Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Voting catch
If the federal courts won’t clear up the voter registration controversy in Arizona and Kansas, who will?
August 27, 2014
Monday’s argument before the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals didn’t make the Kansas and Arizona voter registration dispute look any closer to a final resolution.
Editorial: Boundary issues
Lawrence’s growth is now crossing school district lines and raising some new tax issues.
August 26, 2014
With the continuing march of development to the west, it was only a matter of time before Lawrence’s city limits outgrew the Lawrence school district boundaries.
Editorial: KCC, consumers
The Kansas Corporation Commission is taking an unusual but positive step on behalf of Kansas consumers.
August 25, 2014
It’s nice to see the Kansas Corporation Commission standing up for consumers.
Editorial: Get it right
Officials are right not to rush the opening of the city’s new recreation center.
August 24, 2014
The schedule for opening the city’s new recreation center at Rock Chalk Park always seemed ambitious so it wasn’t a big surprise when city officials said last week that the proposed opening of Sept. 2 would be delayed.
Editorial: Fun weekend
Downtown Lawrence will be hopping this weekend with fun entertainers and talented musicians.
August 22, 2014
People looking for some entertainment and activity in Lawrence this weekend shouldn’t have any trouble.
Editorial: Campus sex
University students are the first line of defense against sexual harassment and violence on campus.
August 21, 2014
There’s a lot to learn at college. Unfortunately, one of those lessons apparently is how to protect yourself from sexual assault.
Editorial: ‘Pretty discouraging’
The current state of the local economy offers plenty of opportunities for improvement.
August 20, 2014
Recognizing a problem is the first step in solving it. That’s why it’s nice to see the new Lawrence chamber of commerce president being willing to take an honest look at the community’s lagging economic picture.
Editorial: Coach’s call
We hope Kansas State coach Bill Snyder won’t be the last coach to speak out about the money-driven culture of college athletics.
August 19, 2014
When Kansas State University coach Bill Snyder talks football, people usually listen.
Editorial: Private colleges
A new survey helps quantify the value of small private colleges in Kansas.
August 18, 2014
A study released early this month is a timely reminder of the important role played by small private colleges in Kansas.
Editorial: Budget basics
Basing higher education funding on “enhancements” rather than basic operating expenses just seems backward.
August 17, 2014
The Kansas Board of Regents’ strategy on state funding sounds more like the pitch a university endowment association would make to a potential donor than a serious request for funding to support the basic operations of the state’s higher education system.