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: Number problem

To the editor: How can the waste division manager not know if costs are more than income? One has the amount of money charged customers and the amount paid out to drivers, land fill fees, etc.; is it really impossible to look at both numbers simultaneously? Perhaps a new manager is the ...

Letter to the editor: Which is it?

To the editor: Appreciating irony depends on the ability to hold two ideas in the mind at once. Lawrence Journal-World, meet the Lawrence Journal-World. April 7 editorial: Lawrence should try to preserve and expand our annual (horse-drawn) Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade and celebration on ...

Letter to the editor: Angry indeed

To the editor: I’m a 66 year old white male. A native Kansan. I take classes at KU on the senior waiver and am hoping to take HUM 365 this fall from professor Christopher Forth on the history of the angry white male. Oh, and I’m angry. Very angry. I’m angry with politicians like Ron ...

Letter to the editor: Thanks from court

To the editor: My colleagues on the Kansas Supreme Court and I wish to thank the people of Lawrence and the University of Kansas for hosting us for our special session April 1. So many people went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We appreciate the Monday luncheon hosted by the ...

Letter to the editor: Bad bike plan

To the editor: It is important to note some things that have not been said about the 21st Street bike boulevard. The Centennial Neighborhood Association was never consulted about the project until recently. It should have been, in the beginning. There is a survey online, but no way to provide ...

Letter to the editor: Skill, not luck

To the editor: The 3-point game has ruined basketball. Winning is now a matter of luck. If a team is consistently “hot,” which is to say lucky, it can win the national championship. If it is “cold,” it can be eliminated in the first round. It didn’t used to be that way. Consistent ...

Letter to the editor: $1? Only here

To the editor: One dollar. Seriously? I get to pay more for a parking ticket while supporting Lawrence businesses when I could take part in marijuana use for $4 less? Does this make sense? Shopping is still legal, and I am pretty sure the big MJ has yet to hit legal status in Kansas! Only in ...

Letter to the editor: Too slow?

To the editor: I see where David Beaty, KU’s most recently fired football coach, thinks that his having been quick in cooperating with NCAA investigators will lead to “a prompt resolution” of the issues causing the university to withhold the $3 million he says he’s owed. (‘Beaty says ...

Letter to the editor: Protect history

To the editor: The editorial dated March 24 regarding the Historic Resources Commission (HRC) and its decision to decline recommending the Chicago-based development project, seemed uninformed about HRC practices. The editorial implied that the HRC objects to new construction and resists ...

Letter to the editor: Pot fine

To the editor: One dollar. Seriously? I get to pay more for a parking ticket while supporting Lawrence businesses when I could take part in marijuana use for $4 less? Does this make sense? Shopping is still legal, and I am pretty sure the big MJ has yet to hit legal status in Kansas! Only in ...

Letter to the editor: Repeal AUMF

To the editor: In the aftermath of 9/11, 2001 and 2002, Congress enacted the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) giving the president permission to use military force against this attack on the United States. While the country was reeling from the shock of this unexpected event, ...

Letter to the editor: A special location

To the editor: I agree with the editorial “Protect the beautiful and historic buildings, but let the environment around them change.” I’m a fan of increasing residential density downtown because, if done right, it could help combat the negative impact of online shopping for our downtown ...

Letter to the editor: Thanks, Silvio

To the editor: The season is over and we are grateful for the efforts of our team and coaches. I think it is important to say a special thanks to Silvio De Sousa. This young man has persevered all season. He has given his heart and body to KU basketball without ever getting to play even a ...

Letter to the editor: Teach responsibility

To the editor: It wasn’t that long ago that when a student lost a book, he/she was responsible for the cost of replacing it. It appears that current school district officials believe that such accountability no longer applies in the digital age (“District to consider purchasing $278K in ...

Letter to the editor: Market solution

To the editor: The Farmers’ Market. That’s the answer. It’s the perfect spot at the southern entryway to downtown, across the street from South Park and adjacent to two of our most important civic institutions, the Watkins Museum of History and the Douglas County Courthouse. With the ...

Letter to the editor: No ‘Other’

To the editor: As a recent retiree who went to KU in the early 1970s and moved back to Lawrence in the summer of 2017, I’m taking advantage of the senior waiver here at KU and have finally gotten around to taking a course on anthropology. The most important fact I have learned so far is ...

Letter to the editor: Thoughtful response

To the editor: I would like to compliment the Lawrence Journal-World on the article published Monday, March 18, 2019, “Islamic Center talk of unity, love in wake of massacre,” describing how the center invited the community to join with them in commemorating the terrorist attack against ...

Letter to the editor: Medicare for all

To the editor: If we are going to have “Medicare for All,” let’s make sure it absolutely lives up to its name. ALL means everyone, all citizens, with no exceptions for Congress or other federal employees either active or retired, as was done for Obamacare. The only exceptions to be ...

Letter to the editor: Discriminatory tax

To the editor: Roads, bicycle paths, hiking trails and sidewalks are part of our city’s infrastructure. The cost of maintaining all infrastructure (including sidewalks) should be financed by taxpayers at large. Current sidewalk repair policy is discriminatory in that select citizens are ...

Letter to the editor: Universal dismissal

To the editor: Scorn is easy. It drips with superiority — arrogant that it does not need to engage with those who disagree with it. Recently, the Journal-World has opinion pieces dismissing single payer health care in a few words. The idea is so ridiculous that no argument needs to be ...