Your Turn

To submit a lengthier opinion piece about a topic of public interest, please email your submission to letters@ljworld.com and indicate that you would like it to be considered for a “Your Turn” column. Submissions must bear the name, address and telephone number of the writer.

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 ...

Your Turn: What my visit with president taught me about humanity

The door opened. Expressionless men in black suits and dark sunglasses pushed into the crowd to clear a path. And then he was before me, not on a TV screen, but in my church, the church founded by New England abolitionists almost 170 years ago. I called out, “Mr. President. I am the pastor ...

Your Turn: The future of reproductive choice in Kansas is at risk

The recent article “Women are Coming to Kansas for abortions — but that could end soon” describes in detail just some of the agonizingly difficult obstacles people must endure trying to access abortion. Kansas clinics swamped with people from Texas seeking abortion care, now practically ...

Your Turn: Ending homelessness is going to require a paradigm shift

Earlier this year, the county and the city set an ambitious goal to end chronic homelessness in Lawrence in three years through the use of a Built for Zero model. While we recognize this is a large, multifaceted issue, we are hopeful that the efforts of the city, county and our community ...