Tag: Kansas Attorney General’s Office

Candidate Q&A: Lance Niles — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Lance Niles Position you are running for: USD 470 Board of Education (BOE) Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Tamara Niles, spouse; children — Natalie Niles, eighth-grader at Arkansas City Middle School, and Will Niles, sixth-grader at Arkansas City Middle School. We also are hosting an exchange student this […]

Regnier’s seat on Board of Trustees to remain vacant through election

A replacement for former Cowley College trustee Sid Regnier has not yet been named, nor will a new trustee be appointed before the completion of the fall elections. Regnier resigned his post March 13, 2017, with more than two years left in his term. Twenty-one weeks now have passed since […]

Deadline extended for Cowley College Board of Trustees KOMA training

The deadline for mandatory Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) legal training has been extended for the Cowley College Board of Trustees. The original completion date was set for Sept. 15, 2016, but that since has been extended to May 31. This mandatory training was the result of the board’s actions […]

As tax season gets under way, protect yourselves from tax identity theft

It’s hard to believe, but tax season once again is upon us. Many probably already have received forms in the mail or electronically and started working on their tax returns. Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week was observed last week as the filing season gears up. Tax identity theft occurs when […]

Learn of ways to help victims during Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Last month, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback proclaimed January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. “Kansas was founded on the conviction that every life has dignity. Today, human trafficking is an affront on that dignity, depriving victims of their freedom and human rights,” Brownback said. “Kansas will continue its efforts to end […]

Year 2016 featured quakes, elections, Burford opening, funding decisions

The year 2016 began with tremors felt in Arkansas City. A group of more than 20 earthquakes in and around Fairview, Oklahoma, included two significant quakes that were felt right here at home. The strongest of them topped out at 4.7 and 4.9 magnitude on the Richter scale, respectively. The […]

County attorney: Cowley College broke KOMA law

Cowley County Attorney Christopher Smith has confirmed that a violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) did occur during the July 18 meeting of the Cowley College Board of Trustees. In a letter addressed to the college’s legal counsel, David Andreas, Smith explains his findings. “After reading contemporaneous news […]

Cowley College Board of Trustees to vote again

In a communication today from Cowley College President Dennis Rittle, Board of Trustees chair Bob Juden requested a special meeting to be held to consider a “board of trustee vacancy.” This meeting was announced July 20, following media reports of alleged illegal board action during the July 18 meeting, involving […]

Cowley College Board of Trustees’ proposed executive session questioned

The Cowley College Board of Trustees is set to hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. July 12 in the college’s McAtee Dining Center. The trustees will go into executive session to interview potential candidates to fill the vacant trustee position, according to Cowley College spokesman Rama Peroo. The vacancy […]