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Letters To The Editor

Commentary on life

To the Journal editor: Pro-lifers argue for the infinite value of each precious fertilized human egg until the moment that the baby is actually born. Then, well, not so much. Private and governmental health insurers compute the value of a human life to determine which drugs or treatments ...

Historically speaking

To the Journal editor: I work at a local historical society. I deal with local history research every day. I’m familiar with the kind of information it is possible to find about people and events in Marquette County after its establishment in 1843. There is a strange paucity of evidence ...

Vets need help

To the Journal editor: I just read and seen a very disturbing article which stated more U.S. veterans have committed suicide in the last decade than had died in Vietnam. Researchers found suicide for veterans is 21% higher when compared to civilian adults from 2001-2014 statistics, (the ...

Protecting our natural resources

Articles in The Mining Journal report the benefits of the second Community Environmental Monitoring Program Agreement and its utility for use by other communities with mining operations. When the first CEMP agreement was initiated by the original developer of the mine project, a five-member ...

Protecting our natural resources

To the Journal editor: Articles in The Mining Journal report the benefits of the second Community Environmental Monitoring Program Agreement and its utility for use by other communities with mining operations. When the first CEMP agreement was initiated by the original developer of the mine ...

Impeachment a waste of time

To the Journal editor: In regards to the impeachment, I have to agree with the president. It was a “sham,” a “hoax,” a “fake.” It was all that. But it is not “fake,” a “hoax” or a “sham” in any way shape or form in the manner the President implies. Not at all. ...

Proud of Redmen/Redette heritage

To the Journal editor: I have been following both sides of the discussion regarding the longstanding Marquette Senior High School nickname and it is clear a nerve has been struck with the majority because of the surreptitious and biased consideration for a nickname change. As a three-sport ...

Healing together always best

To the Journal editor: Boozhoo (Greetings), Aboriginal, Indigenous, Native American, American Indian, Tribal, First Nations are all names that my Anishinaabe ancestors have been called by others. Anishinaabe is what we call ourselves. I am a mixed ancestry Anishinaabe person. My mother is ...

Believe the science

To the Journal editor: The great majority of the most qualified individuals in my field of atmospheric and earth science believe human-caused greenhouse gas emissions and other activities are responsible for a dangerous climate change/global warming and that urgent action to reduce our ...

Redmen/Redettes doesn’t demean

To the Journal editor: In May 2016, as the debate over the Washington Redskins name continued to stir controversy, The Washington Post released a poll that found 9 in 10 Native Americans were not offended by the name. The newspaper had polled over 500 Native Americans throughout the ...

Redmen/Redettes should remain

To the Journal editor: The entire issue of changing the Marquette Senior High School Redmen nickname is ridiculous. Two Northern Michigan University professors have harassed the trustees of the Board of Education at MSHS for years until they brought the issue forward apparently thinking no ...

Climate change real

To the Journal editor: As greenhouse gases increase, sea levels are rising, average global temperatures are increasing and severe weather patterns are accelerating. These changes, coupled with other global dynamics … will devastate homes, land and infrastructure.” Is this statement from ...

Spaceport unwanted

To the Journal editor: Despite Ms. Lindberg and Mr. Erbish cheerleading for a spaceport launch site at Sawyer using the mantra, “frequent horizontal and vertical launches will be great for our economy,” many feel this is not the type of development that will improve the quality of life ...

Wildcats lauded

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Kyle Nystrom and assistant coaches Kirby Cannon, Dan Fodrocy, Bob Jurasin, J.T. Jurasin, Scott McDougall, Buddy Mitchell and Pat Perles of the Northern Michigan University football team as well as the players from the Upper Peninsula: ...

She invented women’s bloomers

To the Journal editor: Amelia Bloomer, championing causes such as suffrage for women and a greater role for women in the affairs of running the nation, was one of the foremost crusaders for woman’s rights of the 19th century. But it is not as an activist that she is best remembered. ...

Homelessness not a disease

To the Journal editor: I have read the Police log in The Mining Journal for several years and have noted something that troubles me. When reporting the activities in the Police log, the identities of those involved are protected and respected — EXCEPT in the case of someone deemed ...

Nickname change a process

To the Journal editor: I thank The Mining Journal for its Dec.18 editorial in support of a change to the Marquette Senior High School team nicknames. You conclude that editorial by stating, “If only one person is offended, that’s enough.” The nickname should be changed because it ...

Fundraiser a great success

To the Journal editor: The Negaunee High School All Sports Booster Club would like to thank everyone who made our recent “$10K giveaway” fundraiser an incredible success. To everyone who donated $10 for a ticket for a chance at winning, thank you. To the many Negaunee High School ...

Years bring changes

To the Journal editor: Entering a new year 2020, plus a new decade, on Jan. 19 I will have turned 80 years old. That’s eight decades — what a change I’ve seen through the years. In many of my (letters to the editor) I have reflected on changes, good and bad. From my experience I would ...

Name change solution?

To the Journal editor: I am not sure I have a valid opinion on the Redmen/Redette issue as I am a Southfield High Blue Jay (1977), and my daughter is a Negaunee Miner (2011), but I do, and as a City of Marquette taxpayer I think I have a right to an opinion, valid or not. I am, frankly, ...