Letters to the Editor

Sponsors collect 51 blood pints

To the editor: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank the following blood drive sponsors for July and August 2018: Hanna Axle-Somero Enterprise, Jodi Gerdts-Houghton River Valley Bank, Jamie Thyrion-Calumet River Valley Bank, The Laboratory @ Aspirus Keweenaw ...

Soberfest II double success

To the editor: On Sept. 8, Soberfest II Community Potluck 2018 took place at Kestner Waterfront Park. This event brought the community together once again with the recovery community for an afternoon of friendship, fun,and activities without alcohol or substances. We doubled our participation ...

Voter Guide informs citizens

To the editor: The much-requested Voter Guide prepared by the League of Women Voters of the Copper Country and published in the Gazette is a service to the community so that voters are informed of their election choices. If you are a candidate, please answer the survey. If you are a voter, ...

Fair Tax, term limits needed

To the editor: I like what Mike Dickson from South Haven, Michigan, had to say in a former editorial. “The current system is so inefficient and unfair. We need to replace the income tax, payroll tax, capital gains taxes, death taxes and hidden corporate income tax with the Fair Tax. Also, ...

Unfair support for Israel

To the editor: There are enough problems in the world to create compassion fatigue in most of us. But the Mideast is a special case because of our government’s one-sided support for Israel, the evil influence of Washington’s Israel lobby, and the lack of news about what Israelis are doing ...

Brush up on Constitution

To the editor: Please get a pocket Constitution of the United States. I get mine through heritage.org at low to no cost. In it, Article 2, Section 1, contains the simple qualifications to be president. Namely be a natural-born citizen, be at least 35 years of age and lastly be a resident of ...

Roller Girls show disrespect

To the editor: As I sit with my coffee this morning (Sept. 11), I am even more saddened by the actions of the entire Keweenaw Roller Girls team. On Saturday night they decided to all disrespect our flag and country by taking a knee during the national anthem. I have no idea what their reason ...

A view from an independent voter

To the editor: In response to the “Letter to the Editor” titled: “One from the Trump Cult” DMG 9-8-18. Why is it in today's tribalism culture every time someone writes or speaks boldly against someone else, they are accused of committing “HATE” speech? Everything I ...

One from the Trump Cult

To the editor: I agree with you on one thing, Jack Spritzer, that we are living in the last days. Last, could mean years or months. I think it is interesting that Ralph Reed's organization Faith And Freedom are working 24-7 to sign new voters and re-elect Donald Trump. Maybe because President ...

LWCC to print voter guide

To the editor: The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country (LWVCC) in cooperation with the Daily Mining Gazette, will be printing the Voter Guide again this year. The scheduled publishing date for the Voter Guide to publish is Tuesday, October 16. Letters to 82 Candidates from Houghton ...

Listen to your still, small voice

To the editor: Marilynne Robinson, author of Pulitzer prize-winning novel “Gilead,” has published a series of lectures entitled What Are We Here For? in which she criticizes history’s mis-characterization of the Puritans. She says that, instead of ridiculing them for their excesses, we ...

National parks preserve history

To the editor: Recently the Houghton City Council passed a resolution asking Congress to address the backlog of maintenance needs in our national parks. We joined over 180 gateway communities across America that have taken similar action to protect nearby national parks. Michigan has seven ...

Yooper strong for our veterans

To the editor: The Copper Country Veterans Association (CCVA) held its annual picnic this past weekend. The picnic is a small thank you to our members who give freely of their time and mileage to perform military rites at over 60 veterans funerals this past year. We solicited local ...

Man lacks only faith in creator

To the editor: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female He created them”. (Genesis 1:27) The Bible is the infallible, inerrant, inspired word of God. There is a potential for evil in all of us. Choices are given to each of us. None of us ...

Whose money funds opposition?

To the editor: In my many years of military service, one saying stuck with me, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way!”. L’Anse, through the clean energy Summit Lake Wind Farm, has a chance to lead in the battle to save the planet. Climate zones are marching north at 3.8 ...

Corp. greed puts babies at risk

To the editor: I was excited to become a mother. I looked forward to nursing my baby, knowing that every disease I had experienced in the past would produce antibodies to help protect my baby. I knew that the countries involved in the World Health Organization agreed with me and for the past ...

Don’t print ignorant views

To the editor: In response to Marilyn Sager’s letter “Your worldview must include God.” I am one of many LGBTQ kids who grew up—and are growing up—in the Copper Country. For years, admitting that seemed unthinkable, in large part due to the venomous letters to the editor preaching ...

Part of solution or part of problem

To the editor: There is a good old saying that goes something like this: “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem!” From the first day of the flood, and for about 4-5 days after, cars and 4-wheelers drove up and down my street in Lake Linden, through mud, then ...

Hancock Home and Garden Tour

To the editor: On July 14, despite 86-degree heat, full sun and high humidity, nearly 200 people eagerly attended the 1st annual Hancock Home and Garden tour. On behalf of the Hancock Beautification Group (Jeannie DeClerck, Deb Mann, Ken Ropp, Marcia Goodrich, Kathe Salmi, Allyson Jabusch ...

Keweenaw ATV club’s Spring Ride

To the editor: On June 23. we had our Spring Ride. The event was of course scheduled beforehand, and it turned out it was held in the aftermath of the Fathers Day flood. We where very happy that about 88 people took some time to enjoy our great trails. The club would like to thank all ...