Opinion

‘Bro Culture’ companies may be doing poorly by being bad

Columns

What exactly does Uber have to offer that other companies do not? The ride-hailing service doesn’t own its cars or employ drivers. It’s basically a smartphone app that connects passengers to drivers using their own vehicles. Rival apps now do much the same thing. Uber rightly sees the ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Falun Dafa Day is Saturday To the Journal editor: (Saturday) is the World Falun Dafa Day. (It) celebrates the 25th anniversary of the introduction of Falun Dafa to the public. I would like to thank Northern Michigan University’s Student Leader Fellowship Program for having Falun Dafa ...

Elimination of funds to battle drugs in communities unwise

Editorial

Reports of a federal proposal to roll back support for an anti-drug program that most people agree has done good work over the years has us worried up here in Superiorland. With the opioid menace growing day by day here and elsewhere and methamphetamine always a problem, axing the Drug-Free ...

Dems pushing ‘pre-existing’ lie

Columns

If you’ve only followed coverage of the Republican health care bill loosely in the media, you might believe that House Republicans, after much effort, passed legislation to deny people with pre-existing conditions health insurance. The issue of pre-existing conditions has dominated the ...

Fallen Officers Memorial honors corrections officers

Editorial

It’s safe to say that being a corrections officer is a hazardous job. To honor those who lost their lives in this profession, a memorial honoring four officers killed by inmates in Michigan was unveiled Sunday outside the Michigan Corrections Organization headquarters in Lansing. The ...

Drone will improve response times

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: On a warm day in June 2016, Justin Schroepfer spotted two women struggling in a rip current just off of Little Presque Isle beach in Marquette and, bravely, entered the water in an attempt to help. Locals were able to rescue one of the women, but, sadly, Justin and ...

Pay attention to Israel’s enemies

Columns

President Trump is about to score a religious trifecta, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome, the “home” of three monotheistic religions. The president has said he wants to make the ultimate deal and achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians. While the goal is similar to a high ...

Letters to the Editor: Make yourself heard

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Nowadays, with things being as they are politically and in the government, you may want to make your opinion and your voice heard. Our local Toastmasters group can help you with this. Can you express yourself in words, to a group? Many dread the thought. Is public ...

New marijuana ballot proposal effort underway

Editorial

A new effort to place legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes on the state ballot, perhaps as early as November, was launched last week. Coordinated by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, a ballot drive started Friday to gather about 252,000 signatures needed to ...

Democrats’ move from ‘pro-choice’ to ‘no choice’ not smart

Columns

Just eight years ago, there were 256 Democrats in the U.S. House. Today there are just 193. Then, there were only 40 Republican U.S. senators; today the GOP Senate majority numbers 52. During that same span, Democrats have suffered a net loss of 947 state legislative seats, and today in only ...

Bergman ‘town hall’ badly lacking

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: (Recently) U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, organized a town meeting at Bay College in Escanaba surrounded by police officers and a K-9 dog. Why? What’s next? When he come to Michigan Tech or to the Calumet Theatre for his next “town hall” do we need to ...

Health care promises will be hard to keep

Columns

President Donald Trump has achieved his first major legislative success this week with the passage of health care reform in the House. The bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate and is no one’s idea of a perfect solution to repealing and replacing Obamacare. But it’s a start. The ...

New U.P. economic development entity right idea at right time

Editorial

Although it doesn’t yet have an official name, and all of the details including base of operations haven’t been completely worked out, a brand new economic development organization appears off to a good start. Rolled out Friday in a joint Gov. Rick Snyder-Lt. Gov. Brian Calley press ...

YMCA is, and will remain, valuable community member

Editorial

The YMCA of Marquette County has had a pretty rough road over the last year or so. Financially, the organization has experienced challenges and on Friday it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while it reorganizes. In the meantime, it’ll be business as usual. Certainly that ...

Legislators need to fix ‘dark store’ tax values

Letters To The Editor

We need our state legislators to end the uncertainty and pass into law a fair and equitable tax policy that closes a major loophole allowing so-called “big box” stores to drastically reduce their property tax burden. Under what has become known as the “dark store” property valuation ...

Cultural appropriation: Try this modest propoal

Columns

michael barone “Cultural appropriation” has become the latest evil denounced by soi-disant social justice warriors, on campus and off. Examples: “I was taught that white people shouldn’t listen to rap music because it’s cultural appropriation and could be offensive to my ...

Military spending must be limited

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Kudos to Christopher West and his articulate letter to the editor (April 24, The Mining Journal). It takes guts to question priorities but somebody has got to do it when those in power refuse to! The priority here is military spending. Mr. Trump and his advisors seem ...

YMCA faces challenges but future remains bright

Columns

MICHELE BUTLER & JENNA ZDUNEK Dear YMCA Community Members and Supporters: As many of you know the YMCA of Marquette County has gone through a lot of change in the last 14 months. We have made significant effort and progress toward reducing our total debt. Every option has been ...

Special pets at UPAWS

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: It takes an extra special person to adopt an extra special pet. While we think all pets that come into our care at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter are special, there are some pets that stand out as having extra “specialness.” What does having extra ...