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Opinion

Temporarily cutting off family member

Columns

Dear Annie: I recently went no-contact with my father. We had a tumultuous relationship when I was growing up because of his struggle with mental illness. Before going no-contact with him, every phone call caused me intense anxiety and triggered symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. My ...

Wage playing field between men, women must be leveled

Editorial

Equal pay for equal work. Seems like a pretty simple concept, right? In practice, though, it apparently hasn’t been easy enough for those doling out wages to women. Tuesday was Equal Pay Day and has been observed as a way to raise awareness of the inequality in earnings among men and women ...

Letters to the editor

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 ...

Progress Edition 2019 was resounding success for paper

Columns

Once again I want to say a big Thank You to all the businesses that advertised this year in our annual Progress Edition, which was published on March 27. We had 108 pages in the edition this year and it was filled with positive stories about the great progress that our community has made in ...

Water is precious gift that must not be squandered

Columns

Not long ago I stopped at a nearby convenience store to purchase a gallon of water. I had discovered that the church building at which our meeting was scheduled was dealing with serious water problems, rusty pipes and possible contamination that could impact human health. The bottle of ...

Waterways policy is crony capitalism, not patriotism

Columns

\WASHINGTON — The president has received from one of his employees, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, a report that probably tells Ross’ employer what he wants to hear: that imports of cars — “The Audis are coming! The Audis are coming!” — threaten “national security.” This report ...

NMU nursing student saves choking person’s life

Editorial

Talk about applying what you’ve learned to a real-life crisis situation. That’s what happened when first-year Northern Michigan University nursing student Tess Kostelec saved the life of a fellow student. Kostelec performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a student choking in the Northern Light ...

Additional enviromental review of Line 5 process not a bad idea

Editorial

Enbridge officials and their many supporters didn’t like it when it happened but a federal judge’s ruling last week that a key state agency should take a closer look at the pipeline company’s plans for dealing with potential oil spills in the waterway connecting lakes Huron and Michigan ...

Time for action on prescription drugs

Letters To The Editor

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

Letters To The Editor

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

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 ...

Is Bernie Sanders behind attacks on Joe Biden?

Columns

There was always something fishy about the #MeToo complaint against Joe Biden. Putting hands on Lucy Flores’ shoulders and smooching the back of her head is in no way sexual. Even Flores admitted that. Nonetheless, Flores gave a dramatic rendition of the distress it caused her. “I just ...

Barr’s highjacking of Mueller report riles some investigators

Columns

WASHINGTON — One of the widely praised features of the Office of the Special Counsel under Robert Mueller was that throughout its 22-month investigation of the Trump administration it was leak-proof. But now its circumspection has been breached by unidentified staffers who are fed up with ...

Event marks death, celebrates life of student

Editorial

Northern Michigan University’s Biology Department invited the public to join in remembering student Guiancarlo “Carlo” Bayot Estupigan during a commemoration Saturday. Estupigan passed away on Jan. 27 from exposure after getting caught in a snowstorm near the Yellow Dog River, just ...

Art exhibit successful

Letters To The Editor

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 ...

Both sides getting it wrong about crisis at southern border

Columns

When President Trump shut down the government in an attempt to force Congress to fund a border wall, Democrats and liberal journalists — including many mainstream reporters — responded by insisting there was no crisis. “I’m from the border, there’s no crisis there,” Rep. Henry ...

Presque Isle Park should be enjoyable for all — and safe

Editorial

Without a doubt, Presque Isle Park is one of the crown jewels in the region. Not just the city of Marquette, but Marquette County, the Upper Peninsula and maybe the state of Michigan. The peninsula park, surrounded on three sides by Lake Superior, has many attractions, including a gazebo. a ...

Trump comments inappropriate

Letters To The Editor

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

Letters To The Editor

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 ...

If not an emergency, what is it?

Columns

The flood tide of illegal immigrants crossing our southern border cannot and must not continue. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has said of it, “The system is broken and overwhelmed. It is a national emergency.” The definition of emergency might help focus attention: “A sudden, urgent, ...