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: A bee follow-up

To the editor: As a hobbyist beekeeper, aka “beek,” I enjoyed reading the recent article on the subject in the Journal-World. I am writing to follow up on a couple of points. First, although there are some startup and ongoing costs associated with beekeeping, keeping a hive or two is ...

Letter to the editor: Not too late for diplomacy

To the editor: The escalation of military strikes between the United States and Iran feels like a bad dream in which a disaster is unfolding, and, in a state of paralysis, one is unable to stop it. In 2015, an international nuclear treaty with Iran was brokered (JCPOA), guaranteeing that ...

Letter to the editor: Climate change affects all

To the editor: I was pleased to read, in Wednesday’s Journal-World, that the Planning Department will compile a climate change adaptation and mitigation plan. This plan is long overdue and should be completed expeditiously. The climate emergency will not wait. Climate chaos is not just ...

Letter to the editor: Popular vote

To the editor: The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The bill would make every person’s vote equal throughout the U.S. It would ensure that every vote, in every ...

Letter to the editor: House envy

To the editor: The Journal-World article Sunday about stories behind some historic houses in Old West Lawrence filled me with uncharacteristic envy. There’s a sign on my front door which says, “On this site in 1897, nothing happened.” Paul Stephen Lim, Lawrence

Letter to the editor: Too much noise

To the editor: This July 4th weekend has been the worst and noisiest in all of our eight years here. The three fireworks vendors to the south, just outside the city limits, are within 100 feet of where we live. Since June 30, we have been subjected to nightly “war-zone” sound effects, ...