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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.

How common is identity theft in Pa.? Here’s a look at the data | The Numbers Racket

By: - June 14, 2021

Some of the most stolen data includes social security numbers, bank account information, personal information such as birth date and home address and other identifying data. 

Extending a hand to LGBTQ community, Pa. seeks to dispel COVID vaccine myths, misinformation

By: - June 13, 2021

The fourth panel of the series, hosted by the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs on Thursday and dubbed “Vax Facts: Afternoon Tea on LGBTQ Health,” discussed vaccine safety for LGBTQ communities. 

Looking for a summer read? Join our book club | Five for the Weekend

By: - June 12, 2021

Anyone who wants to join is welcome! It’s free – all you need to do is create a Goodreads account to get started. You can find our group here. 

Report: Philly’s Black maternal morbidity rates ‘among the highest in the nation’

By: - June 11, 2021

According to a new report by Blue Cross/Blue Shield as part of its Health of America Report series, severe maternal morbidity (SMM) rates in Philadelphia are nearly 190 percent higher for Black women compared to white women.

L&I attempting to address new UC system issues, concerns

By: - June 10, 2021

Just two days after the state Department of Labor & Industry launched its revamped unemployment compensation system that was intended as an upgrade to the outdated, complaint-riddled previous system, state officials say they are still working out the bugs. 

Capital-Star Q&A: Pa. Ag. Sect’y Russell Redding talks 2022 Farm Show return, COVID recovery, and the Chesapeake Bay

By: - June 10, 2021

Bring on the milkshakes. 'Our goal is to have a 2022 Farm Show in person,' Pa.s top agriculture official says.

Pa. debuts new unemployment compensation system

By: - June 8, 2021

Calling the 40-year-old system “archaic,” the department said the new system’s soft launch occurred just after 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

Feds’ UFO report draws varied reactions from Pa. sky-watchers and scientists

By: - June 8, 2021

But for Butch Witkowski, founder and director of the UFO Research Center of Pennsylvania, the fervor over UFOs is nothing new. 

As the pandemic raged, so did drug overdose deaths | The Numbers Racket

By: - June 7, 2021

Largely overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, drug overdose deaths climbed by more than 20,000 from 2019 to 2020. 

The return of vacation season? | Five for Your Weekend

By: - June 5, 2021

Happy Weekend, all. Associate Editor Cassie Miller here, reporting back after a few weeks in Alaska! Even fully vaccinated, I wasn’t sure my trip to the 49th state would happen this year after, well, everything, but it looks like I’m not the only one “getting back out there.” According to an April survey from Tripadvisor, an […]

Casey: It’s time to ‘chart a new course’ with proposed infrastructure bill

By: - June 3, 2021

The American Jobs Plan, which focuses on addressing the nation’s crumbling physical infrastructure, is one of the proposals and comes with a more than $2 trillion price tag to repair crumbling roads, bridges, railways and airports, replace lead pipes and upgrade water systems and expand high speed broadband access. 

Pa.’s 2020 census response exceeds national average | The Numbers Racket

By: - June 1, 2021

In May, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), which led the commonwealth’s census outreach efforts, reported that Pennsylvania’s household response rate was 99.9 percent for the 2020 census count.