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Opinion

IPD personnel to receive funds for hazardous duty

Editorial

Three cheers for the Ishpeming City Council, City Manager Craig Cugini and city Police Chief Steve Snowaert for doing the administrative work necessary to get a nice hazardous pay stipend for the city’s police department for its work during the pandemic. The council met last week and ...

Local physician lauded

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: My husband and I would like to have Dr. Nathan Taylor recognized for the outstanding job he does as a plastic surgeon at the Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery in the medical center in Marquette. My husband and I both had surgery done by him. He is so ...

Who’s violating norms these days?

Columns

Norms, we are told, matter. Violating norms, recklessly disregarding norms — these are charges on which President Donald Trump is often arraigned in the court of public opinion. The indictment starts with his annoying habit of inventing insulting nicknames for his opponents and critics. ...

PWPL opening doors to limited customer traffic starting Monday

Editorial

It’s taken awhile but the Peter White Public Library in the city of Marquette is soon opening to the public. Closed to customer foot traffic since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the venerable institution will open its doors on a limited basis starting Monday. “We are definitely ...

Impact of wider GOP majority on court

Columns

WASHINGTON—The swift affirmation of Senate Republicans to President Trump’s prospective seizure of a 6-3 control on the highest court casts a dark shadow over Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s aspirations for a progressive agenda if he is elected in November. Hopes that at ...

It’s not about principles, it’s about right and wrong

Columns

“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them, I have others.” — Groucho Marx Senator Mitch McConnell, seeking a new fig leaf to disguise the spectacle of hypocrisy that Republicans are presenting regarding the “advice and consent” clause, is sputtering that there really is ...

Alaska’s governor on the Corona virus and election

Columns

ANCHORAGE — From the moment Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a Republican, was made aware of the threat of COVID-19, he acted faster than most other states and the federal government. In an interview, I asked him why he moved so quickly when others did not? “We got a call from the (U.S.) State ...

RBG’s dying wish cited

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Ruth Bader Ginsburg wanted the choice of her successor to reflect the will of we the people going forward. The public, 67% of us, agree that this close to an election the Supreme Court nomination should be done by the next sitting president. Despite RBG’s many years ...

Sign of the times

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: We posted several signs near M-35 west of Gwinn supporting Democratic candidates. And they are gone! Could the reason be that they were taken to display in another spot? Doubtful! It appears to just be a deplorable act by an immature person, a sad example of humanity.

Understanding BLM

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: My heart is heavy with grief over the shootings and unrest in Kenosha and Portland. I am numb. As a volunteer at St. Vince DePaul in the pantry and office, which serves the poor and low income in our community, I always look at social issues from a Christian lens that ...

Dear Annie: Controlling husband limits family time

Columns

Dear Annie: Once a year, I spend a weekend over at my son’s house to babysit my grandkids. They always take a trip for their anniversary so my son asks me in advance. I don’t mind because I really don’t get to see them often. My husband has a real issue with this. I would let them come ...

Car Talk: Reliability isn’t everything

Columns

Dear Car Talk: I just traded in my 2004 Jeep Liberty for a “used” 2020 Jeep Renegade Latitude with 4,000 miles. It was a demo. Sticker price was $29,000. I paid $21,000. It has all the bells and whistles; cold weather package, safety package, etc. I even got the color I wanted: Metallic ...

Dear Abby: Wife starts to resent man’s constant demands for gifts

Columns

DEAR ABBY: I feel uncomfortable receiving gifts, and I find it hard to meet my husband’s requests for constant gifts, especially when I feel I already give so much. He constantly asks me to buy him things, some of which are very expensive. I’m a saver, not a spender, and I try to watch ...

8-18 Media: Reflecting on last fall’s cruise

Columns

Last October I went on a Disney cruise. My whole family went. We got on a boat in New York City. The boat was red, black and white. It was huge!!!!!!! The first thing I thought when I saw the boat was that it was going to be so much fun. We got to our rooms and there was a bunkbed and it ...

Taking note: Paddling ahead

Columns

I didn’t even know it had been raining until I saw the damp pavement upon stepping outside. The air was humid and sweet, unusual for this time of year. It was much warmer than I would have imagined for a night in late September. But you never know these days. Astronomical fall has ...

National Public Lands Day well worth celebrating

Editorial

Saturday marks National Public Lands Day, which is observed each year on the fourth Saturday of September. Since National Public Lands Day was established in 1994, it’s been marked by volunteers going out to restore and improve public lands throughout the nation. And although the COVID-19 ...

Alternative proposed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Several years ago, the Butler Theater in Ishpeming went up for sale. Richard Devlin decided to obtain it for the purpose of creating a gathering place for the town to enjoy music, performing arts and artisan crafts. He was planning on taking care of expenses by ...

Two cheers for our drug manufacturers

Columns

America’s big drug companies are refusing to let President Donald Trump use them as campaign props. That is right and proper. First, nine of them pledged to not release a vaccine before one is deemed effective and safe. Having failed to manage or even acknowledge the COVID-19 crisis, Trump ...

COVID-19 pandemic forces delay of Honor Flight

Editorial

The coronavirus pandemic has altered all of our lives, seemingly putting many aspects of life on hold indefinitely. This has now come to include Mission XVIII of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight. The flight was originally slated for May 20. However, the COVID-19 pandemic led to it being ...

Believing in science?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I have been amused by the recent promotion of scientists everywhere. “I am following the scientists.” “When I am elected I will follow the scientists.” “We are the party of science.” Never before have so many who avoided science, science classes, and ...