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Letters To The Editor

Holiday event on tap

To the Journal editor:The Marquette Area Public School Foundation is once again sponsoring the Holiday Homecoming for graduates of the Marquette Area Schools.This is the third annual homecoming and is being held in response to alumni of Marquette Senior High School, Graveraet, J.D. Pierce and ...

Panel’s call cited

To the Journal editor: Those who oppose the boathouse want to make it a controversial project, Why? Isn't there enough controversy in this town - and world for that matter - to go around?The need to block the Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club boathouse and the statements in a recent front ...

Bottom line watched

To the Journal editor:Genetically modified organisms have been in our food supply for nearly twenty years with no documented health effects.Yet anti-GMO activists continue to push labeling initiatives on states around the country, including here in Michigan. They seem intent on foisting ...

Petition suggested

To the Journal editor:We petition the Obama administration to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill and replace him with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Andrew Jackson was a racist president that sympathized with the South regarding slavery and supported the forced removal of thousands of native ...

Grateful for support

To the Journal editor:The Ishpeming Hematites football team recently completed a very successful 2014 season by once again traveling to Ford Field for the MHSAA Division 7 State Finals.On behalf of the Ishpeming School District and the varsity football team, we would like to thank everyone who ...

Prosecutor fails

To the Journal editor:The Alger County prosecutor fails to respect the law when she denigrates medical marijuana patients and the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.It is unfortunate that she wasted tax dollars (and secured a temporary conviction) by pushing her own personal views upon the jury.As ...

Back to basics

To the Journal editor:Brian Reynolds represents a special interest group, Upper Peninsula Whitetails of Marquette County and believes that after talking the Michigan Department of Natural Resources into allowing continuous overharvesting of bucks for decades (two-buck law), then convincing the ...

Member of society

To the Journal editor:By now, your readers may have picked up on (the) story regarding our prosecutor using inflammatory and outright misleading statements to a jury about the Alger Hemp Coalition.This was done in an attempt to jail a disabled man found growing small amounts of personal ...

Equal treatment now

To the Journal editor:So nice, Marq-Tran offers dependable, regular pick up service for people who are disabled.Too bad the general population does not get the same regular pick ups dependably. I can't count the number of times the bus has passed me when I have been waiting in the cold or the ...

Now it’s Ferguson vs. New York

The grand jury system - indeed, the criminal jury system overall - is not perfect. And while I think the grand jury in Ferguson got it right by not indicting Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, based on the physical evidence and credible testimony from actual witnesses, the ...

2016 nominees are truly unconventional

Since 1952, nearly every battle for an open Republican presidential nomination when there has been no Republican incumbent running for re-election has followed two dependable storylines.First, a year before the party convention, the GOP voters have settled on a front-runner and then, with the ...

Impressive support

To the Journal editor:We were all in Detroit for the Hematite game. We ventured to support, Alec Van Horn, grandson and nephew of the Mattson family. Since Munising was playing, we were trying to coordinate a way to get to the Munising game, but could not adjust our schedule. Flashing ahead..We ...

Hematites did good

To the Journal editor:Congratulations to Coach Jeff Olson and the Ishpeming Hematites varsity football team on a great season.Congratulations to Coach Olson on his coach of the year honors. Great job, Hematites boys varsity football team.You are still the number one football team in ...

Lakestate thankful

To the Journal editor:Lakestate Industries Marquette would like to thank everyone and every business that has donated either services or items that are used here in our production shop at Lakestate Industries.We have been here for just over one year and the community has stepped up in so many ...

Missing Priscilla

To the Journal editor:Recently Cancer Care of Marquette County (formerly Ishpeming Cancer Society) lost our most active member Priscilla Tasson.Priscilla was our president for the past 40 years. She was instrumental in leading us through some critical years in the 1970's when funding sources ...

51st state needed

To the Journal editor:I'm reminded every day of my deep Upper Peninsula family history. My great, great grandfather was a city councilor and was quite wealthy and a part of the making of businesses that made Negaunee what it was then ... a flourishing city with the nice attitude for all.Now we ...

Waste of time?

To the Journal editor:Each year 480,000 Americans die from a tobacco related illness. This is the No. 1 preventable cause of death. Trying to reduce this is a "Waste of time?"That was the title of a recent letter published regarding the current consideration to prohibit smoking at Presque Isle ...

Webb the one?

To the Journal editor:Democrats who ran away from our party's heritage just lost big. Will we learn our lesson?Before we commit to a presidential candidate who is locked into Wall Street worship and endless war, let's take a good look at Jim Webb. Check him out.It will be interesting reading. A ...

Ideas off base

To the Journal editor:Fred Jakobcic's myopic opinion letter regarding the natural environmental state of Earth has no regard for and offers no solutions for now humankind (which has a right to be on Earth) is supposed to live on Earth as if it doesn't.How does he propose to feed a hungry planet ...

Care appreciated

To the Journal editor:At this time of Thanksgiving, I would like to take your time to express our thanks and gratitude: There has been much negative publicity about medical care of military veterans at Veterans Administration hospitals.I have a positive story to share about care by husband, ...