February 26, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.


BCC excludes trustee from executive session, cannot cite legal authority

The Butler Community College (BCC) Board of Trustees — through their general counsel — refuses to answer questions regarding its…

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Newton Board of Education appears to have violated KOMA

The Newton USD 373 Board of Education appears to have violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) during a special…

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Kansas Open Records exemption allows elected officials to avoid scrutiny

Changes to the Kansas Open Records Act intended to close a loophole preventing the use of private emails to circumvent…

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Trust Kansas Coalition files open meetings complaint against Gov. Kelly

A public-interest group in Kansas is accusing Governor Laura Kelly and her administration of violating the Kansas Open Meetings Act.…

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Kansas Press Association hopes to curb open records costs

With little incentive to be transparent, the state and some local governing bodies often fight Kansas Open Records Act requests…

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Blue Valley district deprives parents of due process rights

The Blue Valley school district in Johnson County deprived two parents of their due process rights on Tuesday when the…

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Frontenac continues to obfuscate on open records requests

The City of Frontenac continues to delay and refuse to hand over documents relevant to the decision in September of…

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Parks Board Chair, JCCC Board Candidate Violates KOMA, AG Determines

Paul Snider violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act, the Kansas Attorney General’s Office announced last week. Snider is the chair…

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