Letters To The Editor

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 ...

Protect Great Lakes

To the Journal editor: Our president (wanted) to cut the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 90 percent! We Great Lakes States (Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin) need to fight tooth and nail to keep this federal funding to protect the water we drink, the air we breath and the ...

UPHS-Bell received prestigious award

To the Journal editor: UP Health System-Bell was recently awarded a very prestigious, well-earned honor. We, as residents of western Marquette County in particular, are truly blessed to have this jewel in our community. The hospital is easily accessible, and from the time you enter at ...

Rude conduct observed

To the Journal editor: Recently while driving northbound on North Third Street, I came upon a bicyclist riding south in the middle northbound lane. Because of traffic, parked cars and abundant snowbanks, I had no choice but to come to a near complete stop. I tooted the horn once to make sure ...

Hockey teams did well

To the Journal editor: There was an excellent turnout for the youth hockey state regionals in February , and the outcome of that playoff saw all Marquette travel teams (Squirt AA, Peewee A and AA, Bantam A and AA, as well as Mite teams and girls Tier 3 U19) going to the state ...

Labor backing Whitmer roads plan

To the Journal editor: Michigan’s roads are the worst in the country. Last year, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave Michigan infrastructure an overall grade of D-plus, and gave our roads a D-minus, with just 18 percent of Michigan roads in so-called “good” condition. ...

Anytime Fitness doing great work

To the Journal editor: The Anytime Fitness in Gwinn is a great place to exercise and work out. They have great machines, and the staff working there do an outstanding job. They are friendly and make you feel so welcome. We have been members since they opened. Not only is exercise and a ...

Offender Success successful

To the Journal editor: The goal of incarceration and community supervision has been redefined. The primary purpose used to be incapacitating a person convicted of a crime until their sentence was complete, an approach that inevitably led to high recidivism rates and wasted taxpayer ...

Party differences cited

To the Journal editor: It’s a lie (period) that “one side is for allowing infanticide.”Not true. Third trimester abortions are very rare and done only for extreme medical emergencies. If a woman is in her third trimester, odds are she wants the baby and only because the fetus has become ...

Snow management was outstanding

To the Journal editor: I heartily second Dr. Ken and Maura Davenport’s praise in the March 13 issue of The Mining Journal for the city crews removing the recent avalanche of snow and subsequent ice jams in our streets. I refer to the lake surrounding Quick Trophy’s parking lot, our ...