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All rights must be honored

April 3, 2016 To the Journal editor: Our U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments about women’s right for contraception and freedom of religion in the case Zubic vs. Burwell. more »»

Easter egg success

April 2, 2016 To the Journal editor: We would like to say thank you to Andrew Rickauer and the Salvation Army for hosting the first annual Marquette Easter egg hunt. more »»

More discourse needed

April 1, 2016 To the Journal editor: Last Saturday, The Mining Journal’s front page headline, “City, Duke Lifepoint to discuss reuse of old hospital” raises a glaring question that has not had any significant... more »»

Performance success

March 31, 2016 To the Journal editor: A huge thank you to the many friends and sponsors of Lake Superior Hospice for supporting the debut performance of Darren Johnson and Daddy . more »»

Film worth seeing

March 30, 2016 To the Journal editor: Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talks of the astronomical costs of prescription drugs but he is failing to mention why so many of us are so sick. more »»

Team needs funding

March 29, 2016 To the Journal editor: Well, another NMU hockey season is at an end, and out of the woodwork come all of the fair-weather fans to call for Walt Kyle’s head. more »»

Keep eye on DNC

March 28, 2016 To the Journal editor: The UN sends election monitors around the world. Imagine if they observed hundreds of voters each stuffing 10,000 ballots into the polling boxes. more »»

Traveling wall to visit area

March 27, 2016 To the Journal staff: On behalf of the Marquette County Veterans Alliance, I would like to say thank you to all of the local media, community members, and veterans who attended our press conference... more »»

Letters to the Editor

March 26, 2016 Bayshore the best To the Journal editor: We would like to thank Dr. Tim Hunt and Dr. Tracy Nyberg of the Bayshore Vet Clinic for the great care they took with Snookie, our dog. more »»

City needs money

March 25, 2016 To the Journal editor: A recent Letter to the Editor complains of the condition of Ishpeming surface streets, tying this to the letter writer’s opinion of various recent unrelated expenditures and a... more »»

Snyder a bad choice

March 24, 2016 To the Journal editor: So now can we stop telling ourselves that governments should be run like a business? A business should be run like a business, and a government should be run like a governmen. more »»

What did you do to stop him, daddy?

March 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — Now that Donald Trump has spoken before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobbying group, Americans have learned the following: Trump can read a... more »»

Children the focus

March 23, 2016 To the Journal editor: Young children here in the Upper Peninsula deserve the best that we can give them. more »»

Coyotes play role

March 22, 2016 To the Journal editor: I oppose year round hunting of coyotes. This is not wildlife conservation but rather annihilation of this species not to mention the many wolves that will also be killed. more »»

Hope for future

March 21, 2016 Hope for future To the Journal editor: In 1975 the U.S. Air Force moved me, to my good fortune, to K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base. From then on I have learned a thing or two about the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Christians under fire

March 20, 2016 To the Journal editor: The U.S. State Department and the Obama Administration’s reluctance to declare the continuing war on Christians in the Mideast a genocide is inexcusabl. more »»

Flint costs rising

March 19, 2016 To the Journal editor: The costs of the Flint drinking water crisis continued to climb (recently) as Gov. Rick Snyder asked the State Administrative Board to approve contracts worth up to $1. more »»

Family thankful

March 18, 2016 Family thankful To the Journal editor: I would like to acknowledge the loving care provided to my mother, Frances “Polly” Riker, during her time as a resident at Eastwood Nursing Center and at the... more »»

Pothole capital cited

March 17, 2016 To the Journal editor: Anyone driving anywhere in Ishpeming these days must wonder what is wrong here? We could win a contest for “Pothole Capital of the Midwest. more »»

State of Michigan needs government transparency

March 17, 2016 It has long been said we get the government we deserve. more »»



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