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PASSINGS: Raul Ramirez, Al Ruscio
PASSINGS: Raul Ramirez, Al Ruscio

Raul Ramirez Award-winning investigative journalist Raul Ramirez, 67, an investigative newspaper journalist who went on to help build a prominent Northern California public radio news operation, died Friday at home in Berkeley, said San Francisco radio station KQED, where he was executive director of news and public affairs. The cause was esophageal cancer, the station said. Ramirez joined KQED in 1991 after working as a reporter and editor at several newspapers, including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald and San Francisco Examiner. In a 2001 interview with the online JournalismJobs.com website, he said he fretted about his transition to public radio but found...

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