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Opinion

What is the answer?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Our elected officials, Rep. Jack Bergman and State Rep. Greg Markkanen, are representing a segment of their constituent’s concerns regarding possible “voting irregularities” in our November election, but they are not representing me nor a large bulk of their citizens who ...

A week to talk about family fire safety in the home

Editorial

State officials recommended families review fire safety plans at home during National Community Risk Reduction Week, which started Monday and extended through Sunday. “The number one thing that families should focus on is creating a fire escape plan,” said Orlene Hawks, director of the ...

Return to truth

Columns

On January 6, 2021, the United States Capitol was attacked by a mob of Trump supporters objecting to the results of a free and fair election. The mob stormed the Capitol building, smashing windows, vandalizing, looting, and threatening the safety of lawmakers. By the end of the day, five people ...

We all have to be careful

Editorial

For months, now, closing in on a year, we have heard about the dangers of the coronavirus and heard that some of us — the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions or compromised immune systems — are especially at risk of serious complications if they contract the ...

Send in the clowns

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Why so much unrest and such turmoil? Why so little trust in one another? Why such widespread angst? Why the quick retreat into warring factions? History teaches us that humans don’t respond well to being rendered increasingly irrelevant. Post WWI German economic despair ...

A matter of censorship

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It has come to my attention lately that the Daily Mining Gazette editor has declined printing material that questions the current lockdown protocols and coronavirus narrative. This represents the same kind of censorship that has been unleashed on the American public by the ...

Thank you, WUPHD

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It is with heartfelt gratitude that I write to thank the employees of the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department for the valuable work they provide to our community. I depend on the Health Department to help me, and all the people of our community, in our efforts to avoid ...

The pursuit of happiness

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This pandemic is challenging us.  For those that are health vulnerable, the prospects of death seem real.  For those that are invested in industries adversely affected by the regulatory changes that have been implemented for public health, the death of a dream or financial ...

Voter fraud

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: First, I want to say a big “thank you” to Naomi Luekema for the well-written letter that was printed about a month ago. In the aftermath of the fraudulent Nov. 3 election, I want to say that I totally agree with Mr. Biden when he said, “We have to put together, I ...

Baraga County has lost its mind

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Baraga County Republican Party letter to the editor was predictable political spin. The BCRP praised the radical right-wing, anti-government Baraga County officials for refusing to enforce lawful orders that are designed to slow down the spread of the coronavirus to ...

Bergman must resign

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I join a growing consensus of voices that are calling for the resignation of our representative to the U.S. House of Representatives, Jack Bergman, for his participation in the storming of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. A number of letters to the editor in the Gazette ...

Vaccine registration system a dismal patchwork

Editorial

It’s a long road to 70 percent. That’s the mark health officials say we need to hit with vaccine inoculations to build herd immunity against COVID-19. And after the first few weeks of vaccine distribution, it feels even further away as public health officials struggle to move doses from ...

Remembering good times from the past

Letters to the Editor

So what did you do to celebrate the New Year?  Did you ignore the medical experts, had a whopping good time without masks - and came to rue the day? Or did you make sensible promises for the immediate future, like: - I won’t plan any long trips. - I won’t visit high risk friends in ...

Council does not speak for us

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We, the medical staff of Baraga County Memorial Hospital, bring your attention to a document, titled the Baraga County Manifesto and signed by county officials. We received a concern from a community member who had read the Manifesto. She was worried about whether it would ...

Carrying meaning

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Wednesday Night the Baraga County Republican Party unanimously passed a Resolution of Support for the brave actions taken by Baraga County Elected Officials who signed a Manifesto refusing to support enforcement of the COVID-19 orders imposed upon us from the State. At a ...

Manifesto is a disgrace

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This is in regard to the recent letter sent by Baraga County officials to the State of Michigan—the infamous “enough is enough” letter. They are right that enough is enough. Enough sedition from our local elected officials is enough. I am sick and tired of the poor me ...

Beware the Dominionists

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We are now in the second surge of the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, the United States, at approximately 3.3%, leads the major countries in the percentage of cases relative to the population. Some other countries with high percentage cases are Brazil (2.3%), France (2.9%), and ...

Speed limit change

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Years ago, the speed limit on many highways was 65 mph during the day and those same signs changed to 55 mph at night. My question is why not now? What happened to change this? I have talked to our state police and they said our roads were safer when the speed limit was at 65 ...

Let them do their job

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I assume this phrase sounds pretty familiar: “No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service” — almost! Have you ever wondered why no one gives pushback about the “imposed dress code” for entering a restaurant, shoes and shirt are required to get served. I’ve not seen ...

Tyranny defined

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The irony of the Baraga County board to use their vow to the Constitution to justify the refusal to follow the rule of law. The Constitution was written because of the failed, bottom up power approach through The Articles of Confederation. Men like Franklin, Washington, ...