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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James Clendenin is the only incumbent on Wichita's city council running in Tuesday's general election. He’s up for the 3rd District seat against first-time candidate William Stofer.

District 3 covers south and southeast Wichita, an area both candidates say doesn't have the best image throughout the rest of the city. 

William Stofer, a writer, says it’s why he decided to run for office.

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Two names will be on the ballot for the 6th District seat on Wichita’s City Council, but only one candidate has been campaigning.

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Fifteen more early voting sites open today around Sedgwick County before next week’s local general election.

Registered voters can cast their advance ballots at any of the sites, or at the Sedgwick County Election Office in downtown Wichita.

See a map of voting sites here.

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Next week, voters get to decide which of two candidates will replace outgoing Wichita City Councilwoman Lavonta Williams in District 1.

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Kansas utility regulators are moving forward with an accelerated program to replace aging gas pipelines, despite objections from three energy companies.

The Kansas Corporation Commission approved its Accelerated Replacement Program last month, calling on gas companies to speed up the process of fixing or replacing old pipes.

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A “No Tyson Sedgwick County” group is holding its first meeting this weekend to discuss opposition to a $320 million Tyson Foods poultry complex.

Organizer Lori Lawrence says she has concerns over the company's environmental and employment violations.

Lawrence says Saturday’s meeting will be a chance for residents to hear about the impacts the new facility could have in the area.

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Wichita Vice Mayor Janet Miller didn’t have any political experience when she decided to run for City Council more than 8 years ago.

“Unlike some folks, I never did imagine myself running for office or serving in public office," she says.

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A Wichita young professionals group says it wants more young residents getting involved in this year’s elections. Members met with city council candidates Tuesday night in one of the final weeks before Election Day.

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The city of Wichita hired a consulting group Tuesday to help attract a Major League-affiliated baseball team to the area for the first time in a decade.

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A Wichita entrepreneur has entered the race for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District. Laura Lombard will go up against former 4th District candidate James Thompson in next year’s Democratic primary.

Laura Lombard is CEO of an online workforce training company, and is the founder and former director of a trade association focused on the Middle East. She launched her campaign Saturday at the Service Employees International Union building in Wichita.

In a video announcement, Lombard says she wants to be a strong voice in Washington to represent Kansas families.