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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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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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Was a Developer’s $10 Billion “Baltimore Renaissance” Plan an FBI Sting Or Just Fantasy?

New five-part podcast examines the curious case of Virginia businessman Kahan Dhillon.

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Why Did Senator Kamala Harris Choose Baltimore for Campaign Headquarters?

Former California Attorney General becomes the fourth woman to enter the 2020 presidential race.

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Hogan Pitches Moderate, Anti-Trump Approach at Second Inauguration

Republican governor invokes former President George H.W. Bush, former Sen. John McCain, and his father in address.

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Women Legislators Emerge in Record Numbers

Nonprofit Emerge Maryland identifies and trains women seeking political office in the state—and it’s working.

News & Community

Vested Interest

DeRay Mckesson is a nationally recognized civil rights activist. Will he become a leader in Baltimore?

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The Gavel Goes Back to Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi of Little Italy

Daughter of former Baltimore mayor becomes first House Speaker to regain position in six decades.

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Bloomberg Makes Historic $1.8 Billion Gift to Johns Hopkins

Donation to eliminate financial concerns from admission equation for qualified students.

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Everything You Need to Know about Johnny O.

Baltimore County’s County Executive-Elect is just 36—which is young for a political comeback.

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Four Takeaways From Maryland Midterm Election

Hogan is easily reelected, but no Republican coattails in the state.

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Ben Jealous Rallies With Dave Chappelle and Rosario Dawson In Gwynn Oak Park

Democratic gubernatorial challenger continues push in upset bid.

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Marylanders, Today is Your Last Chance to Same-Day Register and Early Vote

Election Day is Nov. 6, but Thursday is the final day to register for this year’s election.

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One-Hundred Black Men in Baltimore Offer Their “Take on America” Tonight

First episode in a new OZY Media Town Hall series focused on race in the U.S. airs this evening.

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Hogan Ahead 18 points in New Poll 10 Days Before Early Voting Begins

President Trump’s numbers are up by five points in Maryland.

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Inside Amazon’s New Baltimore County Fulfillment Center

At 14 football fields in size, new Sparrows Point facility has potential to ship a million orders in a day.

Science & Technology

Collision Course

Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Labratory plans to crash a spacecraft into a near-Earth asteroid. NASA hopes it works.

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Barbara Mikulski Finds Ford's Testimony "Very Credible" in Kavanaugh Hearings

Former Maryland senator witnessed treatment of Anita Hill first hand.

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Ben Jealous Fared Well in Debate, But Will It Make a Difference?

Democratic challenger scores some points, but Gov. Larry Hogan holds a big leads in polls.

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Governor Larry Hogan Tops Ben Jealous by 22 Points in New Poll

More than half of likely voters say they support the incumbent Republican governor.

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