Journal-World Editorials

Editorial: Historical tour
Who knew the Burroughs Creek Trail had so many connections to Lawrence history?
July 15, 2016
Yet another view of Lawrence’s fascinating history is the focus of an exhibit that opens Sunday at the Lawrence Public Library.
Editorial: Budget process
The good news is that the city’s budget discussions are drawing more than the normal amount of public attention and participation this year.
July 14, 2016
The Lawrence city budget process already is spurring some heated exchanges among city commissioners and local residents.
Editorial: Fireworks ban
Public education might be as effective as law enforcement in reducing fireworks usage in Lawrence.
July 13, 2016
Another Fourth of July has come and gone and, 14 years after the city’s fireworks ban went into effect, the holiday still is marked by plenty of pops and blasts in Lawrence.
Editorial: Preserve project
The East Ninth Street arts corridor shouldn’t be allowed to fall by the wayside.
July 12, 2016
Lawrence city commissioners were right to set aside time to take a comprehensive look at the proposed East Ninth Street arts corridor.
Editorial: Human costs
Shortsighted service cuts for the state’s most vulnerable residents will cost the state in both humanitarian and fiscal terms.
July 10, 2016
State budget cuts are more than numbers on a ledger, and several recent news reports are giving Kansans a better idea of the human costs of ongoing state revenue shortfalls and the cuts that come with them.