utilities http://kmuw.org en Brownback Nominates State Senator for KCC Seat http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-nominates-state-senator-kcc-seat <p>Governor Sam Brownback is nominating a former Kansas Senate majority leader for a seat on the Kansas Corporation Commission.</p><p>Brownback has chosen Republican Senator Jay Emler, from Lindsborg, to take the position being vacated by KCC Chairman Mark Sievers.</p><p>Brownback says Emler will be a good fit for the commission, which regulates industries including utilities and oil drilling.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:13:08 +0000 Stephen Koranda 28663 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Water Rate To Go Up Jan. 1 http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-water-rate-go-jan-1 <p>The Wichita City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve water and sewer rate increases effective next year.</p><p>On January 1, Wichita's residential customers will see their monthly bills increase $1.19 to $7.74 depending on how much water they use.&nbsp;Commercial and industrial customers will see a rate hike of around 7 percent.</p><p>Alan King, Director of Public Works and Utilities says the water rates will insure a level of funding for proper renewal and replacement of aging water mains.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:22:16 +0000 Carla Eckels 8842 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 11.21.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-112112-0 <p><em>Wichita water rates to go up; Protesters gather at Statehouse to protest Kobach's&nbsp;policies; New online exhibit features Black photographers.</em></p><p><strong>Wichita Water Rates To Go Up Jan. 1</strong></p><p>The Wichita City Council voted unanimously yesterday to approve water and sewer rate increases effective next year.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-water-rate-go-jan-1">More...</a></p><p><strong>Protesters Oppose Kobach's Work On Immigration</strong></p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:55:55 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 8845 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 11.21.12