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Opinion

8-18 Media news features lend a valuable youth perspective

Editorial

There’s much we can learn from today’s youth. They can offer us fresh perspectives, as well as new ways of presenting ideas, which means adults can find themselves challenged and inspired by the viewpoints of a younger generation when they’re willing to learn from children and ...

Please watch out near ski hill

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Anyone driving on County Road 553 in the ski hall area PLEASE slow down and take extreme caution of pedestrians PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE. It has always been a precarious to cross, with speed limit 55, positioned at the bottom of hill in both directions for traffic. Now ...

‘Congratulations, Wisconsin!’

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I just read in our local newspaper, the Marquette Mining Journal, (2/26/21) that the killers of wildlife - they’re referred to as hunters and trappers in the newspaper- managed in less than 72 hours to “ blow past” the state target of 119 dead wolves. Such an ...

Some don’t understand science

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The latest buzz phrases are: “I believe in science” and “follow the science.” However believing in science is not the same understanding the science, its applications or limitations. Relevant is a very excellent letter by a Mr. Robert H. Blotter which appeared ...

Trump reruns with old script of serial lies and bullying

Columns

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump was back before his old cheerleaders Sunday at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, in Orlando Fla., basking in their predictable adoration as he served up golden oldies of his fact-deficient repertoire, highlighted again on how the ...

Women accusing Cuomo won’t come out victorious

Columns

Three women have accused New York’s Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. The complaints center largely around unsolicited shows of affection. He very well may have said the inappropriate things being reported, but none of the women were physically harmed by what was at most unwanted ...

Taking note: ‘In like a lion…’

Columns

The first day of March seemed to completely fulfill the beginning of that well-known cliche about the month: “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” Writing the first half of this old saying in my journal last Sunday was a bit trite, but completely irresistible as winds howled, clouds filled the ...

Dunham’s Sports return is a welcome development for many

Editorial

Area residents were pleased to learn this week that Dunham's Sports is returning to the Marquette market, after an absence of several years. The store is going to be located in the Westwood Mall along U.S. 41 in Marquette Township, in the space formerly occupied by Younkers. Company officials ...

On the threshold of bright new era

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Anyone who lives through long U.P. winters knows the joy of a bluebird-sky bright sunshine day in February to boost the sluggishness of “blah gray days.” Sunshine feels so good on our faces but is even mightier as solar power. We’re now standing on the ...

2 women are on deciding paths for our democracy

Columns

WASHINGTON — Two women are deciding paths of our destiny, the acting Capitol police chief and the Senate parliamentarian. You and I — and the lamppost — don’t know them. One unknown gave us something deeply wrong; the other took away something deeply right. Strange for strangers to ...

Even with loosening restrictions, we must remain smart about virus

Editorial

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday announced what is probably welcome news to many people: increased capacity limits in restaurants and expanded opportunities to visit residential care facilities. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated two of its epidemic orders to allow ...

Hope is necessary

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: How about some good news first of all. Let’s have hope that 2021 will surely be better than 2020. Maybe with President Biden trying to do all he can will help. But it seems if you watch the news it will still be a divided Senate. But we the people can work together ...

Go Miners!

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Paul Jacobson and assistant coaches Kevin Jacobson, Dan Waterman and Jeff Niemi and the Negaunee High School Miners varsity boys football team on a great season. Great job to the 2021 senior guys on the team. The Negaunee High School ...

Trump reloaded as he speaks at CPAC gathering

Columns

Former president Donald Trump emerged from 38 days of self-enforced silence for a lengthy speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, that was frequently interrupted with boisterous applause and chants from an adoring, mostly white and older crowd. He ...

Corrections officers deserve our respect

Editorial

Some jobs are easier than others. One job that’s definitely in the “others” category is a prison corrections officer. Consider that a CO has to deal with a population that’s probably not the easiest and most cooperative, and is one that requires a constant amount of diligence and ...

Passport Challenge

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: We would like to thank the Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) and business sponsors Queen City Running, Sports Rack and Blackrocks for coming up with the Passport Challenge providing lots of outdoor fun this winter. On the Passport Challenge card were fifteen locations ...

Grateful for vaccine

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: My husband and I received our first Covid Shot yesterday. We were so impressed how everything ran so smoothly. We felt blessed, to say the least with how efficiently it was run. A huge thank you to NMU, the Health Dept.and the National Guard. We are so grateful to ...

Voters knew what they wanted

Columns

There has always been something faintly Old Testament about the way we Americans pick our presidents. Remember the first election of the 21st century when, by a 2-to-1 margin in national polls, voters found the country to be “headed in the right direction” and the then-term-limited ...

March declared reading month in Michigan

Editorial

It is an important reminder from our Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who kicked off the month by declaring March as Reading Month in Michigan. Of course, we here at a daily newspaper believe every month should be reading month, but we always are pleased to have a special month for reading. Whitmer ...

Raise minimum wage

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: “The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, but whether we provide enough to those who have too little.” (F.D.R.) Gradually raising the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025 would lift pay for nearly 32 million ...