Letters To The Editor

Watch Enbridge carefully

To the Journal editor: Enbridge apparently has turned over a new leaf in its oil pipeline operations or so it claims in it’s ad of June 12, 2019. It claims to care deeply about the Great Lakes and the residents of Michigan and not about its bottom line. Let’s examine their claim. The ...

Watch Enbridge carefully

To the Journal editor: Enbridge apparently has turned over a new leaf in its oil pipeline operations or so it claims in it’s ad of June 12, 2019. It claims to care deeply about the Great Lakes and the residents of Michigan and not about its bottom line. Let’s examine their claim. The ...

Government approach to income inequality

To the Journal editor: One idea, proposed by conservatist economist Milton Friedman, is to provide a minimum income for the poor. Such a program would be more efficient since it would eliminate many welfare programs requiring fewer government workers to run. Besides the poor, we need to ...

Congress making correct moves

To the Journal editor: It’s encouraging to see the recent Congressional effort to protect patients from surprise medical bills, and we’re supportive of the recent work of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to convene a hearing around this issue. Air medical providers never want ...

Whitmer on track

To the Journal editor: I appreciate that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tried through negotiations to resolve the risk of a Line 5 oil spill at the Straits of Mackinac, but I’m not surprised that negotiations have gone poorly. I’ve had personal interactions with Enbridge following their ...

Care vs. judgement

To the Journal editor: Where were you on the worst day of your life? My patients are at the clinic, deciding whether to end their pregnancy. I’m an RN in Florida. We see women of all ages, races, and ethnicities. Many are Christians who cry and are overwhelmed. It’s heartbreaking for ...

Line 5 essential

To the Journal editor: We agree there is more to the Line 5 story than was shared in a letter published June 3. Ask the people of the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan, who are among the approximately 55 percent of Michigan residents and businesses reliant on the propane that comes from ...

Examining justice

To the Journal editor: As part of celebrating July 4th, the birthday of our nation, We the People of the United States pledge to progress justice (Preamble to the Constitution of the United States). What is justice? Justice is revealed in our history when we progressed from justice for ...

Letters to the Editor

Hospital experience exemplary To the Journal editor: I wanted to take this opportunity to share my recent experience at UP Health System-Marquette. I went into the ER (prior to their recent move to the new hospital) for what I thought was an extremely bad case of the flu. After a battery ...

Lifting people up

To the Journal editor: I would like to see the U.S. Congress pass a new program into law which would replace the former “Aid To Families With Dependent Children” program which was passed under FDR in 1935 and abolished in 1996. Ever since its abolition, there has been a large increase ...

Letters to the editor

Dispute now in court To the Journal editor: Some time ago, Gov. Whitmer reopened negotiations with Enbridge to discuss a possible tunnel under the Straits for Line 5. Those negotiations are now over! Enbridge proposed that it might (with no technical or permitting delays) be able to build ...

Stamp Out Hunger drive successful

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, I would like to extend our most sincere thanks to our local letter carriers and all who contributed to the recent “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. As a result of this wonderful campaign and the hard work of our local ...

Where are you Jack?

To the Journal editor: Group therapy is utilized by about 40 or more Vietnam vets in Marquette County. In recent months, the Veterans Administration is convinced that group therapy for PTSD is being put on the back burner in exchange for two or three other really untested methods to curb or ...

Support your local animal shelter

To the Journal editor: From the cute whiskers to the gentle licks, cats are the “purrfect” pet. In June, anyone can show some love to felines during Adopt-a-Cat Month. The event encourages people to adopt one of the millions of cats across the country sitting in shelters hoping to find a ...

Malkin followed annoying trend

To the Journal editor: In her column “Revoke Ilhan Omar’s marriage fraud card,” Michele Malkin makes some possibly valid points, but the rest is slogans serving as a substation for thought, or blatant self-contradiction. Perhaps most irritating, however, is her use, characteristic of ...

Read the Mueller report

To the Journal editor: In his address to the nation on May 29, Robert Mueller gave sound advice to Americans who want to understand his report: They should read it. “We chose those words carefully, and the work speaks for itself,” he said. So what does the report contain? Part one of ...

Community support evident

To the Journal editor: It is so rewarding to see the local community out at the services on Memorial Day. This was so evident across our entire patriotic county and country. I thank the following for assisting with the services at Park and Holy Cross cemeteries in Marquette: Marine Corps ...

Chick-fil-A founder deserves praise

To the Journal editor: Dan T. Cathy is the owner of one of the largest family-owned businesses in the U.S., Chick-fil-A, (a fast food restaurant). He is a Christian businessman and his business operations are closed on Sunday as this is a day of rest as recorded in the Bible. This allows the ...

Letter about millage reflects his views

To the Journal editor: The letter to the editor in May 28 Mining Journal was very well written. I’ve been talking about this for over 50 years. When a millage is defeated it should not be allowed to be brought back for a vote for at least a year. The administrators of schools, cities, ...

EHAM thanks many supporters

To the Journal editor: The Women Helping Women Pool Tournament raised over $3,400 for Ending Hunger Alliance of Marquette. A huge thank you to all involved including Marquette Embroidery, Cals Party Store, Griffin Beverage, Breakers Roadhouse, HMB Crafts, SisterSellMqt, Jan and Linda Johnson, ...