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Letters to the Editor

Remember for re-election

To the editor: A couple of Wednesdays ago, Republicans and Democrats banded together to approve a resolution opposing Mr. Trump’s acquiescence to the Turkish assault  against the Kurds, who have been crucial American allies in the fight against ISIS. The measure passed, 354 to ...

Human nature

To the editor: It has been said that human nature can be best described as a battle between two wolves: a dark wolf (filled with hatred, fear, loathing, and selfishness and narrow-mindedness) and a light wolf (filled with compassion, courage, empathy and tolerance). The wolf that dominates is ...

My medicare

To the editor: I am a senior. When I see a doctor or go into the hospital, I pay nothing. It is socialized health insurance which is administered by the government for two or three percent. I pay extra for a private policy (part B) which doesn’t cover dental or hearing cost. Recently, out ...

Thunberg acts like a parrot

To the editor: Speaking before the UN, Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old Swedish eco-activist, declared, “people are dying” because “the Earth is warming.” What research supports such assertions? Sadly, Thunberg was parroting the hyperbole of others (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) who believe ...

Climate Change is really scary

To the editor: These are historic times we find ourselves in. With more intense fires than ever before scorching swaths of forests in the West, unprecedented numbers of powerful hurricanes battering the Southeast, and floods that are drowning the Midwest, it seems almost biblical. We used ...

Grateful to Greta

To the editor: I recently watched Trevor Noah interview Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, an impressive young woman who is leading people around the world to take climate change seriously enough to make changes in our lives and pressure our elected leaders to take the issue seriously. She ...

New building better for jail

To the editor: I am writing on behalf of a potential site for the new jail that seems inevitable.  I suggest that if the city goes ahead with their plan to erect a new City Center next to their current location that they use the second floor for the required 70-80 bed jail.  I understand ...

Adams dinner a big success

To the editor: The Adams Township School District Foundation held its sixth annual fundraising dinner, raffle and auction on September 27, 2019. Julie Cortright and her staff at the Bonfire Bar & Grill served an excellent dinner for the crowd of nearly 200 alumni and friends of the Adams ...

Jamboree worked out well

To the editor: The 27th annual E.B. Holman Country Music Jamboree was held at Houghton High School on October 12, 2019. As always, Mike Urbis was greatly entertaining and the Rolling Thunder Band put on a great show. Special thanks to Bill Kautto for his extra time and help this year. Many of ...

Good luck with Copper Bowl

To the editor: This Friday is the date of the annual Copper Bowl football game between Hancock and Houghton. As someone with close ties to both schools, let me wish both teams well in this contest. Exactly 50 years earlier, another Copper Bowl game was held, and it concluded a remarkable ...

The sky is falling

To the editor: Chicken Little: The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Concerning prayer, is there any objective evidence that prayers have been answered? There’s only anecdotal statements by people that believe in the efficacy of prayer. Petitionary prayer has evolved from cringing ...

Postal change disappointment

To the editor: In the new year the United States Postal Service is threatening to raise the international letter rate by five cents, from $1.15 to $1.20. The rate is already abusively high. It is already complicated for people who depend on this service to pay these rates. Further increases ...

Free speech under attack

To the editor: Free speech is under attack. There are people that can’t stand to hear anyones’ opinions other than their own and the narrow minded cliques (tribes) they hang out with. It may be a religious group, politics, or the media, about homosexuals or abortion. Beware, you may be ...

Parade of Nations joy

To the editor: On behalf of the Parade of Nations committee, we would like to thank all the businesses, departments, organizations, performers and volunteers who donated their money and/or time to help make the 30th Parade of Nations a success. Hundreds of people were involved and thousands ...

Rogue activity should continue

To the editor: A slightly wayward veteran reported to the Gazette this morning, that the crime of giving and helping was committed last night at a residence near covered drive. “I watched it happen but there was nothing I could do to deter the convoy of vehicles, and platoon of veterans as ...

Please become informed

To the editor: I have written about this in the past and I am sure I will again. First I recently had the honor of working with an outstanding group of stake holders and local commissioners along with a number of concerned citizens representing the diversity of the county as part of the jail ...

Michigan’s perfect candidate

To the editor: John James from Detroit is running for Senator Peters seat in the United States Senate. Does anyone know anything Senator peters has done besides resist anything President Trump has tried to do? We are sick and tired of these Democrats. Michigan voters have another chance to ...

Sin had delivered disaster to U.S.

To the editor: With all the natural catastrophes in America, you would think this would get our attention to call upon God to have mercy on us, America: Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires in both ends of our nation, earthquakes, etc. In Pastor David Wilkerson’s book he wrote 20 years ago, ...

Citizen action needed

To the editor: It is time for the citizens of Houghton to become actively involved in the city’s plans to redevelop the waterfront. This project will have ramifications for our community for decades to come. Yet most of the decision-making has been by city management with little public ...

Not a chance of a lifetime

To the editor: Well, Hockeyville is over. It’s history, I waited in line like many others for my chance to get tickets. I didn’t win but that was OK, I knew my three grandkids would get to see it. As two play hockey and one in figure skating. They said anyone in hockey or figure skating ...