Opinion

There’s more to the Line 5 story

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Line 5 travels 554 miles in Michigan and 91 miles in Wisconsin for a total of 645 miles before reaching the St. Clair River and Sarnia. The Straits crossing amounts to just 4.5 miles. Enbridge wants to build a tunnel at the Straits to protect against spills. If it ...

Spreading awareness and esophageal cancer

Columns

Dear Readers: Though I do my best to keep my personal life out of this column, I’m writing today about something that has deeply impacted me. A person very close to me was recently diagnosed with stage IV esophageal cancer. Unfortunately, that’s the stage at which this relatively rare type ...

‘Victims’ seem to be dictating

Columns

“I don’t feel safe,” says a Harvard student in a video. What threatens her? The dean of her Harvard dormitory, law professor Ronald Sullivan, agreed to be part of accused sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein’s legal defense team. Sullivan and his wife were deans of the dormitory for ...

New hospital here thanks to many

Columns

As our new hospital opens its doors, I want to take this opportunity to thank those who built the hospital system. We are all grateful to Lifepoint for its financial investment in the facility and our community. But a building is merely steel frame and walls, it is the people who are the heart ...

Petunia planting a great activity for all ages

Editorial

Spring is (finally) in the Upper Peninsula air, and that means it’s time for Petunia Pandemonium. The 31st annual event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday on the west side of South Front Street in Marquette. Volunteers of all ages, businesses, organizations, churches and Scout troops are ...

Inspiration Orchard worthy of time from volunteers

Editorial

There’s still time to head to the corner of York and North streets in Ishpeming to help transform a once-blighted property into an orchard with berry bushes and fruit trees. Partridge Creek Farm is leading the effort, and had asked for the support of volunteers today at the site between 9 ...

The tide is now turning

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Step back in time to 1973 or earlier. A child out of wedlock was a disgrace; the mother was a bad girl. This reputation may affect her future schooling, job opportunities, and surely limit her social strata and advancement. There was little financial support for the ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Having surgery was a wake-up call To the Journal editor: I recently had a hip replacement on April 22. I was at Bell Hospital for two days. Because insurance does not pay for hospital care, I was released and went to Eastwood Nuring Home for therapy after only 10 days, Again insurance ...

In a life or death situation, could we survive as they did?

Columns

Lost for 17 days in a Hawaiian jungle, all alone in only a tank top and capri yoga pans, I’m not sure what I would do. Would I work past my fractured leg, blistered wounds and terror to survive? Would I eat mystery fruit and moths and sleep in the mud or a wild boar’s den? Would I do the ...

Don & Kim in 2020?

Columns

WASHINGTON — As the 2020 election gears up, it seems apparent that Mike Pence’s days as vice president are numbered. Trump’s preference is obvious: Kim Jong Un. The vice-presidential candidate often plays the attack dog in a campaign — hurling invectives, slinging mud and taking the ...

Young people should pursue teaching

Editorial

A story that we ran in Tuesday, May 21’s Mining Journal out of Lansing said only 25 percent of Michigan teachers recommend the job. On Sunday in The Mining Journal, Bryan DeAugustine, NICE Community Schools superintendent, wrote an op-ed in defense of a career in education. We agree with ...

Line 5 must move forward

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: As a resident of northern Michigan, preserving the quality of the Great Lakes is important to me and to many others. That’s why I am amazed the governor and other politicians are slowing down Enbridge’s plans to construct a tunnel to house a new Line 5. This ...

Revoke Ilhan Omar’s marriage fraud card

Columns

If you are not a member of the Democrats’ protected class of bitter loudmouths who hate America, you can be investigated and prosecuted for marriage fraud. The headlines have been filled with recent crackdowns. In Texas last week, 96 people were indicted on federal charges of conspiring to ...

Legendary QB Bart Starr will be sorely missed

Editorial

Whether you are a Green Bay Packers fan, hate that team or don’t follow the NFL, you had to admire Bart Starr, the legendary quarterback who died Sunday at the age of 85. Did you ever hear anyone say a bad word about the man? Starr became a superstar under the tutelage of Vince Lombardi, ...

What’s the truth about U.P. wolves?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: In his letter to the editor published May 15, Richard P. Smith repeated old undocumented claims of two hunters he interviewed claiming to have been treed by wolves. Mr. Smith first reported these claims in the November 2010 issue of the Woods-n-Water News. After ...

Once a terrorist, always a terrorist

Columns

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the release of self-admitted “American Taliban” member John Walker Lindh “unexplainable and unconscionable.” Lindh, who was paroled last Thursday from a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, served 17 years of a 20-year sentence for illegally ...

Schools must report bullying: it’s now the law

Editorial

Schools must report bullying, it's Michigan law and common-sense leadership Laws are not optional. If they were, they'd be called guidelines. Yet a Lansing State Journal investigation showed the majority of mid-Michigan school districts are not following Matt's Law, which requires all ...

When do millage votes cease?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor Recently Gwinn had a millage proposal for a sinking fund to benefit the school system. This was voted down by approximately 180 votes. The Mining Journal recently wrote an opinion in the paper claiming they were disappointed in the vote. The Gwinn Superintendent and the ...

The Trump economy isn’t good for all Americans

Columns

The award for this year’s Biggest Backhanded Compliment to Donald Trump from a Trump Toadie goes to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who recently predicted a Trump victory in 2020 because “people will vote for somebody they don’t like if they think it’s good for ...

Remembering our nation’s veterans

Editorial

Who remembers the young man — just a boy, really — who was cut to pieces by German machine gun fire on June 6, 1944, his lifeless body falling to the sand of Omaha Beach? His comrades in arms, those still left among us, remember. They recall his name, his hometown, the trouble he got into ...