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 public has two chances this week to weigh in on plans for the redesign of Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita.

The City of Wichita is hosting two public input sessions where residents can discuss plans for the nearly 50-year old park, located at Douglas and St. Francis.

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AAA of Kansas is warning drivers about the effects that extreme heat can have on their vehicles.

AAA says it received more than 1,000 calls last week about overheated engines, tire blowouts and dead batteries—all because of the recent high temperatures that hit Kansas. The heat soared in Wichita, surpassing the 100 degree mark more than once.

The auto group recommends drivers test their batteries and replace them, if needed, before they die. Most car batteries last about 3 to 5 years, but extreme weather can shorten the life span.

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A new company is coming to Wichita and is expected to bring hundreds of new jobs to downtown.

Virginia-based Faneuil provides business outsourcing services, such as customer care and tech assistance. It employs about 5,000 people at 20 locations nationwide.

Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell announced Thursday that the firm's new location will be in Union Station downtown.

“We think that’s a great opportunity to see an additional 400 employees in the heart of our city," he said.

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The City of Wichita is holding a special meeting Thursday night for the public to learn more about the proposed 2018-19 budget.

The nearly $600 million budget includes funding for the first phase of a recent staffing plan for the Wichita Police Department. It also funds five full-time and six part-time positions at the Advanced Learning Library opening next year, and supports a four-year sustainability plan for the city's transit system.

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The City of Wichita is moving forward with a nearly $30 million project to renovate Lawrence Dumont Stadium and make improvements to the area around it.

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The B-29 Superfortress “Doc” is getting a permanent home in Wichita.

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Advance ballots for the Aug. 1 primary election for city council races around Sedgwick County started going out last week. There will be some changes to how voters will receive and return their ballots.

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A rare Amur leopard cub is in intensive care at the Sedgwick County Zoo after staff members determined its mother couldn’t care for it.

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Wichita Transit is trying out a new program it says will help people in food deserts get to grocery stores.

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Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote in next month’s primary election.

Only residents in Wichita District 1, Park City Ward 3 or Haysville Ward 4 really need to worry about the deadline —those are the only races that will be on the primary ballot on Aug. 1.

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