Nadya Faulx

Digital News Editor / Reporter

Nadya Faulx is KMUW's Digital News Editor and Reporter, which means she splits her time between working on-air and working online, managing news on KMUW.org, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. She joined KMUW in 2015 after working for a newspaper in western North Dakota. Before that she was a diversity intern at NPR in Washington, D.C.

Nadya has a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from CU Denver. Before entering the world of journalism, she worked at a dog daycare and taught English in the Republic of Georgia.

While at KMUW, Nadya has been honored with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in social media and a Kansas Association of Broadcasters Award (first place) for Public Affairs Program. In 2019, she received a first place KAB award in spot news for Wichita To Get New Baseball Team, Stadium. 

A native Texan and Colorado transplant, Nadya enjoys traveling, reading and hanging out with her dogs, Sunny and Zero, and her cat, Dragon.

 

 

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Sedgwick County commissioners voted Thursday not to adopt Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order on masks as a mandate, but instead are recommending that residents mask up when they're out in public.

Some commissioners said they support the order’s intent, but questioned its enforceability.

"We really and truly need to wear our masks when we’re going out," Commissioner David Dennis said, "but the problem is enforcement."

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Wichita will be the site of a new Amazon distribution warehouse.

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In 2016, a monument honoring both Union and Confederate Civil War veterans was erected in Wichita's Veterans Memorial Park.

The Reconciliation Memorial replaced a Confederate flag that was taken down the year before following a deadly shooting at an African Methodist Episcopal church in South Carolina.

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Wichita started off 2020 "in good financial condition," says City Manager Robert Layton. 

"Then, COVID-19 hit."

The city was in the early stages of preparing the 2021 budget when the coronavirus pandemic began, Layton says, forcing the entire country — its businesses, its schools and its economy — to essentially shut down.

"The city situation is probably similar to what our citizens are going through, what our business owners are going through," Layton says.

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In the almost three years between former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement that the Trump administration was ending DACA, and Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling blocking that decision, undocumented immigrants enrolled in the program were left waiting.

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City and religious leaders are calling for demonstrations to "get back on track" after protests turned destructive for the second night in a row.

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Wearing face masks and carrying signs, hundreds of Wichitans demonstrated in front of the north police substation Saturday afternoon to call for justice for George Floyd and other African-Americans killed by police officers.

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Libraries, municipal court and Wichita City Hall opened back up to the public on Tuesday, part of the first wave of city-run facilities to begin reopening more than two months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to close.

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A free COVID-19 testing site in northeast Wichita aims to serve as many as 2,500 residents this month.

A team of nurses from the nonprofit HealthCore Clinic collected around 200 samples a day in the site’s first week. A total of 787 people were tested — no screening and no insurance required.

“With the limited testing that we’ve had in the area, I’m not surprised at all,” nursing manager Dallas Klinkner said of the turnout.

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Updated May 22

After six weeks under a statewide stay-at-home order, the Wichita area is now in the process of reopening.

It won’t all happen at once, and it won’t all happen the same way. Phase 1 of Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to reopen the state took effect May 4, and more places will reopen as a new Phase 2 (or Phase 1.75) kicks in on Friday. 

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