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: Support proposed utility-scale solar plan

For more than a decade, the Climate + Energy Project has worked to reduce carbon emissions. We stand behind our commitment to Kansans to drive practical solutions for an equitable transition to a clean energy future. It is our mission — and there’s no time to waste. That’s why we must ...

Your Turn: Massive, industrial solar project is actually horrifying

As a lifelong environmentalist, I was excited to hear of a solar installation in my part of Douglas County. I had visions of the lovely solar farms I had seen in Germany and Switzerland, where solar panels, glinting among the trees, followed the curves of the land and provided shelter to cows ...

Your Turn: Let’s revisit the name of our county, while we’re at it

As a longtime resident of Old West Lawrence, I have followed with interest the efforts of my neighbors to the north to consider renaming their neighborhood, which for decades has been known as Pinckney. The reason for their discussion lies in the fact that Charles Pinckney, of South Carolina, ...

Your Turn: Recent Alzheimer drug approval is a profile in futility

Earlier this month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease, the first in almost 20 years. The drug, a protein with the tongue-twisting name of aducanumab (ad-yoo-can-yoo-mab), is touted as the first to slow the otherwise ...

Your Turn: Therapy ordinance must protect religious speech

An open letter to the Lawrence City Commission: Regarding the current proposal to ban the use of “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ minors in Lawrence, I’d like to add another faith-based perspective to the discussion. First, I want to commend the city for considering such a proposal and ...

Your Turn: Tenure essential to university’s mission

The Journal-World has been commendable in its coverage of the controversy over the University of Kansas’ refusal to disavow use of the Kansas Board of Regents’ optional suspension of tenure protections in the wake of current budget problems. In her “Follow-up” note on Friday, the ...