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Letters To The Editor

Mutts were strutted

To the Journal editor:The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter's ninth annual Strut Your Mutt 2014 Charity Walk for Homeless Animals held Sept. 6 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park was a huge success, raising $22,900 thanks to the outstanding support from our wonderful community.Dogs and their ...

Supports Hoff hire

To the Journal editor:I must say that I was quite happy when I learned that the City of Ishpeming elected Bonnie Hoff to represent them as their new attorney.As many people are aware, Bonnie represented Marquette as their city attorney until she was fired in 2005 by members of the city ...

Eye for an eye

To the Journal editor:After reading several articles on this Ray Rice fiasco, I have come to the conclusion that prison would be an easy out for him.In my estimation, this is one time an eye for an eye would be appropriate. He should be taken by a couple of men of brute strength and they should ...

We’re not better off

To the Journal editor:Have you heard the question: Are we better off now than a couple of years ago? My opinion is no. As you can see watching the news it's mostly not good. More dangerous situations happening each day. Isis threat is real and how about Russia? Putin wants the U.S.S.R. to come ...

Justice for all?

To the Journal editor:When should we issue a conditional use permit? Is there justice for business owners or justice for all?We will answer these questions using our American tradition and applying it to a recent case before our Marquette City Planning Commission.A conditional use permit is ...

Raising wages not a good choice

To the Journal editor:The article by Jeff Karoub printed on Sept. 1st highlights an alarming misconception held by many lawmakers, and apparently some members of the press.Despite the supposed economic recovery, employers are not compelled to treat their employees any better than they have to. ...

The McDonnell verdict a tragedy

The soap opera that played out in Richmond these last weeks and ended with the convictions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy charges is a tragedy for them, their children and the voters of Virginia.By most objective standards, ...

Facts are facts

To the Journal editor:I would like to refute the letter of Gary on 2 September 2014. I know that he is a Democrat and you can not convince a Democrat with facts but here are some facts.The Democrats took over the house and senate in 2006 and held it until 2010. So with that in mind who created ...

EPA rules mulled

To the Journal editor:In the past six weeks or so, I have been reading articles about an Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule change to the Clean Water Act.I have not seen or heard any mention of this in or from any of our local news reporting agencies. The agency, EPA, says that this ...

Letter finds favor

To the Journal editor:A letter was published yesterday detailing the author's opinions regarding the Obama presidency.In this letter, he cites the Republican "strategy that would destroy the Obama presidency with complete disregard to what it would do to the U. S economy and average U. S. ...

Wolf worry?

To the Journal editor:While playing golf today (Aug. 21), a couple of the guys commented on the letter written to The Mining Journal in Monday's edition on the Upper Michigan being tough on wolves. No doubt they are God's creation and are such a beautiful and powerful animal in the wild to ...

UPAWS thankful

To the Journal editor:On behalf of the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter I'd like to thank Super One Foods of Marquette and Negaunee for the cookouts they held on Friday and Saturday of Labor Day weekend to benefit our shelter.With brats, chips and pop for only $3, a lot of people stopped ...

Look to Jesus

To the Journal editor:The Word of God says, "Those who have ears to hear, let them hear!" By trusting, submitting and surrendering to God's will, we truly hear and become obedient.Obedience leads to righteousness; this righteousness given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. ...

Play a must see

To the Journal editor:The upcoming History Center production of the play "Willpower" looks to be an opportunity for an entertaining night out. This is an original play with stellar writing, cast and direction."Willpower" is a must see inspirational story depicting the triumph of the human ...

Service appreciated

To the Journal editor:There aren't many places that make you feel welcome, like Public Service Garage. They are warm, cheerful and caring and make you feel at home, when you come in.Store owner John and all his employees are great. They have went way out of their way to take care of our car ...

Day was made

To the Journal editor:Recently, while in Marquette, after two doctor appointments, it was mid-afternoon. I was ready for a cup of coffee. Ordered coffee and a small lunch in a restaurant. Had friendly, fine service. The food was very good. Waited for the waitress to bring me my bill.Imagine my ...

God does care

To the Journal editor:As Creator in His Holy Book - the Bible. He (Genesis 1 & 2) created mankind - male and female, blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and multiply).In Leviticus 18:22 God says "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination."In Genesis 18 and 19 ...

Camp New Day a hit

To the Journal editor:Camp New Day UP had another great week of camp this year. The board members all agree that it was the best camp ever and this year's counselors were a big part of that. There are so many people and organizations that have monetarily contributed to our success and we'd ...

Give Obama break

To the Journal editor:All things mentioned (in this letter) are my opinion. Readers should do their own investigation.First, look at what President Obama started with. An economy that was losing over 700,000 jobs a month. A banking system that was in melt down. Two unfunded wars, and Republican ...

Backing wolves

To the Journal editor:It is a sad day when Michigan legislature votes to try to silence the voice of its citizens once again.Instead of waiting for the November ballot when the people could have their say, the vote was cast in favor of a wolf hunt without giving the people the ability to speak ...