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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.

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. 

If at first you don’t succeed: Dem Shanna Danielson talks about her Pa. Senate run | 2020 Women Speak Up

By: - March 18, 2020

In honor of Women’s History Month and the centennial of the 19th Amendment this year, the Capital-Star decided to follow up with the many women running for public office across the state.  Each week, look for a short Q&A with these women and learn a bit more about them and why they are running for […]

Testing our national census knowledge | The Numbers Racket

By: - March 16, 2020

In an effort to understand Americans’ census knowledge and participation methods, the Pew Research Center compiled the following data. 

Pa. up to 63 COVID-19 cases, health officials say, as virus spreads to NePa and Lehigh Valley

By: and - March 15, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Sunday has confirmed 16 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 63 cases. Those new cases are: One in Allegheny County; one in Bucks County; two in Cumberland County; one in Delaware County; one in Lehigh County; one in Luzerne County; three in Monroe County; four in […]

‘It’s a different type of campaign that we’re running here’ | 2020 Women Speak Up

By: - March 11, 2020

This week we talk to Michelle Siegel, a Democrat running in north-central Pennsylvania’s 27th Senate District. She does not have a spring primary opponent, which means she’ll go on to face incumbent Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia, the Senate GOP whip, who’s held the seat since 2004.

Healthcare and insurance in Pa. | The Numbers Racket

By: - March 10, 2020

To better understand what the health insurance and healthcare picture looks like for Pennsylvanians, let’s look at 2019 data from the Pennsylvania State Data Center.

Pa. has 10 coronavirus cases, three hospitalized, state officials say

By: and - March 9, 2020

The cases are so far concentrated in the eastern part of the state. Seven patients reside in suburban Montgomery County; the others live in Monroe, Delaware and Wayne Counties. 

‘My absolute advice is just to run,’ central Pa. state House hopeful Tara Shakespeare says | 2020 Women Speak Up

By: - March 6, 2020

Each week, look for a short Q&A with these women and learn a bit more about them and why they are running for office. This week we talk to Tara Shakespeare, a Democrat running for the state’s 88th House District in Cumberland County. The seat is currently held by Republican incumbent Sheryl Delozier. Shakespeare is the only challenger Delozier faces for the seat. 

In Scranton, Trump says talks economy, impeachment – and that election thing

By: - March 5, 2020

Trump’s appearance at Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple was his second visit to a key 2020 battleground state since last December and his first in the Keystone State since his impeachment acquittal by the U.S. Senate in January.