Letters to the Editor

To submit a letter to the editor, please email your submission to letters@ljworld.com or mail it to Box 888, Lawrence KS 66044. Letters should be 250 words or less, be of public interest and should avoid libelous language. The Journal-World reserves the right to edit letters, as long as viewpoints are not altered. Letters must bear the name, address and telephone number of the writer.

Letter to the editor: Better gateway

To the editor: The proposed KU gateway project with a hotel and convention facility is exciting for the university and the city. The proposal confirms the need for services and facilities. But there is a potentially better location that benefits the city and local businesses. Beyond the ...

Letter to the editor: Wrong word for spending

To the editor: In his current weekly newsletter Rep. Jacob LaTurner blames our current inflation on the Biden administration’s “reckless spending.” I wonder how he accounts for the inflation the rest of the world is experiencing? I would call current government spending on ...

Letter to the editor: Thankful for dog being saved

To the editor: Every now and then, instead of being bombarded with news of hate crimes and acts of violence, it’s nice to read about something that makes us feel good. My faith in the goodness of humankind was renewed two weeks ago when I was walking my dog, Willoughby. From a distance, ...

Letter to the editor: Don’t blame DCF leader

To the editor: State Sen. Molly Baumgardner, a Republican from Louisburg, wants Gov. Laura Kelly to fire Department for Children and Families Secretary Laura Howard. She thinks Howard should be held responsible for the recent death of a 13-year-old boy who walked away from a group home in ...

Letter to the editor: Misled about education

To the editor: While no real fan of the current governor’s opponent in the last election, one of the campaign claims loudly preached across the airwaves was that those in power had fully funded education. Then, just a few days later, the paper says that the Legislature is looking into ...

Letter to the editor: Dobbs and Dred

To the editor: Of the recent vote, the Los Angeles Times wrote: “Voters have shown they will use the ballot box to win back what should never have been lost.” The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson is deeply unpopular, coupled with a spate of state laws that ignore the will of ...