Opinion

Tax relief needed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: As the head of a statewide construction trade association, I see firsthand how high federal taxes and an increasing number of government regulations have negatively impacted Michigan’s construction industry, which employs more than 160,000 people in the state. This ...

Rigid party strategies pave way for outsider

Columns

“The Trump base is far bigger & stronger than ever before,” the president declared in a series of tweets Monday morning, and that “will never change.” Many observers were quick to point out that this assertion isn’t borne out in the polls. Such nitpicking, however, overlooks a ...

Letters to the Editor: New group looks forward to future

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Thank you for the editorial opinion “New Marquette County League of Women Voters a positive step” that you published in the Aug. 2 Mining Journal. We were pleased to have Journal Staff Writer Christie Bleck interview us and publish a nice article introducing the ...

Common sense becoming uncommon in Washington

Columns

“Sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence.” — Dictionary.com’s definition of common sense. Sometimes what used to be called “common sense” can seem radical in Washington, which is used to practicing ...

New state report on Empire Mine shutdown offers community hope

Editorial

A report commissioned by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. in April, “The Empire Mine Layoff and Economic Future of the West End and Marquette County,” was released today. The project was spearheaded by Northern Michigan University professor Michael J. Broadway and Olivia ...

Letters to the Editor: SHF says thanks

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the Superior Health Foundation team, Board of Directors and Cancer Care of Marquette County, we extend a sincere thank you to the many outstanding people and businesses that did their part to ensure an outstanding Superior Health Foundation Annual Golf ...

Dose of authentic GOP wisdom

Columns

American campaigns were not always, I can testify from personal witness, about the politics of personal destruction. Your political adversary was your opponent, not your enemy. Just 10 years ago, at the funeral of a former Republican president, the eulogy, at the personal request of the ...

Dillman a great choice for U.P. Vet of the Year award

Editorial

It’s hard to imagine a more deserving recipient for the prestigious Upper Peninsula Veteran of the Year award than Larry Lee Dillman. The Negaunee man, who is a Vietman War veteran, was recently notified that he was the 2017 winner. Dillman served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 24 years, ...

Being informed voter key to our democracy working as it should

Editorial

Founding father Thomas Jefferson is quoted as saying: “Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.” We believe an informed electorate is ...

Letters to the editor: Eagle owner thankful

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I would like to thank the Marquette City Commission, staff and residents for all the time and effort spent over the last eight weeks in soliciting, analyzing and questioning the bids received for the city’s trash and recycling collection. It was a time-consuming ...

Immigrants turning out to be convenient scapegoats

Columns

The administration rolled out its new immigration policy at the White House Wednesday during a week when nothing has gone well for the president. President Donald Trump has failed at health care reform. His poll numbers have slipped to 33 percent approval in a new Quinnipiac poll and 36 ...

Growing Marquette County Fair continues to delight attendees

Editorial

The smell of elephant ears, Croatian chicken and manure will fill the air this coming weekend as a wide open field in Sands Township, dotted with a few permanent structures, becomes saturated with vendors, vehicles, carnival rides and fairgoers. The Marquette County Fair is slated to kick off ...

Cambensy top choice

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Please join me in voting for Sara Cambensy for the 109th District House of Representatives on Tuesday. Sara was elected to the Marquette City Commission three times so she has already proven that she is dedicated to serving the people with courage, integrity, ...

Ignoring lessons of effective presidents

Columns

Michael Barone Who have been the most successful presidents in the past 80 years? Most successful, that is, in framing issues and advancing their policies, achieving foreign policy success, winning re-election and maintaining high job approval. My nominees are Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight ...

Derocha deserves support

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: WIth an important election fast approaching, we are listening closely to all the candidates because so many issues exist in the Upper Peninsula. We need experienced people to speak up for the U.P. and work to resolve them. Our biggest issue at this time is attracting ...

DNR plans to build shooting range in county make sense

Columns

greg zyburt As part of a statewide effort to improve and expand the number of public shooting ranges, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has been working on plans to potentially develop a DNR shooting range in Marquette County. The DNR maintains 13 designated shooting ranges in ...

Voting for Cambensy

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Our area of the Upper Peninsula has experienced the unfortunate loss mid-term of our serving state representative. While time will heal that unexpected loss, citizens of the 109th District must now carefully make a selection of the most qualified seasoned replacement ...

Forced into a painful choice, a US veteran gives up on America

Columns

connie schultz PAINESVILLE, Ohio — So many small moments at a rally for immigrants in this northeast Ohio drove home the growing magnitude of the community’s loss. Children born in America, some of them mere toddlers, held up handmade signs pleading to keep their parents with them. They ...

Pictured Rocks now can be considered money — literally

Editorial

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Alger County will soon get national recognition of an unusual variety when a particularly scenic stretch of beach appears on a special quarter. Set for unveiling in 2018, the design representing Pictured Rocks depicts Chapel Rock and the white pine tree ...

Supporting Negaunee school millage

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Historically, the citizens of Negaunee have always supported our school district. Our school system in Negaunee is one thing that sets us apart from other local communities. I am writing to urge the voters of Negaunee’s district to vote yes on Tuesday to a millage ...