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
“Abortion bans — particularly for children who get pregnant by a family member — are just plain cruel. And that’s what’s at stake if the proposed constitutional amendment on the Aug. 2 ballot passes,” Amii N. Castle writes in this letter to the Times.
“If you vote ‘yes,’ you are renouncing your natural rights, your God-given rights, in favor of only those privacy rights that the legislators of Kansas choose to give you. With all due respect, this is not the American way,” Jonathan D. Kaufelt writes in this letter to the Times.
“Prairie Park Nature Center is a wonderful educational opportunity for all members of our community, young and old, and has been an important resource for informing others about our environment for more than 20 years,” Marlowe Kastens writes in this letter to the Times.
“How sad to see a city like Lawrence, that we’ve always looked at as progressive and in touch with the needs of those who call Lawrence home, even consider such a move as to place the Prairie Park Nature Center on the chopping block,” visitors from Paola write in this letter to the Times.
“The staff was also extremely sensitive and helpful … in consideration of cultural needs regarding certain animals that are significant culturally to different Native American tribes’ beliefs,” Jennifer Attocknie writes in this letter to the Times.
“Maybe … you are generally pro-life but don’t like extreme restrictions on abortion. Maybe you are just generally uneasy about abortion itself but want it to keep it as an option,” Ken Grotewiel writes in this letter to the Times.
“If the amendment passes, Kansas lawmakers can — and they will — enact laws banning abortions. And we know they will because they’ve already tried,” Amii Castle writes in this letter to the Times.
“If you’re charged with a felony, you have the right to an attorney. If you’re about to be kicked out of your home here in Douglas County, you’re on your own,” Steven Koprince writes in this letter to the Times.
“We … need to consider funding mental health support for all students because these events do not happen in a vacuum,” Colleen Boley writes in this letter to the Times.
“The passionate arguments made in the press and at school board meetings for retaining Latin at LHS and FSHS were legitimate and persuasive,” Gerald E. Mikkelson writes in this letter to the Times.
“The recent considerations by the school district to eliminate Latin classes from USD 497 are just the tip of the iceberg,” Rob Chestnut writes in this letter to the Times.