Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Power balance
Are Kansas legislators just firing a shot over the bow or are they taking direct aim at the Kansas Supreme Court?
March 26, 2015
A bill introduced this week in the Kansas Senate seems like either a threat or a promise. The bill, which outlines additional specifics that justify impeachment of Kansas Supreme Court justices, may be a veiled threat to sitting justices or a sign that legislators are trying to get their ducks in a row for a direct attack on the court.
Editorial: Bad sign
As many observers predicted, higher education funding is increasingly in jeopardy as Kansas legislators work to bring the state budget in line with its revenues.
March 25, 2015
It appears we spoke too soon when we expressed sympathy in a recent editorial over cuts a committee of the Kansas Legislature made to Kansas State University’s budget.
Editorial: Training support
A financial package to support a new technical training center in Lawrence is a good investment for city and county government.
March 24, 2015
This week, Lawrence and Douglas County officials will be asked for financial support for a new technical training center in Lawrence. This is a project that has been needed in the community for many years, and is a good investment for the two government entities.
Editorial: Positive action
A state regulatory group is taking action that may actually bring some relief to south-central Kansas residents.
March 23, 2015
Congratulations to the Kansas Corporation Commission for taking some action aimed at curbing earthquake activity in two south-central Kansas counties.
Editorial: Public interest
Public notice bills being considered in the Kansas Legislature aren’t in the public interest
March 22, 2015
At a time when the need for transparency at all levels of government has never been greater, a few Kansas legislators are working instead to cloud the picture.
Editorial: Hometown pride
In addition to raising thousands of dollars for charity, the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day committee also knows how to run a good, old-fashioned parade.
March 20, 2015
There’s no better example of how Lawrence manages to maintain its hometown feel than the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Editorial: Community gift
The Douglas County Community Foundation is an ongoing gift to Lawrence and Douglas County.
March 20, 2015
The announcement this week of $213,000 in grants is another reminder of the important local role played by the Douglas County Community Foundation.
Editorial: Critical timing
Legislative and legal funding battles are creating unacceptable uncertainty for K-12 schools in Kansas.
March 19, 2015
Leaders in the Kansas House and Senate made sure the new school finance bill skated through the Legislature in record time. For the sake of public school districts throughout the state, the governor, attorney general and Kansas Supreme Court now must make sure the legal ramifications of this bill are settled with equal dispatch.
Editorial: Caring legacy
David Johnson has built a strong legacy as leader of Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.
March 18, 2015
It doesn’t sound like David Johnson plans to ease into his retirement as CEO of Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.
Editorial: Teacher insult
Legislators’ effort to abolish an educator-run teaching award is an insulting piece of micromanagement.
March 17, 2015
In a number of ways this year and last, the Kansas Legislature is expressing its dissatisfaction with the way the state’s K-12 public schools are doing their job.