Letters To The Editor

UP Honor Flight is grateful

To the Journal editor: The Upper Peninsula Honor Flight thanks Bald Eagle Harley Davidson of Marquette for its UPHF fundraiser, the Spring Breakout at the Island Resort and Casino on March 23. UPHF thanks all who donated, purchased tickets or helped in any way. While we did not sell ...

Celebrate the truth bringers

To the Journal editor: I think we need to celebrate The News and newspapers that bring us the truth! We need the truth in order to be a functioning democracy. Robert Mueller’s report does support what The News and newspapers have been saying and the lies from this administration should be ...

Letters to the editor

Tired of investigations To the Journal editor: Investigate, spinvestigate ... don’t the endless investigations of Trump and associates get you tired? What really irritates is the disparity of treatment between Trump and his opposition. On the one hand, Trump and associates have been ...

Wrong writer named in Tuesday’s letter

In a letter published Tuesday, letter writer Fred Jakobic attributed a previous letter from April 27’s editorial page to Jan Amundsen when in fact the letter was written by Tony Gerstberger of Mohawk and was published the same day as a letter from Amundsen. To clarify this misconception, Ms. ...

Noon Kiwanis Club BBQ chicken coming

To the Journal editor: It’s that time of year again when you can smell the delicious aroma of barbecued chicken emanating from Lakeview Arena on Sunday, June 9th. The Noon Kiwanis Club is celebrating its 63rd annual chicken barbecue fundraising event (the longest nonprofit fundraising event ...

DUH: HUD housing should put Americans first

We no longer live in a constitutional republic. We live in an idiocracy. Only in modern-day America, under the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, is the basic proposition that federally subsidized public housing should benefit American citizens and legal residents slammed as ...

Carrying paper is good for you

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal needs paper carriers. Having done this job for awhile now, I can honestly say it is not an unpleasant job and actually has many positives. Like the centenarians in the Blue Zone of the world, where their environment nudges them into walking often, ...

A leftist agenda?

To the Journal editor: I am taking issue with the Jan Amundsen letter in The Mining Journal on April 25 in which he writes of “... leftist agenda that included government-mandated health care and policies supporting unsubstantiated man-made climate change, while actively courting the ...

Skating team did great job

To the Journal editor: The Marquette Senior High School Figure Skating Team skated to a second place finish for individual points at the Michigan State Finals in Novi, Michigan, this year. Our trip to Novi would not have been possible without our amazing sponsors: Gold — Lake Shore ...

Climate change real

To the Journal editor: “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes I have an idea for sorting through the many competing voices on climate change. The ...

Electric vehicles are coming

To the Journal editor: We, of the Climate Reality Project, want to encourage the city, the county, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority, our wonderful health care operators and the regional business community to really look at the potential value of implementing electric vehicle ...

Education programs work

To the Journal editor: On Thursday, April 24, eighth grade students from Bothwell Middle School joined members of the local community at work, both in recognition of National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and as part of our annual eighth grade Job Shadowing experience. Job ...

Wolves in region must be managed

To the Journal editor: Although I agree with Terri Bocklund’s letter published in the April 21 edition of The Mining Journal that anti-wolf bias remains among some hunters in the Upper Peninsula, the letter writer reflects their own bias as well. There is absolutely no way wolves in ...

McBroom off base

To the Journal editor: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has eliminated several positions in her office which were primarily “community outreach” jobs, in other words, employees who gave speeches to community groups and at schools, often to promote Bill Schuette’s run for ...

Infrastructure spending a raw deal

There’s no doubt America's infrastructure is in sorry shape and in need of massive investment. Just look at Michigan's pock-marked roads and rusting bridges as an example. But the deal sketched out by Democratic congressional leaders and President Donald Trump this week is not the ...

Problem-solvers, not politicians

A collective sigh of relief was heaved Thursday by Michigan's parents, teachers, school administrators, summer camp directors and staff, child care providers and ... anyone who has anything to do with school-age kids, whether they be your grandchildren or the host of high school kids you hire ...

Spread pain equally

To the Journal editor: We all agree, Michigan must do something about its roads. I applaud our governor for making roads an early priority. However, I would like to see a fairer approach to funding the work. A 45-cent per gallon spike in fuel prices would make it hard for some to buy fuel ...

Line 5 essential

To the Journal editor: If you want to know truth about the impact of shutting down Enbridge Line 5, ask your local propane company. I need to respond Leonard Page’s letter to the editor on Sunday. I will start by saying that if Line 5 is leaking, shut it down. But it’s not, so talking ...

Double standard charged at company

To the Journal editor: The Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette ceased generating electricity on March 31, 2019. We Energies out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, owns and operates the plant. Recently there has been information reported on WLUC-TV6 and in The Mining Journal that has been ...

U.S. Rep Bergman must support bill

To the Journal editor: In a recent letter to the editor, Ronald Marshall made a strong pitch for supporting action on climate change. He focused on how the private sector in the U.S. can compete with China in the race to develop and produce electric cars. Mr. Marshall rightly states that ...