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 return to public media; she previously interned with the diversity department at the NPR mothership in Washington, D.C.

She enjoys traveling, reading, and hanging out with her dogs, Sunny and Zero, and cat, Dragon. 

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Walking into Jenny Dawn Cellars, one of the first things you’ll see is a small, worn wooden fruit press, about three feet tall, topped with a metal hand crank.

It's the press Jennifer McDonald used when she first started making wine at home about five years ago.

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Call it a ban on plastic bag bans.

A new bill introduced this week in the Kansas House Commerce Committee would pre-emptively prevent state municipalities from enacting their own bans or taxes on plastic items, including shopping bags.

The push comes days after the Wichita City Council appointed a Single-Use Plastic Bag Task Force to look into the issue and possibly craft an ordinance regulating plastic bags in the city.

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A new performing arts center. Twelve acres of green space. And no Century II.

Those are among the recommendations put forth by the coalition of community groups that’s been crafting a plan for Wichita’s downtown east riverbank for the past year. Members from the team that designed the plan presented it Tuesday night at an open house at Newman University.

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Spirit AeroSystems announced Friday that it will lay off 2,800 employees at its plant in Wichita as the shutdown of the Boeing 737 Max program drags on.

The move comes just weeks after Boeing ordered Spirit to halt all deliveries of 737 Max components. Spirit produces about 70% of the jet at its facility in south Wichita, including the fuselage. The program accounts for half of the company's annual revenue.

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Visitors to Wichita's new baseball stadium should expect to pay a little more for some purchases made there.

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Electric buses will soon be on Wichita’s streets.

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A controversial proposal to extend term limits for Wichita City Council members could be put to a city-wide vote next year.

The change would allow council members, including the mayor, to serve three four-year terms; they’re currently limited to two.

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Wichita residents and businesses will see their water and sewer rates go up next year.

City council members on Tuesday approved a 5% increase to help pay for a new water treatment plant.

There’s still a chance Century II will remain a part of Wichita’s skyline — just not as a performing arts or convention center.

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