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Letters To The Editor

Abortion defined

To the Journal editor: On Nov. 13, 2019, the Mining Journal published an article concerning Mike Shirkey and his statement noting that in his mind, the existence of abortion today is as much of a scourge on our society as slavery was when that was still in practice. The article cited Erika ...

Redmen/Redettes not offensive

To the Journal editor: People may be offended by the Redmen-Redettes nickname. But such people are offended by the fact that the nicknames do not refer to Native Americans, and did not originate from such a reference. Such offense is, bluntly, absurd, and so should be completely ...

Christmas has changed over years

To the Journal editor: We are soon to celebrate Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Much has changed since my childhood days in the 1940s and early 1950s. Back then it was more about giving than getting. If we received a gift or two, that was a blessing. More important, most families got together to ...

Too much stuff

To the Journal editor: I took an extended road trip this past summer. I couldn’t help but notice the vast proliferation of storage units everywhere in both the U.S. and Canada. Acres of forest cut just to store stuff that we are not using. I guess that’s better than dumping it in the ...

Line crews lauded

To the Journal editor: We want to send thanks to all of the UPPCO linemen and whatever crews helped to get our power up and running again! We were out of power for five days with way too much snow to plow through but they did it. We live on Little Shag Lake so have a generator to keep us ...

Vote your conscience

To the Journal editor: I read Robert Lambert’s Letter to the Editor on Dec. 10 with interest and confusion. We agree on some key points: The “super rich” should “pay their share” and that our government would likely benefit from having some “blue collars” in Washington. Mr. ...

Community came through in storms

To the Jounal editor: The power went out around 10 a.m. throughout Mathias Township on Wednesday, Nov. 27. That’s when our emergency began. As a result of good planning by Alger County emergency manager, Steve Webber, we have an emergency generator on hand to power the Trenary Community ...

Our Christmas miracle

To the Journal editor: My wife and I were visiting Marquette Saturday to see our granddaughter (The Sugar Plum Fairy) perform in “The Nutcracker.” We mistakenly thought the performance was at Forest Roberts Theatre. While there my wife got out of our car and dropped her engagement ring. ...

MAPS does have alternatives

To the Journal editor: The Marquette Area Public School’s sports team’s “Redmen/Redette” name and mascot has been determined to be offensive to the Native American community. Many other local schools, colleges and universities have avoided this problem by using the names of various ...

President must be fired

To the Journal editor: Your congressman says the impeachment inquiry is a charade. Republicans in my neck of the woods think a vain and vulgar, pathological liar, cheat, thief, racist conman and porn star adulterer is a shame to our Republican Party, a nightmare to our nation and a horror to ...

System unfair to Trump

To the Journal editor: To find if people understand what is happening, inquire if they would be willing to be the defendant in a trial with the same rules applied in the house committees during the impeachment inquiries. The information presented so far would not be allowed in any court of ...

Those words

To the Journal editor: Friday night found me shivering, standing ankle deep in snow on a sidewalk alongside Third Street with fellow members of the lumpenproletariat. I was waiting for Marquette’s “Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade.” Out of curiosity, as the parade passed, I decided to ...

Congress doing its duty

To the Journal editor: The evidence keeps piling up: President Trump broke the law and abused the power we gave him by asking Ukraine to interfere in American elections, by blocking military aid to a U.S. ally, by tying those two together in a bribery scheme for his personal benefit, and by ...

Milestone reached

To the Journal editor: The Upper Peninsula has something to celebrate on Saturday this year! It is the 183rd anniversary of the Frostbitten Convention which confirmed the acquisition of the Upper Peninsula by the state of Michigan and allowed our state to become the 26th in the nation in ...

Writer calling for Trump’s impeachment

To the Journal editor: Enough cannot be said. In an ongoing saga of fighting for what is right, an opportunity once again arises for the industrious ant to experience the joy of being of service to the grasshopper disinclined to work. To paraphrase an old saying, let the ant toil whilst the ...

Keep fighting climate change

To the Journal editor: “Fighting food insecurity” by the Journal’s Cecilia Brown in the Health section on Nov. 19 was excellent. It showcased Marquette Senior High School student Deirdre Riesterer doing her part to better the world. Climate change was cited in the article as one ...

Libs afraid of Trump

To the Journal editor: After listening to the whining and crying coming from these liberal Democrats for so long, I have come to the conclusion that they are afraid of President Trump. Think about it. He is not a politician, he is a business man. These liberals are career politicians. They ...

Support for bill urged

To the Journal editor: As more Americans feel the impact of climate change, the country grows more concerned. Recent polls show that 80% of Americans want Congress to put politics aside and work together on a bipartisan solution to climate change, and this includes a majority of ...

Trump scares writer

To the Journal editor: During the Cold War, our national intelligence community found that the U.S. was vulnerable to a Soviet air attack from across the North Pole. That led to establishment of 63 radar stations on our border. It was known as the DEW (Distant Early Warning) line and Calumet ...

Cell phones should be allowed in Michigan courts

The Michigan Supreme Court should embrace the 21st century and adopt a proposed amendment to court rules that would allow cell phones and other electronic devices in state courthouses. The court held a public hearing on the matter Wednesday. The proposal, submitted by the Michigan State ...