Journal-World Editorials

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.
Editorial: Endowment efforts
Kansas University would be a far different place without the private fundraising efforts of the KU Endowment Association.
September 3, 2014
Kansas University is indeed fortunate to have the KU Endowment Association. KUEA reported Monday that it had set a new record for private fundraising during the fiscal year that ended June 30, exceeding the previous record set last year by 45 percent. Donations for last year totaled more than $253.2 million compared with $174.2 million in fiscal year 2013.
Editorial: No guarantees
City officials should take a pass on a request to get financially involved in a local company’s plans to deploy super-fast Internet services in Lawrence.
September 2, 2014
Super-fast Internet service is the latest big thing. It is touted as the way to give cities a headstart on the future and attract major business development. Google Fiber’s decision to deploy gigabit service in the Kansas City metropolitan area was seen as a huge coup.
Editorial: Dining options
Expanded food truck operations could provide an interesting dining option in Lawrence.
September 1, 2014
Fears about the competition to existing brick-and-mortar restaurants shouldn’t be a major factor in the Lawrence City Commission’s consideration of whether to approve new regulations that would allow expanded food truck operations in the city.