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The long-awaited ruling in the Kansas school finance case has arrived. Now the real work begins.
State officials probably weren’t surprised Friday that the Kansas Supreme Court concluded that the state isn’t spending enough on K-12 education.
Cold-weather bus problems were compounded this week by ineffective communication to the families affected by delays.
School children stranded in sub-zero temperatures waiting on buses that have been delayed by cold weather problems is simply unacceptable.
Contaminated river water in other states offers a reminder of how important it is to Lawrence and its municipal water supply to protect the Kansas River.
Recent events that contaminated rivers that supply drinking water to communities in West Virginia and North Carolina should serve as a warning to all communities who, like Lawrence, depend on rivers for at least part of their municipal water supplies.
A million dollars isn’t chump change, but the KU Student Senate is right to wonder how important its contribution is to the huge Kansas Athletics budget.
Kansas University students may have a point when they argue that the KU athletics program has outgrown the need for student fee revenue.
Fundraising will be an ongoing challenge for the Lawrence Community Shelter, but the early repayment of a city loan is a positive indication of the shelter’s financial health.
Loring Henderson had one last gift for the community before his retirement as executive director of the Lawrence Community Shelter: repayment, nine months early, of a loan from the city of Lawrence.
If Sen. Harry Reid believes the Koch brothers are lying about the Affordable Care Act, he needs to back up his claims with facts.
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, the U.S. Senate’s majority leader, recently said brothers Charles and David Koch of Wichita are “about as un-American as anyone I can imagine.”
Scaled-back plans have set a more positive course for a new apartment building near Allen Fieldhouse.
Several weeks ago, officials with Kansas Athletics Inc., announced plans for a $17.5 million apartment building that would house 30-some KU men and women basketball players along with a like number of non-athlete students.
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce needs to return to the active, important role it once played in the city.
What has happened to the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce? Where has it gone?
You get what you pay for, it’s said, and Kansas legislators shouldn’t be too quick to dismiss modest salary increases for the state’s classified employees.
So far, prospects for a modest salary increase proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback for classified state employees aren’t particularly bright.
Lighting at Rock Chalk Park is just the latest controversy caused by officials willingness to rush this project forward.
Lawrence city officials have agreed to spend approximately $2,500 to hire an engineer to determine whether a series of 100-foot light poles at the Rock Chalk Park development in northwest Lawrence will cause an unacceptable amount of light to shine on adjacent properties.