A free email newsletter breaking down the issues that affect Kansans and Missourians the most.

Delivered every Tuesday and Thursday morning

Featured story

In Missouri, Covid variants are being tracked through sewage

Each weekday at 8 a.m., the process for tracking COVID-19 variants in Missouri begins with vials of sewage samples. The boxes from across the state are unpacked at the Sewershed Surveillance Project lab at the University of Missouri. The vials get spun around in a centrifuge, separating the solids to the bottom. Next, anything bigger […]

How WyCo built vaccine trust with Hispanic communities

Audio-Reader · TheBeacon 5-26-21: How Wyandotte County Built Vaccine Trust With Hispanic Community Lamon Lewis, 40, of Kansas City, Kansas, wasn’t sure at first that he wanted to get vaccinated because he was afraid of potential side effects.  But when Lewis, who identifies as African American, saw the percentage of Americans with at least one […]


Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Support The Beacon

The Beacon listens to diverse perspectives and shines a light on systemic issues and grass-roots solutions through original fact-based reporting.

If you can, we hope you’ll help keep our journalism free for all readers by becoming a monthly member of The Beacon.


Your contribution is appreciated.