Journal-World Editorials

Star-crossed plan
The design for an Eisenhower Memorial has hit yet another roadblock.
April 7, 2014
It seems that the well-deserved memorial to honor the nation’s 34th president will have to wait a little longer.
Editorial: Election uncertainty
Unsettled voter registration laws in the state are setting the stage for a confusion and contentious fall election cycle.
April 6, 2014
With less than two months to go before the June 2 filing deadline for Kansas candidates seeking statewide or national office, questions about the upcoming election cycle abound.
Editorial: Benghazi questions
With midterm and 2016 elections approaching, it’s time to demand some honest answers about the Benghazi tragedy.
April 4, 2014
The much-anticipated testimony of former acting CIA director Mike Morell before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee didn’t produce any definitive information to answer the many conflicting viewpoints and concerns related to the official “talking points” on the Benghazi tragedy.
Editorial: Important hire
Regardless of where he or she comes from, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s next CEO needs to be ready to hit the ground running.
April 3, 2014
It doesn’t matter where Lawrence Chamber of Commerce leaders find a new chief executive officer. The important thing is that they find a really good CEO who can lead the chamber in what should be a dynamic period in Lawrence’s business development.
Editorial: Safety net
Helping people obtain affordable health insurance might be an important new mission for safety-net health care clinics.
April 2, 2014
Safety-net health care clinics like Health Care Access in Lawrence provide a great service to uninsured patients.
Editorial: Conservation tool
State lawmakers shouldn’t undermine the use of conservation easements in Kansas.
April 1, 2014
Conservation easements are a tool used by landowners to ensure that the natural character of their land will be preserved for future generations.
Editorial: Raffle laws
Even Kansans opposed to expanded gambling probably will be sympathetic to a constitutional amendment legalizing nonprofit raffles.
March 31, 2014
It seems a little hypocritical that the only entity in Kansas that legally can have a gambling operation is the state government.
Editorial: Police state?
The demise of legislation that would have opened police affidavits to the public is an embarrassment to Kansas.
March 30, 2014
If law enforcement officials come knocking at your door — or perhaps breaking the door down — and proceed to search your home, you’d want to know why.
Editorial: Big plans
Flexibility may be the key to Kansas University’s new 10-year master plan.
March 28, 2014
There’s nothing wrong with thinking big, and that’s what Kansas University officials have done with their new 10-year master plan.
Editorial: Icy idea
A seasonal ice rink by the new library could be a nice addition to downtown.
March 27, 2014
The idea of placing a seasonal ice skating rink on the plaza between the city’s new library and the parking garage on Vermont Street is worth a look.