insure that public employees, including judges, clerks and others, are able to do their jobs properly. That’s the case, apparently, with new legislation introduced last week in the Michigan House of Representatives that would make it illegal ...

UPAWS a worthy recipient of cash gift for project

Editorial

There’s a pretty common saying many of us have heard before — that a dollar doesn’t go very far these days. But when you get 100,000 of those dollars all in one lump sum, well, that’ll put a smile on just about anyone’s face. There’s little doubt in our minds that the sold-out ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Who are real heroes? To the Journal editor: Remember the devastating terrorist attacks which took place on Sept. 11, 2001? As our country healed from those horrific events our nation became united. Patriotism was on display all across our great nation as flag’s flew ever abundantly. Fast ...

Dems yelp as Trump upholds Constitution

Columns

Donald Trump is criticized, often justly, for misstatements of facts and failure to understand the details of public policy. But in two of his most recent controversial actions, he has taken stands upholding the rule of law and undoing the lawless behavior of his most recent predecessor. The ...

Trump call to grieving family threw gas on fire

Columns

His name was La David T. Johnson. His wife’s name is Myeshia Johnson. The congresswoman from Florida is Frederica Wilson. You would know none of this from Donald Trump’s public statement Wednesday: “I had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife, who sounded like a ...

Harvey Weinstein and feminism: MeToo hashtag a rallying cry

Columns

What makes Harvey Weinsteins? The chief of Amazon studios, Roy Price, has now resigned in the wake of allegations that he made lewd comments and propositioned a producer. Lists of accused sexual predators in Hollywood and journalism are circulating on social media. President Donald ...

Letters to the Editor: Vet was helped

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I’m disabled veteran that found myself in a difficult situation. I was in the process of moving and found that there were a few expenses I hadn’t counted on. Which put me in a bind because I had already told my last landlord I was moving out. I asked around and ...

Trump makes mess of trade; economy beware

Columns

America’s closest neighbors, Mexico and Canada, rank high on Donald Trump’s to-do list of allies to offend. The North American Free Trade Agreement, the president insists, is “the worst deal ever.” Actually, it’s been a mostly good deal for all three partners. But even if the U.S. ...

Republic Township vets memorial a community effort

Editorial

Upper Peninsula communities come together when help is needed and that’s exactly what people did in support of the Republic Township Veterans Memorial which will be dedicated at noon Saturday. Project coordinator Sterling Schultz has been working diligently to make the memorial a reality. ...

Niemisto honor fitting for someone who does so much

Editorial

Although lots of people in the Marquette area do many good things, very few qualify as community treasures, people who give selflessly of themselves, over a very long period of time, for the greater good, and expect nothing in return. Area residents came together Tuesday to honor one such ...

Donald Trump is his own worst enemy

Editorial

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has a special talent for creating political problems for himself and then compounding them. Attempting to counter the allegation that for nearly two weeks he had failed to call the bereaved mother and wife of an Army soldier killed in the line of duty in Niger, he ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

By any other name To the Journal editor: I feel compelled to respond to the article in The Mining Journal on Sept. 28 regarding the firing of the Michigan State Police Col. Kristi Kibbey Etue. She has been asked (or ordered) to resign by liberal activists, the ACLU whom I have always ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Supporting Rossway To the Journal editor: We are writing this letter in support of Rich Rossway for state representative. He is a strong supporter of education programs, and the construction of our local hospital and Marquette County Road 595. We need a state representative who will ...

Fresh Coast Film Festival kicks off today in area

Editorial

The second annual Fresh Coast Film Festival is set to kick off today, and the event runs through Sunday. The Fresh Coast website states that the event is the first of its kind — “a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment and resilient spirit of ...