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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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.

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In-person early voting in next month’s general election starts Monday at the Sedgwick County Election Office in Wichita.

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Six children were recovered, and one suspect was arrested in Kansas during a nationwide sex trafficking sting that took place earlier this month.

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A day of mediation earlier this week between the Wichita School Board and local teachers union over new teacher contracts was unsuccessful.

The school board’s negotiation team says it’s “disappointed” that federal mediators couldn’t bring the two sides to an agreement.

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A public hearing has been scheduled for next month on a proposed 1 percent sales tax to support a development in west Wichita.

In 2015 a community improvement district, or CID, was established in the area around Kellogg and West Street. Now, developers want to amend the CID to include newly purchased buildings.

Businesses in the district can charge an additional sales tax, with the revenue being used to pay for land acquisition, demolitions, and site improvements.

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The company that owns Via Christi Health, which provides health care services in Wichita and central Kansas, says that they’re working to fix issues raised in a federal audit earlier this month.

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