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: Be safe in the water

To the editor: Autmn Bishop’s article on staying safe on the water this summer was good timing, given that the traditional start of summer is Memorial Day weekend. I did feel it fell short when it came to addressing the need to wear life jackets when boating. In a former life, I worked ...

Letter to the editor: Please exercise your right to vote

To the editor: Charlie Crabtree’s letter in the May 18 issue of the Journal-World is good, excellent advice. Voting is the most fundamental lever citizens have to affect our government, at all levels. Charlie’s letter lays out well how that is true. To that information I feel the need ...

Letter to the editor: Kobach and the LGBTQ agenda

To the editor: “Kobach sues over federal protections for LGBTQ+ students” (Journal-World, May 16) reads like an editorial written by his detractors. One comment by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly deserves special mention. “I wish that we would focus on issues that really make a difference in ...

Letter to the editor: Awe-inspiring Capitol

To the editor: I had the pleasure last week of participating in an Osher Institute tour of historical Topeka. We enjoyed visiting Constitution Hall and the Brown v. Board of Education museum, but I was most impressed by our tour of the Kansas State Capitol. It was refurbished over a period ...

Letter to the editor: Diminishing nature

To the editor: This is my message to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: I am writing concerning the USACE upcoming assessment of the proposed New Boston Crossing development. Natural habitat for plants and animals is being reduced at a breakneck pace across our country — all in the name ...

Letter to the editor: We can end homelessness

To the editor: In response to Roger Powell’s recent letter, it’s evident there is skepticism about whether our community can effectively address homelessness. Justice Matters has long been advocating for the Built for Zero model, and we are thrilled to see it incorporated in “A Place ...