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Opinion

Haunting poem reminds of World War I carnage

Editorial

Today is Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor and remember everyone who has served in the armed forces. All of us should not forget the sacrifices people make to wear the uniform of the United States. What a great many people don’t know is that Veteran’s Day, as it is currently ...

MCMCF does outstanding work

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I want to express my appreciation for our Marquette County Medical Care Facility located in Ishpeming. MCMCF provides long-term medical attention or short-term rehabilitation for its residents. Both of my parents and in-laws were residents of the facility for varying ...

2 parties ‘ candidates very different

Columns

Have you noticed that the two parties’ fields of presidential candidates have, in the past two election cycles, grown enormously larger than (if not necessarily superior to) those in past years? Where parties used to have two to five serious candidates to choose from, Republicans had 17 in ...

Marquette was well served by Sal Sarvello

Editorial

Superiorland lost a true community icon a week ago when it became known that former Marquette Police Department chief Sal Sarvello had died at age 73. Sarvello, who spent the better part of four decades protecting and serving the residents of Marquette, enjoyed the reputation of being a ...

Coverage lauded

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: We want to thank The Mining Journal and Staff Writer Lisa Bowers for their thorough and balanced coverage of the Michigamme Pocket Park controversy. We would also like to express our appreciation for The Mining Journal’s editorial supporting keeping the Pocket Park in ...

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo to state native Donald Trump: ‘Good riddance’

Columns

Jules Witcover WASHINGTON — President Trump’s decision to leave his native New York to reside in Florida has all the marks of fleeing not only the state’s taxes but also the pursuit of his income tax returns by prosecutors. Gov. Andrew Cuomo in effect handed Trump his hat on the way ...

Kurds abandoned

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: As an infantry soldier during the 1950s, I made a promise to my fellow soldiers, and they to me, that we would never abandon a comrade on a field of battle. That promise was not unique to my time of service. It has been a universal commitment honored within our ...

Donald Trump searches for ‘boo-free’ zone

Columns

Connie Schultz Donald Trump is headed for Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa this Saturday for the big football game between the University of Alabama and Louisiana State University. Why, we might wonder, would a president who is facing impeachment want to spend valuable prep time in a ...

Debate possible?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Mr. Anderson, thanks for informing pro-life candidates what they aught to look like. My experience in listening to them is that they are not compromisers and believe an unborn baby’s life is of infinite value — beyond a dollar and cents issue. I’m wondering why ...

Where will it end?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Many of us have ordinary needs. We desire security, a feeling of usefulness, some certainly of competence. A problem to solve, a cause to champion, a place to fit in. Many of us also seek our own loving God for grace, redemption, and peace. Sadly, some lust for ...

Get out and cheer on Ishpeming Hematites

Editorial

Despite a weather forecast that calls for a chance of snow showers, possibly mixed with rain in the afternoon and a high around 35, we hope the stands are packed Saturday afternoon when the Ishpeming Hematites host the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes in a Michigan High School Athletic Association ...

Liked paper coverage

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal deserves praise for its article and its photography on the subtle trace and beauty of earth art. This ephemeral wisp and curl and colour of beauty commands a moment of our attention, if only a moment, but what is temporarily brushed over the ...

Church raising money

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The public is invited to a Giving Tuesday event at Messiah Lutheran Church on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All contributions will go towards Messiah’s community assistance fund to help those who need help with rent, utility bills/shut-off notices, car repair or ...

Pitch in to help environment

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Want to be a waxey? No form to fill out. No money required. Just this one instruction: buy wax paper and use it instead of plastic wrap. Never put plastic in your reefer again. Wax paper can do anything plastic can. I’ve (Red Casey) tested all applications and any ...

Moderation, good manners actually do win elections

Columns

Moderation along with good manners delivered impressive victories to Democrats this week. Case in point was Andy Beshear’s win over Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin in the Kentucky governor’s race. Beshear’s margin was slim, it is true, but Kentucky is a state that backed Donald ...

Wiping slate clean is right thing to do

Editorial

Everybody makes mistakes, some bigger than others. People have the right to overcome their past transgressions and move on, hopefully in the right direction, with the smaller offenses playing less of a role in a person’s future. The Michigan House on Tuesday passed legislation that would ...

Quilt show was successful

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: “Northern Lights” was a theme for this year’s Autumn Comfort Quilt Show which showcased the spectacular work of regional quilters. For two days, a well-organized event offered inspiration to the community to explore the fiber arts. The Marquette County Quilter ...

AP analysis: GOP has no answer for party suburban slide

Columns

NEW YORK — The suburban revolt against President Donald Trump’s Republican Party is growing. And if nothing else, the GOP’s struggle across the South on Tuesday revealed that Republicans don’t have a plan to fix it. In Kentucky, Trump and his allies went all in to rescue embattled ...

Coastal collaboration the natural way to be resilient

Editorial

The Great Lakes One Water Partnership is a multi-year, basin-wide collaboration whose purpose is to limit the impact of extreme weather events and flooding in 31 coastal Great Lakes communities. Led by the Council of Michigan Foundations, the project aims to act as a “force multiplier” ...

Donations needed

Letters To The Editor

Donations needed To the Journal editor: It is that time of year again, the Marine Corps League Lake Superior Detachment 764 is starting its annual Toys For Tots campaign for Marquette County. We are volunteer U.S. Marine Corps veterans helping collect new-unwrapped toys or monetary ...