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Opinion

Strutting’s not just for turkeys anymore

Columns

WASHINGTON — Strutting isn’t just for turkeys anymore. We’re reminded of this nearly every day, but Donald Trump outdid himself Thanksgiving Day when a reporter asked the president what he’s most grateful for. In a nutshell, with only a tiny bit of editing: himself. OK, he mentioned ...

It’s great to see gas prices are coming down

Editorial

We are glad to see that gas prices in Marquette improved since our last editorial on Nov. 17 when we reported that Meijer in Escanaba was .33 per gallon less than the Meijer in Marquette. On Monday, the price of gas at Meijer in Marquette was listed on Gas Buddy as $2.57 per gallon. The ...

Wanye Stayskal: Cartoonist

Columns

Google “Great American Political Cartoonists” and you will undoubtedly find the late Herbert Block (aka “Herblock”) of The Washington Post, (Paul) Conrad of the Los Angeles Times, Michael Ramirez of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and several other cartoonists whose work, if not their ...

Be careful out there in the woods

Editorial

It's too early to know the exact circumstances behind the shooting deaths of three men in Michigan last week. But all three were celebrating the Michigan time-honored tradition of deer hunting in the woods. Justin Beutel, 38, of Sanford was hunting on private property near Alden and was ...

Thanksgiving needs to be about more than Black Friday, football

Columns

Thanksgiving weekend should be about more than Black Friday sales, leftover turkey sandwiches and football. For most of us, the holiday symbolizes what America is all about: thanking God for the good fortune of living in America. The Pilgrims certainly felt that on the first Thanksgiving, ...

Michigan should consider raising hunters’ limits

Editorial

A cherished Michigan tradition resumed Nov. 15 with the opening of the annual firearms deer hunting season in Michigan. And while the number of hunters has declined steadily over the past two decades, deer hunting is an important piece of Michigan’s outdoors economy, generating more than $2 ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

WEC answers some questions To the Journal editor: In his Nov. 10 letter, “Water quality near plant questioned,” Tim Clancy asked some very insightful questions about our handling of coal ash at the Presque Isle Power Plant. We are proud to say that we have been an industry leader in ...

As autumn reminds, it’s time to shed

Columns

The wind is howling its way around our house, an invisible beast shaking all but the most stubborn autumn leaves to the ground, which has a slight dusting of snow. The end of my favorite time of year is coming to a close, and I am lucky to resist the attendant call of melancholy. “You were ...

Thanksgiving is a time to remember blessings

Columns

Our Thanksgiving family tradition is to go around the table and express gratitude for our blessings. It’s such a simple exercise, and yet almost as satisfying as the feasting. Maybe we shouldn’t confine it to Thanksgiving? We have observant Jewish friends who’ve done something like this ...

Other opinions

Columns

Dates for those seasons can be a little flexible. At some point between mid-October and Christmas, all the leaves will fall off the deciduous trees in southeast Michigan. Predicting exactly when the leaves will fall is impossible. Weather, temperature, rain and wind are all factors affecting ...

Please consider spending holiday cash locally

Editorial

We know many people are excited for the Christmas season and some are fired up for the accompanying shopping season. We hope when each of you decides how to spend your hard-earned money, you think locally. There are many wonderful small businesses in our communities and a good holiday ...

‘Making a Murderer: Part 2,’ a post-conviction master class

Columns

michelle malkin Undoing wrongful convictions takes a killer instinct. Chicago-based exoneration specialist Kathleen Zellner’s got it. Her record speaks for itself. Over the past two decades, she has righted more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America. What’s her ...

Cheer Club is now underway; please consider contributing

Editorial

Now that we’ve all had our share, or probably more than our share, of turkey and stuffing for Thanksgiving, the holiday season can really get into full swing. As we like to do every year down here at The Mining Journal, spreading cheer becomes a major focus in the weeks after Thanksgiving ...

Even in our current state, there’s much to be thankful for

Editorial

Thanksgiving often is lost between the Halloween hoopla and busy Christmas season. It bears repeating that this annual holiday should be appreciated and celebrated on its own. And it goes beyond turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole and cranberry sauce. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday ...

Thanksgiving reminder

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I ‘d like to remind everyone that half the Pilgrims starved to death under Socialism! Be careful what you vote for. STEPHEN OLSEN Negaunee

Paradise lost: Inferno touches everyone

Columns

kathleen parker WASHINGTON — When polarity defines us, it’s easy to lose sight of our common humanity. But all is not political, as nature increasingly reminds us. The fires in California that have destroyed lives, homes and towns — displacing thousands and wreaking havoc on the ...

Show your support for UPAWS by voting online

Editorial

We were encouraged to learn that our local animal shelter was again the recipient of some much needed financial support. As many of you know already, the Upper Peninsula Animal Shelter is in the process of a major capital campaign to raise money for a new shelter building. So far, the Imagine ...

At a loss following the midterms

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: I am at a loss to know what to do with certain thoughts and feelings which I have following the mid-term elections. My initial reaction was one of relief and gratitude. I am relieved that my wife and I, as well as tens of millions of other Americans, will not have to be afraid ...