Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Research success
State university research has many benefits for the Kansas economy and society as a whole.
June 16, 2015
Hopefully, Gov. Sam Brownback and any state legislators who question the contribution of state universities in Kansas were paying attention to the news on Monday.
Editorial: Employee issue
A legal case that started over the release of some KU emails is raising some broader issues about university employees.
June 15, 2015
Is the executive director of Kansas University’s Center for Applied Economics a KU employee or not?
Editorial: Police options
City commissioners should take the time to consider their options on a new police facility — including the possibility of reusing an existing structure.
June 11, 2015
It’s good to hear that Lawrence city commissioners are willing to look at new options for meeting the police department’s facility needs.
Editorial: Election move
A new local election calendar will extend the terms of current officials, as well as the campaign season, but will it actually boost voter turnout?
June 10, 2015
Lawrence City Commission and school board members just added six or more months to their current terms in office thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday.
Editorial: Tax cap
Maybe the Kansas Legislature should be forced to seek voter approval for its own plan to make major tax increases.
June 9, 2015
After a session that raises concerns about the ability of Kansas legislators to do their own job, lawmakers now are trying to tell local units of government how to do theirs.