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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.

Tips for staying safe when you’re staying home | Five for the Weekend

By: - March 28, 2020

We hope you all are staying well during this trying time. We know first-hand how difficult isolation can be - that's why this week, instead of a trivia question, we're sharing some wellness tips to encourage us all to take care of ourselves. 

COVID-19 in Pa: Wolf signs bill moving Pa. presidential primary to June 2

By: - March 27, 2020

In addition to moving the date of this year’s primary election, the bill allows counties to begin processing and tabulating mail ballots beginning at 7 a.m. on Election Day, rather than after the polls close at 8 p.m.

New report card grades Pa., states on their social distancing efforts | The Numbers Racket

By: - March 26, 2020

New York-based data company Unacast is using its resources to track how Americans have responded (or not responded) to social distancing protocols and shelter-in-place orders from officials. 

Acknowledging losses, Wolf announces $60M loan program for Pa. small businesses

By: - March 25, 2020

The Wolf administration says it’s rolling out a new $60 million loan program to help the scores of small businesses that have been hard hit because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program or CWCA, would award loans of up to $100,000 to for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees, […]

Health officials confirm 1,127 COVID-19 cases; expand stay at home order

By: - March 25, 2020

In response to the increase in cases, Gov. Tom Wolf announced via a statement that he would expand his stay-at-home order to include Lehigh and Northampton Counties in an effort to mitigate the spread.

‘I really believe that this is a big year for women,’ says veteran staffer running for Erie Senate seat | 2020 Women Speak Up

By: - March 25, 2020

This week, we talk to Julie Slomski, a Democrat running for state Senate in Erie County’s 49th Senate District. Slomski and fellow Democrat Andre Horton are vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Sen. Daniel Laughlin. Laughlin has held the seat since 2016.

‘We’re going the wrong way,’ Wolf says of state’s COVID-19 curve; Pa. sees fourth death in East Stroudsburg

By: - March 22, 2020

As of Sunday afternoon, state health officials confirmed 479 cases of COVID-19 in 33 counties, including three COVID-related deaths, one in Allegheny, one in Northampton and the latest in Montgomery county.

Wolf admin: Nearly 10K Pa. businesses have applied for shutdown waivers

By: - March 22, 2020

State officials have been blitzed with applications from Pennsylvania business owners seeking waivers to the Wolf administration's order last week that all non-essential businesses shutter their operations, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin said Sunday.

Staving off cabin fever | Five for the Weekend

By: - March 21, 2020

The top five stories from this week's news are below to help you stay current. 

Dept. of Ed Cancels PSSA, Keystone and other school exams

By: - March 19, 2020

The cancellation comes nearly a week after Gov. Tom Wolf ordered Pennsylvania schools to close amid growing concerns of a COVID-19 outbreak. 

COVID-19 raises census concerns

By: - March 19, 2020

To combat the risk of COVID-19 exposure, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin said the earlier Pennsylvanians respond to the decennial survey, the better. 

37 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as statewide total climbs to 133

By: - March 18, 2020

Pennsylvania health officials confirmed 37 new positive cases of COVID-19 at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 133.