Letters to the Editor

Women belong in public service

To the editor: Encourage and then support a woman you know to run for public office. Her education and job experience make her more than qualified. However, she has credentials that we ALL overlook and our country desperately needs. She is our nation’s caregiver. American women do 66 ...

Democrats’ base of undeserving voters

To the editor: Isn’t it about time? About time, that is, for an investigation of voter fraud. Let’s see what happens with President Trump’s commission to investigate voter fraud. Let’s see if the media is able to shut this one down — their primary resource, I submit, is what may be ...

God defends those who believe

To the editor: I see our favorite atheist friend, David Keranen, has questions about Passover. I love that he is dwelling so much on the things of God! I will be happy to discuss Passover! So, imagine for one moment that there is a spiritual world in addition to our physical world. This ...

Loved enough to die for our sins

To the editor: A good teacher doesn’t just provide information, but asks questions to find out what the student understands. Jesus was such a teacher during his brief time on Earth 20 centuries ago. A letter (May 9) claimed that a Syrophoenician woman taught Jesus something he didn’t ...

Booster Bash backs Gremlins

To the editor: The Houghton All Sports Booster Club would like to thank the many businesses and citizens of our community who donated to our 23rd Annual Booster Bash on April 22. With your support, we are able to provide safety equipment, uniforms, and other items necessary for all of our ...

Conservation fundraiser

To the editor: The Copper Country Chapter of Ducks Unlimited thanks everyone who helped make the 41st anniversary banquet for waterfowl and wetlands conservation a success. Thanks to our following major sponsors: Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Steve Baker Farm Bureau, Copper Country Ford, ...

Israeli oppression goes unreported

To the editor: Interesting and important things happen completely unreported by the US media. The Jewish Voice for Peace annual meeting in Chicago attracted 1,000 against 600 last year. This focus group on Palestinian rights, whose membership is not confined to Jews, is gaining so much ...

Rapid climate change is fact

To the editor: Yesterday, I stumbled upon my old helicopter pilot log book. This is the record of where, when and who I worked for. My civilian career began on the North Slope of Alaska as a young Bell 212 co-pilot flying under the tutelage of, literally, battle-hardened Vietnam vets. As ...

Rekindled hope in people

To the editor: Just when I was giving up hope on humanity because of the terrible things that are happening in the world, I witnessed something that rekindled my hope. I had witnessed a serious car accident and I was first on the scene because it happened behind me. Immediately after, people ...

Blood drives help local area

To the editor: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center I would like to thank the many people in the Houghton and surrounding areas for hosting blood drives in the month of April, Cassie Cecchettini and the MTU Health Occupations Group; Maddy Lehman, Houghton High School; Patrice Lompre, ...

Insurance industry games system

To the editor: My wife and I are lucky. We both started working at a young age and have had continuous health insurance forever (like 40 – 50 years). We’re even luckier that our kids are healthy and we both made it to Medicare age without any major issues. I estimate that over the years ...

Issue is speed of motor vehicles

To the editor: The article titled “Friendly changes made to Houghton Avenue bike route” in the May 11 edition of the Gazette stated, “Residents present at the meeting asked for the installation of yield signs on the east-west intersections rather than merely taking signs out, citing ...

Monument letter left out context

To the editor: In response to the Italian Hall letter to editor by Mike Lahti on April 1, there are some in the community who really like the look of the 7.5-feet-tall black polished granite slab, while others liken it to a granite countertop. Since this continues to be a divisive topic, ...

Research funding for Alzheimer’s

To the editor: Alzheimer’s is expensive. How expensive? About $259 billion expensive. What does $259 billion even look like? You can give every man, woman and child in the U.S. $805.85, or buy 8,633,333 cars valued at $30,000. If it was miles you could go around the globe 10,412,478.9 ...

Does anybody imitatio Christi?

To the editor: The phrase “What Would Jesus Do?” became popular in the United States as a personal motto for Christians. The idea of trying to act as Jesus would goes back to a sermon given by Charles Spurgeon, an Evangelical preacher in London in 1891. In the Roman Catholic tradition it ...

6 great years from Pearson

To the editor: Mel Pearson was turned down twice as the Michigan Tech hockey coach when the administration thought it made a better choice by choosing other coaches who were much less qualified than Pearson. I asked the previous athletic director why he did not hire Mel, and his answer was ...

Tiger teams Gear Swap

To the editor: The Copper Country Ski Tiger Race and Adventure Teams, made up of middle- and high-school-aged nordic skiers throughout Houghton County, would like to thank Houghton High School for donating the venue for our annual spring Gear Swap. We appreciate the advertising by those ...

Intimidation is not governing

To the editor: I want to express my outrage over U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman’s town hall meeting that he held in Escanaba on April 19. He is an elected representative of all the people in his district, not just the ones who may have voted for him. The intimidating atmosphere created by a ...

Passover story is mythical not literal

To the editor: This year’s Passover celebration is over, and it’s an example of some of the nonsense and illogic that is to be found in the Bible. Reading the book of Exodus in the Hebrew Scriptures, it is found that well over a million Israelites, led by Moses, wanted to leave their ...

Headline made light of heartache

To the editor: After reading your article concerning meetings between the UPSET and the local communities, I am upset. With all the heartaches drugs have caused in the Copper Country, I find your unprofessional headline disgusting. It makes light of the problem and of the police agencies in ...