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.

Biden supports expanding compensation to radiation victims in Missouri, New Mexico

By: - August 11, 2023

President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he’s interested in expanding a federal program to compensate people who have gotten sick because of the country’s nuclear weapons development and testing programs. During Biden’s visit to a wind tower manufacturing plant in Belen on Wednesday, Sen. Ben Ray Luján, D-New Mexico acknowledged that Tina Cordova, one of […]

Crews will reroute Mill Creek after massive Keystone pipeline spill in Kansas

By: - January 4, 2023

Crews will reroute Mill Creek to avoid the site of the Keystone Pipeline’s largest-ever oil spill, the pipeline’s parent company announced Tuesday. The Keystone pipeline, which runs from Canada to Texas and Illinois, spilled 14,000 barrels of oil near the Kansas-Nebraska border in early December. The spill — the latest in a number of spills and deficiencies along the […]

The Lesser Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) dancing or "drumming" as part of a mating display in northern Oklahoma. (Nattapong Assalee / Getty Images)

Federal wildlife officials list lesser prairie chicken as threatened in Kansas

By: - November 23, 2022

Federal wildlife officials have listed the iconic lesser prairie chicken as threatened across its Kansas habitat, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday. The bird is in even more dire straits in the southwest, where it will be listed as endangered. The listing comes after years of fighting by wildlife advocates to protect the […]