Editorials

Editorial: Is it time to rethink the city’s public art program?

It is not every community that you can go to a city commission meeting and have an art criticism class break out. But as you’ve surely surmised, Lawrence is not any community. Thus, city commissioners recently found themselves discussing a $340,000 proposal to build a piece of public art ...

Editorial: Let’s raise both funds and enthusiasm for economic development

It is worth trumpeting that businesses and organizations in Lawrence and Douglas County have come together to pledge more than $2.1 million to economic development efforts over the next five years. That amount already is about a half million dollars more than the last fundraising campaign, and ...

Editorial: Lawrence’s unhappy camping problem

Lawrence strives to be a compassionate community. That’s an admirable quality and a good goal that we should smartly try to build upon. Thus, it seems this question is reasonable: How is it compassionate to have at least 200 people living in tents or tarps all across the city, defecating in ...

Editorial: An inane, and dangerous, display at the Douglas County Commission

A speaker at Wednesday’s Douglas County Commission meeting on the topic of a mask mandate for those 2 to 12 years old, said that such public health orders were comparable to the Holocaust. What a load of trash. Yes, public officials are supposed to value public comment. But sometimes the ...

Editorial: Don’t give up on the Big 12 just yet

Granted, the moments after you’ve hit the iceberg are not the best times to discuss the finer points of naval architecture and shipbuilding design. But, hopefully, after the Big 12 Conference gets disengaged from its current iceberg, its leaders will spend some time talking about how to build ...