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Opinion

Seizure violated state constitution

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Prosecutor Makinen violated Michigan Constitution in seizing commercial property known as Backroom Multi-Entertainment under civil forfeiture laws. The Supreme Court of the state of Michigan has ruled that requiring property owner to post a bond of 10 percent before the property ...

Ads attack general’s service

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I'm voting for Jack Bergman for the District 1 race for Congress. The media distortion and his opponents' attacks and lies (about Jack and himself) are appalling. After meeting Jack and hearing his agenda, I'm convinced we need him in Washington to represent us. Space does not ...

Candidates show woeful state

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:How appropriate the final presidential debate was held in Las Vegas, aka Sin City. This speaks volumes not only about the candidates but also the woeful state of mankind.Man was created in God's image, perfect to the nth degree. Ever since sin emerged via Satan, man's inclination ...

Needed 3rd voice on ballot

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:When the Daily Mining Gazette's cutoff for election-related letters is almost a week before Election Day, it is a little hard to anticipate exactly what choices voters may actually face when the time comes to vote. The way things are going this time around, Donald Trump and ...

Group ignored voice of people

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:As election week approaches, I would like to express how disturbed I am by the decision of the Chassell Township Board to once again place the library proposal on the November ballot. I was part of the effort made by Friends of the Library during the summer to encourage voters ...

Candidate needs US civics lesson

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Rather than "Gun Showdown Vow" a more appropriate headline for your Oct. 22-23 weekend edition should have been "Ontonagon Sheriff Candidate Doesn't Understand the US Constitution." Perhaps Mr. Utecht is genuinely unaware of the steps required to repeal an amendment to the ...

Public library is an entitlement

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:As a resident of Chassell Township I have talked to a number of people regarding the upcoming PLDL vote and no one wants to see the library close. Two issues seem to be of concern. The first is having all Chassell Township property owners taxed, even though they may have no ...

Immigration system is corrupt

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Our current immigration system is not broken but has been corrupted by both parties. The democrats want enough votes to trash the constitution, take over, and remake the government. With three arms of the government, they would elect an emperor, and we would be lost. ...

Email revelation perves presidency

Columns

The last place - and I do mean the very last place - any candidate wants to be is in the frame with Anthony Weiner.This is especially true if you're Hillary Clinton.Even worse than being associated with the infamous sexter this week is being FBI Director James Comey, the least-envied man in ...

First lady becomes October surprise

Columns

We now know that the October surprise of the 2016 presidential campaign has turned out to be first lady Michelle Obama.When voters in the most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll were given a list of individuals and organizations and asked to rate their feelings toward each (on a ...

Give gift of blood before coming holiday season

Editorial

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help stock the shelves before the busy holiday season.Many regular donors delay giving between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day because of holiday activities. This often causes a drop in donated blood available for patients. ...

Others shouldn’t pay for my usage

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:There has been much discussion concerning whether Chassell Township should withdraw from or remain in the Portage Lake District Library, and I also would like to briefly state my primary reason for supporting withdrawal.I am a resident and voter in Chassell Township but not a ...

CLK School Board candidate

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I am running for a seat on the CLK School Board in the upcoming Nov. 8 election.I've been retired from the CLK Schools for the past five years. I have several grandchildren in the school system and want to offer my time and knowledge to help make the CLK schools the best they can ...

Rest of ballot is more important

Columns

The presidency isn't the only choice next week. There are more issues than "Who's worse, Trump or Clinton?"Other important things are on the ballot.Congressional elections may determine whether Obamacare lives or dies.Electionbettingodds.com currently says Republicans will hold the House but ...

Service dogs should be allowed in classrooms

Editorial

Who would have a problem with a 12-year-old girl with cerebral palsy bringing her fluffy white goldendoodle to school to help get her through the day?Apparently some folks did. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case regarding Ehlena Fry and her dog Wonder. It appeared most of the justices ...

First lady is a political hypocrite

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I read the Connie Schultz article about Michele Obama being "shaken to the core" when reading about Trumps statements. This is a woman who has held hands with Bill Clinton at rallies. Honey, you don't know where those hands have been. Typical political hypocrite. How does Connie ...

Did not address real issues

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I am writing this letter in response to the letter published in the Gazette written by Ms. Joan Chadde. Her implication of a valuable asset to the County Board of Commission implied that a carpetbagging "trained lawyer" would be valuable.The much-needed items that this trained ...

Ride same bus called ‘America’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:In volleyball this year Houghton and Calumet are intense rivals. But do you know that when there is a tournament in the Lower Peninsula, both teams ride in the same bus? How is that possible? Because Coach Christianson and Coach Twardzik say to their team, "We are opponents. But ...

GOP defeat is not enough: nuke it

Columns

I don't want the Republican Party defeated next week.This is written, just so you know, following an email exchange with a reader who suggested a recent column had been penned in consultation with the White House to soften the ground for a new presidential directive. It is written in the wake ...

Civics lesson in Trump’s odious campaign

Columns

WASHINGTON - As Donald Trump presses on with his scorched-earth politics, the mayhem he has created may well be striking a welcome chord of reflection and patriotism among many Americans. In the end, he may remind them of what has already made America great, and why they must reject his ...