Letters To The Editor

Memorial Day coverage lauded

To the Journal editor: Thank you for your coverage of the Memorial Day events. I was honored to be a part of the Memorial Day services rendered on Monday in our community. This is an important day to remember all of those we have lost in our lives, especially the men and women, both military ...

Beginning effects of climate disruption

To the Journal editor: The last year or two has seen an unprecedented number of U.S. natural disasters: major hurricanes, massive floods, deadly tornadoes, severe wildfires, subzero cold spells, some of the hottest years on record, etc. The rest of the world has likewise suffered increasing ...

Climate change questions appreciated

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal’s Lisa Bowers sat on the panel that recently interviewed Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet) on WNMU’s “Media Meet.” I greatly appreciated the questions on Climate Change. Rep. Bergman acknowledged that the climate is changing, and the most ...

There’s more to the Line 5 story

To the Journal editor: Line 5 travels 554 miles in Michigan and 91 miles in Wisconsin for a total of 645 miles before reaching the St. Clair River and Sarnia. The Straits crossing amounts to just 4.5 miles. Enbridge wants to build a tunnel at the Straits to protect against spills. If it ...

The tide is now turning

To the Journal editor: Step back in time to 1973 or earlier. A child out of wedlock was a disgrace; the mother was a bad girl. This reputation may affect her future schooling, job opportunities, and surely limit her social strata and advancement. There was little financial support for the ...

Letters to the editor

Having surgery was a wake-up call To the Journal editor: I recently had a hip replacement on April 22. I was at Bell Hospital for two days. Because insurance does not pay for hospital care, I was released and went to Eastwood Nuring Home for therapy after only 10 days, Again insurance ...

Line 5 must move forward

To the Journal editor: As a resident of northern Michigan, preserving the quality of the Great Lakes is important to me and to many others. That’s why I am amazed the governor and other politicians are slowing down Enbridge’s plans to construct a tunnel to house a new Line 5. This ...

What’s the truth about U.P. wolves?

To the Journal editor: In his letter to the editor published May 15, Richard P. Smith repeated old undocumented claims of two hunters he interviewed claiming to have been treed by wolves. Mr. Smith first reported these claims in the November 2010 issue of the Woods-n-Water News. After ...

When do millage votes cease?

To the Journal editor Recently Gwinn had a millage proposal for a sinking fund to benefit the school system. This was voted down by approximately 180 votes. The Mining Journal recently wrote an opinion in the paper claiming they were disappointed in the vote. The Gwinn Superintendent and the ...

Letters to the editor

Grateful for ultimate sacrifice To the Journal editor: With Memorial Day coming up, a time that we’re thankful to those who had served and also those who had paid the “Ultimate Sacrifice” so that we are still a free country, in which we are still able to enjoy our freedom. I’d ...

UP Honor Flight is grateful

To the Journal editor: The Upper Peninsula Honor Flight thanks Bald Eagle Harley Davidson of Marquette for its UPHF fundraiser, the Spring Breakout at the Island Resort and Casino on March 23. UPHF thanks all who donated, purchased tickets or helped in any way. While we did not sell ...

Celebrate the truth bringers

To the Journal editor: I think we need to celebrate The News and newspapers that bring us the truth! We need the truth in order to be a functioning democracy. Robert Mueller’s report does support what The News and newspapers have been saying and the lies from this administration should be ...

Letters to the editor

Tired of investigations To the Journal editor: Investigate, spinvestigate ... don’t the endless investigations of Trump and associates get you tired? What really irritates is the disparity of treatment between Trump and his opposition. On the one hand, Trump and associates have been ...

Wrong writer named in Tuesday’s letter

In a letter published Tuesday, letter writer Fred Jakobic attributed a previous letter from April 27’s editorial page to Jan Amundsen when in fact the letter was written by Tony Gerstberger of Mohawk and was published the same day as a letter from Amundsen. To clarify this misconception, Ms. ...

Noon Kiwanis Club BBQ chicken coming

To the Journal editor: It’s that time of year again when you can smell the delicious aroma of barbecued chicken emanating from Lakeview Arena on Sunday, June 9th. The Noon Kiwanis Club is celebrating its 63rd annual chicken barbecue fundraising event (the longest nonprofit fundraising event ...

DUH: HUD housing should put Americans first

We no longer live in a constitutional republic. We live in an idiocracy. Only in modern-day America, under the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, is the basic proposition that federally subsidized public housing should benefit American citizens and legal residents slammed as ...

Carrying paper is good for you

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal needs paper carriers. Having done this job for awhile now, I can honestly say it is not an unpleasant job and actually has many positives. Like the centenarians in the Blue Zone of the world, where their environment nudges them into walking often, ...

A leftist agenda?

To the Journal editor: I am taking issue with the Jan Amundsen letter in The Mining Journal on April 25 in which he writes of “... leftist agenda that included government-mandated health care and policies supporting unsubstantiated man-made climate change, while actively courting the ...

Skating team did great job

To the Journal editor: The Marquette Senior High School Figure Skating Team skated to a second place finish for individual points at the Michigan State Finals in Novi, Michigan, this year. Our trip to Novi would not have been possible without our amazing sponsors: Gold — Lake Shore ...

Climate change real

To the Journal editor: “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes I have an idea for sorting through the many competing voices on climate change. The ...