Your Turn

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Your Turn: Kansas needs energy efficiency savings

Kansas may be getting a new set of energy efficiency programs approved by the Kansas Corporation Commission. Under an energy efficiency application that Evergy filed with the KCC (which was modified and supported by several energy efficiency proponents), ratepayer energy savings were projected ...

Your Turn: Come to the parade Saturday to honor our veterans and Gold Star families

Veterans of military service are cornerstones of our community. Their loyalty to our country and their fellow troops under the most difficult conditions demonstrate moral fiber of the highest quality. Lawrence is home to many veterans, and we gather for the 2022 Lawrence Veterans Day Parade ...

Your Turn: Why I’m voting yes on the Sheriff Preservation Amendment

I write this letter on behalf of myself and all sheriffs in the state, but mainly for any future sheriffs. As with any political issue and especially a constitutional amendment, I want everyone to vote for what they feel is best. But, even if you disagree with what I say or the points I make, I ...

Your Turn: Local officials should explore energy partnerships

Lawrence and Douglas County have sustainability goals, but may be thinking too small. Addressing plastic bags, recycling, and energy conservation are worthy goals but not sufficient for a world-class community. Our community and country are driven by the need for reliable, affordable, ...

Your Turn: 2 years of COVID-19 in Douglas County

A new strain of coronavirus began to make its way around the globe in early 2020. While Douglas County had its first scare in January, it wasn’t until March 17 that it began to hit home. A young man traveled back from Florida, testing positive for COVID-19 upon his return. It’s now been ...