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Letters To The Editor

Masks badly needed

To the Journal editor: We have seen the television images of ordinary Chinese citizens wearing sanitary masks. South Koreans, too, appear to be having no problem getting masks. Why, then, are health care workers in the most prosperous nation in the world having to do without? The White House ...

Trump dropped the ball on virus

To the Journal editor: Well, a grave threat has befallen our country and the president had a chance to refashion his legacy. That moment has come and is likely gone. For weeks, he has downplayed the danger by comparing it to the flu but the virus currently has no treatment or vaccine. He ...

True community spirit

To the Journal editor: The SAIL Disability Network of the U.P. would like to thank the community for their participation at the 2020 Chocolate Festival that was held Feb. 23, 2020 at the Northern Michigan University Northern Center. The Chocolate Festival is an annual event where local ...

Open letter from health care providers

To the Journal editor: Dear citizens of Marquette and the surrounding area, We are writing this letter as medical professionals concerned for the safety of our patients, staff, and local community in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Changes are already occurring in our community, and ...

Working together is key in these times

To the Journal editor: Love in the time of Corona and Climate Change: We are facing two unprecedented crises and we will be better when we work together. Staying ahead of a local corona outbreak, we are asked to take thoughtful precautions. Staying committed to climate change action, we need ...

Some of the hysteria is misdirected

To the Journal editor: I am among many people who don’t ever want to catch COVID-19 or the coronavirus. But I am not hysterical about it. My loved ones in Ohio tell me about the terrible fear there. They say the stores have no more toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, soap, hand ...

Future on line

To the Journal editor: It’s here again! Another presidential election year. I’ve spent nearly 4 years trying to understand how the election of Donald Trump happened. What stands out for me —among the reasons given for such strangeness—is the statistic that 82% of white evangelicals ...

Open letter to community

To the Journal editor As the current board chairman and chief of staff at UPHS-Marquette, we wanted to take this opportunity to address some of our community’s concerns. The current COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to overwhelm our national health resources. Containment of the disease ...

Leadership lacking

To the Journal editor: Every year since taking office, President Trump has ignored science and made deep cuts into research on emerging diseases. In 2018, he eliminated the National Security Council’s global health security and biodefense directorate, with its team of world-class ...

Time to get serious

To the Journal editor: The covid-19 pandemic is going to ask a lot from each of us. Only a widespread and likely prolonged “social distancing” will save the United States from the horrific rationing of health resources and the avoidable deaths that Italy is currently ...

Trump doing job

To the Journal editor: Any objective observation, critique, or criticism of the Trump administration must fairly acknowledge comparative actions of other administrations. The March 2 “Rule of Law rules” letter sends a good message but at the wrong time.The letter should have been ...

Marquette winters rock

To the Journal editor: My wife and I live in “sunny” California, about 45 miles from Palm Springs. For the past several years we have “wintered” in Marquette. We found out that there was so much to do in Marquette, and so many friends and family to visit (my wife, the former Susan ...

Event was memorable

To the Journal editor: Team Poop on Cancer hit the pavement at the Trenary Outhouse Race for the sixth year on Feb. 29, bringing awareness and a fun, memorable theme to the event! Our theme “Get Your Puppies Checked!” was a family friendly way to remind ladies young and old to ensure ...

AOC must chose between the future and the political abyss

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hitched her star to Bernie Sanders — and vice versa. AOC brought a young, hip Latina vibe to the elderly Sanders’ rallies. Photogenic and enjoying a massive social media presence, she joined Bernie in the far left’s crusade to take over the Democratic Party. Joe ...

Ladies, take heed

To the Journal editor: Today, more than ever, opportunity exists for woman to achieve higher stature in our nation. Gains already attained are almost too numerous to mention: equality in the workplace, provision for childcare and an increased presence in the political arena where most ...

This is God’s Country

To the Journal editor: Starting with spring — when nature awakens and flowers begin to bloom! Leaves on the trees appear. Daylight hours become longer, and the warmth of the sun is surely welcome. We then see the snow begin to melt and green grass appearing. The beauty of spring should ...

Jarvinen saluted

To the Journal editor: Great job to Daryl Jarvinen for taking great pictures for The Mining Journal newspaper. Daryl and I, Scott “Toots” Tuttila, are great buddies. Daryl takes pictures of me at Negaunee Miners sports. Daryl gave a 5 by 7 picture of me from NHS Miners sports and IHS ...

Rep must do more

To the Journal editor: U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, your duty is to oversee the president. Start doing your job. He is a bully and demagog and wants to run our country single-handed. You have been put in office to represent the people and not follow 45 blindly. You have a duty to ...

Second Amendment is key

To the Journal editor: I would like to respond to Mr. Holcomb’s claim that I’m a right-wing fringe activist and that our Marquette County officials did the right thing. Let me begin by saying that I, along with my father, all of my uncles and my son, also are veterans. As such we took ...

Don’t forget to vote

To the Journal editor: Due to our voter apathy in 2016, we have seen our democracy assailed on many fronts. However, one political move by the Trump presidency and the then dominant Republican Congress early in this term has created a much wider breach between the rich and poor. The tax ...