Editorials

Editorial: Now is the time for further review of our shelter strategy

The board of the Lawrence Community Shelter should be applauded for taking the difficult but wise step of ordering an independent investigation of alleged actions related to its director, Renee Kuhl. Now, the board and community leaders should take the next important step by conducting an ...

Editorial: The year wasn’t great, but these graduates sure are

It is an important time in Lawrence and Douglas County: graduation season. The University of Kansas is hosting its first of two graduation weekends today. The second — for last year’s class that was deprived of walking down the Hill — will be a week from today. Baker University had some ...

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 ...