Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Info needed on parks plan
City commissioners need a broader view of the Parks and Rec master plan before making any decisions.
February 17, 2017
City commissioners are right to seek more information before adopting a new plan for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department.
Editorial: A premium on transparency
School board vacancy should be filled by someone committed to open, accountable government.
February 15, 2017
With the resignation of Kristie Adair, there is an opening on the Lawrence school board. Who the board chooses to fill that position will say quite a lot.
Editorial: Energy plan a smart move
The city’s investment in energy efficiency is money well spent.
February 12, 2017
The Lawrence City Commission was right to invest in increasing the energy efficiency of city buildings.
Editorial: Next chief
Let’s hope the city hires a new police chief who can tackle today’s challenges with transparency and a fresh perspective.
February 10, 2017
As the search gets underway for a new chief to lead the Lawrence Police Department, it’s important that city officials cast a wide net to find the right candidate.