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: Support the shelter

To the editor: Let me get this straight: Our city commissioners slash funding for the Lawrence Community Shelter to the extent that it has to fire staff and reduce its guest capacity by half. At the same time, it commits to building new high-rise, high-dollar apartment buildings, new stores, ...

Letter to the editor: Narrow margin

To the editor: Regarding a recent article in the Journal-World: Rep. Steve Watkins stated that fewer than 1% of constituents who contacted his office mentioned the Mueller report. “There doesn’t appear to be much there,” Watkins said. I want to point out that he won his seat by less ...

Letter to the editor: Just the opposite

To the editor: I have figured out how to realistically understand what Mr. Trump is trying to make us believe. If you understand what the exact opposites are of what he is telling you, you will understand what the real truth is. “I had the biggest crowd at my inauguration than any other ...

Letter to the editor: Complex care

To the editor: The Democratic debates centered on whether private insurance should be part of a universal health care system. An article by David U. Himmelstein in the Journal of the American Medical Association reflects on the question. We spend twice as much per capita for health care as ...

Letter to the editor: Nourishment

To the editor: Growing up a Jayhawk fan and as a current University of Kansas student, I know the importance of KU sports for the overall community. It wasn’t hard to notice the Jayhawk memorabilia throughout offices of our KS delegates in DC. For a few moments, this made me think how sports ...

Letter to the editor: A house divided

To the editor: John Adams lived in Boston and then Philadelphia before becoming U.S. envoy to France and Holland and ambassador to Great Britain. He had never lived among slaves before moving into the White House as its first occupant. He was dismayed at the effect slavery had on people, both ...