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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
“Vote ‘yes’ to retain all of our judges so there are no judge vacancies for Schmidt to fill if he wins the governor’s race,” Amii Castle writes in this letter to the Times.
”Before I voted last week against Skeksis-like Kansas GOP powermongers, first I switched my party affiliation again: to Independent, where I belong,” A. Reed writes in this letter to the Times.
”I asked how often (U.S. Rep. Tracey) Mann’s offices heard from individuals about climate change. The answer: rarely,” Bailey Mareu writes in this letter to the Times.
”With (the constitutional amendment) on the ballot on Nov. 8, the Legislature wishes to be the final decider, checker, balancer,” Jack Klinknett writes in this letter to the Times.
“Why would Schmidt oppose helping millions of Americans be just a little better off? Because Schmidt favors big business over hardworking, middle-class folks,” Amii Castle writes in this letter to the Times.
”This is no ordinary election in which we vote based on our judgment about the policies of the different candidates. This election is about the long-term survival of our democracy,” Thomas Weiss writes in this letter to the Times.
“Does your local, state, and national government represent you? In the Nov. 8 election, you can tell officials ‘good job’ and vote to reelect them or elect someone else you feel would do a better job of making our representative democracy serve the people,” Carol Williamson writes in this letter to the Times.
”Adding two more commissioners has a lot of major advantages, and it’s way past time for Douglas County to move forward as so many other counties have done in recent years,” Steven Crane writes in this letter to the Times.
“’Senator Jerry Moran is a nice guy,’ they say. … But when you look at Moran’s voting record since he has been our U.S. senator, he’s actually not been very nice to most Kansans,” Amii Castle writes in this letter to the Times.
”In Kansas, we don’t have a six million dollar man, but we do have our own 1.9 million dollar man. In his case, the millions of dollars represents how much Kansas taxpayers had to pay for his misguided and faulty legal work as secretary of state,” Thomas Weiss writes in this letter to the Times.
”This fall, the changing colors hold a whole new meaning for me,” Kimberly J. Luce writes in this letter to the Times.
”Passing this amendment would take power from local district attorneys to initiate a proceeding to ouster a naughty sheriff and would concentrate that power in one person — the state’s attorney general,” Amii Castle writes in this letter to the Times.