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Letters to the Editor

Is it already too late for us?

To the editor: It seemed like such a good idea at the time; a fool-proof way to maximize profits for investors hungry for never-ending, ever-increasing rates of return. Why pay American workers to produce products in domestic factories when you can afford to move their machines to China, hire ...

Internet and COVID-19

To the editor: We live in one of the approximately 25% of households in Houghton County who do not have access to broadband. We rely on a Verizon hotspot for our internet. The monthly cost for this “unlimited” plan is $270 with a 60GB cap (the U.S. median internet subscriber usage is ...

Better solution to quarantine

To the editor: Wouldn’t it be better to only quarantine people that are perhaps 60 and older? We could wear masks and gloves and the government could pay us extra money for any extra help we need to stay quarantined. Since it is only older people that are dying and having serious ...

Time for action

To the editor: We have seen the television images of ordinary Chinese citizens wearing sanitary masks. South Koreans, too, appear to be having no problem getting masks. Why, then, are health care workers in the most prosperous nation in the world having to do without? The White House cites ...

Coming late to the party

To the editor: Although coming late to the party, it appears that President Trump has finally heeded the call of a worried nation to combat this unprecedented pandemic health crisis. But excuse me, Mr. President, if I’m not ready to don your campaign hat just yet. As early as December there ...

Soup Bowl Sale went very well

To the editor: The Calumet Art Center would like to thank the Michigan House Café, Sue & Tim Bies and the staff for generously hosting our Soup Bowl Sale Fundraiser. We would also like to thank Oren Tikkanen and the Backroom Boys who played such lively music for our diners and dancers. ...

Sex is not a social construct

To the editor: How is it possible so many people can be duped into believing a lie? Basically, it’s because they are uninformed. Truth is now finally exposed because the gender theory inventor admits he made it up. Christopher Dummitt, a Canadian, claims he went from denying that sex is ...

Copper has healing power

To the editor: You have all heard of things to do to protect yourself from getting the coronavirus such as frequent washing of hands, not touching your face etc.? However, one thing you seldom if ever hear is that copper is a very effective antimicrobial. It will kill both bacteria and ...

Officials need to protect area

To the editor: Early reports seem to indicate that the new COVID-19 virus affects most children relatively mildly. On the other hand, it has proven to kill an alarming percentage of older folks who get it. From what I have read, this thing spreads from person to person more easily than the ...

President needs to represent us

To the editor: I have never pledged allegiance to a political party or have been politically active, but today’s political atmosphere is disgusting. To have someone like Trump representing the American people is disgraceful. In the last election people had the choice of voting for political ...

Progress made in prep for virus

To the editor: I recently read a letter to the editor in the 10 March issue of the Mining Gazette written by a local physician. This letter might led people to worry that the local healthcare community isn’t prepared for COVID-19 and that our ability to respond when it eventually arrives in ...

Improving women’s stature

To the editor: I was bemused by the letter to the editor dated 2-29, improving women’s stature. She seems to have missed some facts, and confused the purpose and goals of the early suffragettes. Certainly the early suffragettes found time to “host sewing circles.” Those were the ...

Thanks to everyone in the Keweenaw

To the editor: The Keweenaw is an unbelievable place in the world. Beauty, outdoor activities, the great Lake Superior and more. But the most unbelievable is the caring community. This last weekend a benefit was held for one of our own that is in need. Clint Dube, from Allouez, is in need of ...

Coronavirus continues spead

To the editor: I am outraged and I think every thinking person should be! Coronavirus or Covid-19 is now spreading worldwide including within the USA. But how many people are aware that our government is refusing to do the testing or community surveillance as it is called that could inform ...

Handling pets is important

To the editor: The Keweenaw Spay/Neuter Assistance Group is offering $100 vouchers towards the spaying or neutering of cats only, as long as funds last. We are targeting cats at this time because it seems that progress has been made in reducing the number of homeless dogs in our area, but ...

Increasing levels of discord

To the editor: While American society suffers from increasing levels of discord and dysfunction, ever wonder how Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland enjoy such a consistent record of economic productivity, social equality, social trust, and truly enviable levels of personal happiness? ...

AP is wrong

To the editor: British and American planes dropped incendiary bombs and napalm on Dresden, Germany, seventy-five years ago (Feb. 13-15) killing 130,000 men, women, and children. The atomic bomb killed 110,000 in Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 1945. An article from Feb. 14 by the AP claimed the ...

Stop sports scholarships

To the editor: Mr. Thornton defined the problem. The solution: cease the awarding of athletic scholarships. Cease esteeming the athletes more than the scholar, cease paying coaches more than Nobel laureates. Let colleges and universities fulfill the mission they were created to perform-teach ...

Volleyball club thanks Michigan Tech

To the editor: The Keweenaw Volleyball Club would like to take this opportunity to thank their 2019-2020 sponsors for their generous support, but also share with the community the impact that this sponsorship has had on 30 young women from Houghton and Baraga Counties. The club was created ...

Thanks to those who help fundraise for VFW

To the editor: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4624 in Hubbell thanks all who have loyally attended our only fund raising dinner each year, the St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Dinner, held at the American Legion Post 90 in Lake Linden. This year’s Dinner, however, is being conducted ...