Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Picking nits
Stadium lighting that shines into your home and could affect the future of your property is a valid concern, not nitpicking.
April 11, 2014
The city probably hasn’t heard the last about the lights at Rock Chalk Park.
Editorial: Name game
Lawrence surely can do better when it comes to a name for its newest recreation center.
April 10, 2014
Thank you, city commissioners, for not applying the rubber stamp to a recommendation to saddle the city’s new recreation center with a meaningless moniker like “SportQuest.”
Editorial: KU wins, loses
The legislative session has provided some good news for Kansas University, but the picture isn’t entirely rosy.
April 9, 2014
As the Kansas Legislature headed into a three-week break, Kansas higher education officials expressed enthusiasm for what lawmakers accomplished this year. “We got almost everything we asked for,” said Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Fred Logan.
Editorial: Rush job
State legislators made it to first adjournment on Sunday but their last-minute negotiations on a school finance measure weren’t pretty.
April 8, 2014
Kansas legislators didn’t exactly do themselves proud as they wrapped up business and headed out of town Sunday.
Star-crossed plan
The design for an Eisenhower Memorial has hit yet another roadblock.
April 7, 2014
It seems that the well-deserved memorial to honor the nation’s 34th president will have to wait a little longer.
Editorial: Election uncertainty
Unsettled voter registration laws in the state are setting the stage for a confusion and contentious fall election cycle.
April 6, 2014
With less than two months to go before the June 2 filing deadline for Kansas candidates seeking statewide or national office, questions about the upcoming election cycle abound.
Editorial: Benghazi questions
With midterm and 2016 elections approaching, it’s time to demand some honest answers about the Benghazi tragedy.
April 4, 2014
The much-anticipated testimony of former acting CIA director Mike Morell before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee didn’t produce any definitive information to answer the many conflicting viewpoints and concerns related to the official “talking points” on the Benghazi tragedy.
Editorial: Important hire
Regardless of where he or she comes from, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s next CEO needs to be ready to hit the ground running.
April 3, 2014
It doesn’t matter where Lawrence Chamber of Commerce leaders find a new chief executive officer. The important thing is that they find a really good CEO who can lead the chamber in what should be a dynamic period in Lawrence’s business development.
Editorial: Safety net
Helping people obtain affordable health insurance might be an important new mission for safety-net health care clinics.
April 2, 2014
Safety-net health care clinics like Health Care Access in Lawrence provide a great service to uninsured patients.
Editorial: Conservation tool
State lawmakers shouldn’t undermine the use of conservation easements in Kansas.
April 1, 2014
Conservation easements are a tool used by landowners to ensure that the natural character of their land will be preserved for future generations.