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Letters To The Editor

Support needed for USPS

To the Journal editor: Once again Jack Bergman has obeyed Donald Trump by voting along with other Republicans, against House Bill 8015, “The Delivering for America Act”, which would provide desperately needed funds for the U.S. Postal Service. The rural residents of the Upper Peninsula ...

Two value systems to chose between

To the Journal editor: This November we’ll choose between two very different value systems. One is Democracy, based on our Constitution, an empowering collaboration based on mutual regard for other people and facts. Democracy builds institutions that protect the vulnerable and maximize ...

‘One for all, all for one’

To the Journal editor: As anyone having served in the military knows, the effectiveness of a unit depends on “One for All, All for One” or “No man left behind”. Unit cohesiveness and effectiveness decreases or may even fail without this commitment. These concepts now apply to all of ...

Vets wrong on protests

To the Journal editor: Dear “Wall of Vets Protestors” — it saddens me to hear that you’ve taken up protesting against others in uniform. You are making the same mistakes that your parents and/or grandparents made oh so many years ago. How soon we forget. Those that served before you ...

Build the tunnel

To the Journal editor: Leonard Page’s latest letter regarding Enbridge’s Line 5 reminded me of a warped record album on which the needle sticks: It makes either an annoying scratching sound or keeps repeating lyrics. Both are irritating and it’s time to hear a new song. The 1953 ...

Changes needed in D.C.

To the Journal editor: On May 10, 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of “The Three Evils” — racism, poverty and war. They are still very much with us and exacerbated. Deregulation is a step backward and will make these problems worse. Very little is being done by those who coordinate ...

Care needed at polling place

To the Journal editor: (I) received a packet from Catholic Vote asking for support, money and vote. I would like to make it very clear from the beginning, I was born and baptized Catholic, am 82 years old and try hard to adhere to my faith. I do not believe in abortion and I am a Democrat. ...

Postal delays not acceptable

To the Journal editor: So let me see if I have this right. Just as mail-in voting has taken off, not only in Michigan but nationwide what with the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump’s appointed head of the postal service, Louis DeJoy, is actively gutting that organization. He calls it ...

Advantage sought

To the Journal editor: The nightmare that will be the 2020 election is already coming into view. The Republican Party, President Donald Trump, and the billionaire class they represent, will stop at nothing to retain their hold on power. This includes disabling the machinery for fair ...

Feds dropped ball

To the Journal editor: I had been a hospital emergency management team member for 12 years prior to my retirement and relocation back to the Upper Peninsula in early 2019. I was certified by FEMA and DHS in hospital disaster preparedness. Federal Health and Human Services mandates hospitals ...

Missive challenged

To the Journal editor: In reading Richard Lehto’s Letter to the Editor of Aug. 12,, his belief is that the protesting in our country is led by people “who hate this country and hate the president of this great nation even more.” He provides no facts to support his case, only his ...

Still time to fill out state survey

To the Journal editor: Upper Peninsula deer hunters who have not already participated in a recent Michigan Department of Natural Resources survey online, asking for hunter input about future changes in deer hunting regulations, have until Friday to do so. The survey only has six questions, ...

Rich getting richer

To the Journal editor: The wealth gap between upper-income and lower-income families is increasing. In 1983, the mean family wealth in lower-income families was $12,000 and the mean family wealth in higher-income families was $344,000. But in 2016 the mean family wealth in lower-income ...

District thankful for vote

To the Journal editor: Negaunee Public Schools would like to thank the voters who supported our bond proposal in the recent election on Aug. 4. Our community has a rich tradition of recognizing the importance of a strong school system, and that tradition was reflected through the overwhelming ...

Renewables are the future

To the Journal editor: This letter is in response to Amy Clickner’s op-ed in The Mining Journal on August 14. In the op-ed, Ms. Clickner, an economic developer, listed her reasons why the Democratic Party’s Council on Climate Change recommendation that the U.S. shift its economy away from ...

Doing the right things needed

To the Journal editor: Let’s wear face masks and social distance to assure that our fellow citizens have healthy air to breathe. As Henri Frederic Amiel has said: “In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.”

Liberal bias cited?

To the Journal editor: In his book, “BIAS”, former CBS news reporter Bernard Goldberg claims that there is a “liberal bias” in the national news media. He writes, “The bias I’m talking about, by the way, isn’t so much political bias of the Democratic-versus-Republican sort ... ...

Line 5 project too risky

To the Journal editor: I believe the science that predicts we have very few years to drastically reduce human effect on global warming, lest we make this planet unfit for human survival. I write also to call out continuing efforts of Amy Clickner on behalf of our local Lake Superior Community ...

God badly needed

To the Journal editor: When are we going to get some good news? With the virus still going strong and civil unrest, I sure hope that we the people will try to listen to our health experts in regards to the virus, wear masks, wash hands and avoid big crowds. If and when things begin to ...

NMU off base

To the Journal editor: COVID-19 cases are spiking nationwide. A large part of this has been shown to be from college students going to bars, concerts, and parties. In spite of this, the Northern Michigan University administration has decided to reopen dorms, eating halls, and classrooms on ...