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Opinion

Leaving legacy a large part of Joy Lee Han’s life

Editorial

Joy Lee Han, a local author who passed away on Aug. 24 at the age of 89, leaves a legacy beyond her book, “Rice Paper Memoirs.” “She was a prolific journaler,” her son, Dennis Han, M.D. told The Mining Journal in a recent interview. “She kept track of things — dates, times — ...

Think adoption

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: If you are reading this, “Thou art not a squid!” What I mean is, humans don’t have three hearts, like a squid does. Humans have one heart per person, unless you’ve had a heart transplant. Nonetheless, one heart, at a time, per person. So when a new heartbeat ...

Bob Woodward rides again

Columns

On hearing that President Trump sat for 18 interviews with Bob Woodward of The Washington Post my first reaction was "what the..." Why Woodward? There can only be two reasons. The first must have been that the president thought he could persuade the man to like him. The evidence that ...

Marquette area continues to be noted for excellence

Editorial

To the surprise of absolutely no one who lives here, Marquette has made another of those top 10 or best of lists that come out from time to time. In the latest example, the city and its immediate environs have been named one of the 25 “up-and-coming” small towns in America by Reader’s ...

Writer was rare talent

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Dixie. She could have dropped her surname, Franklin, from every by-line she had and everyone would have known who Dixie, the writer, was. The recent death of Dixie Franklin at 93 in Gwinn ends an interesting, era in Upper Peninsula journalism. She was an independent ...

Negaunee Class of ’69 steps up to back Vista Theater

Editorial

You have to admire the energy and, indeed, community spirit behind an effort launched by a group of Negaunee High School graduates to help raise money to support repairs at the Vista Theater. For those readers who may have missed initial reports, the roof at the historic structure collapsed ...

Proposed spaceport in wrong place

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: This great lake that we love, Lake Superior, is not ours to abuse. It is in our safe keeping. It is ours to watch over and protect. It is for this reason that I am writing this letter. There are people who would like to build a spaceport on Thoney’s Point, a ...

Trump’s ‘play it down’ debacle self inflicted

Columns

The latest hammer of a book to fall on President Donald Trump is Bob Woodward’s ... “Rage,” and it’s his own words that are the issue. According to the book, the president told the veteran Washington Post journalist in March that he publicly minimized the danger of the coronavirus: ...

Food insecurity continues to be issue here, elsewhere

Editorial

Food insecurity has been an ongoing issue in Michigan, the United States and the world, but the situation has become even more serious during the COVID-19 pandemic. Michigan’s statewide food insecurity rates will increase from 13.6% to 21% this year, Feeding America predicts, according to ...

President accused of being ‘blind’ to duty

Columns

WASHINGTON — The Atlantic magazine has stirred up a hornet’s nest with an article quoting unidentified White House insiders testifying to scurrilous remarks by Donald Trump about former members of the American military, including many dead and buried in cemeteries at home and abroad. The ...

Anti-Trump conspiracy can be seen across all media

Columns

The cable networks, including Fox News, could talk of little else Labor Day weekend but the Atlantic magazine piece by Jeffrey Goldberg alleging President Trump had said Americans who have died in wars are “losers” and “suckers.” The comments allegedly were made two years ago during ...

As China cracks down, who will speak for the Uighurs?

Columns

According to John Bolton, when Xi Jinping told Donald Trump that he was putting Uighurs in camps, Trump said he was doing “exactly the right thing.” Of course, Xi’s depiction was pure agitprop. China is not targeting Uighurs who have shown terrorist tendencies, it is crushing an entire ...

Missile plan opposed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: On July 24, Gerald Corkin, Marquette County Board chairman, surprised us by publicly announcing that a Detroit based lobbying firm, MAMA, had targeted Granot Loma, a pristine area of high cliffs and unspoiled Lake Superior shoreline north of Marquette, as the site of a ...

Dr. Piggott thanked for service

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Dr. Kevin Piggott deserves our thanks and appreciation for coming out of retirement to take on the “part time” position of medical director of the MCHD last Fall. He could not have dreamed what challenges he would face as the COVID virus took over his job, and he ...

Launch location not good

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Full disclosure. I live three miles as the rocket flies from this proposed rocket launch site at Granot Loma. So, yes. I’m opposed to paving this part of paradise for this (or any) purpose. But you may find other more salient reasons to question the wisdom of even ...

Lake can be unpredictable

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: There seems to be a misconception that dangerous currents in Lake Superior occur only when it’s windy and waves are high. Then warning flags go up, beaches close, and notifications of the dangerous currents are sent out. As a result, I feel it downplays the dangers ...

Car Talk: It might be time for a new luxury ride

Columns

Dear Car Talk: I own a 1998 Cadillac Eldorado with a V8, 32-valve Northstar engine. It’s in pristine condition and has only 48,000 miles. While driving back home to Asheville, N.C., from Atlanta my Eldorado’s coolant light came on. I stopped to add coolant and went on my way. The car never ...

Dear Abby: Surprise changes in plans strain women’s friendship

Columns

DEAR ABBY: I have a serious issue with my best girlfriend. We make plans together, adult plans, and then at the last minute, her kids drop the young grandkids off for her to babysit, curtailing any plans we have together. The past few times, we have changed our plans to a “kids” ...

8-18 Media: A kid from two different worlds

Columns

My sister and I were yelling at each other back and forth, surrounded by people with confused faces who were glancing at each other continuously and of course thinking, “What are they saying? Wow, Arabic sounds like such a harsh language.” As you might now know, my name is Fahad and I'm ...

Taking note: Finding the words

Columns

It was a crisp, sunny morning. Dew still lingered upon the grass. A light covering of fog could be seen on a few windows, evidence of the coming autumn. Birds called out in the distance. A chipmunk darted around the lawn, seemingly searching for something. It was tempting to linger outside, ...