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Thank the open-records act

The Kansas Board of Regents had help in deciding to do the right thing and release the results of its audit of questionable financial transactions at Kansas State University. The release came after the Manhattan Mercury filed an open-records complaint with Attorney General Steve Six (in photo), whose office decided the audit should be public. "Shedding light on the transactions outlined in the audit helps to inform the public about the practices employed by the athletic department and will help Kansas State improve in the future," Six's spokeswoman, Ashley Anstaett, told the Kansas City Star. It shouldn't take another open-records complaint to convince the regents to release the similar audits of the University of Kansas and Pittsburg State University under way.