Letters to the Editor

Understanding asylum seekers and illegal immigrants

EDITOR; Now that there have been two responses to the letter “Bad Policies Can Take Decades to Heal”, it is evident that there is misunderstanding regarding asylum seekers and illegal immigrants crossing the border. Both letters referred to the U.S. being a country of laws. It is ...

Return to what once was great about us

EDITOR: The Press’ whole editorial page on July 3rd was loaded. The cartoon and bottom article dealt with the selection of a new Supreme Court Justice. To the Left’s sadness, a conservative Judge who does not believe in legislating from the Bench will ideally be sworn in. Retiring Judge ...

Area needs more pickleball courts

EDITOR: As one of the many active retirees living in this area, I am always on the lookout for opportunities to get some exercise and socialize with others. One of my favorite activities these days is playing pickleball. Pickleball, for the uninitiated, is a sport similar to tennis which uses ...

President Trump is not the bad guy

EDITOR: This is in response to Tuesday July 3 letter. President Trump is not the bad guy here. For some reason people no longer understand the word or meaning of illegal. If you do something illegal, you are breaking the law. If you do something against the law it’s there for illegal. ...

Residents asked to support organizations

EDITOR: Many of us wonder how we can help with the humanitarian crisis occurring at our borders. Living so far away, can we possibly make a difference in alleviating some of the pain and heart break experienced by refugee families seeking asylum in the U.S.? We can help by making cash ...

This is a nation of laws

EDITOR: This is in response to the July 3rd letter entitled “Bad policies can take decades to heal.” I find this letter to be packed with half-truths, omissions and obviously left-leaning propaganda. It’s no secret that children have been separated from their criminal parents. If I ...

Support safer schools with Bill 6071

EDITOR: According to the FBI records (2018), statistics show that 141 people have been killed in a mass murder or attempted mass murder since 1999 at a school. School shootings are happening more and more and causing undue anxiety for families and students when going to school. 73 percent of ...

Put trash where it belongs

EDITOR: The annual Fourth of July festivities are fast approaching. I live within a block and a half of Ludington Park. Every year, the morning after the fireworks, we, as well as many others who leave near the park, have to go into our front yards and clean up all of the trash left by people ...

A new idea for the Supreme Court

EDITOR: United States Supreme Court food for though, instead of being appointed for life why not try the following, You have nine seats on the Supreme Court. Example - Judge X is put in the number nine seat on the Supreme Court — next year Judge X falls to number eight seat on the ...

A view on climate change

EDITOR: So Kevin Crupl thinks that the global warming or cooling or whatever, is the cause of the floods in the Copper Country. Let’s take a look at some of his points. He says that it is a well-documented, increase in global average temperature. In the last hundred years the temperature, ...

Bad policies can take decades to heal

EDITOR: More than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents in recent weeks and placed in government-contracted shelters — hundreds of miles away, in some cases — under a “zero tolerance” policy toward families entering the U.S. Many are from drug - and violence - wracked ...

Upper Michigan will not be immune

EDITOR: The torrential rains that caused extensive flooding in Houghton County on Father’s Day Weekend will cost Michigan up to one billion dollars, according to an editorial that was printed in the Marquette Mining Journal on Tuesday, June 19. This event should inspire all of us to support ...

Put flags of our enemies in the trash pile of history

EDITOR: I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th. I also hope we collectively take the day to remember the sacrifices of our troops that the holiday stands for. I hope we understand and respect the enormous sacrifices that were and continue to be made so we can enjoy the freedom this country ...

Comments about city clerk hiring

EDITOR: I’d like to add a few comments to Judi LaCosse’s letter regarding the Escanaba City Council hiring an under-qualified applicant for city clerk rather than the highly qualified deputy clerk. I am just a bystander from Ford River Township, but when I read the newspaper coverage in ...

What ever happened too…

EDITOR: I think the taxpayers are due some explanations and updates on some of the projects that were proposed and got the proverbial green light, yet nothing happened. No. 1 Let’s start with House of Ludington. Variances were granted, grants were applied for and the crumbling building was ...

Spend Isle Royale wolf money on other things

EDITOR: I read with interest your editorial (Marquete Mining Journal) of June 11, 2018 “Park Service made the right decision in Isle Royale wolves case.” Did Al Gore write this? Climate change shrinking Lake Superior’s Ice cover. Really? There is only one reason for “projects” such ...

Escanaba City Clerk hiring made no sense

EDITOR: I’m totally confused about the hiring of the new city of Escanaba clerk. The city council has a history of not hiring current experienced employees for this position. I was a former city of Escanaba employee and remember when the last city clerk was offered the job. He had no ...

Thank Michigan’s U.S. Senators

EDITOR: On the weekend of April 15, 2018, a strong and damaging late winter storm with 40 mph gale-force winds, freezing rain, and blowing and drifting snow hit the Upper Great Lakes region, creating five foot waves in the Straits of Mackinac, according to the National Weather Service. Just ...

Keep state’s prevailing wage law

EDITOR Another attack on hard-working families is on the horizon. This time, the Republican controlled legislature is going after the wages of our construction workers by repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. Enacted in the 1960s, Michigan’s prevailing wage law ensures that local ...

‘Whiffletree Dan’ will be missed

EDITOR: Last fall, at the opening reception for the annual “Northern Exposure” exhibit at the Bonifas Art Center, as things were winding down, Dan Young who used to own the Whiffletree haberdashery and I were sitting together at a table having a beer. He was ribbing me about how he had ...