Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: State standoff
The current tensions between Kansas University and state legislators are embarrassing and detrimental to the state.
February 10, 2016
Kansas University and its critics in the Kansas Legislature don’t have to like one another, but, for the good of the state, they need to find a way to work together in a more productive way.
Editorial: Museum honor
The KU Natural History Museum has been honored as among the best in the nation.
February 9, 2016
The naming of the Kansas University Natural History Museum as the best of its kind at a public university in the United States is a well-deserved honor.
Editorial: Bad idea
City officials should spend no time or energy investigating plans to allow people to pay their parking tickets with donated food.
February 8, 2016
It’s probably a matter of courtesy for the Lawrence City Commission to at least discuss about any idea proposed by one of its members.
Editorial: Funding grab
The Children’s Initiative Fund has found some support in the Kansas Legislature, but the battle for those programs isn’t over.
February 7, 2016
The governor’s plan to sweep $57 million from a fund earmarked for children’s programs into the state general fund thankfully has hit a significant roadblock in the Kansas Legislature.
Editorial: Positive inaction
The failure to move forward on changes to the state’s judicial selection system is one of those times when the Kansas Legislature should be congratulated for what it didn’t do.
February 5, 2016
The failure of the Kansas House to pass a constitutional amendment to change the process for selecting Kansas Supreme Court justices should put that issue to rest for the foreseeable future.
Editorial: Worthy ideas
A package of government reform measures proposed by a Baldwin City legislator should get the hearings they deserve.
February 4, 2016
Many Kansans probably could find a lot to like in a group of government reform bills filed Tuesday by Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City.
Editorial: Questionable comparison
Narrowing a stretch of West Ninth Street may or may not have resulted in a small reduction in collisions, and that decline shouldn’t be used to support a similar project on Kasold Drive.
February 3, 2016
A small drop in collisions on a narrowed stretch of Ninth Street in no way supports a similar narrowing project being discussed on Kasold Drive.
Editorial: Nothing to hide
Open government benefits both state officials and the public to whom they are accountable.
February 2, 2016
If Kansans don’t know what their state government is doing, it should be their own fault, not the result of closed meetings or hidden emails.
Editorial: Parking details
Lawrence city commissioners were right last week to put off any action until details for parking at a major new apartment complex have been fully examined and perhaps revised.
February 1, 2016
Several hours of discussion at last week’s Lawrence City Commission meeting raised at least as many questions as it answered about parking arrangements for a huge apartment development east of Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.