Letters To The Editor

Art of giving offense

To the Journal editor: I’d like to thank Northern Michigan University and the CAIF for sponsoring Greg Lukianoff’s April 22 lecture on free speech. We are fortunate NMU can bring these cultural events to our remote Upper Peninsula outpost. I didn’t get the opportunity to ask a ...

Providers celebrated

To the Journal editor: At UP Health System, we know that it takes around-the-clock efforts and dedicated teamwork to provide the highest quality care for our neighbors and achieve our mission of Making Communities Healthier. Every spring, it is our privilege to celebrate our healthcare ...

Not enough time

To the Journal editor: For the following example the person will have medical insurance that they either pay for or is provided for by their employer. Someone is poisoned and the cure takes three months but insurance only pays 14 days. If the person does not take the cure they will ...

Kindness appreciated

To the Journal editor: Recently I took a friend to dinner at the Villa Capri and after the meal the waitress said we were “good to go.” I reminded her that she hadn’t yet brought our bill, to which she replied that the people at a nearby table paid for our dinners. I asked all the ...

Voting concerns in DC

To the Journal editor: One of many problems of the U.S. political system is that residents of our capital, Washington DC, are unable to vote in elections to Congress, despite Congress having power to pass laws for them “in all Cases whatsoever.” This is indefensible. Congressional ...

Unjustified rates

To the Journal editor: After seeing these two issues back in the news, I am compelled to write this letter. It is quite clear that UPPCO rates are unreasonably higher than any other local electric company. UPPCO tip-toes around the reason why — they say “upgrades.” I am sure other ...

When wolves made trip to Isle Royale

To the Journal editor: Many years ago someone in our Department of Natural Resources opined that the wolves on Isle Royale first found their way over ice to Isle Royale from the mainland in the winter of 1949-50. I have no reason to doubt that some did cross that winter. Unfortunately, ...

Meth remains scourge

To the Journal editor: Michigan citizens are rightly concerned with the spread of illegal drugs like methamphetamine. It is a destructive drug that is hurting people and communities across our state. That is why it is important to know where it is coming from and what is being done to stop ...

Key treatment option lacking

To the Journal editor: A healthy-looking young woman in workout clothes graces a large billboard along Baraga Avenue, near the new Duke LifePoint hospital in Marquette. “Experts in my recovery,” the billboard states. Experts in recovery from a heart attack, a stroke, a car accident? Duke ...

Bergman vote missed mark

To the Journal editor: Remember the 1969 song by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel, “I’m Your Puppet”, (“Pull the string and I’ll wink at you. I’m your puppet.”) Well, the NRA pulled the strings of the House Republican puppets, including our own U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, ...

Congress must act

To the Journal editor: Fred Jakobcic’s letter to the editor in the April 10 edition of The Mining Journal paints an all too accurate account of the direction this country is headed under the presidency of Donald Trump. Further, the events of this past week demonstrate the increasing pace ...

NMU theater stepped up

To the Journal editor: Kudos to the Forest Roberts Theater on their production of “Beauty and the Beast.” In particular, the caring attention in offering two Saturday afternoon programs for those attendees who may not tolerate loud sounds and strobe lights or have shorter attention spans ...

Outrage sought

To the Journal editor: Several years ago I submitted an editorial in which I questioned whether we were becoming a nation of morons as the Obama administration was pursuing a leftist agenda that included government-mandated health care and policies supporting unsubstantiated man-made climate ...

Service appreciated

To the Journal editor: Many thank yous to Freedom Gas Station on Washington Street for the service they provide by pumping gas for you. As a handicap person I fill up every Wednesday, which is the day the service is provided. Thank you again. JAN AMUNDSEN

Challenge made

To the Journal editor: Regarding Aquila’s recent sponsored submission: The author states: “Geologists are who we work for, and I do not understand the terms they use, or the language they speak.” He then states he cannot even nod his head and attempt to look like he knows what they ...

Wind project off

To the Journal editor: In reacting to the Huron Mountains area private wind farm proposal, some area environmentalist individuals and organizations mobilized loudly against the development. Expressing wide-ranging concerns about potential impacts — temporary and permanent — to ...

Beautify Marquette

To the Journal editor: For the past 41 years, the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Inc. has encouraged all residents of Marquette to participate in the Annual Spring Clean Up. Our target date this year is Saturday. With the lingering snows, we are extending to May 10. Over ...

Congrats NHS Miners

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Dan Waterman, assistant coach Chris Prunick and team manager Kyle Waterman, and the Negaunee High School Miners Varsity Boys Basketball Team on a great season. Great job to two seniors, Jake Larson and Tyler Hintsala on a great job. ...

American electric car?

To the Journal editor: In the recent focus on climate change, we may have missed what’s been happening in the private sector. Renewables have become cost competitive and more money is being invested in these endeavors. We are at a crossing point regarding electric cars. By 2025, all new ...

Plan won’t work

To the Journal editor: President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts for 2019 included a 90 percent cut for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Trump had proposed drastic cuts for this program in his 2017 and 2018 budgets, but the program was saved by U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow. Trump ...