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: Downtown is still a gem

To the editor: I am writing to thank the city for placing a Porta Potty in the parking lot at Eighth and Vermont, where I park my car daily. It is surrounded by vibrant painted wood on three sides and, even during extremely high summer temperatures, I have never noticed any odor emanating ...

Letter to the editor: Fire police who refuse vaccine

To the editor: The Lawrence police union says, “we respect our (members’) right to choose whether or not to be vaccinated.”  In my lifetime I have been a member of three different unions. I respect what unions have done for our nation as a whole. But what are we doing here? How in the ...

Letter to the editor: Clean energy

To the editor: On Oct. 5, as I left for vacation, I read with interest an opinion piece lambasting the proposed solar energy project in Johnson and Douglas counties. The author was co-chair of Citizens for Responsible Solar Energy-Douglas County. I might have guessed something about the ...

Letter to the editor: GOP is gone

To the editor: In 2020 I looked at the ballot and did not see a candidate I could vote for. That is because there was no candidate who had a Republican vision of what we are about as a nation, and I am feeling alone. We are looking at a recovery plan in excess of $2.3 trillion. I remember ...

Letter to the editor: Making voting accessible to all

To the editor: It’s very important for all of us to vote in every election, if we can. It doesn’t matter what your political views are. I’ve always believed this to be true, to support the significant governmental processes of our country at all levels. This is true for all elections, ...

Letter to the editor: Reality check

To the editor:   As the political commercials roll out touting how much they are helping and plan to help us, the everyday people, maybe they should take a good, hard look at reality. Inflation has already eaten away any monetary advantage we may have had this year, and the Social ...