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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.

A wildlife friendly Fourth | Five for your weekend

By: - July 4, 2020

Happy Independence Day weekend, everyone! Before you set out for the holiday weekend, I wanted to share something new I learned just this week. Most of us know that our pets are not fans of fireworks displays – no matter how pretty, but did you know that wildlife can be adversely affected, as well? Fireworks […]

Mirroring moves by western states, Pa. Rep. makes the case for conservation corridors

By: - June 30, 2020

In January, Daley introduced House Resolution 670, a resolution that asks the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study and report back on the feasibility of establishing conservation corridors in Pennsylvania, which would help the General Assembly decide whether or not corridors are needed and fiscally responsible in the commonwealth. 

A look at the 2020-2021 stopgap budget: How Pa. is paying for prisons and COVID-19 relief | The Numbers Racket

By: - June 29, 2020

For the most part, the funding in the $25.8 billion stopgap budget will remain at the same level as the 2019-2020, but there are a few areas where the budgets differ. 

COMMENTARY

Pennsylvania households hit hard by pandemic | Monday Morning Coffee

By: - June 29, 2020

Everything you need to know to start your week off right.

Allegheny Co. sees uptick in COVID-19 cases, suspends on-site alcohol sales

By: - June 28, 2020

The order, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said, will allow bars and restaurants to remain open, but they will not be allowed to serve alcohol other than for state-approved takeout options. The order will take effect at 5 p.m. on June 30. 

No time for ticks. Here’s how to stay safe on the trail | Five for Your Weekend

By: - June 27, 2020

A new speaker, racial injustice in public schools, COVID-19 and more in this week's Five for the weekend.

Wolf: ‘We need to redouble our efforts’ on fighting COVID-19

By: - June 24, 2020

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified Pennsylvania as one of three states on a downward trajectory in COVID-19 cases for 42 consecutive days.Since then, cases in some parts of the state have spiked.

Lawyer for Erie protester wants court to force police to release the name of city cop who kicked her

By: - June 23, 2020

Just a week after a 3-day unpaid suspension was issued for the Erie police officer responsible for kicking  21-year-old Hannah Silbaugh, Attorney Timothy McNair, who is representing Silbaugh filed a writ of summons against the officers involved, Erie Police Chief Dan Spizarny, Mayor Joe Schember and the city of Erie, according to GoErie.com.

Mail-in ballots were more popular than in-person voting in more than a third of Pa. counties

By: - June 23, 2020

In 23 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, mail-in ballots exceeded the number of in-person votes cast during the state's June 2 primary.

Mail-in ballots and the Pa. Primary | The Numbers Racket

By: - June 22, 2020

Curious what the demographics of those requests for mail-in ballots looks like across the state? 

Pa. Dems call for ‘recovery and healing,’ as state emerges from COVID-19 pandemic

By: - June 18, 2020

Democratic lawmakers from Philly area gathered virtually Thursday to discuss a path forward for Pa. it emerges from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

AFT launches $1M ad blitz in Pa., 2020 battleground states calling on Senate to pass HEROES Act

By: - June 17, 2020

The 30-second ad called “Essential,” shows essential workers, such as first responders, food service workers and teachers, equipped with face shields, masks and gloves, going about their jobs in the midst of the pandemic.