Opinion

Lies on migrant family separation

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Two syndicated columnists, Connie Schultz and Kathleen Parker, recently shared their opinions regarding border control. Though former Pulitzer winners, their work has since devolved into a strange mixture of adages, subjective horror stories, co-opted misinformation, and ...

Only book to live your life by

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Over the years, Mr. Keranen has attempted to discredit the Holy Bible and now in a recent Gazette article, suggests that interpreting the Bible literally is the “height of naivete.” Or in other words, individuals who do are naïve, simple, gullible, and ignorant. ...

Thai cave rescue shows good still remains in world

Editorial

Tuesday’s edition of The Mining Journal featured an Associated Press article that stated all 12 boys and their soccer coach had been rescued from the flooded cave in northern Thailand, ending an 18-day ordeal that riveted people around the world. The boys and their coach were trapped in the ...

Be CC strong on climate change

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As we rebuild from June’s floods, we’ve witnessed the spirit of community around us, as neighbors volunteer to help each other clean up and rebuild. Now we need to turn that UP spirit to lessening future damage from the storms of climate change. Let’s become a ...

Hold invasive species in check by skirmishing

Editorial

By this point in history, we believe most Michigan residents are well aware of the existence of invasive species, the often tiny (although not always) critters and plant life that end up doing great damage to area and regional water habitats. Most of what we hear, in terms of the battle to ...

Brace yourselves for more floods

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The torrential rains that caused extensive flooding in Houghton County on Father’s Day Weekend will cost Michigan up to one billion dollars, according to an editorial that was printed in the Marquette Mining Journal on June 19. This event should inspire all of us to support ...

Keep eye out for breakout of wildfires

Editorial

As celebrations continue throughout the summer, the public is encouraged to put fire safety first. Fire weather danger is particularly high during this time of year, with increased wind speeds and low humidity in the forecast. “It doesn’t take much to start a wildfire,” said DNR fire ...

Keep flood items out of forests

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Please! There will be furnaces, freezers, water heaters and furniture taken from basements due to the flood. Please use the recycling centers! Folks involved in the storm cleanup inform me that some culverts were plugged with items like couches and dishwashers ...

Operation Dry Water focuses on boating sober

Editorial

Operation Dry Water. It’s a name that catches your attention, makes you think — which is a good thing. Because it’s aimed at getting people to think twice about mixing boating and alcohol. This weekend leading up to the Fourth of July holiday, Michigan Department of Natural Resources ...

Evolution stands as legit science

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This is a response to Marilyn Sager’s letter entitled “Scientists join to debunk evolution.” Who are the “scientists” that she is referring to? She is not referring to the vast majority, probably more than 99.9 percent, of the world’s scientists, including ...

Many humbling, inspiring lessons from big storm

Columns

It was 5 a.m., and it had been raining and thundering all night long. Then in an instant, the house shook like it had been hit by a bolt of lightening, followed by an explosion. Waking from a sound sleep, my wife and I rushed to the other side of the house, peering into our living room ...

Prevent spread of invasive aquatic species

Editorial

The summer recreation season is in full swing, bringing boaters from all over to fish and float on Michigan’s lakes. When watercraft are on the move, though, that means aquatic invasive species — non-native plants and animals that spread rapidly and have negative effects on recreation and ...

Vote to give dime to veterans

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Please join me in voting for a renewal of and updated (no tax increase) Keweenaw County Veteran’s Millage Proposal. What’s asked is just 0.1 mill to provide support and assistance services for our veterans. That’s 10 cents per $1,000 of your property’s taxable value. My ...

Secular education unjustly blamed

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Robert Kohtala, in another uninformed letter to the DMG on June 13, writes: “Public schools miseducate students with an atheistic theory that our ancient ancestors evolved from non-human prehistoric primates. ...” Balderdash! The theory of evolution is neither ...

Millage renewal a no-brainer: ‘Libraries Rock’

Editorial

"Libraries Rock!" is the new slogan of Capital Area District Libraries' summer reading program, and it's true. 10.3 million items checked out; 1.7 million computer sessions logged; 4.8 million visits to one of 13 branches; a gathering place for community members; opportunities for kids, teens ...

U.P. football all-star players pay it forward

Editorial

The Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game is much more than a clash on the gridiron. Of course, some of the finest football stars from the class of 2018 from all over the U.P. will be competing at the Superior Dome at 1 p.m. Saturday. But the players are doing more than practicing for that ...

UP officers get honored by state MADD

Editorial

A couple of our local police officers were recognized at the state level for their achievements related to the enforcement of impaired driving. Marquette County Sheriff’s Office deputy Aaron Griffin and Ishpeming Police Department officer Kirby Frantti were honored earlier this month at a ...

Scientists join to debunk evolution

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The most overdue “news” I’ve heard lately is that evolution has been deemed a hoax. The Third International Scientific Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey, in April was entitled “The Origin of Life and the Universe.” Each speaker was as different as the topic he/she ...

Conservation corps workers aid in flood relief

Editorial

Thanks to support from the Keweenaw Community Foundation and other local and regional funding sources, the Superior Watershed Partnership was able to deploy additional crews from the Great Lakes Conservation Corps to assist the flood-ravaged communities of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Currently, a ...

Plan for more climate disasters

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We all regret the recent flooding damage and loss of life, and applaud the efforts of those who have worked hard to deal with the destruction. But we need to do more. We need to evaluate why the damage occurred. Heavy rainfall was not the only reason. Why was one street ...