Cassie Owens is a reporter/curator with Billy Penn. Her writing has been featured in Next City, Spoke, Metro and Philadelphia City Paper, among other publications.

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Recent stories from Cassie Owens

Why Wolf and the Senate GOP are fighting over unemployment center layoffs

Maybe you’ve read about it.

Sin taxes and Pennsylvania’s poor: New cigarette levy fits a pattern

Why do sin taxes typically impact the poor to a greater a degree?

What causes most gun violence in Philly

While new city Police Commissioner Richard Ross claims most shootings are retaliatory -- not drug-related -- experts point to a deeper cause.

Impossible to check: John Fetterman’s claim that sanctuary cities are safer

"Sanctuary cities — again statistically — makes everybody safer, makes everybody better," U.S. Senate Candidate John Fetterman said in a West Chester University College Democrats meeting. But there's no set legal definition for "sanctuary city," and it only gets more complicated from there.