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
”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.
”We know that our religion bears much of the responsibility for vilifying members of the LGBTQ+ communities. We also know that God loves all people, not in spite of who they are, but because of who they are,” Gretchen Meyer writes in this letter to the Times.
”Your team is a stellar example of cooperation, humility and grit on and off the court,” Ashley Bloom writes in this letter congratulating Coach Schneider and the KU women’s basketball team ahead of Saturday’s championship game.
”This community’s identity wasn’t formed by governing institutions; it was formed by the fight in the hearts of its people,” Topher Enneking writes in this letter to the Times.
”(The Lawrence school board’s) vote to hold a hearing on closing Broken Arrow Elementary School is a great disappointment and a clear testament that the winds of prejudice are still blowing across the land,” a group of community members write in this letter to the Times.
”Those of us who care about Lawrence and who care about the state of our society must come together to help unhoused people,” Nancy Snow writes in this letter to the Times.
”Not only does SB 282 ignore the real factors contributing to the child care crisis in Kansas, but it also ignores the valuable investments state agencies and communities have made to overcome the root problems with our child care system,” Chavis Lickvar-Armstrong writes in this letter to the Times.
“Want to propel the city of Lawrence on a downward spiral?” Tim Kelly begins this letter to the Times.
”We cannot see how the district proposal to close neighborhood schools, increase ideal class sizes, cut teacher plan time AND go to a four-day week equates to equitable student outcomes or invites great teachers to want to stay or work and Lawrence,” Erica Hunter writes in this letter to the Times.
”We sincerely believe that conserving wildlife such as (Lesser Prairie-Chickens) is not in opposition to a vibrant economy, and that the new guidelines will help to ensure that we do not lose this iconic species,” two local ornithologists write in this letter to the Times.
”Exercise is a cornerstone of good health, and we should not impose economic barriers to this fundamental need,” Steven Koprince writes in this letter to the Times.