Letters To The Editor

Unjustified rates

To the Journal editor: After seeing these two issues back in the news, I am compelled to write this letter. It is quite clear that UPPCO rates are unreasonably higher than any other local electric company. UPPCO tip-toes around the reason why — they say “upgrades.” I am sure other ...

When wolves made trip to Isle Royale

To the Journal editor: Many years ago someone in our Department of Natural Resources opined that the wolves on Isle Royale first found their way over ice to Isle Royale from the mainland in the winter of 1949-50. I have no reason to doubt that some did cross that winter. Unfortunately, ...

Meth remains scourge

To the Journal editor: Michigan citizens are rightly concerned with the spread of illegal drugs like methamphetamine. It is a destructive drug that is hurting people and communities across our state. That is why it is important to know where it is coming from and what is being done to stop ...

Key treatment option lacking

To the Journal editor: A healthy-looking young woman in workout clothes graces a large billboard along Baraga Avenue, near the new Duke LifePoint hospital in Marquette. “Experts in my recovery,” the billboard states. Experts in recovery from a heart attack, a stroke, a car accident? Duke ...

Bergman vote missed mark

To the Journal editor: Remember the 1969 song by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel, “I’m Your Puppet”, (“Pull the string and I’ll wink at you. I’m your puppet.”) Well, the NRA pulled the strings of the House Republican puppets, including our own U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, ...

Congress must act

To the Journal editor: Fred Jakobcic’s letter to the editor in the April 10 edition of The Mining Journal paints an all too accurate account of the direction this country is headed under the presidency of Donald Trump. Further, the events of this past week demonstrate the increasing pace ...

NMU theater stepped up

To the Journal editor: Kudos to the Forest Roberts Theater on their production of “Beauty and the Beast.” In particular, the caring attention in offering two Saturday afternoon programs for those attendees who may not tolerate loud sounds and strobe lights or have shorter attention spans ...

Outrage sought

To the Journal editor: Several years ago I submitted an editorial in which I questioned whether we were becoming a nation of morons as the Obama administration was pursuing a leftist agenda that included government-mandated health care and policies supporting unsubstantiated man-made climate ...

Service appreciated

To the Journal editor: Many thank yous to Freedom Gas Station on Washington Street for the service they provide by pumping gas for you. As a handicap person I fill up every Wednesday, which is the day the service is provided. Thank you again. JAN AMUNDSEN

Challenge made

To the Journal editor: Regarding Aquila’s recent sponsored submission: The author states: “Geologists are who we work for, and I do not understand the terms they use, or the language they speak.” He then states he cannot even nod his head and attempt to look like he knows what they ...

Wind project off

To the Journal editor: In reacting to the Huron Mountains area private wind farm proposal, some area environmentalist individuals and organizations mobilized loudly against the development. Expressing wide-ranging concerns about potential impacts — temporary and permanent — to ...

Beautify Marquette

To the Journal editor: For the past 41 years, the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Inc. has encouraged all residents of Marquette to participate in the Annual Spring Clean Up. Our target date this year is Saturday. With the lingering snows, we are extending to May 10. Over ...

Congrats NHS Miners

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Dan Waterman, assistant coach Chris Prunick and team manager Kyle Waterman, and the Negaunee High School Miners Varsity Boys Basketball Team on a great season. Great job to two seniors, Jake Larson and Tyler Hintsala on a great job. ...

American electric car?

To the Journal editor: In the recent focus on climate change, we may have missed what’s been happening in the private sector. Renewables have become cost competitive and more money is being invested in these endeavors. We are at a crossing point regarding electric cars. By 2025, all new ...

Plan won’t work

To the Journal editor: President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts for 2019 included a 90 percent cut for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Trump had proposed drastic cuts for this program in his 2017 and 2018 budgets, but the program was saved by U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow. Trump ...

Trump not required to release taxes

To the Journal editor: To be president of the U.S. you are not required to release your tax returns. That others do is a personal choice. We all know President Trump is rich. And he is already the president.

Letters to the editor

Plastics harming environment To the Journal editor: On the first Earth Day in 1970, hundreds of thousands of Americans demonstrated peacefully to push for environmental reforms. Now, more than a billion people worldwide celebrate Earth Day. But even with all that attention paid to the ...

Remembering God, Jesus during Easter

To the Journal editor: Looks like spring is on the way. It has been a snowy winter and I’m sure most people are ready for warmer weather. But take a moment and think about all the flooding in the Midwest farm land. Also many tornados in the South. We in the U.P. of Michigan can be thankful ...

Letters to the editor

Gwinn to vote on key millage issue To the Journal editor: The League of Women Voters of Michigan, Marquette County Member-at-Large State Unit urges voters to learn about the sinking fund millage proposal for the Gwinn Area Community Schools that will be on the May 7 ballot. Voters in the ...

Store thanked

To the Journal editor: In appreciation of the current media attention to our chamber of commerce promotion “Be Local, Buy Local,” I would like to thank Jim’s Music Store on North Third Street for their courtesy and pleasant handing of a recent I experienced. Jeff Dambrowski and his ...