You Oughta Know

Learn about city's air quality online

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: An interactive Environmental Protection Agency map that shows air quality across the United States. The Wichita area is close to exceeding federal air quality standards.

Why you'd want it: To learn more about air quality in Kansas and across the country.

Where you get the record: The map is at You can click on any state and zoom in. On Sunday, Wichita's air quality was listed as good.

How much it will cost: The information is free.