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Letters To The Editor

Writer calling for Trump’s impeachment

To the Journal editor: Enough cannot be said. In an ongoing saga of fighting for what is right, an opportunity once again arises for the industrious ant to experience the joy of being of service to the grasshopper disinclined to work. To paraphrase an old saying, let the ant toil whilst the ...

Keep fighting climate change

To the Journal editor: “Fighting food insecurity” by the Journal’s Cecilia Brown in the Health section on Nov. 19 was excellent. It showcased Marquette Senior High School student Deirdre Riesterer doing her part to better the world. Climate change was cited in the article as one ...

Libs afraid of Trump

To the Journal editor: After listening to the whining and crying coming from these liberal Democrats for so long, I have come to the conclusion that they are afraid of President Trump. Think about it. He is not a politician, he is a business man. These liberals are career politicians. They ...

Support for bill urged

To the Journal editor: As more Americans feel the impact of climate change, the country grows more concerned. Recent polls show that 80% of Americans want Congress to put politics aside and work together on a bipartisan solution to climate change, and this includes a majority of ...

Trump scares writer

To the Journal editor: During the Cold War, our national intelligence community found that the U.S. was vulnerable to a Soviet air attack from across the North Pole. That led to establishment of 63 radar stations on our border. It was known as the DEW (Distant Early Warning) line and Calumet ...

Cell phones should be allowed in Michigan courts

The Michigan Supreme Court should embrace the 21st century and adopt a proposed amendment to court rules that would allow cell phones and other electronic devices in state courthouses. The court held a public hearing on the matter Wednesday. The proposal, submitted by the Michigan State ...

Change mascot

To the Journal editor: My name is Megan Anderegg Malone and I am a member of the Marqutte Senior High School Class of 1997. During my years at MSHS, I received a stellar education from world-class teachers and I was enthusiastically involved in all aspects of student life, from student ...

What divides us

To the Journal editor: If you look at a map of the pipe called Line 5 crossing the Upper Peninsula, you see that it clearly splits the peninsula in two. The Canadian company that owns and profits by that pipeline has done an expensive and successful campaign to divide the peninsula’s ...

Carrier did a great job in bad weather

To the Journal editor: An outstanding paper carrier came to my home (last) Wednesday afternoon during the snow storm. She came up to the door when the driveway and walkway were not shoveled to bring the paper. She then told me her concern for just leaving the paper due to the weather, ...

Beach trash is overwhelming

To the Journal editor: Over the last year my wife and I have found a way to enjoy the beach, get some exercise, and feel like we are doing a community service. We have a stretch of Lake Superior beach in front of our home and have taken to picking up trash on a near daily basis, weather ...

Veterans deserve more

To the Journal editor: I had read an interesting article where ( then ) VA Secretary David Shulkin had decided to add three health conditions to the list of diseases eligible for Agent Orange Benefits. But, OMB Director and acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney — he and White ...

Nursing homes suffering

To the Journal editor: For several weeks now everyone has heard of the substantial cuts and vetoes made by Governor Whitmer as part of her rejection of the budget. One thing you might not have heard is more than $35 million in Medicaid cuts to nursing homes could begin to take effect at any ...

President destroying us

To the Journal editor: As World War II ended, three world leaders met to create a plan to prevent another country (like Germany-led Hitler) from trying to dominate the world and plunge us into another war. Two world leaders, of the U.S. and Great Britain, looked at the third country, ...

Compare, contrast these two groups

To the Journal editor: Let’s contrast the actions of two groups of individuals currently prominent on the national stage. On one hand, we have Marie Yovanovitch, Alexander Vindman, William Taylor, George Kent and Fiona Hill. These five career civil servants knowingly assumed great risk to ...

Relationships and Thanksgiving

To the Journal editor: Thanksgiving without relationships can be a very empty journey. We can be thankful over and for many things, but it is thankfulness in, through and for relationships that opens life to its fullness. It is good to pause and ask, “What relationships am I thankful for, ...

Love is what we need

To the Journal editor: Computers can be so useful, but, if they misbehave, they can cause frustration. Mine is losing text, underlining, deleting, even shutting down — all by itself. It won’t even backspace when I press backspace. It’s disobeying — won’t obey commands. People ...

Coats for kids appreciates support

To the Journal editor: The Marquette Area Public Schools is eternally grateful for the Kaufman Foundation’s sponsorship of the “Coats For Kids” program for those in need. MAPS students are benefiting from more than $4,000 in coats, boots, snow pants, hats, gloves and mittens to ...

Adopt-A-Child hopes for donations

To the Journal editor: It’s that time of year to start collecting donations for our Adopt-A-Child program. We will be collecting various items for children identified as “most in need,” by teachers, counselors and other professionals in the community. These children typically don’t ...

Lions extend thanks

To the Journal editor: The 35th annual Chocolay Township Lions Club Halloween Party was once again a huge success, with over 400 children in attendance enjoying treats and games. Thank you to Cherry Creek School for the use of their gym and kitchen. The success of this event would not be ...

Climate change experts?

To the Journal editor: With the word change from global warming to climate change, the circle of so-called experts has increased without any more clarity but more confusion. Global warming can be measured (though you need a satellite to do it correctly) while climate change cannot. If global ...