Letters To The Editor

Uncomfortable reality cited?

To the Journal editor: In response to a recent letter to the editor (March 12). Reading the letter made me stop and think “do any of us really know how close we are to being falsely accused of sexual abuse?” Are any of you a mom, a dad, a teacher, a grandparent, a step-parent, a ...

Shopko workers thanked

To the Journal editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the past and current employees of the local Shopko stores in Ishpeming and Marquette for their community involvement and support of local organizations. For the past 22 years, they were a major contributor to the ...

Veterans made day

To the Journal editor: I just want to thank all of our military veterans and all military personnel who wear the military uniform of all branches of the United States military. My own military experience was nothing to write home about, but God gave me an opportunity to make a difference ...

Loves their carrier

To the Journal editor: We live on the ever-winter-treacherous M-28 East in Sand River and for the past 25 years or so, Karen Koski has been our carrier. Our newspaper is delivered like clockwork, bagged when appropriate, and always in the red box. Holds for vacations, etc., are stopped and ...

What’s important

To the Journal editor: Without food, there is starvation. Without air, there is suffocation. Without water, there is death. All species in some manner will and are fighting for there lives. You and I included. Although death is inevitable while we’re alive, living is what is desired and ...

City managed snow

To the Journal editor: It seems to me Don Potvin and others were too quick to criticize the city of Marquette for not doing a good job of snow removal. When you get three times as much snow as the regular amount it’s going to fall on the hands of the snow removal crews which worked 12 ...

What is success?

To the Journal editor: Following up on the Rosa Musket letter of Feb. 2, “Extinction considered,” I mention the new book, “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming” by David Wallace-Wells. It is a horror story of what we are living through now and of the future to come with ...

DPW accolades given

To the Journal editor: A big thanks goes out to the Marquette Public Works Department for the wonderful job they have done removing snowbanks to make it safe for us to drive. They took away our entire banks, which were almost to the top of the light poles! We really appreciate all the many ...

Supporting counselors

To the Journal editor: Can you imagine being responsible for over 700 students a day? This is what counselors in Michigan’s school systems have to face on a given day. Children are considered to be a vulnerable population. They rely on others to take care of them. They thrive on learning ...

Coverage appreciated

To the Journal editor: Thank you for such good coverage of the AAUP (American Association of University Women) program on Sexual Harassment in the workplace. The presenter was Janet Koski, from NMU and the article was featured on the front page of the March 23 edition of The Mining Journal. ...

Line 5 badly needed

To the Journal editor: The writer of the March 17 opinion piece is on target that Enbridge’s construction of a tunnel to house a new Line 5 is not simply a matter of jobs. We have been a responsive part of the Michigan community for more than 60 years. As such, we readily share that the ...

Letters to the editor

Proposed budget off base To the Journal editor: Perhaps our president should take a look at the 2020 budget he is proposing before his lieutenants go off blindly supporting it. This latest debacle on Special Olympics funding elimination is a glaring example of an administration with no ...

Time for action on prescription drugs

To the Journal editor: It is time for congress, the administration, and Michigan to take real action to reduce prescription drug prices. The president over two years ago said drug companies are ripping us off. The same drugs used in advanced nations around the globe cost about half of what ...

Direction question

To the Journal editor: Thanks to Bald Eagle Harley Davidson of Marquette for financially supporting the upcoming Honor Flight to Washington D.C. As Americans, we should thank the honorees for their service and our freedom. A mentally stable person does not continually attack a dead person ...

Letters to the editor

Men, women should be team To the Journal editor: This is the most challenging letter that I have ever written because it is probably impossible to say what I want to say without unintentionally offending some people. The bottom line is this: While I disagree with his ...

Art exhibit successful

To the Journal editor: The Lake Superior Art Association would like to thank those who helped us with our recent Dog Dayz of Winter youth art exhibition. We received a generous grant from the Hirvonen Family Foundation which provided the majority of the funding for this event. The Up Sled ...

Trump comments inappropriate

To the Journal editor: Such obsequious spinelessness is difficult indeed to imagine and yet there it is, in bright yellow for everyone to hear and see on TV and the radio. A veritable political rogue’s gallery of senators, congressmen and women and other officials in the Trump ...

Celebrate hospital

To the Journal editor: It has been almost 7 years since Marquette General Hospital was purchased by Duke LifePoint. It has been a difficult road at times and not without some regrets, but on April 5th with the ribbon cutting ceremony we all have something to celebrate. As a way of review ...

What is murder?

To the Journal editor: Why does it take 25-30-plus years to execute a murder and it only takes 5 minutes to sedate a baby and kill it. Not Michigan. Where is the crime? This country does not protect babies/children and I am talking about Michigan. Murder as many as you want in Michigan and ...

595 was bad idea

To the Journal editor: I see the Marquette County Road Commission is still pushing the County Road 595 lawsuit, saying they don’t have the funding now but want to continue to pursue it so that if they want to build a road in the future, they can go forward. I would hope that if they want ...