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Opinion

We support Black Lives Matter

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Protests all over the country and the world have erupted for the brutal murder of African American George Floyd by policeman Derek Chauvin on May 25th and for police brutality, in general, against African Americans, usually with impunity. In this case, the four officers at the ...

Hope you like your plants

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It was a long winter and cold spring and as a senior who has been self isolating to keep away from exposure to the Corona virus, I really looked forward to summer. A few weeks ago I purchased two beautiful geraniums and had them planted into a hanging planter and put them on ...

Fixing America through faith

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: America is already morally and maybe soon financially bankrupt. “Wealth and power is god now.” Is this the beginning of the end of our 250 year empire? Many preacher are not teaching and preaching the whole “Word of God,” and many people that want that “feel good” ...

Thank you May Blood Drive

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank Econofoods in Houghton, for hosting a blood drive in the month of May. As a result of their efforts, we collected 28 pints of blood. I would also like to thank all the community members that took the time to ...

Go figure

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently, someone wrote to this paper and suggested that God may be using Donald Trump, (who by the way is the most morally bankrupt, and corrupt president in our history), to be somehow exposing the out of control corruption in Washington, D.C. This is very rich, as well as a ...

Keep the faith

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently, someone wrote to this paper and suggested that God may be using Donald Trump, (who by the way is the most morally bankrupt, and corrupt president in our history), to be somehow exposing the out of control corruption in Washington, D.C. This is very rich, as well as a ...

Whistle past the graveyard

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: To hear Donald Trump speak, we are doing well fighting the COVID-19 virus approaching 120,000 deaths. No surprise, his only concern is getting reelected. When Trump could no longer ignore the Coronavirus, he finally put together a Pandemic Response Team which he quickly ...

Using free time sensibly

Columns

“People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about” - Russian Writer Anton Chekhov. No one has to be reminded that these are not normal days. For three months - and without promise for a quick end (except by a President perpetually in ...

Don’t politicize death

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Those who politicized George Floyd’s death should think about this: In our nation of over 300 million people, one man’s cruel abuse of power ended his life. Like Marxist class—warfare ideology, racial identity radicalism ignores what we do as individuals. Instead, it ...

NFL players are Americans

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Passage of time and prolonged thought do make for positive change. National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell recently stated the NFL was wrong for not listening to players about the concerns of race, including kneeling during the national anthem during games. ...

Politicians bought by the middling sort the Founding Fathers feared

Columns

The Founding Fathers, such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and so on, were what was known as “the landed gentry,” essentially, gentleman that owned land and businesses/enterprises. To the Founding Fathers, these were the men made to run the country, to be the ...

Open letter to Keweenaw businesses

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: An Open Letter to the Greater Keweenaw Business Community: As we gently start to emerge from our pandemic isolation, the issue of “masking-up” appears to be a growing problem.  I’ve noticed there are some businesses in the Keweenaw who apparently feel that requiring ...

Voting in a pandemic

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It’s nice to go to the polls and greet neighbors. But not during a pandemic. And not if you and two or three tired, cranky children are waiting in line after you’ve worked all day. Those closest to the door may have a chair, but often the line of voters stretches far beyond ...

Time to support Black Lives Matter

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I support Black Lives Matter. It is time to recognize, identify, and eliminate Institutional Racism and our own personal racism. It will lead to what our forefathers intended as a More Perfect Union. FYI: most black, Native American, Latino, and Asian communities have fewer ...

The end of an unusual school year and a look ahead

Columns

We have come to the end of a very unusual school year. No one could have ever imagined what this school year was going to turn into at the beginning of the year. It sometimes is amazing to think back to March 1. Everyone was getting excited for high school basketball districts to start. Hockey ...

Do black lives matter?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The information presented in Chris Jaehnig’s May 30 front page article, “Black Lives Matter: No hate group, but a fighting movement,” so greatly contradicted research I have previously conducted on these very issues, that I feel compelled to reinforce the historical ...

Defunding the Police: Proposing reform or total abolition?

Columns

One of the newest rallying cries is “defund the police,” and without proper explanation, it can be seen as a call to completely abolish the police. A closer look at proposed police reform and defunding packages show that “defunding the police” does not mean a total defunding of police ...

Kindness being shown throughout

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My intent in writing this letter was to commend those who have shown exceeding kindness to needy neighbors during this mandated lockdown due to COVID-19. However, our country only sinks into deeper levels of depravity, specifically, rioting. Whatever the reason, it is ...

We all have work to do

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I was happy to see that the Daily Mining Gazette featured a story about the Black Lives Matter movement on the front page of the weekend edition for 5/30-5/31. BLM is a response to the terrible treatment given to so many persons of color (POC) around the county. I think that ...

HHS Class of 2020 Thank You

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Houghton High School Class of 2020 would like to thank our community for its support of our all-night lock-in party. We are sad to say due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the party was canceled but we were still able to do something wonderful with your donations! Each senior ...