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Allison Kite

Allison Kite

Allison Kite is a data reporter for The Missouri Independent and Kansas Reflector, with a focus on the environment and agriculture. A graduate of the University of Kansas, she’s covered state government in both Topeka and Jefferson City, and most recently was City Hall reporter for The Kansas City Star.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at University Hospital.

To tackle slowdown in vaccine demand, providers work to break down barriers to access

By: and - April 23, 2021

When KC Care Health Center ramped up its COVID-19 vaccine rollout earlier this year, staff couldn’t keep up with demand. Doses went into patients’ arms as soon as they came in.  So when Missouri made all adult residents eligible for the vaccine a week-and-half ago, Adria Edwards, director of special projects for the federally qualified […]

Report says hundreds of levees endanger Missouri River. One county is trying a new way

By: - April 20, 2021

KANSAS CITY — As he watched the river forecasts in early 2019, Regan Griffin hoped for the best.  Maybe the Missouri River would top its levees in a few places but spare his community.  That year turned out to be one of the most severe floods in recent memory. Parts of Atchison County, where Griffin […]

Grain Belt transmission line forges ahead amid landowner, lawmaker pushback

By: - April 19, 2021

On the heels of a historic cold snap that left thousands across the Midwest without power, Kansas and Missouri residents could soon reap the benefits of a massive high-powered transmission line delivering renewable energy.  Grain Belt Express, a project a decade in the making, is starting to acquire land along its route spanning across nearly […]