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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Wichita Festivals announced Tuesday that it is canceling this year’s River Festival due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the current coronavirus outbreak, and the disruptions to daily life can take a toll on someone’s mental health.

Mental Health Association of South-Central Kansas spokesman Eric Littwiler says clinicians there are, understandably, seeing a lot of cases of anxiety and depression.

"I think people are feeling like the world they’re used to is just shifting underneath their feet," he says, "and that creates that anxiety and creates that depression even for people who haven’t dealt with it in the past."

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Sedgwick County has confirmed its first presumptive-positive case of COVID-19.

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Textron Aviation in Wichita says it is furloughing “most" of its U.S.-based staff for four weeks beginning Monday.

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As the novel coronavirus spreads, health experts say older Americans are most at risk of developing a serious illness.

That's left the local Meals on Wheels program to figure out how to continue to serve its senior clients while still protecting their health.

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After almost two years of construction, the newly remodeled Naftzger Park officially opened to the public Thursday — but without the planned fanfare.

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Testing for the coronavirus in Kansas has so far been done at the state level, but health leaders say that could change in a few weeks.

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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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