Journal-World Editorials

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.
Editorial: Balancing needs
Douglas County officials have shown their commitment to exploring jail alternatives, but they also have a responsibility to plan properly for future needs.
July 3, 2016
Douglas County commissioners have to balance many factors as they consider the expansion of the Douglas County Jail.