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Oliver Morrison


Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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Past articles by Oliver:

What happens when German class turns into a lesson on COVID vaccines?

A conservative and a vaccine skeptic found himself in the middle of a vaccine lesson in a place he did not expect it. This is the story of what happened. → Read More

Three Pittsburgh artists' plans to get you to pay attention to pollution problems

Provocative projections on the sides of buildings; manhole covers you can see through; screen printing with dirt. And more.... → Read More

Pittsburgh vaccine experts say we're in a race to vaccinate and educate before it's too late

Whichever spreads faster — the vaccine or the virus; vaccine science or vaccine misinformation — will determine whether many thousands live or die. → Read More

HIV-positive Pittsburghers say we have much to learn about COVID from our other deadly epidemic

Both epidemics were marked by social isolation, imperfect science, insufficient public health measures and a lack of leadership from the president. → Read More

Q&A: What's at stake for the environment on Election Day? This reporter explains.

Reid Frazier has tracked the president's environmental record as a Pittsburgh-based reporter and host of the "Trump on Earth" podcast. → Read More

What the national media gets wrong in Southwestern Pennsylvania in 2020

As the national media comes to Southwestern Pennsylvania to cover on the election, local experts say the emphasis on fracking is overdone. → Read More

Why Environmentalists Are Poking Holes in Pittsburgh's Climate Action Plan

Mayor Bill Peduto still has a June 1 tweet pinned to the top of his Twitter page: “As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement.” But how can the city deliver on that promise? → Read More

Kobach voter commission asked for public feedback and got more than it asked for

On Thursday the White House published more than 100 e-mails of feedback to the Election Integrity Commission, led by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. → Read More

Large Oklahoma earthquake shifted the earth by 3 centimeters, study says

The earth shifted by about 3 centimeters during the most powerful earthquake in recorded history in Oklahoma in September. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake near Pawnee tore apart houses in the rural area near the epicenter. → Read More

In Wichita: 13 common driving mistakes that could cost you

With the number of traffic accidents in Wichita increasing, police are planning to crack down on bad drivers. Here are the 13 most common mistakes that got drivers ticketed in 2016. → Read More

Kansas immigration crackdown hasn’t had the impact many thought it would

The Trump administration’s approach to immigration has been harsher than immigration advocates had hoped and more lenient than opponents had wanted. → Read More

Will bone-sniffing border collies finally solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart?

Richard Gillespie has been searching for proof of what happened to Amelia Earhart for 28 years. → Read More

Find out how much city, county employees made the past five years

Over the past five years, Rex Vern Lear, the chief clinical director of Comcare, earned more than $1.1 million, the highest-paid employee in Wichita and Sedgwick County. He and city manager Robert Layton were the only two employees to earn more than $1 million during the past five years. → Read More

Amnesty day for Sedgwick County traffic violations on Friday

Anyone who has an outstanding traffic violation can go to district court on Friday without fear of being arrested. → Read More

Large wildfires cost Kansas more than $80 million

Back-to-back years of the worst wildfires in Kansas’ history could end up costing as much as $100 million. → Read More

Wichita officials get to ride the rails in sneak peak at passenger travel

Wichita is one of only a handful of large cities that don’t have direct access to Amtrak. → Read More

Where and when you are most likely to get a parking ticket in Wichita

Parking tickets were the third most common kind written by Wichita police in 2016, after speeding tickets and license/insurance/tag citations. → Read More

Where and when you are most likely to get a speeding ticket in Wichita

Your chances of getting a traffic ticket in Wichita keep falling. Police are writing fewer tickets, even though the reason isn’t totally clear. → Read More

How long does it take to evacuate 60 animals? A Wichita clinic found out Thursday

Tornado and fire evacuations have been discussed every year for the past 11 years at Indian Hills Animal Clinic but never rehearsed, according to veterinarian Sarah Neisius, owner of the clinic at 1448 N. Maize Road. → Read More

Find out who was issued a ticket by Wichita police in 2016

The number of traffic tickets issued continued its steady decline in 2016. → Read More