Letters to the editor

Letter: Thanks for honest, kind act
April 4, 2012
Sometimes my faith in mankind is not very high, but this man’s act of kindness has restored it. God bless him and all those whose kindnesses go unobserved.
Letter: Candidate voting histories need more explanation
March 28, 2012
In your recent article “How do candidates’ voting histories stack up?” my voting record is not fairly represented, and voters may draw an inaccurate conclusion as I am running for mayor of Shawnee.
Letter: Governing takes both leaders and constituents
March 28, 2012
Our government is to be of the people, by the people and for the people! As I understand these words, we all have a responsibility.
Letter: Ward I incumbent deserves to be reelected
March 26, 2012
To be a Shawnee City Council member requires significant personal commitment. Jim Neighbor has made that commitment and deserves to be reelected on April 3.
Letter: Votes on council can be more important than election participation
March 26, 2012
Citizen participation in government is very important. But what can be more important is how an individual votes once they are elected to office.
Letter: Time to replace city leader
March 26, 2012
This letter is to question Mayor Jeff Meyers’ sign for election saying “Vote for Progress” then “Vote for Meyers.”
Letter: Leave party politics out of race
March 21, 2012
There is no Republican or democratic way to fix a pothole, fight a fire or ensure that our community is safe and secure. Let’s keep it that way.
Letter: Grocery, convenience store liquor sales bad for the community
March 14, 2012
The Kansas Legislature should say NO to convenience store and grocery store sales of liquor.
Letter: Grateful in wake of fire
February 29, 2012
A big thank you to the Shawnee Fire Department and all the others who helped with Thursday’s fire at Hampton Woods apartments.
Letter: Get out and vote
February 22, 2012
It would be nice if Shawnee voters finally decided to participate in local government.
Letters: End Latino discrimination
01:30 p.m., February 14, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Recently, Barb Shelly of The Kansas City Star wrote a masterpiece on how the state of Kansas wants to handle its undocumented persons and immigration reform — pathetically and inhumanely!
Letter: Hurting vulnerable population
February 1, 2012
Placing the well-being of Kansans with developmental disabilities in the hands of an out-of-state insurance company can result in the erosion of quality of care for this vulnerable population — not to mention the revenue that will leave this state!
Letter: Not all is cheery
04:31 p.m., December 13, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The holidays are a natural time to enjoy family and get-togethers – sharing festive meals, exchanging gifts and celebrating traditions. But for the 65 million Americans taking care of someone with a life-limiting illness, finding holiday cheer can be difficult.  
Letter: Police academy a success
November 16, 2011
After completion of the Citizen Police Academy, I would like to extend my appreciation to everyone for making it such a success.