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Opinion

Family thankful

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The family of a local, elderly veteran would like to express sincere appreciation for the generous contributions recently made by a few very special local entities. Mr. Richard Wood and the 906 Warrior Relief Fund, as well as Mr. Craig Salo and the Marquette County ...

Jerks and their jobs may soon be parted

Columns

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a private employer to get rid of a worker deemed bad for business, he or she can. Such appears to be the fate of Jon Gruden, who resigned as the Las Vegas Raiders football coach after a trove of racist, sexist and homophobic utterings ...

Solving area’s housing problems a laudable goal for new committee

Editorial

Ask any young family, Northern Michigan University student or single parent looking for a place to live in the greater Marquette area, “How’s that coming?” you’re likely to get a sharp, negative response. That’s because this area suffers from a lack of affordable housing. The ...

No executive privilege for Trump’s effort to subvert US Constitution

Columns

WASHINGTON — As a congressional committee investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol approaches, President Joe Biden has rejected former President Donald Trump’s attempt to claim executive privilege and thus to duck the inquiry into his role in it. In so doing, Biden ...

Words and pictures tell troubling story at US border

Columns

Britain’s Home Office says more than 12,500 migrants have broken the law to get into the UK so far this year. Compare this to the nearly 200,000 migrants who have crossed the nearly nonexistent southern border just in July of this year. The count is estimated by the overwhelmed U.S. ...

Petition won’t improve balloting

Columns

On Sept. 27, a controversial petition to restrict voting access called Secure MI Vote gained state approval as to form-only—giving its sponsors the green light to start collecting signatures. Most election clerks don’t like it. All voting rights groups don’t like it. Here’s why you ...