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Opinion

Dousing old flames

Columns

Dear Annie: In 1966, “Linda” and I met at church one night. I was “head over heels” in love with her immediately, and I believed then that she was, too. We were in our early 20s. I was in officer candidate school at the time. I gave her an engagement ring after we dated for a few ...

Drive-through virus testing to be offered in Marquette area

Coronavirus

We were pleased to see information reported by Mining Journal professional staff last week that the Superior Walk-in and Family Health Center plans to start offering limited drive-through COVID-19 testing at its clinic along U.S. 41 in Marquette Township for six hours per week starting on ...

Trump dropped ball

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I thank Mr. Ruhinen for his thought-provoking, insular letter. It gave me pause to look up the exact meaning of “objective” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. This is what I found. Two particular meanings were found. One was an adjective, the other, a noun. The ...

Social distancing isn’t religion

Columns

Forgive Jacksonville, Florida, for it has sinned. The largest city in Florida partly reopened its beaches, and it became something of a national scandal. CNN ran a disapproving segment, and the hashtag #FloridaMorons trended on Twitter. As the CNN report put it: “The scene at ...

Never ‘Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda’ yourself

Columns

Dear Annie: I don’t think your reader should regret, after 49 years, not going to the private college he wanted to attend. I applied to two private universities after graduating near the top of my class, with volunteer experience and having participated in the many programs offered by my ...

Brookridge employees recognized for great work during crisis

Editorial

First responders and workers on the frontlines at hospitals, clinics, assisted living communities, nursing homes and other caregiving facilities are facing tremendous challenges right now. They are confronted with the absolutely enormous, exhausting and essential task of protecting ...

MBLP should improve technology

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Up until a couple of years ago the Marquette Board of Light and Power made customer’s bills available online. This was very convenient, especially for part-time residents like myself. It also conserved resources, something the MBLP encourages us all to do regarding ...

Voting by mail OK

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on our families, our economy and our elections. It will disrupt the 2020 election unless Congress acts. In response to safety concerns and constituent pressure, Congress has already passed some funds to expand vote-by-mail, online ...

Universal health care needed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: If it isn’t bad enough that our country is in the middle of deadly epidemic taking thousands of lives, we are also subjected to a horrific economic meltdown which has closed thousands of businesses and left millions out of work who live from paycheck to ...

Battle against obesity ongoing

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: At Obesity Prevention Foundation of America, we are dedicated to reducing childhood obesity. To do so, we have developed a website with multiple services, one of which is a section devoted to healthy recipes. This section contains over 700 recipes for dinner, lunch, ...

Why were guns there?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Recently those of us who tune into the media have been unable to escape the scenes out of Lansing of fellow Michigan citizens protesting for “liberation!” liberation from medically sanctioned and recommended isolation and social distancing to “help save lives.” ...

Taking note: What’s needed

Columns

It’s another windy day in late April. The winds whistle and howl, sweeping up grains of sand and dirt that recently melted out of the snow deposited by the mid-April blizzard. Even though it’s not even 30 degrees and that bitter wind is blowing at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour, I can ...

Song of hope guaranteed to bring tear to eyes

Editorial

Through the difficult days of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Upper Peninsula residents have shown time and again care and concern for their neighbors in a variety of ways. From hearts in windows to food offerings for hungry families placed on tables in front of a closed bar to meals ...

The road to hell

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: It seemed like such a good idea at the time; a fool-proof way to maximize profits for investors hungry for improved rates of return. Why pay American workers to produce products in domestic factories when you can afford to move their machines to China, hire eager ...

Can the Earth breathe deeply as oil use crashes?

Columns

The bizarre collapse in oil prices reflects a world largely shut at home. People are no longer driving much or flying at all. Factories are silent. The supply hasn’t changed radically in the past month. It’s the demand that’s crumbled. Environmentalists, hold that thought. Friends ...

Former First Lady of NMU leaves lasting memories

Editorial

Northern Michigan University lost one of its shining lights on Monday after the passing in Jacksonville, Florida, of June Jamrich, the wife of former NMU President John X. Jamrich. “The Northern community is sad to learn of Mrs. Jamrich’s passing,” NMU President Fritz Erickson said in a ...

Lockdown should end very soon

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: In the past few weeks, we have become use to the phrase “abundance of caution.” This phrase is so foreign to American’s past. I have trouble seeing our forefathers fighting the English, pioneers trekking west, Wright Brothers conquering flight, the invasion of ...

Medical institutions performing well

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: A gentleman from Munising let off steam in the Mining Journal (recently) regarding America’s health care practices. He listed off a plethora of absurd statements, making one think we live in the infamous s _ _ t hole, Haiti, when in fact, we have the greatest health ...

Quarantine protestors are no heroes

Columns

Our culture has a wonderful way of taking controversial or partisan figures and weaving them into the broader story of America. When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, for example, his secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, purportedly said, “Now he belongs to the ages,” which was a way of ...

Sewing is for life, not just for girls

Columns

Dear Annie: I was wondering how the man with a short fuse was functioning in the work situation. I had a friend years ago who had anger issues that caused disastrous results in his family, professional life and social life. His license was revoked, and he was ordered to get help, which he did ...