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Letters To The Editor

Helping others key

To the Journal editor: I recently visited and gave some snack packs to the homeless people at what is called the summer shelter at Messiah Lutheran Church. Some other churches are also helping. They come at 9 p.m. and have a place to sleep then have to leave at 6 a.m. Seems more people are ...

Cooperation key to success

To the Journal editor: Kudos to Nick Emmendorfer and the Room At The Inn volunteers who wash windows downtown to honor the memory of Phil Niemisto. This is the kind of cooperation we need to live together in this special place. In September, Room At The Inn begins the 13th year of ...

Green energy is best

To the Journal editor: An excellent pair of articles by Journal Staff Writer Cecilia Brown on electric vehicles in The Mining Journal on July 29. This is the information that our member of Congress, Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, needs to see. It pays to cut carbon, and we must do that ...

Line 5 need is a fiction

To the Journal editor: Enbridge says Michigan needs Line 5 for propane or the Upper Peninsula will face a cold winter. This fiction is intended to maintain Line 5 profit while the tunnel is built. If safety was the reason for a tunnel, Enbridge would not use an unsafe pipeline while building ...

Media misquoted president

To the Journal editor: I am writing in response to Doug Mills’ letter to the editor, published in the Sunday, July 28 Mining Journal. Mr. Mills takes issue with U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman’s opposition to a resolution condemning President Trump’s latest “tweets” which he characterizes as ...

‘Dancing’ event went off well

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the Upper Peninsula Hospice Foundation Board and the many volunteers, dance couples and sponsors, I would like to thank the community for their support of the Dancing with our Stars event this year. Over 900 people attended over the two nights of ...

Focus on issues

To the Journal editor: Going into the 2020 elections, affordable health care, prescription drug prices, the minimum wage, immigration, climate change, the national debt and other issues that impact the lives of Americans should dominate the national conversation. President Trump’s ...

Reunion was success

To the Journal editor: The National Mine All-Class Reunion was held July 6 at the Ishpeming Elks Club. Mr. Gordon Chinn, past teacher and all-sports coach and Mr. Dennis Tasson, past teacher and assistant principal, presented an excellent and very entertaining program for those alumni and ...

Read Mueller report

To the Journal editor: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report does not exonerate Donald Trump. On the contrary, it is an indictment of him. (I believe) the report outlines at least 10 instances of obstruction of Justice. Obstruction of justice is a felony. Over 1,000 former federal ...

Eyes said it all

To the Journal editor: A child comes into my office with large, brown, sad eyes. She is an immigrant. She has been separated from her mother and father. She stares off in a distance, not interested in the toys surrounding her. No amount of coaxing her will revive her spirit. This is one ...

Trust God for outcome

To the Journal editor: When we veterans return from active military duty we sometimes painfully discover we have left battlefields of bombs and bullets only to encounter battlefields of narrow thinking and ideologies contrary to the values we so valiantly defended on foreign soil. One can ...

Let’s really reduce electricity bills in U.P.

To the Journal editor: Once again, some of the politicians in the Upper Peninsula are eager to claim the sky will fall if Line 5 is shut down. The latest version is that electrical rates in the U.P. will increase if Enbridge ceases to run Line 5. We heard a similar claim earlier regarding ...

An alternative view

To the Journal editor: Although history is full of examples of “tyranny, servitude and misery,” it is crucial to recognize that specific races, religions and cultures were deliberately targeted. If you believe people are solely upset about America’s racist past, you are missing the fact ...

Letters to the editor

How to help promote equal pay for women To the Journal editor: I am writing to encourage the support the passage of House Bill No. 4638 which was recently referred to Commerce and Tourism committee, Steve Marino. Why should this bill be supported? As of 2018, women are still only making ...

Letters to the editor

Border policy wrong To the Journal editor: In 1948 after the Holocaust, the UN determined there needed to be a refugee status, or that people should have the right to seek shelter from harm. In 1980, the U.S. Congress legislated a similar definition that we would accept people “who have a ...

Bergman missed chance on vote

To the Journal editor: On Tuesday, July 16, our U.S. congressional representative, Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, cast a monumentally important vote. The occasion was a resolution in the House to condemn statements by the president that are widely considered racist. It wasn’t a close call. ...

Simple immigration

To the Journal editor: What our government is doing at the border is inhumane. A great many refugees trying to enter the U.S. are honest, capable, hard-working and willing to learn English if we give them the tools. We, in the U.S., urgently need immigrant help for farming, hospitality, ...

The air we breathe

To the Journal editor: The evidence that particle pollution shortens lives is unequivocal and air pollution exposure is the largest environmental risk factor for early death worldwide (State of Global Air 2017). We can now estimate that particle pollution contributed to over four million ...

Guilty get jailed

To the Journal editor: In (a recent) Mining Journal, it showed a group protesting human detention camps. I was confused as to where these camps are. If they are focusing on the ones along our borders in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California, then I am really baffled. These illegals make ...

Letters to the editor

Relax, take it easy To the Journal editor: Apparently, virtually in the course of just a few months, Marquette and surroundings have decided to increase speeds and disregard courtesy, wreaking havoc on our roadways. Is it a sign of our bucolic past, being lost? Having lived in many ...