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Editorial: School board failing public

Residents are ill-served by district officials who thwart principles of open government.

The Lawrence school district and the Lawrence school board are failing constituents when it comes to open government.

Editorial: KU’s botched response

The university’s rush to judgment on social media concerning the actions of KU cheerleaders is not defensible.

The University of Kansas’ recent suspension of four university cheerleaders raises serious questions about how the university handled the incident.

Editorial: A salute to KU volleyball

The women on the Kansas team deserve a huge round of applause for their excellence on the court.

The University of Kansas women’s volleyball team is to be commended on a superlative season.

Editorial: A chance to give back

While we’re busy shopping, let’s remember that Giving Tuesday is of immense importance to the success of nonprofits.

Early reports are that the holiday shopping season got off to a strong start: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday attracted tens of millions of shoppers and billions of retail dollars.

Editorial: Right way

Motorists must follow the rules of the reconfigured “right-in, right-out” intersection at Kasold and the South Lawrence Trafficway.

Editorial: Treatment plant good investment

Sewage facility south of town will help Lawrence grow and will meet modern regulations.

Some of the most important responsibilities of municipal government are infrastructure projects that can largely go unnoticed by the public.

Editorial: Kansans in D.C.

Several officials from our state are in contention for top jobs in new Trump administration.

The state of Kansas could wield heavy influence in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.

Editorial: Come together

Take the time today to count your blessings and give thanks.

Thanksgiving provides us the opportunity to pause and remember that for which we truly are blessed.

Editorial: Skating around the truth

The synthetic ice rink outside the library was a nice effort to make a downtown attraction, but it may be time to admit it’s not working.

The city of Lawrence’s synthetic skating rink appears to be on thin ice. After generating about $26,000 in its first season — the winter of 2014-15 — the rink produced just $9,000 last winter. Rink revenues weren’t even half the operating costs, which include about $13,000 for staff and about $10,000 in setup costs.

Editorial: Water plan flawed

The city can achieve its conservation goals in better ways than through imposing a tiered billing system.

When it comes to water rates, perhaps the city of Lawrence shouldn’t try to fix what isn’t broken.