Letters to The Lawrence Times are welcome and encouraged.
The Lawrence Times runs opinion columns and letters to the Times written by community members with varying perspectives on local issues. These pieces do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Times staff.
LETTERS TO THE TIMES
”I was just so surprised that the distinguished professor lecture on barriers and self-determination will not be available by Zoom or webinar or as audio,” Juanita Carlson writes in this letter to the Times.
”There is a long-term financial advantage for cities to stabilize their modest housing stock and the infrastructure which already exists by utilizing district overlays that provide a level playing field for working families to buy into the market and become long-term residents,” Deborah Snyder writes in this letter to the Times.
“Careful planning decisions must be made to allow for a proper balance of living opportunities that promote healthy, safe and affordable neighborhoods,” Candice Davis writes in this letter to the Times.
”Living beyond one’s means seems a common philosophy these days,” Tom Guba begins this letter to the Times.
”This is Lawrence … and this is the way we do things here. We speak out because ’we are the people’ and we care about this town,” Kathleen Christian writes in this letter to the Times.
”If we have a sexist and transphobic ordinance that the police won’t enforce because it’s sexist and transphobic, why are we keeping it as part of city code?” Chris Flowers writes in this letter to the Times.
“For future restoration and stewardship efforts to succeed for the City of Lawrence, at Prairie Park and beyond, they should be done in direct consultation and collaboration with Native people,” Brett Ramey writes in this letter.
”Too many times I’ve heard speeches professing progress and promising goals only to watch them unfold at a snail’s pace, then several years into the future showing only a mere fraction of those promises and goals come to fruition,” Kathleen Christian writes in this letter to the Times.
“Our state legislature has made it very clear how they feel about people like me, especially lately. To these representatives, I am not a valuable enough member of our community to self-determine my identity,” Ley Schneider writes in this letter to the Times.
”A public university should be able to support all students regardless of their income and financial situation. I hope KU can change what it values and do what’s right in the future,” Brian Woods writes in this letter to the Times.
”The prayers of the Kansas legislators to ’sway journalists into Christian reporting’ and the blaming of media for betraying trust and truth while creating turmoil among ’God’s people’ seem to present a sense of pride and arrogance that biblical scholars have deemed a source of all sin,” Tom Guba writes in this letter to the Times.
”I want to say shame on you for not having the courage to speak to your new neighbor face to face,” Jo Anne Zingo writes in this letter to the Times regarding recent events in the West Hills neighborhood.