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Letters To The Editor

Just the (true) facts

To the Journal editor: Need help sorting fact from fiction or debunking misleading claims on social media? The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country website (lwvccmi.org) provides links to reliable fact checkers. Media Bias Fact Check relies strictly on signatories of the ...

Candidates Klipp, Ray deserve support

To the Journal editor: The most important thing we can give our children is a good education, the most important thing we can give to our community are educated children, the most important things we can give our school district are incredible and dedicated school board members. I’m ...

Toys for Tots collection begins

To the Journal editor: It is that time of the year again, the Marine Corps League Lake Superior Detachment #764 will be conducting its annual Toys For Tots Campaign starting Oct.1 and going through Dec.12. Marquette County businesses will have toy donation box drop off sites for new, ...

Metsa has her vote

To the Journal editor: It has been my pleasure to meet and talk with Janet Metsa on several occasions, and I am truly impressed with her knowledge and desire to serve the people of the Upper Peninsula. Janet Metsa is not an ideologue, she is a problem solver who wants to work with all the ...

Jen and Jenn supported

To the Journal editor: I am a Marquette resident with two young daughters about to enter the public school system. Myself and my wife, Brianne, would like to display our support for Jen Ray and Jenn Klipp for the MAPS School Board of Education. Brianne was raised and educated in Marquette, ...

Camp New Day says thank you

To the Journal editor: It has been a tough year for us all including Camp New Day. We were not able to hold our weeklong summer camp this year, but our board members traveled the U.P. this summer paying visits to all our campers. We provided them each with a “Camper Care Package” and ...

Freberg, Audette get their support

To the Journal editor:: We are the parents of four children and 10 grandchildren. My husband, Lowell, was a teacher for 31 years and an assistant principal at Marquette Senior High School for four years. Education has always been and still is a vital part of our lives. On November 3rd, you ...

Thanks for the support

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the Superior Health Foundation team, its funding partners, board of directors and gala planning committee, we extend a hearty thank you to the many friends, family and incredible businesses that supported our Ninth Annual Superior Health Foundation Gala on ...

First carbon project on state forestland

To the Journal editor: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer just announced that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will be rolling out a pilot carbon credit program. In the nation’s first carbon project on state forestland, Michigan forests will be managed to maximize carbon sequestration while ...

Stay on the high road

To the Journal editor: Here we are into September. Some changes as we read and hear on the news, it’s not too good. Still have unrest in parts of the country. Also the COVID-19 is still with us. I hope that we as a country can come back to caring more for all people. Those in Washington ...

Bit of homework needed

To the Journal editor: For those who are voting by absentee ballot in the November election, know that you don’t need to mail in your ballot. You can deliver it by hand to your governmental office on election day or earlier. To find out the exact location, contact your governmental office ...

Prayer badly needed

To the Journal editor: It has become increasingly apparent that these are trying times soul wise in our country with the dire need to pray for evil in all its forms to be expunged from our government with the literal survival of our democracy being at stake. Two notable quotations from ...

Fundraiser was successful

To the Journal editor: On behalf of The New Free Store organization, we would like to express our thanks to Bobbi Bray, owner of Mucked UP LLC, and April DeMarinis, from MGD Custom Builders, who sponsored a charity ATV ride, known as “Girl”s Only Ride. Period.” Eighty-one women on 42 ...

Ray has earned support

To the Journal editor: When election day rolls around this November, please vote for Jen Ray for a seat on the Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education. I’ve worked in various capacities with Jen over the years. We’re both very good friends, and also share a love of education ...

Simple message

To the Journal editor: Give me a W Give me an E Give me an A Give me an R Give me an A Give me an M Give me an A Give me an S Give me a K What’s that spell? Wear a mask! Stay strong!

Climate change isn’t going away

To the Journal editor: Like the coronavirus, climate change has not gone away. In May of this year, the level of carbon dioxide (C02) in the atmosphere was recorded at 417 parts per million (ppm), the highest level in human history. Before the Industrial Revolution-before the burning of ...

Wealth tax not answer

To the Journal editor: Once again, the idea of a wealth tax has arisen. There are two unique characteristics of this tax: (a) It has always been repealed; (b) It has never produced the projected revenues. Consider: It eliminates investment. It, as opposed to other taxes which tax the ...

Local physician lauded

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 ...

RBG’s dying wish cited

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

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.