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Ron Cassie

Ron Cassie is a senior editor for Baltimore, where he’s has worked since 2012, covering the environment, education, medicine, politics, and city life. Before becoming a journalist, he swung a hammer, poured drinks, and pedaled a bike for a living. He’s still slightly uncomfortable sitting at a desk and needs to get outside every day.


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Tax Cut Intended to Assist Poor Areas Will Benefit Kevin Plank and Goldman Sachs

ProPublica investigates “opportunity zone” tax breaks going to Port Covington.

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Coming Clean

Baltimore’s “squeegee kids” have been a source of hot debate and off-and-on concern for decades.

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Gender-Neutral Bathroom Bill Unanimously Passes City Hearing

Supported by transgender activists and Mayor’s LGBTQ Commission, legislation could be signed during next month’s Pride Weekend.

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Opioid-Related Deaths in Maryland Climb for Eighth Straight Year

Overdose deaths in the state have quadrupled since 2010.

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Fall of Bethlehem Steel Chronicled in New Photo Exhibition

Photojournalist’s 15-year study of the decline of American steel opens at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

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Could New City Council President Brandon Scott Be Baltimore’s Next Mayor?

Former Rawlings-Blake staffer just bulked up his resume for 2020 bid.

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Five Things to Know About Bernard C. “Jack” Young

East Baltimore native knows how to wield power and his first policy moves as mayor will be revealing.

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Mayor Catherine Pugh Resigns Following Healthy Holly Scandal

Attorney Steve Silverman read mayor’s resignation letter during a press conference at his downtown office.

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Catherine Pugh’s Lawyer Expected to Announce Mayor’s Resignation This Afternoon

Baltimore’s scandal-plagued mayor has been on paid sick leave since April 1.

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FBI and IRS Raid Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Home and City Hall

Corruption investigation stemming from Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” book scandal moves into federal investigation.

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Maryland Politicians React to Good, Bad, and Ugly in Mueller Report

President didn’t conspire with Russian intelligence during 2016 election. He did try to seize control of the special counsel investigation.

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City Council Urges Pugh’s Immediate Resignation; Mayor Vows to Return

Meanwhile, Mayor’s 2020 campaign consulting organization severs ties.

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New Book Explores Extraordinary Life of Baltimore’s First Black City Councilwoman

Power of the Ballot chronicles life of civil rights leader Victorine Q. Adams.

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Amid Ethics Scandal, Catherine Pugh Returns $100,000 from Latest Children’s Book Deal

More University of Maryland Medical System board members resign.

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Catherine Pugh Resigns From UMMS Board Amid $500,000 Book Deal Controversy

Baltimore mayor earned $100,000 in profits in burgeoning ethics scandal.

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Rumor or Fact? A Town Under Loch Raven Reservoir

Historical Society of Baltimore County explores the lost town of Warren, Maryland.

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Mayor Pugh Names New Health Commissioner to Replace Leana Wen

Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, most recently a health innovation officer with local tech company, picked to lead high-profile department.

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Hogan Ponders Presidential Bid, Calls Trump’s 2020 Reelection Odds “Weak”

Governor says Republicans are afraid to stand up to the president.

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Marylanders Overwhelmingly Favor Legal Pot, $15 Minimum Wage, Euthanasia

Goucher Poll suggests public support in the state for liberal policies.

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Led Zeppelin Played a Maryland Rec Center Gym on their 1969 Tour. Or Did They?

Documentary screening at Parkway Theatre probes show’s urban legend.

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