Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Don’t pursue ‘modular jail’
If the county is thinking of modular units as a temporary solution for jail overcrowding, it should think again.
November 28, 2017
It doesn’t make financial sense to pursue modular units as a temporary solution to crowding issues at the Douglas County Jail.
Editorial: Reconsider security cameras
Surveillance video equipment downtown could help to deter crimes and to solve them.
November 27, 2017
It is time that the city of Lawrence reconsider the use of video cameras in high-profile public spaces.
Editorial: Open-carry ban is right move
The city would be wise to move quickly to prevent as many guns as possible in public buildings.
November 21, 2017
The Lawrence City Commission should adopt a new ordinance banning the open carrying of firearms in city buildings.
Editorial: America’s next big thing?
A high-tech semitrailer, or another such game-changer, is exactly what our economy needs right now.
November 20, 2017
A Silicon Valley company did something exciting last week, and for once it involved something more significant than a new app to help us kill time on our smartphones.
Editorial: Big win for Peaslee Tech
Its acceptance as a Board of Regents institution is a big step toward being a recognized school.
November 19, 2017
Acceptance as a private, postsecondary institution by the Kansas Board of Regents is a major victory for Lawrence’s Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center.