Brian Conway

Brian Conway is an independent journalist based in Pittsburgh and founder of the Pittsburgh Independent. Published in Vice, the Daily Dot, and elsewhere, his investigative reporting into lead in Pittsburgh’s drinking water earned 2018 first prize in environmental reporting from the Keystone Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and prompted the water authority to strengthen its safe water drinking guidelines. His breaking news and investigative reporting into Pittsburgh’s Hays Woods parkland prompted resident outcry, which disrupted a high-end residential housing project planned for the site.

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Shell Oil gaslights over public health concerns: “We don’t have an impact”

Shell says publicly that it's new petrochemical facility does not have an impact on health. Experts disagree.

Last week’s Pittsburgh news, today #10: the fight for eastern hemlocks

Henry Reese speaks out; voter rolls surge; "Bottom-Line" Bob takes down the Aspen Times.

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The heavy metal coffee shop, opened in 2015, was set to close at the end of June.

Last week’s Pittsburgh news, today #5: fishing for nurdles

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“Astronomical” pay raises for Fitz’s inner circle elicit calls of favoritism, new salary disclosure legislation in Allegheny County

Why did the Allegheny County manager Willy McKain receive a $75,000 pay increase, wonders some county councilmembers.
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Shell Oil gaslights over public health concerns: “We don’t have an impact”

Shell says publicly that it's new petrochemical facility does not have an impact on health. Experts disagree.

Last week’s Pittsburgh news, today #10: the fight for eastern hemlocks

Henry Reese speaks out; voter rolls surge; "Bottom-Line" Bob takes down the Aspen Times.

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