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Letters To The Editor

Budget cuts needed

To the Journal editor: The voters of Gwinn have spoken again, but the superintendent and the school board are apparently refusing to accept the second vote on the school millage. They are claiming that there was a low voter turnout ( as they claimed last time), and they will now apparently ...

Racial bias used how?

To the Journal editor: Racial bias used as a tool of oppression is the exception rather than the rule. Early 20th century blacks and whites in the North lived, learned and worked together very often without discord. Blacks raised in nuclear families often had better life outcomes than ...

What is justice?

To the Journal editor: As part of celebrating Labor Day that honors workers and retired workers, We the People define, justify, and apply justice to declare justice for all workers and justice for all retired workers. What is justice? Justice is revealed in our history when we ...

Racial bias used how?

To the Journal editor: Early 20th century blacks and whites in the North lived, learned and worked together very often without discord. Blacks raised in nuclear families often had better life outcomes than whites from broken homes. They lived in clean neighborhoods and didn’t fear traveling ...

Patriotism defined

To the Journal editor: It might be dangerous if the public had the discretion to vote on the budget, but would it be worse? Would it be as wasteful and bloated as W.A.R. or Wasted American Resources? When it comes to the bloated military budget Congress is quick to act, but when it comes to ...

God bless our president

To the Journal editor: The “What is Decency” letter of Aug. 10 begs this observation: The author’s rambling narrative of all things evil regarding our President has nothing to back it up. Feelings don’t count when you blast someone in the newspaper. How about some facts and ...

Give Trump credit

To the Journal editor: I just don’t understand all the hate for our president, Donald Trump. The man has done more for this country than any other president in my time. His accomplishments are numerous! For instance, African and Hispanic unemployment is now the lowest rate ever recorded. ...

Line 5 needed

To the Journal editor: Barbara Stamiris’ Aug. 4 opinion piece stated that “Michigan needs a responsible plan for delivering propane to the U.P.” We agree, which is why we have worked with various officials over the last number of years to determine the best alternatives to Line ...

What God knew

To the Journal editor: In Robert Anderson’s recent op-ed about racism, he mentioned that the pro-life movement and various clergy should be a part of calling it was it is; namely a sin. I think we would all agree on that. But of course our primary focus in pro-life centers on Roe v Wade, ...

EVs have emissions, too

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal’s “Clean Green Machine” and related EV charger articles were nice, but only tell the rosy side of the story. If one only looks at electric vehicles (EV) only from the perspective of never having to fill up a gas tank or choking on exhaust ...

Support local artists

To the Journal editor: The OutBack Art Fair and Art on the Rocks crown Marquette’s year of the arts. From Paradise and Allouez to the state of Florida, artists have come to the city to have their art seen and sold. Yet the daily life of Marquette’s art is also important. It receives ...

Letters to the editor

Camp was successful To the Journal editor: Camp New Day U.P. had an awesome camp this year! Our 26 campers were exceptional and came from across the Upper Peninsula. Our counselors, other staff, board members and volunteers were also fantastic and a great time was had by all. This was our ...

Letters to the editor

What is decency? To the Journal editor: After basking in the glow of his crowds’ rage and chants, the circus stays on like an endless parade. Our disgust becomes his entertainment. Not merely content to cage children, support dictators who murder journalists and destroy our environment, ...

School reunion was great success

To the Journal editor: Kudos to the planning committee of the National Mine School reunion. The evening was a smashing success from the “entertaining Chinn and Tasson combo” to the delicious meal prepared and served by the Ishpeming Elks Club, to the music of Pierre Ogea. Thank you ...

Goal for 2020 clear

To the Journal editor: Our current president’s recent remarks with respect to the four female legislators of color compelled me to write this (letter to the editor). His remarks just confirm what we already know about this man, that he is a misogynist, narcissistic demagogue of the worst ...

Helping others key

To the Journal editor: I recently visited and gave some snack packs to the homeless people at what is called the summer shelter at Messiah Lutheran Church. Some other churches are also helping. They come at 9 p.m. and have a place to sleep then have to leave at 6 a.m. Seems more people are ...

Cooperation key to success

To the Journal editor: Kudos to Nick Emmendorfer and the Room At The Inn volunteers who wash windows downtown to honor the memory of Phil Niemisto. This is the kind of cooperation we need to live together in this special place. In September, Room At The Inn begins the 13th year of ...

Green energy is best

To the Journal editor: An excellent pair of articles by Journal Staff Writer Cecilia Brown on electric vehicles in The Mining Journal on July 29. This is the information that our member of Congress, Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, needs to see. It pays to cut carbon, and we must do that ...

Line 5 need is a fiction

To the Journal editor: Enbridge says Michigan needs Line 5 for propane or the Upper Peninsula will face a cold winter. This fiction is intended to maintain Line 5 profit while the tunnel is built. If safety was the reason for a tunnel, Enbridge would not use an unsafe pipeline while building ...

Media misquoted president

To the Journal editor: I am writing in response to Doug Mills’ letter to the editor, published in the Sunday, July 28 Mining Journal. Mr. Mills takes issue with U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman’s opposition to a resolution condemning President Trump’s latest “tweets” which he characterizes as ...