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: Climate a major issue

To the editor: There are a multitude of problems in the world that can and should be of concern to us, both for ourselves and for our children and grandchildren. After reflection, I believe there are three scenarios that pose the greatest threats to our entire world. Either all out nuclear ...

Letter to the editor: Senseless killings

To the editor: It seems as though not a week goes by that I don’t read of or see on the 10 o’clock news that another young thug has fired a gun and injured or murdered another individual, many times an innocent bystander. I wish that I could talk with one of these monsters and ask ...

Letter to the editor: Hiring a chief

To the editor: Only my opinion: Since we are getting a new city manager soon, I would think that the present manager and the City Commission would want the new manager to do the hiring of the new chief for the fire and ambulance service, because the new manager would be making decisions for ...

Letter to the editor: Softball success

To the editor: It’s understandable that Lawrence only cares about KU basketball, but there are other events going on. People ask, “Why doesn’t the LJW cover anything outside of Lawrence?” Unfortunately, attempts to convince the LJW staff to even “mention” Baker softball have fallen ...

Letter to the editor: Better range

To the editor: I believe we will all agree that we need efficient, knowledgeable and well-trained police personnel. A new center will provide a weapons range in town where medical and other police facilities are present, trainees will be available for duty and not driving to train in the ...

Letter to the editor: Silence has terrible price

To the editor: Attending an institution of higher learning like KU allows you to be in an environment cherishing inclusion and diversity of opinion. But you quickly come to find not all the world is like that. Recently a professor brought awareness of a situation thousands of miles and ...

Letter to the editor: Guns are health issue

To the editor: As a pediatrician I have taken care of numerous children who were victims of gun violence. I, along with countless other Americans, have also been affected personally by gun violence. Every day 83 children are shot in the United States. Gun violence is a public health issue. ...

Letter to the editor: Banning plastic bags

To the editor: A KU graduate research project for a Master of Public Administration class last fall concluded that at least 29.7 million single-use plastic bags are used by Lawrence residents every year! Most of these end up in the landfill, where they do not biodegrade for at least 500 years. ...

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 ...