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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.

Embraced heavily during COVID-19, is telemedicine here to stay?

By: - June 11, 2020

with a recently vetoed telemedicine bill, and still no regulation or guidelines governing the practice across the state, advocates of telemedicine say they are worried growth will be limited. 

Citing executive overreach, House committee advances bill blocking Pa. from joining RGGI

By: - June 9, 2020

The House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee voted 16-8 to advance HB 2025 or the Pennsylvania Carbon Dioxide Cap-and-Trade Authorization Act, which would require legislative approval before joining a multi-state agreement. 

Levine orders nursing homes to complete universal testing by July 24

By: - June 8, 2020

The order from Pennsylvania’s Department of Health is being issued, Levine said, to “rapidly detect asymptomatic residents and staff.”

School safety, county block grants and Head Start: How Pa. is spending that $2.6B in CARES Act Money | The Numbers Racket

By: - June 8, 2020

Here’s how the first half shakes out by state agency and department: 

With Pa. primary looming amidst COVID and protests, Wolf extends mail-in ballot deadline for 6 counties

By: - June 1, 2020

Wolf cited COVID-19 concerns and continued protests as his reason for extending that deadline. The polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. in Pennsylvania’s rescheduled primary election, though a flood of mail-in ballots is expected.

Following criticism, state officials are ‘rewriting’ regulation on long-term care homes

By: - June 1, 2020

State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said her agency has implemented recommendations from the Auditor General’s office and are “in the process of rewriting regulation based on a report from the Nursing Home Task Force.” 

Americans trust medical experts , but new poll reveals partisan split | The Numbers Racket

By: - June 1, 2020

The growing confidence in medical scientists was mostly found to be among Democrats, according to Pew Research Center. 

As protests spread statewide, Wolf urges Pennsylvanians to ‘speak your mind and speak it with peace’

By: - May 31, 2020

“We need to work constantly to eliminate racism,” Wolf said during a Sunday briefing, “from the smallest thought, to the biggest action."

Caution: Primaries Ahead | Five for Your Weekend

By: - May 30, 2020

Our Top Five most read stories of the week and everything you need to know ahead of the Pennsyvnania primary on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

2020-2021 budget talks resume with ‘a lot of unknowns’ Wolf says

By: - May 26, 2020

In a joint news briefing with state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that the General Assembly and the Governor’s office are working on a 5-month, temporary budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year to account for uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Here’s how COVID-19 impacted Pa’s non-emergency care | The Numbers Racket

By: - May 25, 2020

Note: PAMED collaborated with Rockpointe Corporation and several other state medical societies for this survey. Pennsylvania data was gathered in late April.

Memorial Day 2020: Observing the holiday in the middle of COVID-19 | Five for your weekend

By: - May 23, 2020

Happy weekend, everyone! Before we sign off for the holiday weekend, we wanted to take a minute to share the election guide for the rapidly approaching June 2 primary. If you’re not sure what races will be on the ballot or the candidates for each race, take a look at our primary guide to help […]