Wichita replaces The Eagle with its own website as city’s 'official' newspaper


The Wichita City Council decided Tuesday to use its own website as the city’s official newspaper — a move that will save the city $120,000 annually.

Under Kansas state law, cities are required to designate an official newspaper to publish all legal notices. The Wichita Eagle and the city have had a contract since 2019.

The move comes nearly a year after Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach issued a legal opinion allowing cities in Kansas to use their own website as their official newspaper instead of contracting with an independent local newspaper.

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