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: How long?

To the editor: It’s easier to win a fist fight than change someone’s mind. The same with wars and lawsuits. Knock him down, make him surrender, win the verdict, but how do you hold on to what you’ve won? Even though right prevailed, what if the loser won’t accept the ...

Letter to the editor: Segregated recreation

To the editor: In regard to a letter lauding the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department during the l960’ and l970s and being able to go to a public pool, I have a different viewpoint. In the summer of 1960, I was a KU student and the only place to swim or cool off was in the Kaw River or ...

Letter to the editor: Immigrants play vital role

To the editor: Immigrants have played a critical role throughout the pandemic in our community. Across the country, nearly 23 million immigrants have been putting their lives on the line in essential roles that keep our children and families healthy, and keep our child care, health care ...

Letter to the editor: Parks praise

To the editor: I enjoyed the article on the history of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. I grew up in Lawrence during the 1960s and 1970s. The summer playground program at Schwegler Elementary was a godsend for a kid in a household with two working parents. It was my day care. ...

Letter to the editor: Recycling idea

To the editor: It’s good to see Lawrence will be getting $1.6 million in federal aid to help the homeless (April 16 Journal-World). In one recent Journal-World article about homelessness, a plan to put out trash bins at or near some sites has been proposed. Hopefully a few large recycling ...

Letter to the editor: Great choice

To the editor: The recent announcement of Melissa Peterson as KU’s first director of Tribal Relations is very promising news during a rather challenging time for the university. Melissa is a wonderful person who cares deeply for the well-being of Native American students, and it’s hard to ...