Cassie Miller

Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.

DCNR seeks applicants for new public input council

By: - December 9, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said in a statement Thursday that it is seeking applicants for its new Next Gen Council, an advisory group that would “inform the agency’s work, advance diversity, equity and inclusion and create lasting change and necessary conditions to ensure all Pennsylvanians feel welcome on public lands.”

Preventing veteran suicide this holiday starts with a caring message

By: - December 8, 2021

 “Anyone who knows a veteran can send a caring message, but it is especially important for veteran advocates and health care providers who regularly see veterans to take the time to reach out with any form of positive communication,” Rick Hamp, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Challenge team lead, said in a statement Wednesday. 

‘Surge’ in COVID-19 cases contributing to longer waits at Pa. hospitals

By: - December 7, 2021

The increased wait times are, in part, a result of increased COVID-19 cases across the commonwealth, which contributed to the deaths of 654 people in the past seven days, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  

Household growth slows to record low | The Numbers Racket

By: - December 6, 2021

The report noted that household growth declined 36 percentage points from 45 percent growth in 1860, when record keeping on growth first began, to 9 percent in 2020. 

Pa. business receives more than $103K from USDA Rural Energy program | Five for the Weekend

By: - December 4, 2021

The grant, is part of a $633 million investment by the USDA to "reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities," according to a statement from the department. 

Pa. Health Dept: More than 10K new COVID-19 cases; 3.9K hospitalized

By: - December 3, 2021

The Health Department confirmed 97 new fatalities attributed to the virus, bringing the statewide total to 33,746 since the start of the pandemic.


State officials discuss trauma, substance use among incarcerated women | Friday Morning Coffee

By: - December 3, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections reports that about 66 percent of the women in state correctional institutions (SCIs) are on the DOC mental health roster; more than 50 percent of the women have a history of substance use.

Pa. Rep. Wild sets sights on addressing U.S. supply chain vulnerabilities

By: - December 2, 2021

Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District, along with 24 other Democratic representatives, plan to send a letter to Congressional leaders Thursday, “calling for additional legislative action on [sic] to ease supply chain bottlenecks and help lower costs for their constituents.”

Pa. Health Dept.: More than 5.7K new COVID-19 cases; More than 3.7K hospitalized

By: - November 30, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 5,766 new cases of COVID-19 as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, bringing the statewide total to 1,736,920 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. As of Tuesday, 3,876 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of those patients, 873 were in intensive care units and 498 are using […]

How to support Pa.’s veterans and service members this holiday season

By: - November 30, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate to nonprofit, tax deductible programs that support the commonwealth’s approximately 800,000 veterans and service members. 

Historic holiday sales expected in 2021 | The Numbers Racket

By: - November 29, 2021

Sales for the 2021 holiday season are expected to increase by more than $66 billion over 2020 numbers, setting a new record, according to the National Retail Federation, a Washington D.C.-based retail trade association.  The trade association says it’s expecting an increase of  8.5 percent to 10.5 percent, which amounts to a jump of $843.4 […]

5 places learn about indigenous people in Pa. this Native American Heritage Month

By: - November 26, 2021

No matter what region of Pennsylvania you call home, you’re never far from history, including the history of native peoples.