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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.

Year in Review: Your Top 10 most-read stories of 2020

By: - December 28, 2020

The stories listed here were the most viewed stories on our site, according to Google Analytics. 

PUC moves forward on diversity reporting, advocates say there’s more work to be done

By: - December 26, 2020

If also endorsed by the state Attorney General’s Office and several other state agencies, utilities such as those providing electric, natural gas, water, wastewater and telecommunications services will be mandated to report their diversity programs and efforts internally. 

COMMENTARY

Energy projects statewide receive COVID restart grants | Wednesday Morning Coffee

By: - December 23, 2020

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority had awarded $1.7 million in COVID-19 restart grants to 11 clean energy and energy efficiency programs across the commonwealth. 

COMMENTARY

Looking ahead: The 2021 Farm Show | Tuesday Morning Coffee

By: - December 22, 2020

Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Associate Editor Cassie Miller here with you for the remainder of the week while John is off. Let’s dive right in! Taking place in early January, the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show has helped the Keystone State kickoff the new year for more than a century. In August, state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced that the 2021 […]

Under Pressure: Many Americans spend more on holidays than they are comfortable with | The Numbers Racket

By: - December 21, 2020

The holiday season comes with a lot of pressure. There’s the pressure of hosting dinner, finding the perfect gift, or even the pressure of looking your best for that trip to your relative’s house or those holiday card portraits. But this year, the holiday season looks a bit different. However, the pandemic hasn’t completely whisked away the pressures of the holidays. 

Year in review: Finding the good in 2020 | Five for the Weekend

By: - December 19, 2020

Happy Weekend, all. This will be the last Five for the remainder of 2020. I want to thank you all for reading the Capital-Star during the strangest of years. Your support kept us going through a pandemic, personal losses, shutdowns, and an election year, and we don’t take that lightly. On behalf of the Capital-Star team, many thanks for […]

U.S. Supreme Court punts on challenge to Trump’s efforts to keep undocumented immigrants out of Census count

By: - December 18, 2020

Calling the suit filed by the state of New York “premature,” the court wrote that the suit was “not suitable for adjudication at this time.” 

COVID surge in Pa. prisons leads to calls for lockdown at all facilities

By: - December 16, 2020

In a statement released Tuesday, the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association (PSCOA) called on Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration to lockdown the state’s prisons and stop the transfer of inmates amid the surge in COVID cases. 

COVID-19 Vaccine: Who gets it and when? | Phase One breakdown

By: - December 16, 2020

Last month, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine debuted Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan and its three-phase rollout process.  

With Pa.’s first major winter storm on the horizon, state officials say vaccine distribution will continue

By: - December 15, 2020

Calling the storm “significant,” Gov. Tom Wolf said state agencies are prepared to handle the storm amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and opioid epidemic. Forecasts show a foot of snow falling in some parts of the state. 

COVID vaccine arrives in Pa., mitigation still needed, Levine says

By: - December 14, 2020

On a call with reporters Monday, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine called the vaccine's arrival in Pennsylvania “tremendously exciting.”

Survey: Parents weigh-in on education, exposure risk during the pandemic | The Numbers Racket

By: - December 14, 2020

The way in which children attend school and receive instruction has changed dramatically since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic in the spring.