Journal-World Editorials

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.
Editorial: Voter purge
Setting an arbitrary time limit isn’t an acceptable way to reduce the number of voter registrations being held “in suspense” by the Kansas secretary of state.
August 12, 2015
It’s understandable that Secretary of State Kris Kobach would like to get rid of the list of about 31,000 would-be voters whose registrations are being held “in suspense” by his office, but the procedure and timing of his proposal to reduce that list aren’t acceptable.
Editorial: Important role
State regulators play a key role in protecting the interests of electricity consumers in Kansas.
August 10, 2015
Customers of Wester Energy Inc., the state’s largest electric company, probably are pleased but maybe a little puzzled by the rate compromise announced last week by Westar, the Kansas Corporation Commission and the Citizens’ Utility Ratepayers Board.