Opinion

Salmon in the Classroom a great addition to schools

Editorial

It’s easier to understand how fish grow when you actually watch them. Throughout the school year, area schools have been participating in the Salmon in the Classroom program in which the Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides the fish eggs, and the Fred Waara Chapter of Trout ...

Carrying paper is good for you

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal needs paper carriers. Having done this job for awhile now, I can honestly say it is not an unpleasant job and actually has many positives. Like the centenarians in the Blue Zone of the world, where their environment nudges them into walking often, ...

Pro-lifers ready for change

Columns

Since 1973, when Roe vs. Wade ushered in what would eventually lead to abortion on demand, including partial-birth abortion and even the failure to protect babies born alive after failed procedures — the pro-life movement has achieved few legislative victories. That may be about to change. ...

We must make it clear we want to help Palestinians

Editorial

Israelis understand that, at least under President Donald Trump’s administration, they have a staunch, valuable ally. Now it is time to make it clear to the Palestinian people that Washington wants to help them, too. Many enemies in the Middle East desire to wipe Israel off the map. The ...

A leftist agenda?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I am taking issue with the Jan Amundsen letter in The Mining Journal on April 25 in which he writes of “... leftist agenda that included government-mandated health care and policies supporting unsubstantiated man-made climate change, while actively courting the ...

Que sera, sera: Doris Day’s life had a lasting impact

Columns

WASHINGTON — Growing up in the 1950s and ‘60s, there was no avoiding the adorable Doris Day. She was cute as a bug, wholesome, winsome and adored, at least in movies, by the swooning-est leading men in Hollywood — Rock Hudson, Cary Grant and Clark Gable, to name a few. As a young girl, ...

Marquette Police Department deserves congratulations

Editorial

The Marquette Police Department, long known as a highly professional agency with top people all through the ranks, has recently gone where no Upper Peninsula police department has gone, achieving accreditation from the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. The feat places MPD ...

Skating team did great job

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Marquette Senior High School Figure Skating Team skated to a second place finish for individual points at the Michigan State Finals in Novi, Michigan, this year. Our trip to Novi would not have been possible without our amazing sponsors: Gold — Lake Shore ...

Even Trump knows we need immigrants

Columns

After spending much time and energy as a candidate and president descrying immigration, Donald Trump now wants Americans to believe immigrants are good for our country. On Thursday, the president touted a new immigration plan put together by his son-in-law Jared Kushner, a man with little ...

So far, a spaceport at Sawyer airport seems like good idea

Editorial

Is K.I. Sawyer going to turn into Cape Canaveral? Probably not quite, but there is an effort underway to establish spaceport operations and command center facilities in northern Michigan, and Sawyer is in the running. Involved in the effort is the Michigan Launch Initiative, a ...

Climate change real

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes I have an idea for sorting through the many competing voices on climate change. The ...

Blaine paid steep price for his bigotry

Columns

George will WASHINGTON — Republican James G. Blaine (1830-1893) was a House speaker, senator and two-time secretary of state, but he is remembered, if at all, for this doggerel: “Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine/ the continental liar from the state of Maine.” His lasting legacy, however, ...

What if President Trump has driven Democrats sane?

Columns

rich lowry The Joe Biden polling surge has raised the frightful specter of Democratic rationality. What if Donald Trump hasn’t driven Democrats insane, sending them into a spiral of self-defeating radicalism, but instead made them shockingly pragmatic? Biden’s early strength suggests ...

New Alabama abortion law reflects views of electorate

Columns

Mona Charen Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., tweeted in response to anti-abortion legislation passed by the Alabama legislature: “I refuse to believe that these Republican men represent the views of most Alabamians. Their action is both unconstitutional and shameful. The people of Alabama deserve ...

Outbreaks of argument with measles spread

Columns

Anyone remember the 2014 outbreak of whooping cough in Traverse City? It happened swiftly one November in a wave that surged through area schools. It started with a smattering across districts — 11 cases at Grand Traverse Academy; seven at TCAPS; five at Westwoods Elementary School, one ...

Development of the IOHT kiln project good for the area

Editorial

History buffs and just anyone who enjoys the Iron Ore Heritage Trail have an opportunity to support an effort that aims to resurrect the historical Carp River beehive kiln and feature it on the new destination plaza along the IOHT. Anyone who frequents the Marquette area is familiar with the ...

Electric vehicles are coming

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: We, of the Climate Reality Project, want to encourage the city, the county, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority, our wonderful health care operators and the regional business community to really look at the potential value of implementing electric vehicle ...

Biden in 2020: Sleepy Joe or Paul Revere?

Columns

Jules witcover WASHINGTON — As President Trump continues his schoolyard tweeting of childish nicknames for his foes by labeling former Vice President Biden “Sleepy Joe,” his target responds more in the fashion of Paul Revere, shouting that American democracy is under dire ...

Play written by vet of year provides valuable insight

Editorial

We encourage everyone to try to get to the Vista Theater in Negaunee to experience “The Brain Trust,” a play written by Marquette County Veteran of the Year Bill Hager. As detailed in a story this week by Mining Journal Staff Writer Lisa Bowers, Hager has dedicated his time to service of ...

Education programs work

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: On Thursday, April 24, eighth grade students from Bothwell Middle School joined members of the local community at work, both in recognition of National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and as part of our annual eighth grade Job Shadowing experience. Job ...