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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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Columbus Statue Toppled, Thrown Into Inner Harbor

Statue near Little Italy becomes latest monument in the U.S. to fall.

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A World of Difference

What will the “new normal” look like in the COVID-19 era?

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County Officials and Italian-American Activists Demand Protection for Columbus Statues

Group calls on Mayor Young and Governor Hogan to act.

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As Council Weighs Budget, Protestors Paint ‘Defund the Police’ Outside City Hall

Demonstrators paint Gay Street pavement at City Hall plaza.

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Students March and Call for Anti-Racist, Pro-Black Curriculum Changes

Hundreds rally at school headquarters to demand support for Black Lives Matter movement.

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Five Things to Know About Democratic Mayoral Nominee Brandon Scott

The 36-year-old City Council President rallies past Sheila Dixon to win Democratic mayoral primary.

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Brandon Scott Opens Razor-Thin Lead Over Sheila Dixon in Mayor’s Race

City Council president leads by 388 votes as mail-in count continues.

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Hogan Lifts Stay-at-Home Order, Reopens Businesses

Modeling shows COVID-19 fatalities in Maryland could approach 4,000 people.

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Hogan Closes Schools for the Year, Beaches Reopen

Ocean City opens its boardwalk and beach for Mother's Day weekend.

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Hall of Fame Coach Don Shula, Who First Won Big in Baltimore, Dies at 90

Architect of Miami Dolphins' perfect 1972 season was 33 when he took Colts helm.

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Baltimore "Spy Plane" Initiative Gets Okay from Federal Court

Judge cites “highly relevant” level of violence “afflicting the City of Baltimore.”

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Despite Rising Toll, Hogan Hopeful of Early May “Phase I” Reopening

Governor offers no update on closure of state schools.

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Court Ruling on Baltimore Surveillance Planes Expected Friday

ACLU tries to halt what it calls “Orwellian nightmare come to life.”

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Frustrated by Trump, Hogan Lands 500,000 COVID-19 Tests from South Korea

First Lady Yumi Hogan helped negotiations with South Korean suppliers.

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Maryland Schools To Remain Closed Through May 15

Hospitalizations and deaths in the state, now approaching 500, still on the rise.

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Hogan Touts COVID-19 Reopening Plans, Orders Facial Coverings in Public

Hogan promises increased testing as state records highest one-day death toll.

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Hogan and Wen Offer Takes on Virus and Potential Reopening of the Economy

Maryland governor and former Baltimore City health commissioner discuss next moves on CNN.

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Feds Charge Pugh With Fraud and Tax Evasion in ‘Healthy Holly’ Scandal

Former mayor faces 11 counts, including conspiracy, in alleged children’s book scheme.

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Miller Steps Down as Maryland Senate President; Baltimore's Bill Ferguson Tapped to Succeed

Longest serving Senate president in state history has been battling cancer.

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Former Presidents Obama and Clinton to Speak at Cummings Funeral in Baltimore

The late Congressman is the first African American elected official to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol today.

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