Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Critical need
The closure of Mercy Hospital in Independence may provide an opening for Kansas legislators to rethink their rejection of Medicaid expansion.
September 22, 2015
The announcement that Mercy Hospital in Independence will close its doors on Oct. 10 has caused at least one powerful Kansas legislator to indicate he might be willing to look again at the state’s options for expanding Medicaid.
Editorial: Tough spot
The future of Lawrence’s largest food bank now depends on the community’s support.
September 20, 2015
The severity of the financial problems facing Just Food has now been put before the public, along with a plea for the community’s help to save the local food bank.
Editorial: Determined Dole
Former Sen. Bob Dole already has recruited an impressive group of heavy hitters to help him raise money to complete the Eisenhower Memorial.
September 17, 2015
Who better than former Sen. Bob Dole to spearhead fundraising for a memorial to honor another World War II hero, former President Dwight Eisenhower?
Editorial: Public process
The process of selecting a new city commissioner will move quickly but offer good opportunities for public involvement.
September 13, 2015
The process for filling a vacant seat on the Lawrence City Commission is gearing up.
Editorial: Second look
City and school officials should get together and talk about how they might improve the inspection process for the district’s remaining construction projects.
September 11, 2015
If local school or city officials have concerns about the inspections being done on construction projects funded by a $92.5 million bond issue, it’s not too late to take corrective action.
Editorial: Expansion plans
Expanding the west leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway is proving to be much more complicated than many people expected.
September 10, 2015
When the western half of the South Lawrence Trafficway was built as a “super two” highway, the expectation was that the road later would be expanded to a four-lane road.