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The pieces in this section are generally written by members of the Lawrence community and those who have close ties. In addition, the Times is offering some space for area organizations and organizers to provide updates and attempt to reach other folks who might share their mission.

The Lawrence Times does not publish staff editorials (unsigned opinion columns, usually about the topics we cover, that many news publications run). Want to submit a letter or column to the Times? Great! Click here to find out how.

OPINION COLUMNS

Dot Nary: Holding events that welcome all (Column)

”Failing to accommodate disabled people in public discourse, in meetings, and on boards can result in loss of their contributions; programs that are exclusionary; plans that fail to address community needs; and events that do not comply with civil rights laws,” Dot Nary writes in this column.

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LETTERS TO THE TIMES

Letter to the Times: Thanks to those who gave blood

”As blood drive coordinator and supervisor of the blood bank at LMH Health, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Lawrence community for donating a total of 179 units of blood over two days last week at the LMH blood drives,” Faith Friesen writes in this letter to the Times.

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FROM THE STACKS

Note: Staff members at the Lawrence Public Library write blog posts about books, bookish things and other media. The Times is reposting some of those blogs in this feature, From the Stacks. Find many other blog posts, titles referenced in these posts and much more on the library’s website, lplks.org.