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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City of Wichita

Wichita City Council members got a look Tuesday at a very preliminary version of the 2018-19 budget.

City Manager Robert Layton said there are some balancing issues in the new budget that will be hard to address.

“This is one of the most difficult budgets that we’ve had in the 8 years I’ve been here," he said. "And that's pretty hard to say since we went through some pretty tough years during the recession."

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Monday expressed support for the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding most of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Schmidt released a statement calling the Supreme Court’s 9-0 ruling “encouraging.”

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As temperatures rise this summer, the Wichita Fire Department is warning people not to leave kids or pets in hot cars.

Even on mild days, the temperature inside of a car can climb to dangerous levels.

Wichita Fire Chief Ron Blackwell says every year, his team has to respond to reports of kids or pets being left in cars—sometimes it’s by accident, sometimes a parent just isn’t aware of the danger.

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Republican U.S. Senator Jerry Moran visited Wichita Friday to bring attention to what he calls a “damaging” proposal to privatize air traffic control operations.

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A new study from Americans for the Arts shows Wichita arts organizations generate millions of dollars for the city’s economy.

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The Wichita Police Department’s new Old Town surveillance system is up and running.

The city has installed about a dozen cameras throughout Wichita’s Old Town neighborhood. In total, about 70 cameras will be placed throughout the district as a way to monitor crime.

The new 10-screen monitoring and command center in City Hall was unveiled on Thursday.

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Wichita is starting the design process for a new baseball stadium that will replace Lawrence-Dumont in Delano.

Local groups are hosting a series of events throughout the week in celebration of Juneteenth.

Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in the U.S.: On June 19th, 1865, the Union Army proclaimed the slaves of Texas free, more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Today, groups including the Wichita branch of the NAACP, Wichita State University and Sunflower Community Action are partnering to host several events commemorating Juneteenth. This year’s theme is “unity.”

Events will include:

The City of Wichita is hosting a free expo Saturday for residents looking for housing assistance and resources.

The second annual Housing Expo will include more than 70 vendors and have various workshops to help people find housing around Wichita, whether it’s advice on purchasing a house or help finding affordable housing.

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Wesley’s Children’s Hospital is about to begin a year-long project to expand its emergency room.

The $2 million expansion will add four private beds, bringing the total to 14. The pediatric ER will also be remodeled to reflect the new look of the main Wesley Children’s Hospital, which unveiled its own renovation last year.

Ashley Lunkenheimer, associate director of the emergency department, says the pediatric ER has seen 30 percent growth 2013.

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