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Top Morning News 3.01.13

KS House advances change in judicial selection; Teacher's union objects to bill that limits bargaining; Thousands expected to turnout for Mission of Mercy.

Kan. House Advances Change In Judicial Selection Process

The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a bill that changes how appeals court judges are selected. The bill allows the governor to appoint the judges, who would then be confirmed by the state Senate.


Kan. Teacher's Union Objects To Bill That Limits Bargaining

The union representing Kansas teachers says its members were prevented from weighing in on a bill that limits some bargaining rights.


Mission Of Mercy Expects Turnout Of Thousands

Two-thousand Wichita-area residents are expected to take advantage of free dental care Friday and Saturday at the Kansas Pavilions.


Sixty Percent Of Sedgwick County Homeowners Won't Get A Valuation Notice

In an effort to save $40,000 in mailing costs this year, the Sedgwick County Appraiser's office will only mail notices to property owners whose properties have changed in value or classification within the past year.

The office used to send all property owners an update each year, whether or not their property experienced a change.

Even with this change, the office is still mailing 85,000 valuation notices Friday to 40 percent of property owners.

The Appraiser's office says all property owners can view appraisal information for their properties online at www.sedgwickcounty.org.

When she's not out making lattes in her mobile coffee bus Sunflower Espresso, Kate Hutchens is a fill-in host for KMUW. She has worked in broadcast journalism at KFDI, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and at KMUW as Morning Edition host, which she did until March 2017.