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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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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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New Poll Shows 23 Percent of Marylanders Approve of President Trump

Goucher Poll shows strong support for $15 minimum wage, Medicare for All, recreational marijuana, and Gov. Hogan.

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Planned Parenthood Taps Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen as New President

Wen becomes second doctor to lead organization in its 102-year history.

The Birds Nest

O’s to Become First U.S. Pro Team to Wear Braille Jerseys

Forty years ago, the National Federation of the Blind moved their headquarters to Baltimore.

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Bike Share Stations Out and Dockless Bicycles and Scooters In

Struggling bike share program cancelled as City shifts to new technologies.

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More than 2,000 Marylanders Died from Opioid-Related Overdoses in 2017

New report shows epidemic has not slowed in first quarter of 2018.

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Baltimore Suing Fossil Fuel Companies Over Cost of Climate Change

City accuses oil and gas industry of knowingly contributing to sea-level rise and extreme weather events.

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Hundreds Join ‘Keep Families Together’ Immigration Rally in Patterson Park

Cardin, Ruppersberger and Sarbanes blast Trump Administration immigration policies.

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Eight Key Takeaways from Maryland's Primary Election

Ben Jealous will challenge Gov. Larry Hogan and race for Baltimore County executive still undecided.

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