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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.

Pa. COVID-19 testing down even as cases increase, state health officials say

By: - April 6, 2021

In a briefing with reporters, Department of Health Senior Advisor on COVID-19 Response Lindsey Mauldin confirmed that the department has continued to record an uptick in COVID-19 cases across Pennsylvania. 

REPORT: These Pa. cities rank among the worst for allergy sufferers | The Numbers Racket

By: - April 5, 2021

A 2021 study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America found that many metropolitan areas are expected to have a “worse than average” year for seasonal allergies. Many of those metropolitan areas are in the northeast, with five located in Pennsylvania. 

What’s in a name? Seven top state officials lead under ‘acting’ label; await Senate confirmation

By: - April 4, 2021

In order to remove the “acting” label from their titles, the seven state officials will need to be confirmed by the state Senate by  a two-thirds majority. 

Pa. vaccinations, by the numbers | Five for the Weekend

By: - April 3, 2021

Happy Weekend, all. Pennsylvanians received some encouraging news this week – vaccines will be available to all residents who want them starting April 19. You can read more about the announcement here: Pa. to open COVID-19 vaccinations to all by April 19 On Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health highlighted some statewide vaccination statistics. Let’s […]

Pa. to open COVID-19 vaccinations to all by April 19

By: - March 31, 2021

Those who are immediately eligible to begin receiving vaccines are law enforcement officials, firefighters, agriculture and food workers and grocery stores workers, none of whom can work remotely. 

Starting next week, Pa. school kids can be 3 feet, not 6 feet apart, under updated social distancing guidelines

By: - March 30, 2021

On a call with reporters Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Education updated the commonwealth’s COVID-19 guidance for schools effective April 5. 

The pros and cons of working from home during a pandemic | The Numbers Racket

By: - March 29, 2021

In a December poll conducted by Pew Research Center, about half of U.S. workers surveyed said they have more flexibility now than they did prior to the pandemic. 

Save the reopening date | Five for the Weekend

By: - March 27, 2021

Happy Weekend, all. We’ve made it to yet another Friday. This week and last week the Capital-Star team has reported the reopening and gradual lifting of COVID-19 measures on the commonwealth’s event venues, eateries, shops and more to begin in April. In case you missed it, here’s a few stories on what’s reopening and what […]

State parks to host volunteers, in-person programs beginning in April

By: - March 26, 2021

Beginning on April 4, the same day that Wolf said restaurants can host 75 percent capacity and resume bar service, DCNR will welcome visitors back to its visitors centers, offices and other events and program facilities at 75 percent capacity. 

Historic sites, museums around the state set reopening date

By: - March 24, 2021

On April 30, the State Museum of Pennsylvania and the more than two dozen sites under state jurisdiction will begin operating under reduced hours and limited capacity, which will vary by site. 

Wolf taps top aide Meg Snead to lead Human Services Department following Sec.Teresa Miller’s resignation

By: - March 23, 2021

In a statement, Wolf said he’d nominated administration Policy & Planning Secretary Meg Snead to fill the looming vacancy at one the state’s largest agencies. 

Pa. solar energy initiative to supply 50 percent of state government power by 2023

By: and - March 22, 2021

The project is the largest solar commitment by any government in the U.S. announced to date, officials said. Boosted by seven solar arrays in six counties, it will generate 191 megawatt hours, or the equivalent of taking 34,000 cars off the roads.