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Opinion

No matter what, character does matter

Columns

With news that Sen. John McCain’s last book, “The Restless Wave” — the seventh he has written with his friend and former speechwriter Mark Salter — is about to come out, I thought of the man I covered and traveled with and grew to both like and respect enormously. On election night ...

City taking small steps toward Cliffs-Dow development

Editorial

The tract of property that runs along Lakeshore Boulevard north of what’s known as the Triangle Park has been called the nicest piece of land in the city of Marquette that people can never use. In fact, local wags used to muse the Cliffs-Dow acreage — originally there were 77 with 46 ...

Much work still needed at UPHS-M

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: People who work in professions who have the very lives of people in their hands should not be required to work 16- and 12-hour shifts. I remember reading in the paper last Nov. 15 regarding a state audit of the Walter P. Reuther Psychiatric Hospital. Auditor General ...

Latest dumpster fire in Trump World may burn him

Columns

You have to question the timing, not to mention the content, of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s revelation in the ongoing saga of the president of the United States and a porn star. On Wednesday, Giuliani, now a lawyer for President Donald Trump, chose Sean Hannity’s eponymous TV show ...

Nurses represent heart of compassionate care; thank one this week

Editorial

For many of us, nurses are at our sides the moment we are born, and the second our last breath escapes our lungs. They’re in the operating room when your parent undergoes surgery, and they’re in the emergency room when your daughter falls off her bike and needs to get stitches for that ...

All you need is love

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: “Hate Hurts But Love Heals” was the quotation of a Holocaust survivor in an article in The Mining Journal on April 11. That is a quotation that should be the slogan of everyone on Earth. Just think of a world without hatred — a world full of love. There would be ...

Are we trapped in debt spiral?

Columns

George will WASHINGTON — From Scotland, where Adam Smith pioneered systematic thinking about economics, comes an adjective, “carnaptious,” that fits people who are allergic to economic euphoria. It means cantankerous. Let’s think carnaptiously about this fact: The interest rate on ...

Time to forget CR 595

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The recent big snow in mid-April got me thinking again about Marquette County Road 595. First, let me thank all the men and women in our cities, towns and county for the long, hard hours, dedication and super job of plowing and moving snow. Now back to CR 595. How ...

Time for city to OK dark sky park is now

Columns

larry buege One and a half years ago, the Marquette Astronomical Society proposed a Dark Sky Park on the west side of Presque Isle. We asked for no money. We had overwhelming community support. If the proposal did not live up to expectations, it was totally reversible. This should have been ...

Michelle Wolfe owned stage but was it enough?

Columns

Connie schultz Things are happening at warp speed these days, and maybe you’ve already moved on from comedian Michelle Wolf’s performance at last weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Alas, I haven’t. Not just yet. The annual dinner is that one night of the ...

Make lawmakers disclose conflicts

Columns

How ethically challenged is the Michigan Legislature? So much so that lawmakers face only minimal requirements for reporting conflicts of interest, and even when they do, they still can vote on bills from which they may benefit. A Center for Public Integrity analysis found a half-dozen ...

Establishment of Kivela fund a fitting commemoration

Editorial

On Wednesday, May 9, it will be one year to the day that John Kivela died, a victim of suicide following a long-term struggle with alcoholism. Kivela, who was a favorite Marquette son and sitting state representative, was known as a consensus builder who could bring people together for ...

Measure deserves vote

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: (According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) suicide is the second leading cause of death in Michigan for ages 15-34 and the third leading cause of death for ages 10-14. Suicide rates among minors increased 57 percent in Michigan from 2004-2013. Among ...

Smoking out president on obstruction of justice

Columns

jules witcover WASHINGTON — The questions made public that may be asked of President Donald Trump, should he testify in the Robert Mueller investigation, suggest the special counsel is honing in on criminal activity in one or two realms, or both. The first is whether Trump had the intent ...

Negaunee Lions Club marking 50 years of service

Editorial

Congratulations to the Negaunee Lions Club, which is celebrating its 50th year in 2018. We are thankful for the organization and all the good it achieves for the local community. For those unfamiliar, Lions Clubs are all over the globe, led by Lions Club International. Those belonging to a ...

Snyder performance badly lacking

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Northern (Michigan University) acknowledges that the main criticism of (Gov. Rick) Snyder as commencement speaker has to do with the Flint water crisis. It has not denied that thousands of Flint children may suffer cognitive deficits the rest of their lives because of ...

The right lesson to take from Alfie Evans tragedy

Columns

The baby Alfie Evans has died. Born in Liverpool with a degenerative brain condition, Alfie had been in a semi-vegetative state for over a year. Against his parents’ wishes, the hospital took Alfie off ventilation. The parents had wanted to move him to a Vatican hospital in Rome that would ...

Zueger deserving of Father Marquette Park overlook recognition

Editorial

To honor Marquette’s former community services director for his selfless efforts bestowed to the city’s community, parks and recreation, the Marquette City Commission unanimously approved a request from the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Monday evening to name the new ...

Our world needs more love, less hate

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: “Hate Hurts But Love Heals” was the quotation of a Holocaust survivor in an article in The Mining Journal on April 11. That is a quotation that should be the slogan of everyone on Earth. Just think of a world without hatred — a world full of love. There would be ...

Criticism of Michelle Wolf, Kanye West shows our coalition instinct

Columns

Last year, John Tooby, a founder of evolutionary psychology, was asked by the website Edge.org what scientific concept should be more widely known. He argued for something called the “coalition instinct.” In our natural environment, humans form coalitions. Coalitions are slightly ...