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Wichita’s only ice-skating rink is set to reopen Saturday.

The Wichita Ice Center, owned by the city and managed by Genesis Health Clubs, has been without ice since July 25 when a pipe in its cooling system ruptured.

“Imagine that in your fridge or freezer at home, something breaks and you can’t keep anything cold,” general manager Rob Boyle said. “That’s essentially what it was for us.”

Saturday’s reopening begins at 9 a.m. with the start of the Wichita Thunder’s training camp. A free lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is voting today on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. A full Senate vote on the nomination is expected as early next week. Watch the proceeding live or listen to coverage from NPR at 89.1 FM, beginning around 12:30 p.m.

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Todd Rundgren's current tour, An Unpredictable Evening With Todd Rundgren, arrives at The Cotillion on Friday, Sept. 28. The current run of gigs happens before Rundgren, who has produced albums by everyone from Grand Funk Railroad and Psychedelic Furs while maintaining a prolific solo output, travels to Iceland for two dates in tribute to David Bowie featuring the late musician's former collaborator Adrian Belew as well as Fishbone's Angelo Moore. (The group will have a Los Angeles preview on Oct. 3.)

So, what does An Unpredictable Evening With Todd Rundgren mean?

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President Donald Trump will campaign in Kansas next month.

The Kansas Republican Party said in a news release Thursday that Trump will hold a rally on Oct. 6 in Topeka for Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach and for Steve Watkins, the GOP candidate in the 2nd Congressional District.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Topeka Expocentre. Doors to the event will open at 3:30 p.m.

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A Wichita woman takes her farmers market on the road to people who don’t have easy access to fruits and vegetables.

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Kansas utility regulators approved rates for Westar Energy that will lower many customers' monthly election bills.

The rate schedule approved Thursday by the Kansas Corporation Commission would lower monthly bills for residential customers by about $3.80 a month.

The rate decrease will not apply to most people who have installed solar panels or other self-generating devices. Those customers will be charged additional fees that Westar says are necessary so those customers pay their fair share of maintaining the power grid.

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Watch the proceeding live here starting at 9 a.m. or listen to NPR's coverage and analysis at 89.1 FM.

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A prescription drug monitoring program in Kansas will receive a federal grant worth more than $736,000 to expand.

The Kansas Board of Pharmacy oversees K-TRACS, a system for monitoring prescriptions for controlled substances.

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The Kansas Board of Regents is seeking $25 million from state lawmakers to fund a financial aid program for college students.

The board's budget request is part of a plan to funnel up to $50 million into need-based financial aid for Kansas students enrolling in universities and technical schools, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. The financial aid would also be available for private schools that aren't part of the Regents system.

Qualifying students could receive up to $5,000 each.

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President Trump is addressing the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday morning. Watch his remarks live.

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