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Meg Cunningham

Meg Cunningham

Meg Cunningham is The Kansas City Beacon’s Missouri Statehouse reporter. Previously, she worked as a national politics reporter for ABC News in Washington, D.C., where she covered campaigns and elections. Meg is a Kansas City native and graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking and yoga.

KC got the cup. What does that mean for Arrowhead Stadium?

By: - June 17, 2022

This story was originally published by the Kansas City Beacon. Kansas City has reason to celebrate. After years of constructing a bid to host a portion of the 2026 World Cup, FIFA officials announced that the city will be one of 11 host cities in the United States. GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium will be […]

Missouri ranks 7th in electric vehicle use, but access to charging remains a key barrier

By: and - May 25, 2022

This story was originally published by the Kansas City Beacon. Beto Lugo-Martinez is a grassroots activist who advocates for clean air. A big part of his work is fighting the expansion of “gas guzzling” vehicles and making sure that historically underserved communities receive infrastructure updates, partly to encourage driving an electric vehicle in Kansas City. […]

As Missouri’s opioid crisis rages, $458 million in settlement money arrives

By: - April 11, 2022

This story was originally published by the Kansas City Beacon. In February, Missouri was awarded $458 million in a settlement from the nation’s top opioid producers. Now, as lawmakers and state departments prepare to receive and distribute those funds, advocates hope Missouri will use the money wisely to respond to an opioid crisis that has […]