Your Turn

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Your Turn: Antitrust suggestion premature

Your Dec. 6 editorial criticized the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics’ proposal for overhauling NCAA Division I sports governance because we did not recommend an antitrust exemption to enable big-time sports programs like KU to cap college sports spending. We agree too many ...

Your Turn: The power of collaboration

Last March the pandemic caused institutions of higher education to empty their cam-puses overnight and remain that way through the summer. This had a major financial impact on the institutions but also on their communities — and KU and Lawrence were no exception. Many small businesses in ...

Your Turn: A thank-you to our veterans today and every day

Military service is an honorable tradition in our country. Accordingly, Nov. 11 is a federal holiday. President Dwight Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation. Eisenhower stated that a “grateful nation might pay appropriate homage to the veterans of all its wars who have ...

Your Turn: The Republican Party has become ‘uninhabitable’

Sometimes renting a dumpster is the best way to show that you care. It is time to show the GOP some love and rent a dumpster for the driveway of the House of Trump, formerly known as the Republican Party. I’m a fifth-generation Kansan and (former) Republican who has reached this ...

Your Turn: City did not treat our police chief fairly

Several months have passed since the controversial departure of our former police chief Gregory Burns, who in fact was Lawrence’s first-ever African American police chief. We are still greatly disturbed by many unanswered questions surrounding his departure. We understand that the duties ...

Your Turn: It’s a crucial time to be aware of domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As we enter the eighth month of COVID-19, it almost feels like cognitive dissonance to be talking about “Awareness.”We are all acutely aware that life is challenging for everyone right now. We are all more than aware that some members of our ...