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: They believe in freedom?

To the editor: If Republicans really believed in freedom, they wouldn’t be in lockstep behind Donald Trump’s big lie about the 2020 election or Sen. Mitch McConnell’s refusal to participate in raising the debt limit. Maggie Childs, Lawrence

Letter to the editor: Please listen to our educators

To the editor: I am a retired public school educator. I feel it necessary to share what I am hearing from colleagues still teaching: “It feels like February.” “I am concerned for future staffing.” “I had to send a kindergartner out of my classroom for the first time in 15 ...

Letter to the editor: No one more accomplished

To the editor: At the end of September, professor Burdett “Bird” Loomis succumbed to cancer in his Lawrence home. I run the Washington, D.C., internship program that Bird started. Since his passing, I have come to realize there are countless people who also feel that their relationship ...

Letter to the editor: Climate crisis action needed

To the editor: It’s difficult to understand how supercharged Ida turned multiple states upside down just weeks ago. Or how supercharged Harvey gave Houston 60 inches of rain in 24 hours in 2017. And supercharged Katrina cost us $125 billion to clean up in 2015. I would rather forget how ...

Letter to the editor: Alzheimer’s support event

To the editor: More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 55,000 right here in Kansas. On Oct. 9 at South Park, we can come together to support all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementia by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk ...

Letter to the editor: Desecrating Stull Cemetery

To the editor: Historians are charged with investigating, reporting and preserving the historical happening in their respective communities. The following historians of Douglas County have attested they are opposed to the reference of Stull Cemetery as being haunted and that it is the ...