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Scholarly look at creative human force known as love

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In a world growing with hate since 2016 (white supremacists alone responsible for 73% terrorist deaths in the U.S. this past year ), it's time to recognize the need for an opposite emotion. Hate destroys. Love creates. But what is love? According to the old joke, it's a man's insane ...

Taxpayers should support township

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to first say that I am a resident of L'Anse Township and do support the zoning amendment wording for the May 7 referendum to have 29,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser's forested property zoned as Forest Resource. That's what it comes down to. The Township Board had its ...

Residents want place to stay as is

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I'm sure that Renewable Energy Systems, the company that wanted to develop an industrial-scale wind farm in eastern Baraga County, is disappointed because it needed to cancel that project, but large numbers of local residents are not. About 30 years ago this area had a bad ...

God controls climate of Earth

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It seems the more degrees you have, the greater risk that you will fall for the devil's lies. Al Gore came up with global warming. The day he introduce it in Washington, it was so cold everything was closed. I'll bet the Lord thought, "I'll show you who is in charge" ( I know ...

Bible’s content inspires good

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Like clockwork, another letter appeared in the DMG from David Keranen, timed to fit the one-letter-a month limit. In it (DMG 4-16-l9) he chides Bible-believers for cherry-picking scripture for favorable passages. Yet in the same letter he once again cherry-picks Old ...

Trust in Christ; get transformed

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Corruption is rampant in America as never before. Top issues include (1) black entertainer pays two people to pull off a racial/political hoax and gets no jail time, (2) FBI fraudulence at the highest level, (3) liberal media lying daily to bring down President Trump, (4) ...

Ex-cons getting set up by state

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: With each criminal conviction the state of Michigan matter-of-factly tells the defendants how long they will spend behind bars. Hidden from view, in the “fine-print,” is a long list of additional penalties attached to these convictions. Only upon leaving prison and while ...

‘No’ vote will put horse before cart

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Your April 16 editorial “Wind farm vote is about money plus much more” cited the alleged benefits of wind power. You warned L’Anse Township voters that it “will be coming” and that rejecting the permissive zoning changes in the May 7 referendum would mean ceding ...

Cross is real Easter symbol

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Many store aisles have been full of Easter decorations, baskets, eggs, and bunnies for the big day — FUN! CUTE! The cross has been removed from many public places because many folks find it offensive. Yet — It is the cross that is the road real reason we have the Easter ...

Refugees are running for lives

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Unless you are are in their shoes, it is hard to know the desperation of refugees running for their lives. Until their story is understood with empathy, it is hard for locals to see them as anything but invaders. That is true today as it was 100 years ago. This is not ...

Getting good out of sadness

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The people of Paris who gathered around Notre Dame as it burned were singing together in harmony; their shared grief overcame their intense political divisions. Around the world, if we can hold sadness in our hearts for a while, some great good might come from the ...

Father, son are separate beings

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: “No one has ever seen God…” (John 1:18), but people saw Jesus. How is he God? The last part of John 1:1 is mistranslated as “the Word was God.” It should be “the Word was a divine being.” The son of God (“the Word”) was with the father (God) in the ...

More than 1 way to be assaulted

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A recent letter brought out the reality of false allegations, a topic that should be discussed publicly in a month designated for sexual assault awareness. Witch Hunt is a perfect educational documentary choice that would benefit criminal justice and psychology majors. The ...

Biden’s accusers come out late

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Some women would welcome a display of Joe Biden’s affection. Some women would not. Because he did not sense the difference, Biden faces an accusation designed to undermine his presidential ambition. Five years ago, his accuser welcomed his public support. Today, one must ...

Not fair-minded on Donald Trump

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Not guilty of Russian collusion in the 2016 election? Who’s kidding who? Like a dog slavering over a bone, political pundits, media and many citizens at large eagerly awaited the outcome of the Mueller investigation of President Donald Trump. Robert Mueller, you’ve let ...

Colosseum should be venue

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In regard as to where the preseason Hockeyville game should be played I wish to share four comments. Authenticity: The Calumet Colosseum is the authentic reason the contest was held and is the authentic rink which received the votes. Heaps of thanks for the thousands of folks ...

Local nonprofits will miss Shopko

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The South Range Fourth of July Committee really appreciates the support of local sponsors, businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the year. The committee would especially like to thank the Houghton Shopko store for allowing us to sell raffle tickets and t-shirts in ...

Tech book sale raised $3,500

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Friends of the Michigan Tech Library would like to send a “hats off” and hearty thank you to everyone who worked to make our spring book sale a success! We raised over $3,500 for the Michigan Tech Library. We would especially like to thank the following groups who ...

Race raised funds for trail equipment

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On March 23, Copper Harbor once again hosted the Brockway Mountain Challenge, the crazy fat-tire bike ride or race up and over picturesque Brockway Mountain. The race is presented by the Copper Harbor Improvement Association and the proceeds help support Copper Harbor’s ...

School, church host blood drives

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the UPHS Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank Mary Markham-Chassell High School and Pastor David Whitaker-Houghton Baptist Church for hosting blood drives in March. As a result of their efforts we collected an outstanding 36 pints of blood. I would also ...