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Letters To The Editor

Resident protected from self

To the Journal editor: My husband and I were very surprised and dismayed to find that when we rode out to Presque Isle on Oct. 16, to watch the waves on the lake that the island was closed. We are lifelong residents of Marquette and one of our great joys is our beautiful lake. Witnessing ...

Questions President Trump’s decisions

To the Journal editor: Although the whistleblower issue raises serious questions about impeachment, the most serious reason to remove Trump from office is his ignorant and impulsive decision — apparently without any advice or consultation with the U.S. State Department or the military — ...

Backing van den Ende

To the Journal editor: Among the field of fine candidates in the upcoming city commission election Nina van den Ende brings many assets. She is a local native who knows the value of hard work having advanced from a clerical position on to a nurse practitioner caring for our veterans at the ...

‘Good time’ bill good for state

To the Journal editor: Last year, House Bill 5666 (known as the “good time” bill, which allowed reduction of prison days for inmates’ good behavior) died in the Committee of Law and “Justice.” State Rep. David LaGrand had introduced this bill to the Legislature, and it was ...

Supporting van den Ende for commission

To the Journal editor: I’ve had the good fortune of working alongside Nina (van den Ende) for many years in health care and she has all the right qualities to serve the Marquette community. She is hard working, intelligent and caring. She listens well and brings about the best outcome by ...

Congratulations to Miners girls tennis

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Kyle Saari and the Negaunee High School Miners varsity girls tennis team on a great season. NHS Miners varsity girls tennis team finished the season with 11 wins and one loss. The NHS Miners are No. 1: Let’s Go Miners! Great job to the ...

Rep. Bergman made the wrong vote

To the Journal editor: (Last week), Republicans and Democrats banded together to approve a resolution opposing Mr. Trump’s acquiescence to the Turkish assault against the Kurds, who have been crucial American allies in the fight against ISIS. The measure passed, 354 to 60. Rep. Jack ...

County Bells for Hospice coming up

To the Journal editor: The annual Marquette County Bells for Hospice event will occur once again on Nov.1 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m. at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third St., in downtown Marquette. At noon, local churches will ring their bells at noon to honor all ...

Trump decision on Syria was wrong

To the Journal editor: A statement from White House Press Secretary, Oct. 6, reads: “Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey by telephone. Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria. The United States ...

Letters to the editor

Message was clear To the Journal editor: As an attendee of the Climate March in New York City, it is hard for me to convey the emotion and the energy of the 250,000 who were there. The voices of the march can be heard best in the signs the marcher’s carried and I will let you ...

LifePoint focus is to make money

To the Journal editor: Recent full page advertisements of the LifePoint “for profit” Hospitals actually add little to the information of the general public of any meaningful new service. They do offer only visits for the care you need in the next one or two days for annual physicals and ...

Writers agree on Rep. Bergman

To the Journal editor: Apropos the letter by Mr. Tom Bronken in the Oct. 11 edition of The Mining Journal, I would like to acknowledge his sentiments about U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet. They match mine completely! Clearly Mr. Bronken is less than satisfied, as am I, with the tepid ...

What is socialism?

To the Journal editor: With all due respect to my fellow Americans, most of us simply don’t seem to know that a “Liberal/Progressive” is not the same thing as a “Socialist.” This includes the Democratic Party presidential candidates such as Bernie Sanders as well as the members of ...

Bill needs review

To the Journal editor: The attorney general has addressed the statute applying to LPCs utilizing “theories” through “psychotherapy techniques” in their (admitted, but not permitted) diagnoses. Diagnosing by LPCs contradicts existing statute. According to an mlive.com news story, ...

Class trip was success

To the Journal editor: The 7th grade students and staff at Aspen Ridge Middle School wish to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support in the annual class trip to Clear Lake Education Center on Sept. 18, 19 and 20 and on Sept. 23, 24 and 25: Greg Meyer (Meyer Yamaha); ...

Environment needs attention from all

To the Journal editor: Skeptics and advocates may agree that there has been a period of high CO2 levels in the past. This occurred before the industrial revolution and our growing population when our planet still had the capacity to sequester the CO2 emissions thereby preventing the ...

Letters to the editor

Supporting UAW all the way To the Journal editor: Four weeks ago, nearly 50,000 United Autoworkers at General Motors walked off the job, starting the largest private sector strike in more than a decade. The UAW workers’ demands aren’t radical: fair wages, affordable healthcare, job ...

Bergman all in behind Trump

To the Journal editor: It appears Jack Bergman is going all in with his defense of Donald Trump. On Sept. 26, U.S. Representative Bergman’s Facebook page posted this: “With both the transcript of the call and the whistle-blower report now declassified and released, we see that this entire ...

Good advice given

To the Journal editor: I hope most of the people would agree we had a pretty nice summer compared to other parts of the country. Lots of rain and flooding. Also hot temps in parts of the U.S. Lots of building going on around Marquette. I hope it doesn’t get too big of a city. I was ...

Menards employee comes through

To the Journal editor: I recently went to our local Menards store and didn’t realize until I got home that I lost the rebate check that I brought with me. In today’s mail, I received my rebate check from our local Menards store. It was found by an employee named Dani who was kind ...