Editorials

Editorial: LMH expansion is a good sign

Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s plans to build a new facility near Rock Chalk Park is a win for the community.The hospital’s board of directors voted to move forward with the purchase of a 20-acre site just northeast of the intersection of Sixth Street and Kansas Highway 10 west of Lawrence, ...

Editorial: Scores highlight funding woes

It’s disappointing — but not surprising — that results of the 2017 Kansas Assessment Program show that most Kansas high school students are not meeting state standards and that significant gaps persist between wealthy and poor and between whites and minorities.The end result is likely to ...

Editorial: Questioning injection wells

Given the relationship between wastewater injection wells and a spike in earthquakes in Oklahoma and southern Kansas, Lawrence and Douglas County officials are right to raise questions about a plan to expand the number of wells here.Florida-based Midstates Energy Operating LLC has filed permit ...

Editorial: Disappointing farm decision

It’s disappointing that the Trump administration and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts have sided with big agriculture over independent farmers by blocking rules that would have made it easier for independent farmers to challenge unfair trade practices by the major companies that dominate the ...

Editorial: Telemedicine critical to state

The Kansas Legislature would be wise to look closely at improving insurance reimbursements for telemedicine during the 2018 session.Some 34 states have laws mandating that insurance plans cover remote delivery of health care services similar to in-person services. It would seem Kansas, which ...

Editorial: A wise decision in KU inquiry

Kansas Athletics Inc. is wise to bring in an outside law firm to assist with a review of its men’s basketball program.Bond, Schoeneck and King, an Overland Park firm, will help with the review, which the NCAA requested all Division I basketball programs conduct in the wake of a federal ...