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Opinion

Lions Pediatric Cancer Program supporting kids, families

Editorial

A childhood cancer diagnosis can come with a range of physical, emotional, social and financial challenges for the child and their family. Due to this, the Lions Pediatric Cancer Program was developed as a way to support children and families who are impacted by such a diagnosis. The ...

Backing Whitmer response

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: In June, Enbridge was fined $6.7 million for EPA safety violations, defied Gov. Gretchen Whitmer by restarting Line 5 after damage shut it down and now refuses to provide Department of Natural Resources with proof of insurance against an oil spill. Words have no effect ...

Bi-partisanship works

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: “You say tomato, I say tomahto” as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong famously sang. However we might differ, we can all agree fresh produce is vital and delicious! Growing food requires a healthy climate, clean air, water and soil and resiliency to increasing ...

Use your head (and mask)

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: People employ different means to seek the truth. Some employ intuition; they go with their gut. Some go along with whatever pack with which they identify; a kind of herd mentality. Others habitually seek a contrarian view; they seek to go it alone. Others allow for ...

Jules Witcover: Biden’s best asset is Trump

Columns

WASHINGTON — Amid all the regurgitation of former Vice President Joe Biden’s verbal gaffes, he has one increasingly obvious advantage in the 2020 presidential race. He is running against a self-absorbed opponent who can’t seem to stop sabotaging himself in word and deed. Almost every ...

Walter Williams: Leftist effort ongoing to revise US history

Columns

There is very little new under the sun. The monument and statue destruction that we are witnessing has been witnessed in other times and other places. A tyrant’s first battlefield is to rewrite history. Most notable were the political purges of Joseph Stalin. The Soviet government erased ...

Mona Charen: Biden needs a very safe choice for vice president

Columns

Political pledges often cause headaches. On election night in 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt told reporters, “Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for or accept another nomination.” He regretted it almost immediately. Later, he would say, “I would be willing to cut off my hand ...

Taking note: Mysterious treasures

Columns

The glint of bright orange shining through the glass of the frame immediately caught my eye. I couldn’t help but investigate what this partially hidden treasure might be. I gently moved the several framed images that stood in front of it on a low, dusty shelf of a local secondhand ...

Passing of Pete Hamill a loss to those who seek the truth

Editorial

It’s with sadness we note the passing of Pete Hamill, who might be the last of a certain breed of journalist: self-taught, street-wise and colorful. Hamill, 85, was a New York fixture for decades. The tributes that poured in about him included the words crusading, sentimental, passionate ...

RATI doing great work

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: So many people and establishments deserve so much thanks and praise for their part in combating COVID-19 not only here in Marquette County but around the U.S. Doctors, nurses, nurses aides, clean-up people, hospitals, police, firemen, first responders and health care ...

Woke whites aren’t going to appropriate others’ feelings

Columns

So Trader Joe’s won’t cave into a 17-year-old’s demand that it scrub its shelves of products named in such a way as to suggest cultural origins outside the 50 U.S. states. Briones Bedell, a white high schooler from the San Francisco Bay area, gave it a try. She ran a petition to, in her ...

Tuesday’s ballot results contained much local hope

Editorial

If we needed any proof that Superiorland residents are hopeful amid a global pandemic, the results of Tuesday’s millage proposals on the ballot surely accomplished that. Voters approved a request by Negaunee Public Schools for a 0.99-mill bond proposal for a period of 25 years. A total of ...

Bergman called out

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: This a copy of a letter I sent to U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet: Dear Rep. Bergman, We know that the Republican Party has become the party of Trump. Its members seem to be deathly afraid that anything one of them does that displeases Trump will result in dire ...

Ready or not, NMU students are on their way back

Editorial

It’s safe to say the 2020-21 academic year for Northern Michigan University will be a little different than previous years. The world still is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning the coronavirus threat still exists. So, social distancing, hand sanitizing and other protocols ...

Speed limit too fast

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I commuted between Munising and Marquette for 12 years while the speed limit on M-28 was 55 mph. In good weather, I usually traveled at 62 mph because I felt safe at that speed and didn’t get pulled over by the state police. Recently they increased the speed limit ...

Visitor was welcomed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: From May 4 through June 10, I spent time getting medical treatments at your great hospital. This letter is an attempt to thank each and every one of you with whom I came in contact: the hospital staff, the Ramada staff, the Marq-Tran drivers and all others. A small ...

John Lewis funeral was political event

Columns

Traditionally, funerals are supposed to serve at least three purposes: honor the life of the deceased, comfort those who mourn his passing and preach a message about eternity and the brevity of life. Tradition was discarded during John Lewis’ funeral last week in Atlanta. Like the memorial ...

Claims for jobless benefits continue to decrease in state

Editorial

A dollop of mostly positive economic news was released in recent days with word that the number of unemployment claims in the state of Michigan has dropped for the most recent reporting period. As reported by The Detroit Free Press, new claims dipped to 21,949 in the week ending July 25, down ...

Lord is answer

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: “Those that cannot learn from history are destined to repeat it.” A cursory study of the decline and fall of nations shows that the U.S. is following their path to destruction, becoming, instead, the “untied” states. Consider just two trends: First is a ...