Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Police board
City officials should look into creating a citizens advisory board for the Lawrence Police Department.
May 12, 2016
Establishing some kind of citizen advisory board that could act as a link between the public and the Lawrence Police Department is an idea that’s worth considering.
Editorial: Fireworks ban
If city commissioners plan to keep a fireworks ban on the books, they need to make sure enforcement is strong enough to deter offenses.
May 10, 2016
Fourteen years after it was implemented, the existence and enforcement of a fireworks ban in Lawrence still isn’t a settled issue.
Editorial: Voting concerns
With elections fast approaching, many unsettled issues still plague the Kansas voting system.
May 9, 2016
A court document related to one of several legal challenges to the Kansas voter registration laws contends that the voting rolls in Kansas are in “chaos.”
Editorial: Prudent action
Creating two student governments may not be the best way to promote respect and inclusion on the Kansas University campus.
May 8, 2016
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little’s veto of a proposed $2 student fee to fund a new Multicultural Student Government at Kansas University was a tough but correct decision.