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Allison Kite, Kansas Reflector

Allison Kite, Kansas Reflector

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.

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 […]