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Letters To The Editor

Bill deserves support

To the Journal editor: The problem with greenhouse gases is they are not visible. We don’t see the harmful pollutants coming out of our vehicle’s tailpipes and mixing with the air we all breathe. Transportation emissions account for roughly half of the carbon dioxide entering the ...

Following Trump’s impeachment inquiry

To the Journal editor: Republicans argue that the impeachment inquiry is unfair because it is being conducted by the House of Representatives behind closed doors. In fact, it is being conducted according to rules adopted by in 2015 by a Republican majority led by a Republican speaker, John ...

Poetic justice here

To the Journal editor: Veterans Day will soon be here and I thought I would submit this for inclusion in your paper if it’s OK. I’m 74 now and just don’t have the abilities and energy any more to help our veterans in a more direct way. I can, however, help to raise awareness of their ...

America, Constitution betrayed

To the Journal editor: President Trump is testing us. At stake is the future of Constitutional government in the United States. We must not fail this test. While the Democrats have, for largely tactical reasons, seized on one episode of obvious reckless behavior, the basis for impeachment ...

Clear Lake offers great programs

To the Journal editor: In 2017, a group of individuals committed to the sustainability of Clear Lake Education Center took steps to incorporate as a 501(c3) for the purpose of accepting tax deductible donations and contributions to support the outdoor education center, a former CCC camp. ...

Supporting Andrew Lorinser

To the Journal editor: We are fortunate to have four excellent candidates running for Marquette City Commission. How heartening it is that their campaigns have been positive and one candidate, Andrew Lorinser, has even signed a formal pledge to be positive. Andrew Lorinser is a standout in ...

Backing Sally Davis

To the Journal editor: The city of Marquette currently has several great candidates running for two open seats on the City Commission. I will be voting for candidate Sally Davis on Tuesday. She has been a homeowner in the city since 1981. Her children are also homeowners in the city. She ...

Project helps kids

To the Journal editor: It continues to be a wonderful exercise — writing about Project Keep Kids Warm, and bringing to light the 10th annual community outreach that provides families in need with winter clothing. On Oct. 12, hundreds of area youth came to the Ishpeming Armory to pick out ...

Questions for Bergman

To the Journal editor: I have written to Congressman Bergman to applaud him and to ask him three questions affecting us in the U.P. I share the same applause and questions of you who read the Journal. Congressman Bergman, you are a veteran and proud of it. You use it as an appeal for ...

Students help out

A Letter to the Editor published on Tuesday included a thank you to Ishpeming High School football players for their help in Lutheran World Relief truck loading. We learned later that students from Hartman High School in Ishpeming also helped that day and would like to express our appreciation ...

Questions for Bergman

To the Journal editor: I have written to Congressman Bergman to applaud him and to ask him three questions affecting us in the U.P. I share the same applause and questions of you who read the Journal. Congressman Bergman, you are a veteran and proud of it. You use it as an appeal for ...

Students help out

A Letter to the Editor published on Tuesday, Oct. 29, included a thank you to Ishpeming High School football players for their help in Lutheran World Relief truck loading. We learned later that students from Hartman High School in Ishpeming also helped that day and would like to express our ...

Kurds were betrayed

To the Journal editor: Now our self proclaimed stable genius, who knows more than the generals, has pulled out all of the troops in Syria and betrayed our loyal Allies the Kurds and those SDF (Syrian Defense Fighters) who fought, and sacrificed, who also had been guarding ISIS fighters’ ...

Harvest Fest a success

To the Journal editor: The Annual Harvest Dinner at the Big Bay Community Presbyterian Church was again a great success. This was our 70th year! We served about 200 guests and everyone who came had plenty to eat and good company to share it with. The amount of time and effort that the ...

World relief aided

To the Journal editor: We would like to send our heartfelt thanks to the football players from Ishpeming High School who helped load boxes of quilts, baby care kits, school kits and health kits for Lutheran World Relief at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ishpeming on Oct. 12. These boxes were ...

Park should stay public

To the Journal editor: Hooray for the Michigamme pocket park protesters! In my “outsider” opinion, every inch of public owned access to Lake Michigamme should remain in public ownership perpetually. If one looks at the Marquette County plat book for 1987 and 2012, one will see ...

Quid pro quo

To the Journal editor: After completing my salute at the end of the National Anthem at the Northern Michigan University vs. Michigan State University hockey game (recently), a gentleman tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I was a veteran. I answered in the affirmative, at which time he ...

Justice declared

To the Journal editor: The President Trump-led Republican budget deficit (the difference between spending and revenue) for fiscal year 2019 is $984,000,000,000, the highest in 7 years (The Associated Press. “Budget office estimates US deficit just under $1 trillion.” Oct. 7, ...

Gives silent thanks

To the Journal editor: Driving west through Marquette I see something magnificent come into view against the sky. There she is again! A huge American flag waving in the wind. The sight of it never fails to lift my spirit. There is a graceful beauty to its slowly billowing folds of red, white ...

Supports impeachment inquiry

To the Journal editor: It’s time — past time — to open a formal impeachment inquiry. One hundred and thirty members of the House have already come out in support. I want to know why the remaining members — including my member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet — have ...