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Letters to the Editor

What’s wrong with Bergman?

Every time I have responded to an email that asks that I send it to my congressman, Jack Bergman has been quick to respond. But this response is nothing more than an acknowledgment. Recently, I sent a critical email about his position on Republican gerrymandering, voter suppression and being ...

Thanks Portage Health Auxiliary

To the editor: Thank you to the Portage Health Auxiliary for supporting a new and exciting program at the Portage Lake District Library. The Portage Health Auxiliary has awarded the library a $3,000 grant to assist with the development of Rad Academy, an afterschool program launching next ...

Pancake Breakfast fun

To the editor: I am a student at Hancock Barkell Elementary and I want to thank everyone who came to the Pancake Breakfast! I also want to thank the places who donated to the breakfast: McDonald’s, Econo, KC Bonkers, UPPCO, Keweenaw Coop, Memorial Chapel and Phi Kappa Tau. I like going to ...

Santa in Mohawk success

To the editor: We would like to thank all who came to make our Santa in Mohawk a success, or made donations: Santa & Mrs., Mohawk Superette, Slim’s, Erickson Crowley Funeral Home, Lassila Insurance, Sara Lee, Calumet IGA, Wal-Mart, Econo Foods, Ron (tree lights), Carol, Marcy, Bethany ...

Make things clear here

To the editor: Regarding the recent congressional impeachment hearings, I have found a way that enables me to “make sense” of the entire process. Because there is so much “demonizing” and name calling by both parties and the White House, I look at the facts without attaching specific ...

Good quality of life in Calumet

To the editor: I have seen a lot of things happen in The village of Calumet in the past 25 years. There is something positive in the winds happening here lately. The village has done a remarkable job keeping the sidewalks and the roads in very good condition this winter. Job well ...

Nursing home standards low

To the editor: While many of us are interested in who owns and operates our hospitals and medical/health systems, nursing homes seem to be held to a lower standard and thus may not feel pressured to be transparent with such information. I am a strong proponent of education and believe if ...

Russia’s new threat, sabotage

To the editor: During the Cold War, our national intelligence community found that the U.S. was vulnerable to a Soviet air attack from across the North Pole. That led to establishment of 63 radar stations on our border. It was known as the DEW (Distant Early Warning) line and Calumet was one ...

Common dreams

To the editor: French aviator and author Antoine de St. Exupery (1900-1944) wrote: “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” He lived through two world wars and saw what happens when people lose faith in their noblest dreams. ...

National Security at risk

To the editor: Ukraine, a small and vulnerable country with a new president, is crucial to our national security because it helps contain Russian aggression. As we learned in the hearings conducted by the House Intelligence Committee last week and the week before, military aid, which was ...

Another look at climate change

To the editor: In response to a letter about climate change: I am and have been a proponent of clean living and anti pollution forever. The problem is much deeper than voting for some quack who aspires to clean the environment when China creates more pollution than the US and EU ...

Thanks Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor: I salute the DMG for putting a more discerning approach to editorial submissions. No doubt it became obvious to many readers of the editorials that the opinions expressed there were getting out of hand, and at times striking a personal note to many. This is not an appropriate ...

Banquet thanks

To the editor: The Life Outreach Center of Houghton and Baraga Counties held their 11th Annual fundraising banquet on October 21, 2019, at Resurrection Parish in Hancock. The banquet was huge success, and the Life Outreach Center is very thankful to all who attended. We are deeply ...

We can save ourselves

To the editor: As the disasters caused by climate change compound, the costs do too. Either way we will pay for Climate Change, but what do we pay for? Do we pay like the Bahamas have paid for Dorian— relocating thousands of people without homes to go back to, businesses to work at, or ...

Topics to consider

To the editor: Three topics to consider this holiday season: (1) environmentalism, (2) Thanksgiving Proclamations and (3) truth. 1. Do you realize that Earth doesn’t belong to us? The Creator owns it but we have responsibility for its care. Consider how coal and oil has enabled our ...

Too many advantages

To the editor: The LGBTQ community wants us to believe in transgender equality. The central doctrine of transgenderism is the belief that humans will determine reality as we create ourselves. A trans woman (a male) competes in sports as a woman. What are the standards to be qualified as a ...

Transgender Day of Remembrance

To the editor: I attended the Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil on November 20th in Houghton. We gathered in candlelight and read the names of the 22 Transgender and Gender Non-conforming people who were murdered in anti-transgender violence in the United States so far this year. Similar ...

Future Veterans and Climate

To the editor: A civilian can, at some risk, choose to ignore science, but the Army cannot. The highest-ranking officer, Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, directed the Army War College to analyze climate change impacts on the Army. The frank report begins: “Current ...

Improving wolf management

To the editor: “Words matter. . .accuracy matters.” So stated former state senator Tom Casperson in 2013, in an apology to the Michigan legislature after he had spread false stories about wolves in the U.P. Residents of the U.P. “know all too well” such “horror stories,” ...

Don’t mess with Medicare

To the editor: Don’t mess with my Medicare or Social Security. That should be the cry of every person on Medicare, those 65 and older and those that are disabled and cannot work anymore. Medicare for all makes no sense, so it’s nonsense. Government needs to find a better way to allow ...