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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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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Wichita City Council members heard the results of a new police department staffing report Tuesday.

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The Wichita Police Department on Tuesday will launch a city-wide effort to remove cars left on the street, which they say are a safety hazard for drivers and pedestrians.

Vehicles parked on the street for 48 hours, inoperable cars and trucks, stored trailers and vehicles without current tags will be targeted in the sweep. WPD officers will mark cars with bright green impound tags on Tuesday; owners then have until Thursday to move their cars or they’ll be towed.

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Kansas is among the states with the highest number of adults who have pre-existing health conditions. Many of them could see higher health care costs if the bill to replace Obamacare is signed into law.

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The City of Wichita has launched a new downtown bike-share program.

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The Wichita Public Schools Board of Education will review and vote on next year’s school calendar at its meeting Monday night.

The proposed calendar would continue the shortened school year adopted in 2016 as a way to save the district millions of dollars. The district lengthened the school day by 30 minutes to cut 15 days off the yearly calendar.

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The City of Wichita is hosting the annual Arkansas River Trash Roundup on Saturday.

This is the 16th year that volunteers will get together to clean up trash and debris from along the Arkansas River.

David Nelson, area chairman of Ducks Unlimited, one of the event’s sponsors, spoke about the trash roundup at this week's city council meeting.

“Last year, 1300 people collected nearly two-and-a-half tons of trash from our river," he said. "It’s kind of amazing to think that there's actually two-and-a-half tons of trash in our river.”

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