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Letters To The Editor

Backing Whitmer response

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

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)

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 ...

RATI doing great work

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 ...

Bergman called out

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 ...

Speed limit too fast

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

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 ...

Lord is answer

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 ...

Fundraiser success

To the Journal editor: It was a quick decision to put together a fundraiser for UPAWS. Flyers were made and distributed around the neighborhood inviting people to support UPAWS by baking, selling items, collecting wish list items, bedding and Econo slips. During the two-day event, we met ...

McBroom off base

To the Journal editor: This is in response to an Op-Ed by state Sen. Ed McBroom that recently appeared in The Escanaba Daily Press. He claims Enbridge’s proposed Line 5 tunnel will make a safe pipeline safer. The portion of the pipeline that crosses the Straits of Mackinac is now 67 years ...

Blacks disadvantaged

To the Journal editor: Forty percent of COVID-19 deaths in the state of Michigan are Blacks. However, Blacks only make up about 13% of the population of the state of Michigan. These statistics are staggering. The disproportionate amount of Black deaths highlight the racial disparities that ...

Backing Hamel for job

To the Journal editor: Thank you for letting me be your Marquette County mine inspector for the last 20 years. I have met so many good people over the years. I felt that I did a good job and I hope to see the new mine inspector follow my example. The cooperative relationships that have been ...

Supports bond proposal

To the Journal editor: Negaunee Public Schools holds the tradition of providing an exceptional educational experience for its students. As a student entering my freshman year of high school, I can vouch that the community support given to the district in the past has provided me with a solid ...

Bond prop OK

To the Journal editor: I am an avid backer of the Negaunee school system and athletic programs, as well as a 1982 NHS graduate. Aug. 4 is a big day for all residents of the Negaunee School District. The Negaunee Public Schools will be asking the voters of the district to decide on a .99 ...

Endorses millage request

To the Journal editor: The Negaunee school district has an excellent school system and supportive community. That is why we decided to live in Negaunee when moving here 44 years ago. Our children graduated from Negaunee High School as have three grandchildren. Six grandchildren are currently ...

Millage supported

To the Journal editor: Negaunee residents have a chance to improve our already excellent school system by supporting the upcoming millage vote. My kids have long since graduated from this system. I appreciated the residents past support while they were students. Now, I’m pleased to be able ...

Journalism is different

To the Journal editor: Never have I been more appreciative of my local news sources than during these past months. Not only because it’s important for all of us to find out what’s happening in our community, but because we need the news from people who are practicing the profession of ...

Backing Negaunee bond proposal

To the Journal editor: As a retired teacher of the Negaunee Public Schools, I am adamantly encouraging all voters of the city of Negaunee, Negaunee Township and Richmond Township to support the bond issue on Aug. 4. Now more than ever we need to continue our tradition of support for our ...

Bond prop supported

To the Journal editor: Have you ever complained about parking when attending a program at the Negaunee Public Schools? Replace the negative thought with a positive one. The full parking lots and cars lining the streets reflect the tremendous support and pride our community has for its ...

Death by indirection

To the Journal editor: Extreme Libertarians or gun-bearing Patriots might think of freedom as absolute, as might also the President, who said he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody.” But for the rest of us, freedom is necessarily limited. It’s why we have ...