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Tax hike justifiable?

April 14, 2015 To the Journal editor: There is no question that a 1 percent sales tax increase will generate about $1. more »»

Freedom’s future?

April 13, 2015 To the Journal editor: Once again our society is embroiled in controversy. This time over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Gov. more »»

Help appreciated

April 12, 2015 To the Journal editor: Wanted to share a touching moment we witnessed (recently) in Ishpeming. more »»

Mark Earth Day

April 12, 2015 To the Journal editor: Every year on April 22, since 1970, Earth Day is an official holiday that celebrates the Earth and all that lives by reaching out to our communities to raise awareness about... more »»

Urges bill support

April 11, 2015 To the Journal editor: April 14 is the date when women catch up to the earnings men made the previous year. It is hardly equal pay. more »»

Get out and vote

April 10, 2015 To the Journal editor: As students in a government class at Westwood High School, we are greatly concerned with the number of unregistered voters in America. more »»

Prop 1 not answer

April 9, 2015 To the Journal editor: The proposed tax increase is not simply 1 percent increase in sales tax. Do the math: 7 percent-6 percent=1 percentage point. 1 divided by 6 equals 0.0166, which is a 16. more »»

Yards questioned

April 8, 2015 To the Journal editor: From some January articles, it’s obvious the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has hit the panic button on deer yard conditions, stating that 80 percent are on private... more »»

Excessive costs cited

April 7, 2015 To the Journal editor: In February, I saw my doctor for a medical problem. I went into her exam room and sat on a chair, spoke with her for 15 minutes, got up and left. more »»

Reader likes Journal

April 7, 2015 To the Journal editor: I want to let you know how much I have enjoyed your paper. My husband subscribed to it last fall as an anniversary gift for me. more »»

Poor Michigan

April 6, 2015 To the Journal editor: On my refrigerator is a passage from the Bible, book of Matthew. It reads, “Do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about i. more »»

Climate an issue

April 5, 2015 To the Journal editor: In the March 10 issue, The Mining Journal presented an editorial column from economist Walter Williams calling into doubt whether global warming is occurring and caused by... more »»

Save the children

April 5, 2015 To the Journal editor: Just this winter I’ve heard of eleven wolf citings in the city of Negaunee. One was a wolf chasing a deer by the Lakeview School, and four others were spotted in the same are. more »»

Not local anymore

April 4, 2015 To the Journal editor: Recent rulings by the MI Tax Tribunal that upheld revised property taxes for a number of large businesses in Marquette County using the dark store methodology of assessing, ha... more »»

Congrats given

April 3, 2015 To the Journal editor: Congratulations to Coach Dan Waterman, assistant coaches Kyle Saari and Chris Prunick and the Negaunee Miners boys varsity basketball team on a great season. more »»

Commission queried

April 2, 2015 To the Journal editor: What is wrong with this city commission? You close part of Lakeshore Boulevard because of a storm, or did you close it for personal reasons? You seem to forget you work for th... more »»

Bill deserves support

April 1, 2015 To the Journal editor: Since the “Child custody act of 1970” went into effect, judges in Michigan have awarded physical custody to parents based on the best interests of the child based on 12 certai... more »»

Questions posed

March 31, 2015 To the Journal editor: What country lets the richest companies pay no income taxes? What country then pays subsidies to these same companies? What country refuses to pay for full health care costs... more »»

Event was a hit

March 30, 2015 To the Journal editor: I’d like to thank all those responsible for the success of the 2015 Softball in the Dome Tournament benefiting Special Olympics-Area 3. more »»

People want justice

March 29, 2015 To the Journal editor: Income inequality has emerged as perhaps our main political problem. more »»



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