Adam Tunnard

Newsroom Production Assistant

Adam Tunnard is an undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is majoring in Policy and Management with an additional major in Logic and Computation. He has covered topics like the growing intersections between public policy and technology and the relationship between academia and the military while working as news editor and staff writer at The Tartan, Carnegie Mellon’s independent student newspaper.

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The U.S. Army is developing data surveillance and analysis technology in Pittsburgh, though an offshoot of the controversial Department of Defense initiative Project Maven within Carnegie Mellon University’s Army AI Task Force. 

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Lawmakers hope a bill that would establish a state landslide insurance, recovery, and mitigation program moves forward in Harrisburg this fall.

Book 'Em

The Book ‘Em program will partner with this weekend’s Pittsburgh Wizard World convention downtown to collect hundreds of books to donate to Pennsylvania prisons. 

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Throughline Theatre Company’s adaptation of "'night, Mother,” premieres Friday. It's a dark play that was selected by the company to bring awareness to the stigmatization of mental health issues and advocate for prevention. It is the second production of their summer season.

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It’s going to be really hot in Pittsburgh this weekend. Beginning Friday temperatures will rise, making it feel like upwards of 100 degrees, and state officials are warning of an increased risk of heat-related illnesses, such as heatstroke

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The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) and County Controller Chelsa Wagner are at odds over an audit released last week that reported standards were not met in several addiction recovery sites.

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Two years ago, local birds and animals got a little too comfortable atop the Lanpher Reservoir's torn covering, leading to flush and boil warnings in Millvale and Reserve Township. After an $8.7 million renovation, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority announced Wednesday that the reservoir is back to its full operating capacity.

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A program that offers free machining and manufacturing training recently expanded to McKeesport. The non-profit New Century Careers will run the tuition-free facility, which organizers hope will help restore the once-booming industrial economy in the Mon Valley.

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Pittsburgh politicians and developers gathered Friday for a ceremonial groundbreaking on a cap over I-579. The project, headed by the Sports and Exhibition Authority, will connect the Hill District with the Central Business District downtown after years of discussion.

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A national initiative to improve childhood literacy has now found its way to McKeesport, in Pennsylvania’s first permanent laundromat library. 

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Amidst renovations throughout the Strip District, Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) hosted a public “Market Workshop” Thursday to hear community commentary on the state of the neighborhood's development.