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 first place award from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Award (KAB) for Public Affairs Program. She received first place with Beth Golay for the En Route segment of The Range and second place for Spot News and Station Website in 2020 from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. 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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Wichita City Council members voted Tuesday to formally denounce one of their colleagues and two other elected officials accused of putting together a false attack ad against the mayor.

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Hundreds of thousands of Kansans are expected to vote by mail this election — many for the first time.

The Secretary of State’s office says that as of Oct. 22, more than 490,000 ballots had been mailed out, with still a few days left for voters to request them.

In Sedgwick County, about 87,000 voters have requested advance ballots, an all-time high, says Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman.

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After shutting down this spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wichita’s bike share program will resume later this year under a new operator.

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Electric cars aren't a common sight in rural Kansas — yet.

But the town of Winfield — population 12,000, about 45 minutes southeast of Wichita — knows that will inevitably change.

"We’re going to see the electrification of vehicles across the country," said City Manager Taggart Wall. "So how do we stay on the leading edge of that and learn as the industry grows, rather than try to be retroactive and catch up?"

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In south-central Kansas, Republican U.S. Rep. Ron Estes is seeking a second full term representing a district he won easily in 2018 with almost 60% of the vote.

His message to voters: "Keep Kansas red."

But his Democratic challenger, trade specialist Laura Lombard, says this year's election is much different — because the issues are much different. And she's hopeful she can turn the 4th Congressional District blue for the first time in more than two decades.

Here's where Estes and Lombard stand on some of the biggest issues in this year's election.

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Refugee agencies in Kansas are bracing for a historically low admissions cap in the coming year.

The U.S. Department of State released a report last week indicating 15,000 refugees and Special Immigrant Visa recipients will be allowed in the country in FY 2021, down from last year’s cap of 18,000.

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The Walnut Valley Festival wrapped up its first-ever virtual event last weekend after it went online because of the pandemic.

Now, organizers are optimistically planning for next year’s event in Winfield, even as the future of large-scale events remains in question.

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The CEO of Wichita Festivals is stepping down after 10 months on the job as the organization faces a financial crisis because of the pandemic.

Ty Tabing says revenue has declined 90 percent since it had to cancel the 2020 Wichita Riverfest. The board of directors this week accepted Tabing’s proposal to eliminate his position and two others with the organization — a third of its staff overall.

Tabing says his role and an account manager position had previously been vacant.

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The 2020 census count is set to end Sept 30, a month earlier than originally planned. That’s left census workers and advocates hurrying to get as many households to respond as possible – especially in communities that have historically been undercounted.

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Wichita’s mask requirement has been extended only until Oct. 21 — though it could end sooner than that.

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