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Letters To The Editor

Just incomes for all

To the Journal editor:As part of celebrating Labor Day, which honors the contributions of our workers and retired workers, we ask:What are just incomes for workers?What are just incomes for our 5 percent wealthy and for each population fifth for our 95 percent workers and retired workers?To ...

A note on self-love

To the Journal editor:Lately the news has been full of homicides and suicides, sometimes with the person killing other people and then killing himself. Homicide is the deadly form of abuse; suicide is the deadly form of self-abuse.Sometimes bullying, pride, lack of forgiveness, anger, revenge ...

Health center celebrates

To the Journal editor:The Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center celebrated the 50th anniversary of health centers in the United States with National Health Center Week Aug. 9-15. Across the country, health centers save the U.S. health care system more than $24 billion every year in reduced ...

Bike lane opposed

To the Journal editor:The new bike lane on Third Street has made it unsafe for biking and driving.While it may be safer to bike south on Third, the north bound lane is too narrow for cars, bikes and parked cars. I was behind a biker in the northbound lane in a car and there was no room for her ...

Letters to the Editor

Valuable supportTo the Journal editor:On behalf of Superior Child Advocacy Center, thank you for your support as we work to launch this valuable service in Marquette County.Our recent rummage sale fundraiser was a great success. Many people donated items to be sold and/or donated money. Your ...

Thank America’s unions

To the Journal editor:This Labor Day we recognize working people, from the early shift to the late shift, in big cities and small communities, we are the ones who keep this country running.There are many benefits that have made our lives better thanks to union members speaking up with one ...

Benishek off mark

To the Journal editor:U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, says the EPA's Clean Power Plan is a tax and will force us to choose between food and utility bills.That is just nuts and does a deep disservice to his constituents. Just as it took action to clean pollution from our rivers, only ...

New Day thankful

To the Journal editor:Camp New Day UP had another great week of camp this year. The board members all agree that it was a challenging, exciting, and successful year. The counselors were a big part of that success as were Caron Christopherson and her staff at Presbytery Point Camp.The following ...

City policy wrong

To the Journal editor:Why are we letting the city get away with what they are doing? They get money from the Eagle Mine for road repair, then (misuse) money from there to put in a bike path from dead river to Hawley Street, and then wonder, "Oh where, oh where" are we going to get money to ...

Headline off base

To the Journal editor:Here in our country, we have separation of church and state. In my view, this is very good.However, the clarity of this line of separation needs constant vigilance, partly because religious fundamentalists are constantly trying to 'fuzzify' this line.A good example of this ...

Green is best

To the Journal editor:My wife, Christine, and I didn't install a wind turbine to power our home for the economic benefits. We did it because it was the right thing to do for future generations.Now, 10 years later, we're delighted to say that our decision was the right one, not only for our ...

Letters to the Editor

DNR?misses mark on deerTo the Journal editor:The front page release after endless meetings and studies, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will solve our deer problems by protecting 4,000 does from bow hunters.How earth shaking! From an acceptable herd of 350,000 deer a few years ago ...

Program a success

To the Journal editor:The Forsyth Township Public Library would like to express our thanks to all the sponsors of our 2015 Summer Reading Program.Because of the generosity of so many in our community, we were able to provide 154 children with over 400 books and prizes. Several teens and adults ...

Trust violated

To the Journal editor:In the last two week's mail came a bill from a doctor I had an appointment with a month ago and later a confirmation from my insurance company.Upon opening them, I was shocked to discover a $149 "new patient" charge. This doctor took over an established practice that I had ...

Vigilance needed

To the Journal editor:I would like to share a cautionary tale that is all too commonly heard today. My mother employed a housekeeper that she trusted and befriended.She gave this woman access to her home and her full trust. This individual was very eager to help my mom and stopped by several ...

Don’t be fooled

To the Journal editor:Democrats are deceiving you big time. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and others are advocating a socialist agenda. They continually to demonize corporations as greedy.But who owns the corporations? If you have a 401k or IRA than corporations are owned by you. When you ...

Do good works

To the Journal editor:There are hundreds of religious persuasions that have assumed the name "Christian." The term "Christian" was first given to the followers of Christ's teaching at a place called Antioch (see Acts 11:26) very likely in mockery.Examining a highlight of Jesus' teaching in John ...

Policy questioned

To the Journal editor:I would like to add to Jim Paquette's excellent letter. When you mention the "quality deer management program" introduced by our local hunting organizations and supported by the Michigan Department of Natiral Resources, (it) was very popular around usIt was so popular that ...

Don’t hide truth

To the Journal editor:When I was growing up and abortion was at its pinnacle of discussion, one of the main issues was the lives it would save. That was because people were dying from back street abortions.Today in the U.S. we abort 1.6 million babies a year and no one blinks an eye. Maybe a ...

Court missed mark

To the Journal editor:The recent controversial decision by a sharply divided (5-4) U.S. Supreme Court to concoct a Constitutional right to homosexual marriage won't be the last word on the subject.The ideologically based, politically biased decision, which basically puts heterophobic ...