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: Limit benefits

To the editor: The city of Lawrence and city commissioners have had their heads in the sand for the last 60 years. Lawrence is known in the hobo and professional homeless world as the place to go for free food,donations and a place to live. We need to start checking backgrounds and help ...

Letter to the editor: Taser solution

To the editor: I, too, notice the recent repeat tragedy of mistaken use of lethal firearms by police rather than their intended use of only a Taser. It is not only a tragedy for the deceased and their families but also for the officers involved and for police in their respective departments ...

Letter to the editor: Housing first

To the editor: I appreciate the articles on homelessness. But providing shelter for 90 days or 180 days is so out of touch with the life of homeless people. For homeless people, each day is a crisis — a few days with a friend, then a place in a tent, which gets stolen, losing a phone and ...

Letter to the editor: Mean-spirited party

To the editor: Why have conservatives become so mean-spirited, angry and anti-anything often only because the “other side” supports it? “Cancel culture,” victimization, untruths and “what aboutism” have become their mantras and weapons. GOP lawmakers in Kansas and Missouri are ...

Letter to the editor: Hopes for new AD

To the editor: No less a figure than the chancellor tells us that KU’s new athletic director is “a rising star.” And those of us who follow KU sports know how “rising stars” come down to Earth: with a golden parachute. ’Round and ’round and ’round we go. Let’s hope this new ...

Letter to the editor: Homeless guidelines

To the editor: I thought the recent article on the growing homeless problem in Lawrence was very well written (“As camps spring up, leaders to discuss ways to tackle homelessness,” April 4 Journal-World). I applaud the efforts of various city and county officials in assisting the homeless ...