Friday, February 24, 2006

Nothing's The Matter With Kansas

LAST UPDATED: 12:30 PM CENTRAL TIME

Pat Roberts (R-KS) is chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which will reconvene on March 7 to decide whether and in what fashion to hold hearings into the NSA’s warrantless surveillance program. Sam Brownback (R-KS) serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee and chairs the Constitution subcommittee. Roberts is central to the administration’s efforts to avoid meaningful hearings on the NSA issue by amending FISA to make the President God. Brownback, on the other hand, has suggested imposing some sort of judicial oversight on the program. Both need to be told (a) we want hearings, (b) we want broad hearings, not just a retroactive amendment of FISA to make illegal conduct legal, and (c) we want those hearings to be as public as possible while accommodating national security concerns.

The focus right now is on Kansas: Kansas residents or people with Kansas connections, writing letters to the editors of Kansas (and border-region Missouri) newspapers, speaking directly to Roberts and Brownback (and, what the hey, the appropriate Congressperson while you’re at it).

For more thoughts and talking points, check out the folks who are working together to make the Roots Project happen: Jane, Glenn, John, and our new favorite Kansan, local point man Josh.

Note: this is just Phase I of the Kansas Stage of the Roots Project. It will evolve to include more than letters, and all 50 states, but always driven by local citizens, speaking to their own representatives. Keep watching here for more game plans as we move the impact of the Blogosphere from words to deeds!

Newspaper contact information follows:

The Kansas City Star
Letters
1729 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-234-4636

Guidelines : Paper accepts LTEs, “Voices”, “As I See It” columns and Op-Eds. LTEs max. 150 words; must include name, address, daytime phone.

How to submit :
Snail mail at above address, or
letters@kcstar.com

Alternate venue : “Reader's Representative: For concerns or questions regarding the fairness or accuracy of The Star's news coverage.” readerrep@kcstar.com



The Lawrence Journal-World
609 New Hampshire
P.O Box 888
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

How to submit :
Paper asks for LTEs via Webform; not sure whether they accept by snail mail

Alternate venues : Editorial Page Editor Ann Gardner, 832-7153, agardner@ljworld.com
Online Editor Dave Toplikar, 832-7151, dtoplikar@ljworld.com



The Topeka Capital-Journal
616 SE Jefferson
Topeka KS 66607
Fax (785) 295-1230

How to submit :
Snail mail at above address, or
letters@cjonline.com

Alternate venue : Executive Editor Pete Goering, pete.goering@cjonline.com



The Wichita Eagle
Reader Views
P.O. Box 820
Wichita, Kan. 67201

Note : Editorial (from news service, not home-grown) they’re running today on topic. Consider writing a letter responding to it.

Guidelines : Max 200 words. Include name, address and telephone. Letters are signed with the writer’s name and town.

How to submit :
Snail mail at above address, or
Fax: (316) 269-6799, or
Webform

Alternate venues :
Editorial blog: http://blogs.kansas.com/weblog/
Opinion Editor Phillip Brownlee pbrownlee@wichitaeagle.com



The Pitch (alternative paper, KC)

Guidelines : Must include full name (but can request they don’t print it), email address OR telephone number; city; and “title of the article you are writing about.”

How to submit : Webform, or
feedback@pitch.com



The Olathe Daily News
514 South Kansas Ave.
Olathe, KS 66061

How to submit :
By snail mail to the above address, or
Fax to 913-764-3672, or
editor@theolathenews.com



Lee's Summit Journal

How to submit : Webform (apparently same form is used for subscriptions and LTEs).

Alternate venue : Ann Scheer, Editor, ascheer@lsjournal.com



The Cass County (MO) Democrat-Missourian
301 South Lexington
P.O. Box 329
Harrisonville, MO 64701

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
Fax at (816) 380-7650, or
editorial@demo-mo.com



The Star-Herald (Northwest Cass County) (Weekly)
P.O. Box 379
Belton, MO 64012

Guidelines : Include name, hometown and daytime telephone number. “[O]ne page typed double-spaced or neatly printed is a good measure.” “Letters endorsing or against political candidates will not be published.”

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
news@thestar-herald.com



The DeSoto Explorer
PO Box 639
DeSoto, KS 66018-0639

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
By fax to 913-585-1316, or
ejones@desotoexplorer.com



The Gardner News
936 C E Santa Fe
Gardner, KS 66030

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
submissions@gardnernews.com



Kansas City Small Business Monthly
8101 Shawnee Mission #200
Shawnee Mission, KS 66202

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
Fax to 913-432-6676, or
jane@kcsmallbiz.com



The Legal Record
213 E Santa Fe, Suite 2
Olathe, KS 66061-3410

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
Fax to 913-780-5747, or
editor1@legal-record.com



The Spring Hill New Era
PO Box 303
Gardner, KS 66030

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
Fax to 913-856-6707, or
submissions@gardnernews.com



The Sun Newspapers
7373 W. 107th
Overland Park, KS 66212-2547

(List of all weekly Sun publications -- Olathe Sun, Johnson County Sun, etc. -- here)

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
Fax to 913-381-9889, or
Bob Sigman, editorial page editor, bsigman@sunpublications.com



The Dodge City Daily Globe (Pat Roberts’ hometown paper!)
705 Second Ave.
Dodge City, KS 67801

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
Managing Editor Rick Druse, richard.druse@dodgeglobe.com



The Hutchinson News
P.O. Box 190
300 West 2nd Avenue
Hutchinson, KS 67504-0190

Guidelines: Include name, address and telephone number. Max 500 words for writers who live within the paper’s “circulation territory”, 300 words for those who live outside it. (Nice they make that clear!)

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
Fax to (620) 662-4186, or
westernfront@hutchnews.com



The Garden City Telegram
P.O. Box 958
310 N. 7th Street
Garden City, KS 67846

Guidelines : Must include name, telephone, city, state, and email address.

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
Fax to 620-275-5165, or
Dena Sattler, Editor and Publisher, denas@gctelegram.com, or
Webform



The Salina Journal
PO Box 740
Salina, KS 67401

Guidelines : Letters must be signed, with address and telephone number. Max 250 words.

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
Fax to 785-827-6363 or 785-823-3207, or
mailto:sjletters@saljournal.com, or
Webform

Alternate venues:

Salina Journal blogs, or

Short telephone comments get published! “Besides written letters to the editor, the Journal also welcomes brief comments by telephone. Some of these are published each day on the newspaper's editorial page. To participate, call the Journal at 785-823-6464, extension 333. You do not have to leave your name.”



The Pratt Tribune

How to submit :
Go here and click the “submit a letter” javalink in the blue stripe at the very top right of the page.



The Atchison Daily Globe
PO Box 247
1015-25 Main Street
Atchison, KS 66002

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
Fax to (913) 367-7531, or
Managing Editor Michael Terry, michaelterry@npgco.com



The Arkansas City Traveler
200 E. 5th Ave.
P.O. Box 988
Arkansas City, KS 67005

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
Fax to 620-442-7483, or
news@arkcity.net



The Southwest Daily Times
(Liberal, KS/Seward County)

How to submit :
editor@swdtimes.com



The Manhattan Mercury
P.O. Box 787
Manhattan, KS 66505

How to submit :
Snail mail at the above address, or
Fax to 785-776-8807, or
Email Walt Braun, Editorial Page Editor, wbraun@themercury.com.



The Winfield Daily Courier
Public Forum
201 E. 9th
P.O. Box 543
Winfield, KS 67156-0543

Guidelines: I love this! “The Courier receives a lot of e-mail. Lots and lots of e-mail. Most of it's junk mail. If it's is critical that we get your information, call us. Even if you call just to let us know that you're sending an e-mail, you can tell us the subject and the e-mail account that you are using to send it and we can be waiting for it.” Max 300 words; must include name and address.

How to submit:
Snail mail at the above address, or
Fax to 620.221.1101, or
Email courier@winfieldcourier.com AND THEN CALL TO TELL THEM IT’S COMING at 620.221.1100



The Hays Daily News
Reader Forum
507 Main
Hays, KS 67601

Guidelines: 600 words max; include name, mailing address and daytime telephone.

How to submit:
Snail mail at the above address, or
Email letters@dailynews.net



The Morning Sun
P.O. Box H
701 N Locust
Pittsburg, KS 66762

How to submit:
Snail mail at the above address, or
Fax to 620-231-0645, or
Email the Publisher, Stephen Wade, stephen.wade@morningsun.net

7 comments:

Via said...

You guys are working hard to affect change. Thanks from all of us.

Thersites D. Scott said...

Thanks, via.

OnShakedown said...

http://www.theworldco.info/ has a list of newspapers not included here.

Many are in the douglas county or surrounding area...

alizonia said...

I just finished sending my emails! I sent the following message:
President Bush must have some compromising photos of Pat Roberts somewhere in a vault. Any time Bush needs some dirty laundry whitewashed, Pat Roberts has jumped to the task. The NSA spying scandal is the latest Bush administration outrage that Roberts seems determined to sweep under the rug as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Bush has admitted that his administration is conducting warrant-less wiretapping within the United States in direct violation of the FISA laws enacted by congress. Rather than being outraged by such illegal behavior by the executive branch, Roberts has been signaling a willingness to look the other way. Roberts needs to do his job and start an honest investigation of this seemingly lawless activity by the president. If Roberts is unable to provide oversight to this administration, then Kansans should think seriously about firing him.

dev said...

I agree that Kansas's intercept is interesting. But it's not new--Kansas has been strongly Republican for decades.


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dev said...

I agree that Kansas's intercept is interesting. But it's not new--Kansas has been strongly Republican for decades.


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