Editorials

Editorial: Haskell wants change, and we should all help make it happen

Lawrence and Douglas County have a chance to do economic development and do right. One of the community’s greatest, unfulfilled opportunities is Haskell Indian Nations University. It already is a great institution in many ways. It has a sense of community and common purpose that many ...

Editorial: Is a common-sense compromise possible on concealed carry?

Kansas has not gone to hell in a hand basket since 2015 — at least not for reasons related to guns. It was in 2015 when the state passed a law that you no longer had to get a state permit to carry a concealed firearm. Instead, Kansas adopted the philosophy of “constitutional carry,” ...

Editorial: The reasons to believe Travis Goff is the right leader for KU athletics

Jayhawk fans and Lawrence residents ought to be excited to work with new University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff. There is a lot to like about Goff’s basic story. The fact that he is a KU graduate is a plus, and his roots in Dodge City also are an attribute. Lawrence can seem a ...

Editorial: Best wishes for a happy Easter and happier days ahead

Easter always has had a dichotomy at its heart. One of the holiday’s most powerful symbols is an empty tomb. One of its most powerful messages is that we are truly never empty. It is a particularly important message to remember during these times. In fact, regardless of whether you are ...

Editorial: Energy and ideology really shouldn’t mix

Kansas leaders spend a lot of energy on ideology. They ought to spend more energy on energy. A couple of recent pieces of Statehouse news related to energy are worth noting. The first involves a dispute between the City of Lawrence and Kansas legislators. The Legislature has approved a bill ...