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Letters To The Editor

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 ...

HR 763 should be supported

To the Journal editor: It was wonderful to hear in the article by Journal staff writer, Jackie Jahfetson, that Graveraet has switched from disposable straws to reusable stainless steel. This trend went viral the images of plastic straws getting caught in the noses of sea turtles attracted ...

Socialism ruined Venezuela

To the Journal editor: Ten years ago Venezuela had the fourth best economy in the world. Today Venezuela is 179th and their people are starving. What happened? Well, 10 years ago the people of Venezuela elected a socialist government. Need I say more? LAWRENCE BIDDLE Brooksville, Florida

Do your homework

To the Journal editor: Few Americans think lying is acceptable, though most admit they do lie occasionally. That’s normal. But Donald Trump’s lying is habitual and constant; fact checkers say he’s made over 16,000 false or misleading statements since assuming office. And that certainly ...

Climate change reality

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal recently reported the Marquette County Board’s unanimous resolution requesting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Legislature to declare Michigan’s Great Lakes shoreline a disaster area and seek federal aid for recent severe storm damage and ...

Time for a change

To the Journal editor: I came to Marquette in my 20s for work. I have been here ever since. I raised my three children here. They went through the Marquette Area Public Schools. They are all adults now. I love Marquette. I have been here longer than anywhere else. I will be 67 this year and ...

Nicknames must go

To the Journal editor: On Feb. 17, the Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education affirmed the retirement of the old Marquette Senior High School native logo and formally adopted the block “M” as the Marquette Senior High School logo. We want to thank the board and the ...

Rule of Law rules

To the Journal editor: “The prosecutor has more control over life, liberty and property than any other person in America. His discretion is tremendous.” These are the words of Attorney Gen. Robert H. Jackson when he addressed the conference of United States Attorneys in 1940. Jackson ...

Free store can use help

To the Journal editor: The New Free Store just off East M-28 provides needed items to our neighbors at no cost to them. The volunteer staff is grateful for all quality donations, but it has come to my attention there is one item that is in constant short supply, toilet paper. Might I ...

Trump’s proposed cuts unjust

To the Journal editor: We, the People, ask: Are President Trump’s proposed budget cuts just? To answer this question, We give illustrative proposed budget cuts, and state, justify, and apply justice. Illustrative proposed budget cuts include: 1. Cutting the Environmental Protection ...

Bill battling plastics needs support

To the Journal editor: In recent years, I have become increasingly aware of the increased use of plastics, as well as the negative impacts of plastic. It is used for packaging food, beverages, cleaning supplies, cosmetics and electronic(to name a few) as well as a component in our toys, cars, ...

Leave logo alone

To the Journal editor: My class, the class of 1965 was the first to graduate from Marquette Senior High School. When the class-mates brought the Indian head logo into being, we were proud to be a part of the community of residents of the Upper Peninsula. Over the years our heritage has been ...

America at risk

To the Journal editor: Are you familiar with the Greek tale of Kassandra, the Trojan Horse, and the Fall of Troy? Troy was a rich and powerful city whose walls were impenetrable. Kassandra was a prophet. The God Apollo was attracted to her and as an enticement to romance, he granted her ...

Transformation can be accomplished

To the Journal editor: Recently while teaching a sixth grade English course the students are reading the book “Seedfolks” by Paul Fleischman. It is an interesting read about a neighborhood following a young girl in transforming their surroundings. How is this? By planning a ...

Stabenow praised

To the Journal editor U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow deserves praise for joining the bi-partisan climate solutions caucus. This group of senators formed recently to tackle the greatest crisis in human history. The members of this and the companion caucus in the House were recently invited to a ...

All items considered

To the Journal editor: What was 2019? “It was the year that wasn’t.” (Hi and Lois cartoon, The Mining Journal, 12-28-2019) and “it was what it was.” Hi and Lois reflecting from 2019. There are two major political parties in Congress, specifically, the Republican majority Senate, ...