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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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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.

News & Community

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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