Opinion

Editorial: A plan must precede a tax
Affordable housing is a real concern in Lawrence, but leaders need to develop a strategy before asking residents for money.
September 19, 2017
The city of Lawrence is putting the cart before the horse in asking voters to support a sales tax for affordable housing without a clear plan on how the funds will be spent.
Editorial: Release booking photographs
Because jail mugshots aren’t open records under state law, the sheriff’s office gets to arbitrarily decide whose photos are made public.
September 18, 2017
The approach the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office takes in releasing booking photos is arbitrary at best and benefits no one involved — not law enforcement, not the accused, not the victim and especially not the public.

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