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Opinion

Motorists should avoid drowsy driving at all costs

Editorial

Drowsy driving doesn’t typically get the publicity that drunk, drugged or distracted driving garners but it should, according to a top insurance executive. “Nationwide, more than 1,500 people are killed and 71,000 people are hurt every year in crashes involving a driver drifting off to ...

Give love a chance

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Again, crimes of hatred — shooting at a synagogue and mailing bombs. Hatred is evil. Hatred often begins in the brain with thoughts and attitudes — prejudice, pride, envy, jealousy, selfishness, greed. Much hatred is done with words — lies, gossip, criticizing, ...

Americans just don’t like mobs

Columns

The midterm elections proved one thing definitively: We are a deeply divided country. Though the Democrats’ victory in flipping the House of Representatives was significant, it might have been even bigger had President Donald Trump not been able to use the caravan of Central American migrants ...

Veterans Day traces roots to end of Great War

Editorial

One hundred years ago today, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, soldiers from many nations lowered their swords and quieted their rifles, as hostilities were put to a stop in what was then called The Great War, or “the war to end all wars.” We, of course now, refer to ...

Give Mississippi chance to rehabilitate

Columns

George Will WASHINGTON — In the previous 50 years, the state of Mississippi has validated Lord Tennyson’s belief that “men may rise on stepping-stones of their dead selves to higher things.” Now the state has until Tuesday to explain to the U.S Supreme Court why a state court was ...

UP Health System hospitals get improved inspection grades

Editorial

The news was good this week for UP Health System’s hospitals in Marquette and Hancock. The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade was out and both institutions fared well. According to a press release from UP Health System, both hospitals received an “A” grade for efforts ...

Water quality near plant questioned

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal recently reported on the accumulation of coal ash next to coal-fired power plants in Michigan. The article made clear that such ash deposits have contaminated nearby drinking water supplies. As a follow up to this piece, I would encourage The Mining ...

In ousting his attorney general, Trump barrels into Nixon territory

Columns

Jules Witcover WASHINGTON — President Trump’s long-expected firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be a prelude to an outrageous, blatant political crime that could make the Watergate scandal of the 1970s pale in comparison. Trump’s accompanying appointment as acting attorney ...

Voter turnout high in divisive midterm election

Editorial

The most recent election cycle brought a good number of voters out to the polls Tuesday, and that’s a trend we hope continues in the coming years. First off, we’d like to thank the many poll workers and volunteers who spent their Tuesday helping at the ballot boxes, and the countless ...

Battling diabetes a top priority

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: What hidden health disorder does 1 out of 3 Yooper adults and 50 percent of the Upper Peninsula elders have in common? They all have prediabetes and only 10 percent even realize that they have a serious medical condition. Why should they care about prediabetes? ...

Don’t count on Dems being civil

Columns

We are about to find out whether Democrats meant it when they lamented the loss of civility in Washington. Having won the majority in the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election, will they cooperate with Republicans and “reach across the aisle,” or will they pander to their base, ...

Keeping in touch

Columns

Dear Annie: For almost three years after college, I worked at a science camp in the nearby mountains year-round. I was working with a group of five other counselors, and we became incredibly close. Working together nine-plus hours a day with like-minded people who are similar in age will do ...

There’s still plenty to be seen outside

Columns

“Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.” - Dylan Thomas The light is slowly slipping away. With daylight savings time slipping in last Sunday, an hour of the evening light is gone. With the solstice 43 days away, what is left of the light ...

Hematites looking to start another state title run Saturday

Editorial

It’s November, which means the fall colors have come and gone, our clocks get set back an hour, and the Ishpeming Hematites are in the process of working their way back to Ford Field. At 1 p.m. Saturday, the Hematites (11-0) are set to go toe-to-toe with another undefeated juggernaut in ...

Many contributed to Voter Guide

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The League of Women Voters of Delta County, Marquette County Unit, would like to applaud The Mining Journal for partnering with us to produce the local 2018 Voter Guide. It has been over a decade since the last Voter Guide came out, and this most recent effort was a ...

Remember Khashoggi and horrible death he endured

Columns

WASHINGTON — The midterm elections are finally over, more or less, and we got what we got — Donald Trump is still president. Sorry, but someone had to say it. Now back to the cold realities of everyday life in the White House of Weird, beginning and ending with: Who ordered the brutal ...

Stonehouse most worthy of magazine recognition

Editorial

“Mr. Maritime” himself, Fred Stonehouse, has received the 2018 Achievement Award from Lake Superior Magazine. The Duluth, Minnesota-based publication has given the award since 1994 to individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly to the wellbeing of Lake Superior and ...

Education foundation gathering a success

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Marquette Area Public Education Foundation would like to thank the following; Joe’s Cakes, Jilbert Dairy, Marquette Area Public Schools, VAST Insurance, Jim Koski and Peter Kaufman as well as all the people who attended the celebration on Sept. 22. It was a ...

AP election analysis

Columns

WASHINGTON — A polarized nation is now more deeply divided. In a single flurry of elections Tuesday, Democrats took control of the House of Representatives. Republicans held their grip on the Senate. And the breach that divides Americans — urban from rural, white from black, conservative ...

Ishpeming on right track in blight battle

Editorial

The city of Ishpeming continues to make progress in battling blight, although more remains to be done. Most recently, it was announced that Ishpeming has been awarded about $221,000 from the Marquette County Land Bank Authority for blight elimination, funds that originate from the Michigan ...