Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Positive plan
Revised plans for a retail center on South Iowa Street outline what seems to be a positive and appropriate project for Lawrence.
August 24, 2015
A pared-down development plan for a site just south of the South Lawrence Trafficway on Iowa Street addresses many of the concerns expressed when an earlier request was denied.
Editorial: Kasold questions
A major north-south route across Lawrence isn’t a good place to experiment with new street designs.
August 23, 2015
The Lawrence City Commission’s consideration of a plan to narrow Kasold Drive between Eighth and 14th streets was delayed last week because of an already lengthy agenda.
Editorial: Guns and bars
If bar owners want to ban concealed weapons in their businesses, signs stating that policy are a good place to start.
August 19, 2015
Local bars that haven’t posted no-gun signs might want to rethink that decision.
Editorial: Mayor choice
Commissioner Mike Amyx’s experience and respect in the community make him the best choice to fill the mayor’s chair.
August 18, 2015
After what Commissioner Mike Amyx called a “very tough week,” the Lawrence City Commission is in need of experienced, steady leadership.
Editorial: A good start
The Lawrence Public Library is working hard to establish strong reading habits for local children and their parents.
August 17, 2015
Books and reading need to be a part of every child’s life, and it’s fun to see the Lawrence Public Library finding new ways to reach out to parents and youngsters in the community.
Editorial: KPERS strategy
The state’s recent dismal record on economic predictions may make Kansans uneasy about the latest plan to fund the Kansas employees retirement system.
August 16, 2015
It’s hard to have a lot of confidence that the Brownback administration’s strategy to shore up the troubled Kansas Public Employees Retirement System will work as well as state officials predict.
Editorial: Agency challenge
Hopefully, Just Food will be able to respond quickly to its current challenges and continue its good work in Lawrence.
August 14, 2015
It’s too bad that the apparent careless management of its former executive director is creating problems for Just Food, an agency that has had a significant positive impact in the community.
Editorial: Steady the ship
A mostly inexperienced Lawrence City Commission is facing some key challenges.
August 13, 2015
There’s a lot of uncertainty in Lawrence city government right now.