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.
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OPINION COLUMNS + LETTERS TO THE TIMES
“Last night I had the privilege of watching Dave Loewenstein start his mural on the back side of Cottin’s Hardware with Ardys Ramberg and Missy McCoy,” Tom Harper writes in this column.
“Voters should choose their politicians — not the other way around,” Sharon Brett writes in this column.
The conversation about reparations for slavery entered a new stage in 2021, with the U.S. […]
“Together, we can build upon our Kansas values of land and water conservation by supporting the 30X30 initiative,” Jerry Jost writes in this letter to the Times.
The anti-abortion movement “was always about raw political power for the right. It was never about the preservation of human life,” Susan J. Demas writes in this column.
“This year, teachers, we are on our own. We will be thanked, but we will not be kept safe. We will be called heroes, but we will not be advocated for,” Aaron Schwartz writes in this column.
Sarah Dehart Faltico, program coordinator with Climate + Energy Project, will speak on how a […]
“Over the past week, the Sunrise Movement has been staging protests all across the nation, and we will be doing the same at the Kansas Capitol building from 4-5 p.m. this Tuesday, July 20,” the Lawrence hub of the Sunrise Movement writes in this column.
“Over the past three years, through the power of collective generosity, #BeMoreLikeClaire has awarded more than $180,000 in grants to area nonprofits, with the vast majority located in Douglas County.”
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.
“I thought I would write up and share a few of my favorite off-the-beaten-path corners of Douglas County,” Dan Coleman writes.
Angela Hyde writes about the benefits and bonding experience of starting a book club with tweens and teens.
“Queer history is vital to a queer future. Reclaiming spaces in history that were occupied by real people through fiction is just as vital,” Margo Moore writes.