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Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I graduated from Graveraet in 1962. My husband taught at Marquette Senior High School for 25 years and was assistant principal for four years. My four children graduated from MSHS. All were proud to represent MSHS as Redettes and Redmen. I support keeping the Redmen ...

Washington show trial begins

Columns

The contrast could not have been starker. One picture showed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi smiling as she signed (with numerous pens) two articles of impeachment against President Trump. She passed out the pens like souvenirs to fellow Democrats. They were embossed in gold with her signature and ...

Smart911 sounds like a wise way to extra safety, protection

Editorial

It takes about a quarter-hour to prepare, but could provide residents many years of protection. It’s free but may end up saving residents a lot of money, depending on circumstances. What is it? It’s called Smart911, and it’s a program that residents create for their household that ...

Redmen/Redettes should remain

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I’ve been a Champion Indian for approximately 93 years. I’m almost 98 years old and I played for the Champion Indians from 1938-40. Never did we feel we were demeaning Indians with our mascot. We were proud to be the Champion Indians and having an Indian ...

Iowa serves nation well by staging its caucuses

Columns

We have reached that time in every presidential nominating year when distinguished, national opinion leaders beat up on Iowa and that admirable state’s influential role in determining the two major parties’ eventual presidential nominees and, therefore, the next president. The USA Today ...

Transparency needed in Senate Lucindo investigation

Editorial

We hope the Michigan Senate finds the intestinal fortitude and legal means to release the results of an internal investigation of one of its own, Sen. Peter Lucido. Lucindo, R-Detroit, allegedly planted his foot squarely in his mouth recently when he told a female reporter for the Michigan ...

Snow managers deserve thanks

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I recently read an article in The Mining Journal about Marquette County and snow removal. Thank you Marquette County Road Commission, the city of Marquette and all the other municipalities, individuals and businesses that remove snow. We have to realize as ...

Dems botched case for witnesses

Columns

The fate of the republic, we are now supposed to believe, hinges on whether there are witnesses at a Senate impeachment trial. Upon the long-anticipated transmittal of the articles of impeachment to the Senate, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said if the upper chamber doesn’t obtain ...

Age doesn’t improve safety in distracted driving

Editorial

Taking a peak at a cellphone while driving is hardly a rare occurrence, but the dangers of splitting our attention while behind the wheel have come into sharp focus in recent years, with Michigan reporting around 19,000 crashes and 77 fatalities in 2019 involving distracted driving. However, ...

Moderate change suggested

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I have a suggestion regarding this (Redmen/Redettes) issue. From what I understand, the name was originally chosen because the superintendent at the time wanted the word, red, and therefore the color red in the name. I was a proud “redman” graduating in 1960. Why ...

‘Smoking gun’ witness provides new impeachment drama

Columns

jules witcover WASHINGTON — A key associate of Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has declared President Donald Trump “knew exactly what was going on” in the scheme to get political dirt from Ukrainian officials on former Vice President Joe Biden. Against the backdrop of the Senate ...

MCRC needs new funding

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I’m writing regarding the recent article and concerns of snow removal efforts of the Marquette County Road Commission. As has been documented, the two storms last November were very unusual, especially as it relates to the amount of snow, density and the wind. The ...

Nickname has to go

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I was thrilled to learn of the recommendation to change the nickname of Marquette Area Public Schools from “Redmen” to something different. I moved to Marquette in 1992 and was stunned to see an Indian warrior mascot and learn the name was “Redmen.” I have ...

Cancel culture strikes again: Banned in Maine

Columns

Michelle Malkin In November, I was banned in Boston after speech-squelchers on the left and right forced the cancellation of my lecture at Bentley University, a small private institution. The grassroots activists who had invited me were rejected by every major event venue in the nation’s ...

Negaunee ‘Vinnies’ says thanks

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Negaunee St. Vincent de Paul food bank would like to thank the many organizations and individuals for their generous donations used in the preparation and distribution of Christmas baskets for families in the Negaunee area. We could not have done this without your ...

Will Democrats choose safe or risky route in Campaign 2020?

Columns

Mona Charen When the economy shows signs of weakness, Wall Street analysts expect to see what they call a “flight to safety.” Investors sell stocks and buy bonds or gold. The same phenomenon can sometimes be found in politics. Understanding that George W. Bush was riding high in 2004, ...

UPAWS to benefit from Raise the Woof fundraiser

Editorial

If you’re searching for something to do on a cold and blustery Friday night, we have a suggestion that is fun and helps out a most worthy cause. Tonight, the Raise the Woof Comedy Show Fundraiser to benefit Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is planned at River Rock Lanes and Banquet ...

America the beautiful

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: What if the world were turned upside down and the circumstances between the United States and Iran were reversed. With their puritanical form of Islamic religion, we would already have been burned at the stake, blown to oblivion or more likely been reduced to nuclear ...

Democrats would do well to put an end to Iowa caucuses

Columns

“It is quite astonishing to see with what deadpan and neutral a tone our press and television report the open corruption — and the flagrantly anti-democratic character — of the Iowa caucuses.” I quote the late Christopher Hitchens because I couldn’t put it better. In a primary, ...

Redmen/Redettes must go away

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: When I moved to Marquette only about five years ago, I quickly learned to appreciate its quality of life. I bragged to my friends elsewhere of the Upper Peninsula’s natural beauty, the friendliness of the people, and the quality of cultural activities. One thing I ...