Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: Notification when registered offenders move near your home, work or school. Addresses of registered offenders are open records.
Why you’d want it: To be alerted when offenders register an address near you.
Where you get it: Go to www.kbi.ks.gov/registeredoffender/. Click on the “Community Notifications” link.
How much does it cost: The information is free.