Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Review needed
Douglas County should view an independent review of its building codes and enforcement as an opportunity to clear the air and move forward.
September 2, 2015
An outside review could go a long way toward restoring public confidence in Douglas County’s building codes and enforcement process.
Editorial: Pet protection
A proposed city policy setting fire safety requirements for local animal facilities is on the right track.
September 1, 2015
The Lawrence city staff has done more research and come up with the same conclusion about the need for safety measures at local facilities that house animals.
Editorial: Inspection questions
The safety inspection process for the local school projects funded by a $92.5 million bond issue raises important questions.
August 30, 2015
A serious injury suffered by a child at a local school construction site has raised some troubling questions about the handling of safety inspections for a group of recent school projects.
Editorial: Good partnership
Lawrence Memorial Hospital programs and support are welcome additions to Sports Pavilion Lawrence.
August 27, 2015
The sponsorship and lease agreement allowing Lawrence Memorial Hospital to locate facilities at Sports Pavilion Lawrence is a great partnership between two local entities.
Editorial: Positive plan
Revised plans for a retail center on South Iowa Street outline what seems to be a positive and appropriate project for Lawrence.
August 24, 2015
A pared-down development plan for a site just south of the South Lawrence Trafficway on Iowa Street addresses many of the concerns expressed when an earlier request was denied.
Editorial: Kasold questions
A major north-south route across Lawrence isn’t a good place to experiment with new street designs.
August 23, 2015
The Lawrence City Commission’s consideration of a plan to narrow Kasold Drive between Eighth and 14th streets was delayed last week because of an already lengthy agenda.

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