Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Rural boost
A new effort of the Kansas Sampler Foundation is striving to connect rural communities to donors and volunteers who want to support their towns.
September 15, 2014
During a campaign season, it’s common for Kansas candidates to express concern and support for rural communities across the state.
Editorial: Higher marks
Latest college rankings reveal that the rest of Kansas University can learn a few things from two schools that are doing it right.
September 14, 2014
There’s good news as well as bad, or at least alarming, news for Kansas University and its students, faculty, alumni and friends in the just-released college rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
Editorial: Right decision
The city was correct in saying “no” to Wicked Broadband’s plan in its current form.
September 12, 2014
The Lawrence City Commission was right Tuesday to delay a decision on guaranteeing a $1 million loan that Wicked Broadband would use to bring higher speed Internet access to Lawrence.
Editorial: Parking fairness
Reserved parking in downtown Lawrence raises some fairness issues.
September 11, 2014
Allowing a business to purchase reserved parking spaces in downtown Lawrence would set a bad precedent.
Editorial: Haskell focus
This weekend’s Indian Art Market is just one opportunity for the community to connect with Haskell Indian Nations University.
September 10, 2014
Every fall, Haskell Indian Nations University welcomes thousands of visitors to its campus to enjoy the Haskell Indian Art Market.
Editorial: Challenging issue
Educating students and working to change attitudes are an important part of the effort to curb sexual assault on campus.
September 9, 2014
Kansas University is by no means the only U.S. university struggling with the problem of sexual assault among its students. However, recent attention focused on a KU case is drawing the kind of attention that no university wants.
Editorial: Job skills
Comments from area manufacturers suggest that programs seeking to train employees for the current work force need to get back to basics.
September 8, 2014
Manufacturing is on the upswing in the United States. That’s good news for job seekers — but only the ones who have the qualifications those manufacturing businesses are seeking.
Editorial: Looming expense
Additional information on a jail expansion plan would be helpful to local voters deciding whether to approve funding for a new police headquarters.
September 7, 2014
Before voters decide whether to fund a new headquarters for the Lawrence Police Department, they need as much information as they can get about plans to expand the Douglas County Jail.
Editorial: Grocery option
The push for a downtown grocery store likely will benefit from the involvement of a long-time local store owner.
September 5, 2014
The involvement of a grocer with a wealth of local experience adds considerable momentum to the idea of converting the former Borders bookstore into a downtown grocery.
Editorial: Spending restraint
They didn’t prevail in Tuesday’s vote, but a couple of city commissioners raised some valid concerns about city funding for a clearly optional recreation amenity.
September 4, 2014
The synthetic ice rink south of the new Lawrence Public Library may prove to be a popular attraction for local skaters, but local taxpayers nonetheless should be grateful to a couple of city commissioners who questioned — and subsequently voted against — the expenditure of $80,000 on yet another recreation amenity for Lawrence.