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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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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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Former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro III, Brother of Nancy Pelosi, Dies at 90

Known as “Young Tommy,” D’Alesandro III presided over the city during tumultuous period, including the ’68 riots.

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U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, Passionate Advocate for Civil Rights and Baltimore, Dies at 68

The son of former sharecroppers and House Oversight Committee chairman passed away early Thursday.

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Hogan Says He Supports Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Maryland Governor joins small but increasing number of Republicans distancing themselves from the president.

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Pelosi Announces House Will Begin Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Maryland’s Democratic congressional delegation announces support for formal hearings.

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City Council President Brandon Scott Announces Mayoral Bid

Election for Baltimore’s top office expected to shape up as a generational battle.

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Male/Female Statue: Should It Stay or Go in Penn Station Overhaul?

The future of the long-controversial 52-foot sculpture could be in question with train station redesign.

Arts & Culture

Time Machine

It took Trudy Morgal two decades to find her now-iconic portrait from the weekend of peace, love, music, and mud.

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Trump's Continued Attacks on Baltimore Addressed in Democratic Presidential Debate

Candidates are some of many who have come to the city’s defense in recent days.

News & Community

The Revivalist

Bill Struever remade Baltimore’s harbor neighborhoods. His second act may be more dramatic.

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Baltimore City Takes on Trump after President’s Vitriolic Attacks

Donald Trump adds people of Baltimore, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Congressional District to growing list of black and brown targets.

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Woodstock 50 Festival Gets Moved to Merriweather, Probably.

Relocation from Upstate New York to Columbia seen as last chance to save troubled anniversary concert.

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City Council Seeks to Address Trauma Crisis Among Baltimore Children

More than 56 percent of city children have experienced one or more major traumatic events.

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Baltimore-Invented TV Camera Sent Moon Walk Images Around the World

Westinghouse engineer Stanley Lebar built the Apollo 11 lunar television camera.

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Leana Wen Ousted as President of Planned Parenthood

Former Baltimore City Health Commissioner, on job less than a year, was second physician to lead organization in 103-year history.

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A Month Before Woodstock, Led Zeppelin and The Guess Who Rocked the Laurel Pop Festival

Fifty years ago, music’s biggest names shared a stage in Laurel.

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John Delaney Qualified for Presidential Debate. But Who is He?

Montgomery County businessman and former Maryland representative launched long-shot bid two years ago.

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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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