A brief primer on the Kansas Open Records Act, its uses and its limitations

The Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) ensures that everyday citizens can gain access to most documents created by public agencies. This law not only establishes the procedure public agencies must follow when open records are requested, but it also defines what a public record is and what information can be […]

Building Trades Board discusses possible Class D tree trimming license

The Arkansas City Building Trades Advisory Board on Jan. 19 discussed possibly creating a new Class D license for local tree trimming contractors. This is the same class of license given to “handymen” and other types of contractors who do not engage in structural changes to buildings. Anyone applying for […]

Newly modified Planning Commission conducts reorganization

The Arkansas City Planning Commission held its annual reorganization meeting Aug. 23 in the commission room at City Hall, 118 W. Central Ave. The meeting was a little more complicated than normal, thanks to the recent decision of the City Commission of Arkansas City to combine the Planning Commission and […]

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 […]