Letters To The Editor

Guilty get jailed

To the Journal editor: In (a recent) Mining Journal, it showed a group protesting human detention camps. I was confused as to where these camps are. If they are focusing on the ones along our borders in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California, then I am really baffled. These illegals make ...

Letters to the editor

Relax, take it easy To the Journal editor: Apparently, virtually in the course of just a few months, Marquette and surroundings have decided to increase speeds and disregard courtesy, wreaking havoc on our roadways. Is it a sign of our bucolic past, being lost? Having lived in many ...

Enbridge moves must be monitored

To the Journal editor: Recently, Enbridge Energy, the Canadian energy conglomerate, spent serious money on full page newspaper ads throughout Michigan. Titled Line 5 Project, the ads include a dramatic illustration of their proposed Mackinac straits tunnel. I invite everyone to take a ...

Letters to the editor

Progress cited? To the Journal editor: Dump night at (a local tavern). In Big Bay on Tuesday nights, a group of local old men gather at a cultural salt lick where opinions on politics, the outdoors, and other pressing issues of the day are hotly debated. The themes this week ran from Megan ...

Read Mueller report on the Trump probe

To the Journal editor: Our democracy depends on an informed electorate! A free download of Robert Mueller’s report is at Mullerbookclub.com On May 29, Special Counsel Robert Mueller held his first public statement in two years since starting his investigation, and it was remarkable: “If ...

Future of nation at issue

To the Journal editor: So it’s come to the point where an historic American flag, designed by an early feminist and suffragette, is unsuitable for use as a marketing gimmick by a U.S.-based international shoe company whose shoes are made in China, because the flag represents America’s ...

Love, help thy neighbor

To the Journal editor: It is always a joy to return home for the Fourth of July. I had lived in Ishpeming for all of my childhood and a portion of my young adulthood. Living down in Mount Pleasant these last three years where I have served as a liturgist, musician, historian, and now ...

US women’s soccer team more than deserving of pay raise

Equal pay for equal work has been one justification cited by those who believe the U.S. Soccer Federation’s World Cup-winning women’s team should be paid as much as those on the men’s team. But that is misleading: In an important way, the women are doing more valuable work. U.S. Sen. ...

One more unmet Ilitch obligation

The arrogance of the Ilitch organization in ignoring its obligations to the city of Detroit is breathtaking. The family that owns the Detroit Red Wings and Tigers, Olympia Development and Little Caesars pizza continues to renege on the promises it has made to develop downtown property that ...

Love thy neighbor, help thy neighbor

To the Journal Editor: It is always a joy to return home for the Fourth of July. I had lived in Ishpeming for all of my childhood and a portion of my young adulthood. Living down in Mount Pleasant these last three years where I have served as a liturgist, musician, historian and now pulpit ...

Quality care is at our core in Michigan

To the Journal editor: As the baby boomer generation ages, Michigan’s senior population will continue to grow for years to come. The necessity for quality long-term care will be in greater demand more than ever before. We must ensure that our seniors are able to age comfortably, with ...

ATVs shouldn’t be on Brockway Mountain

To the Journal editor: Say it’s not so, ATVs on Brockway Mountain Drive! This “jewel that crowns Michigan” is without question a very special place. Thousands of visitors agree. ATVs there are not safe or compatible to land-use and eco-tourism. ATVs should have many miles of woodland ...

War with Iran a bad idea

To the Journal editor: Let me start by saying NO TO WAR IN IRAN. It is unwanted, unnecessary, unwise and unwarranted and that the U.S. is the aggressor. I say this about Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Iraq and so many others. Something like 37 nations have been victims of U.S. intervention, with ...

Olden years aren’t golden for state of Michigan

In the race of life, one doesn’t necessarily want to cross the finish line first. Nor win the race to be the state with the highest number of counties where the median age is 50-plus. But Michigan won the old, ahem gold, medal, according to U.S. Census numbers reported by Bridge Magazine ...

Play was fantastic

To the Journal editor: On (a recent) Friday evening, I attended Northern Michigan University’s play, “Mamma Mia.” It was excellent! Everything about it was wonderful from the lighting, scenery, and dancing, to the music and acting. The cast seemed as though they were enjoying ...

Thanks are in order

To the Journal editor: A sincere thank you to the person who left a random act of kindness “goodie bag” and God’s blessings on my car Tuesday, June 25 in the Jubilee parking lot (in Ishpeming). Our community is fortunate to have good people like you. May God bless you. MARION ...

Congrats Miners!

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to Head Coach Randy Carlson and assistant coaches Bryon “Cubby” Nelson and Pat Thomson and the Negaunee High School Miners softball girls fastpitch team on a great season. Great job to eight seniors: Peyton Drew, Hannah Voskuhl, Jessica Heroux, ...

Ask God for help

To the Journal editor: We all know and saw on TV about more mass killing. Also our government and the people we expect to remember. We the people of our country should work together for the good of all of us. Those in Washington continue to oppose one another for the purpose of getting ...

Freedom must be protected

To the Journal editor: On July 4, 1776, America’s Founding Fathers did something remarkable in the history of the world. The Declaration of Independence they signed and the Constitution they later drafted created a country in which the people pick their own leaders, and the law applies the ...

Letters to the editor

Search for truth needed To the Journal editor: I write this letter in response to Mr. Lehto and Mr. Hill’s letters. First, some of the kindest, loving and compassionate people I have known belong to the LGBTQ (community). I also agree that we all are part of God’s creation. I have ...