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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 has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She 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. Follow her on Twitter: @Wordsby_CassieM.

Slim majority sees reckoning over racial history as a positive | The Numbers Racket

By: - September 20, 2021

More than 400 years after the first Africans were brought to what would become the United States on slave ships, 53 percent of American adults say that increased attention to that history is a good thing for society while 26 percent say the opposite. 

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Report finds decline in household income, rise in poverty rate | Monday Morning Coffee

By: - September 20, 2021

According to the 2021 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement, the median household income decreased 2.9 percent from 2019 to 2020. 

Pa. fall foliage reports to debut Sept. 30 | Five for the Weekend

By: - September 18, 2021

Fall foliage reports and the top 5 stories from this week.

Two is the limit as Pa.’s state-run liquor stores tackle supply chain disruptions, shortages

By: - September 17, 2021

The 43 rationed beverages include specific champagnes, bourbons, tequilas, cognacs and whiskeys, according to the AP report.

Pa. unemployment rate dropped slightly in August

By: - September 17, 2021

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has decreased for the sixth consecutive month, to 6.4 percent in August, according to state data released Friday. That’s 1.2 percent higher than the national rate of 5.2 percent. Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percentage points lower than its August 2020 level. The […]

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Pa. logs 6.2% decrease in noneducation workers in state, local government | Friday Morning Coffee

By: - September 17, 2021

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Associate Editor Cassie Miller here, filling in for John. Let’s dive right in, shall we? While private sector jobs are rebounding from the COVID-19 closures, noneducation employment growth in state and local governments across the country have all but dried up, Pew Charitable Trusts data suggests. Noneducation state and local jobs, including jobs […]

Ag. Sect’y Redding announces ‘return’ of Pa. Farm Show in 2022

By: - September 16, 2021

The 106th Farm Show will be held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg from Jan. 8 - 15, 2022, the Department of Agriculture confirmed. The theme for the 2022 Farm Show will be “harvesting more.”

Pa. Health Dept: More than 5,786 new COVID cases; 2,323 hospitalized

By: - September 16, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 5,786 new cases of COVID-19 as of midday Thursday, while the commonwealth saw a slight drop in the number of hospitalizations due to the virus. The new cases bring the statewide total to more than 1.36 million confirmed cases since the pandemic began last March. Hospitalizations decreased slightly Thursday, […]

Report finds 2M Pennsylvanians struggled with food insecurity during the pandemic

By: - September 15, 2021

In 2020, nearly 1 in 20 Pennsylvanians were “newly food insecure,” meaning they did not have reliable access to adequate, nutritious meals during the pandemic. 

Can vaccine refusers who lose their jobs still collect unemployment? Experts explain

By: - September 15, 2021

'The Legislature must take action to protect,' this 'basic human right of deciding what goes into their body,' two GOP senators argue

In Reading, Wolf urges eligible Pennsylvanians to get vaccine to protect school-age children

By: - September 14, 2021

“We need to do everything in our power” to keep kids in the classroom, Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday, as he urged Pa. residents to help end the pandemic.

As nation grapples with climate disasters, Pa. reps look to resurrect a Depression-era program

By: - September 13, 2021

If Pa. lawmakers get their way, a Depression-era environmental work relief program may make a revival after a nearly 80-year hiatus