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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.

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 […]

Levine thanks first responders, addresses Atlantic report after technical issues thwart Wednesday briefing

By: - May 21, 2020

With the county observing National Emergency Medical Services Week this week,  Levine began the briefing by thanking Pennsylvania’s more than 42,000 first responders. 

Scanlon, Pa. Dems talk about Census challenges amid pandemic

By: - May 21, 2020

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scanlon and the others emphasized the importance of the census and getting an accurate count. 

One month in, Wolf admin’s health disparities task force ‘proud’ of progress

By: - May 21, 2020

The task force's recommendations “will represent both short-term and long-term goals related to the disparity reported during the COVID-19 pandemic

Amid calls for her dismissal, Health Secretary Levine says Pa. is evolving its strategies to fight COVID-19

By: - May 19, 2020

Health Secretary Dr, Rachel Levine said she “[remains] committed to protecting the citizens of Pennsylvania, whether they agree with me or not.”

Behind the scenes PEMA, Pa. National Guard respond to COVID-19 crisis

By: - May 18, 2020

PEMA has been working to address COVID-19 since before the first case of COVID appeared in Pennsylvania, Wolf said. Along with the Department of Health, PEMA has been monitoring the virus since January. 

Fewer Americans concerned about contracting COVID-19 | The Numbers Racket

By: - May 18, 2020

The poll also found that Americans’ perception of the impact of the pandemic has stabilized since the outbreak started to spread in late March. 

And then there were six | Your guide to Pennsylvania’s auditor general primary

By: - May 17, 2020

With Pennsylvania’s June 2 primary just three weeks away, the race to fill the seat of term-limited Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is hotly contested.

Twelve more Pa. counties are set to reopen. What happens next? | Five for your weekend

By: - May 16, 2020

Happy weekend, everyone! With 37 counties in the yellow phase of reopening, Pennsylvanians are one step closer to returning to a normal, albeit, somewhat modified, routine. For those of us who have been rocking sweat pants the past two months and are now looking at their closet full of jeans and work clothes, we feel […]

As parts of the state reopen, Levine urges routine vaccinations for children

By: - May 14, 2020

Levine said the Health Department has heard from pediatricians across the state, concerned that the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed routine vaccinations and “well child” visits.