Nadya Faulx

Digital News Editor / Reporter

Nadya joined KMUW in May 2015 after a year at a newspaper in western North Dakota, where she did not pick up an accent.

Before entering the wild world of journalism, she studied international relations, worked at a dog daycare and taught English at a school in the Republic of Georgia (not all at the same time). KMUW marks her triumphant return to public media; she previously interned with the diversity department at the NPR mothership in Washington, D.C.

She enjoys traveling, reading, making jewelry that could easily be mistaken for the work of a 4-year-old, and hanging out with her cat, Dragon.

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As infections of yellow fever spread in places like Brazil and Angola, the Sedgwick County Health Department has a limited number of the vaccines for travelers who may be exposed to virus.

The health department says it receives a monthly allocation of yellow fever vaccines, which at this time are only for people who will be traveling to countries where the immunization is required--not just recommended.

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The Wichita Public School District is serving free summer meals for students beginning Monday through the start of school in August. But, the district is still preparing for a possible statewide shutdown in July that could impact the program.

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Wichita movie theater magnate Bill Warren has sold Warren Theatres.

The Tennessee-based Regal Entertainment Group announced on Friday it has purchased seven Warren Theatres in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Warren Theatres operates five locations in Wichita, including the Palace Theatre and the Movie Machine in Towne West Mall.

President Bill Warren says he considered other sale offers before deciding on the Regal proposal.

Regal owns more than 500 theatres in 43 states.

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Severe storms are likely to hit Wichita on Thursday afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service in Wichita forecasts severe golf ball- to baseball-sized hail, damaging winds up to 75 mph and flood-producing heavy rain.

Meteorologist Chris Jakub says there is a chance for a few tornadoes with the storms as well, but don't underestimate the hail that's expected.

“You never want to underplay the hail. I mean when you get hail as big as baseballs, that is extremely damaging and the winds as well can cause a lot of damage," Jakub says.

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A recent poll of voters in Kansas shows wide support for repealing Gov. Sam Brownback’s 2012 tax plan.

The nonpartisan Kansas Center for Economic Growth found that roughly 67 percent of the voters surveyed disapprove of Brownback’s tax cut package -- which cut income taxes and removed taxes on many businesses. Approximately 7 in 10 voters who responded said the tax plan has hurt the state’s economy and the middle class.

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Wichita City Councilman James Clendenin has announced his re-election bid for the 3rd District seat.

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The Wichita Police Department has launched a campaign to discourage residents from giving money to panhandlers. The department released a video this week outlining other ways to help people in need.

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The City of Wichita will unveil its new, expanded Q-Line service on Saturday.

The free trolley will have longer hours and new routes that will connect downtown Wichita with the Delano and College Hill neighborhoods.

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The Sedgwick County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday in favor of establishing a Tax Increment Finance, or TIF, district in the neighborhood surrounding Wichita's Lawrence Dumont Stadium.

After a lengthy discussion, commissioners voted 4-1 to give their support to the City of Wichita’s West Bank Redevelopment District. The TIF district is expected to generate about $20 million in additional property taxes to fund improvements to public spaces in the area, as well as the renovation of the city’s baseball stadium.

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Wichita State University has begun its own inquiry into an incident last week that took place after the Student Government Association banquet.

President John Bardo has appointed three university leaders -- Marche Fleming-Randle, assistant for diversity; Judy Espinoza, director of human resources; and, Jane Link, director of equal opportunity -- to the committee. They will look into allegations of racially discriminatory behavior.

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