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Letters To The Editor

Soo Locks funding urged

To the Journal editor: The economic engine of iron and steel is responsible for more than 115,000 jobs in Michigan, paying a total of nearly $8 billion in wages and salaries annually, while generating $29 billion in industry output and $3 billion in federal, state and local taxes. The steel ...

God’s country cited

To the Journal editor: I recently read a book called “Cemeteries of the Stars.” It was about when and how they died and where they were buried. Lots of them had money, fame and large homes, etc. Also, a lot of them died rather young from bad habits, smoking, alcohol and drugs. Seems ...

Save water, Mother Earth

To the Journal editor: Addressing global food shortage, “The good news is that we already know what we have to do. We just have to figure out how to do it.” From the May 2014 National Geographic, page 46/ Jim Richardson. As humans we think we can fix it. And as we go about “fixing ...

Multi-faceted issue

To the Journal editor: In D. Michael Carriere’s recent letter to the editor, he agrees with the assertion in my earlier op-ed that racism is an evil that should be called out by people of all faiths. Michael then advocates from a Biblical point of view that the primary focus of the pro-life ...

Memory suffers

To the Journal editor: Boy, if you wanted a president who can’t remember what he says from day to day, I should have run. TIMOTHY ACOCKS SR. Munising

Proclamation questioned

To the Journal editor: If Donald Trump says he “is the chosen one,” is he the anti-Christ? RUSS KANGAS Marquette

Impeach Trump now

To the Journal editor: It’s time for Congress to begin a formal impeachment inquiry. I can arrive at no other conclusion after Robert Mueller’s testimony to Congress. Mueller did his job. Now it’s on Congress to do theirs. Trump may lie, but the evidence does not, and Mueller found ...

Pick Mother Earth, Democrats

To the Journal editor: Those of us who live in the Upper Peninsula, no matter our political leanings, care about the Great Lakes. The latest move by the EPA is to approve a proposed large, open-pit ore mine in the U.P. near the Menominee River in spite of objections from Michigan regulators ...

African Americans treated unfairly

To the Journal editor: After the Civil War, Congress enacted the Freedmen Bureau to assist America’s four million new black citizens. What meant the most to landless ex-slaves was that the bureau acted to seize former plantation lands and divide them among the freedmen in modest parcels ...

Encourage Bergman to co-sponsor bill

To the Journal editor: UPPCO’s agreement with Chandler Solar Project LLC to install a 125-megawatt solar farm is a big step in the right direction. Carbon-neutral power generation already pays and renewables will become even more competitive if Congress passes a price on carbon. Rep. ...

Letters to the editor

Mine isn’t done deal To the Journal editor: The Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River Inc. filed suit in Michigan state court contesting the signing of the “Wetlands Permit” which contains 28 pages of single-spaced “conditions” to be met by Aquila before the permit is valid. The ...

Letters to the editor

Climate change real To the Journal editor: In your Sunday, Aug. 11 issue, you printed an editorial entitled “Climate change getting harder to deny, ignore.” I want to thank The Mining Journal for publishing this opinion to draw attention to the urgent action needed to slow this ...

Trump craves attention

To the Journal editor: What is the best way to deal with a 3rd grade playground bully, who talks like a drunk on a bar stool, screaming at the TV? You can either ignore him or snap a number 9 up along side his right ear. For those of you who think I am talking about something measured in ...

There are many questions about Trump

To the Journal editor: There are a lot of voters who are wary of the president’s policies. They don’t hate him but do not feel he is really doing us a lot of good. As to the unemployment of Hispanic and African Americans, do you know any? Families you invite to your house? I do, and ...

It’s time to take a stand against hate

To the Journal editor: We should stand for it no longer. The President has described Mexican migrants as rapists, nations that send us non-white immigrants as “s**thole countries”, Central Americans traveling toward the U.S. border as “an invasion”, unauthorized immigrants as an ...

Time to believe climate change

To the Journal editor: In regards to the The Mining Journal editorial of Sunday, Aug. 11, excellent work. It’s time that people wake up to the reality of climate change. Even if one were not completely convinced whether it exists or not, how could one not err on the side of its existence. ...

Labor Day more than picnics

To the Journal editor: For many Americans, Labor Day represents one last chance at a good time before the start of school and the inevitable downward slide towards winter. Days began to get noticeably shorter and the nightly bonfires become ever less frequent. But for union workers across ...

Run wild, run free

To the Journal editor: This letter was inspired by one written by my brother, Richard. Lest I be accused of the crime of plagiarism, I was given permission to use his thoughts. Every time a mass shooting occurs conservative pundits, politicians and the NRA declare, “Current gun laws ...

Advice to liberals given

To the Journal editor: When’s the last time you’ve heard a good, hearty belly laugh? A genuine laugh right from the gut traveling all the way up to the top of the head? One that shakes the very core of one’s being? Not in quite a while, I’ll venture. On TV, it’s the programmed ...

Family gives thanks

To the Journal editor: The VanDamme family would like to thank all those who donated to the Michael J. VanDamme Memorial Fund in his honor of his passing on Aug. 19, 2017. Mike’s family thought about the best way to honor his memory and felt that the Marquette County Fair was the best ...