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Opinion

Vets not overlooked

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: This letter is to recognize the one year anniversary of the dedication of the Republic Townships’ Veterans Memorial (Oct. 22). This memorial was originally the vision of Sterling Schultz, brought to and followed up by the Veterans Committee and the Republic VFW, and ...

Without doubt, the press has much to answer for

Columns

Our states are anything but united. Our politics are indeed polarized — with too many of us Americans retreating into our own comfortable spaces, where we can associate only with those who agree with us. And yes, we of the press are anything but blameless for this situation. Take the simple ...

Trick or treaters mean extra caution, care in order

Editorial

In only a couple of days, area children of all ages will don costumes of whatever variety and head for area neighborhoods and businesses in that annual rite known as trick or treating. Although good times are typically had by all, Halloween is the deadliest night of the year for pedestrians, ...

Pasta raised funds

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Ishpeming Hematite Sports Booster Club would like to thank everyone in the Ishpeming community for making our 11th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser an outstanding success. It was an afternoon filled with great food and Hematite spirit. We would especially like ...

Dystopian election set for Nov. 6

Columns

Having just returned from a three-week trip to Asia, I feel as if I’ve landed in the middle of a dystopian nightmare. Some maniac is mailing pipe bombs to President Donald Trump’s enemies list: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, George Soros, John Brennan, Eric Holder and Robert De ...

DNR fish stocking supports big part of regional economy

Editorial

Fishing in the Upper Peninsula has long been a favorite pastime for many of us, and the financial benefit of the fishing industry to the state of Michigan is one we should seek to preserve. Year after year the state’s economy is bolstered by anglers trying their luck on our lakes, rivers ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Hospice plays vital role To the Journal editor: November is National Hospice Month. We seek your help in letting your readers know about National Hospice Month and, more importantly, about the services available to them from their local Hospices. The annual Marquette County Bells for ...

Stacey Abrams gives Dems peek at 2020

Columns

GRIFFIN, Ga. — “Life happens,” Stacey Abrams instructs a small but boisterous crowd in a sun-drenched park south of Atlanta. She says: Your car breaks down. Your child gets sick. Could happen on election day. So, vote early. Today. In her campaign to be the first Democrat elected ...

Again, circumstances have us fighting for vote

Columns

Coretta Scott King saw this coming. “Struggle is a never-ending process,” she wrote a year after her husband, Martin, was killed. “Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation.” The fight is upon us, again. First stop: Dodge City, Kansas. Two weeks ...

Hyperventilating about the caravan unhelpful

Columns

A caravan of ragtag would-be immigrants is making its way through the nations of Honduras (per capita income $4,630), El Salvador (per capita income $7,540), and Guatemala (per capita income $8,000) to Mexico. The response in the U.S. (per capita income $60,200) — panic. Hyperventilation ...

Another opinion

Columns

Wilson donation shows philanthropy's promise The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation's $100 million donation to the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and its connecting pathways is an example of the vital role philanthropy is playing in the city's rebuilding. Foundations are the strong third leg ...

Superior Health Foundation keeps up great work

Editorial

Wednesday was a night of great news for a number of area organizations as the the Superior Health Foundation in Marquette awarded more than $443,000 in health-centered grant funding. The announcement of what organizations were receiving the funding came at SHF’s Fall Grants Awards ...

State is negligent in Enbridge dealings

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: As you may know by now, an Enbridge natural gas pipeline in British Columbia exploded Oct. 9. It is estimated that 700,000 customers will be affected. This should be a cause for great concern for customers in Michigan that are solely dependent on Line 5 for their ...

Now it’s real explosive devices

Columns

What Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder, CNN and George Soros have in common is that each looms large in the right wing’s pantheon of liberal demons. And each has been sent a pipe bomb. So much for Donald Trump’s fantasies of left-wing mobs fomenting ...

Employment report from MSU good news for job seekers

Editorial

The job outlook news was uniformly good in an annual report published Thursday by Michigan State University. The Recruiting Trends survey took information from more than 2,500 employers of all types nationwide and found growth is strongest in construction; professional, business and ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Line 5 must go To the Journal editor: Last December, Gov. Rick Snyder’s own Pipeline Safety Advisory Board recommended shutting down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac until safety issues were resolved. Snyder instead has announced an agreement to keep its oil flowing for another decade ...

October birding has been exceptional

Columns

“Just when I thought it was over, the second act began, Boy, I wish I had gotten a program.” — Anonymous Autumn has turned into a month of all kinds of surprises. While the wet season has been gloomy at times, the fall colors have been spectacular across the Upper Peninsula. October is ...

Trump stokes fear of Latin American caravan heading toward US border

Columns

WASHINGTON — In President Trump’s effort to generate a winning Republican voter turnout in the November congressional midterm elections, he has resorted to another barrage of lies and misrepresentations about the huge caravan of Central Americans hiking through Mexico to seek asylum in the ...

Area K-9 teams receive top certification in training seminar

Editorial

Two K-9 handlers from the Marquette City Police Department recently received certifications after attending the annual National K-9 Training Seminar in Alpena. Handler Todd Collins, along with K-9 Scud, and handler John Waldo, along with K-9 Nitro, were among the 330 teams from the U.S. and ...

Volunteers made dinner happen

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Annual Harvest Dinner at the Big Bay Community Presbyterian Church was again a great success. We served about 200 guests and everyone who came had plenty to eat and good company to share it with. The amount of time and effort that the volunteers give is always ...