Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Incentives policy
The idea needs some refinement, but the city is right to consider adding some new protections to its tax incentive policy.
April 14, 2014
The timing was off for the project at Ninth and New Hampshire, but Lawrence city commissioners are right to pursue the addition of certain conditions to the city’s tax incentive packages.
Editorial: Local votes
Having failed to come up with anything that will improve the current system, Kansas legislators should drop any effort to change the timing of local elections.
April 13, 2014
One of the legislative efforts that some observers think may resurface during the wrap-up session that begins April 30 is a bill that would move local elections for school board and city offices from April to November.
Saturday Column: 4-H leader, newsman had distinguished careers
April 11, 2014
Rather than expressing opinions about disturbing, if not illegal, actions by President Obama, challenging issues facing the city, the university and the state, the positives and negatives of the one-and-done exercise now being played by all-star university basketball players, the excessive salaries paid to all-star university basketball and football coaches compared to salaries paid to all-star faculty members and other topical matters, this writer prefers to focus this week on two unassuming but true all-stars in their respective fields.
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.