The Beacon is a non-profit online news outlet focused on in-depth journalism in the public interest, covering Kansas and Missouri. Beacon stories are revelatory, contextual, data-driven and solutions-driven. Our reporting centers around issues in health care, education, economics, environment and civic engagement. Based in Kansas City, The Beacon launched in 2020. It is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News and Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers.