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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.

A round-up of COVID-19 vaccine must-reads you might have missed | Five for the Weekend

By: - January 30, 2021

Happy Weekend, all. It has been a busy week for COVID vaccine news. From distribution to new vaccines, there’s no shortage of stories that you might have missed. With that in mind, I compiled a short list of vaccine stories to help you catch up and stay informed. I picked stories that I felt would […]

WATCH: State lawmakers commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day

By: - January 27, 2021

During a busy session day at the state Capitol, lawmakers took time out from legislating to remember the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp and the millions who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis. 

Report: These social media platforms are the best at dispelling antisemitism and Holocaust denial

By: - January 27, 2021

Known as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the anniversary is honored every year with ceremonies across the globe and educational outreach efforts as the decades past, leaving few survivors to share their stories. 

A breakdown of Pa.’s vaccine provider information | The Numbers Racket

By: - January 25, 2021

However, looking generally at the providers across the state, there are a few takeaways worth noting. 

Some handy tips for fending off cabin fever | Five for the Weekend

By: - January 23, 2021

Happy Weekend, all. Cabin fever season is here, and during a pandemic, no less. To combat the winter blues, I made a short list of things to do and places to go across the state that could help fend off cabin fever this weekend. A change in scenery Check out local markets: The Easton Public Market will […]

In a week of changes, Pa. remains uncertain about census data

By: - January 23, 2021

On Monday, with just two days left in the Trump presidency, former Census Director and Trump appointee Steven Dillingham resigned, leaving Acting Director Ron Jarmin to take the reins under the new administration, and adding to the uncertainty of when the first state population counts would be available. 

Report ranks states for racial integration and progress. How did Pa. do? | The Numbers Racket

By: - January 18, 2021

The analysis ranked the states based on two measures - racial integration and racial progress using four key areas (employment and wealth, education, social and civic engagement and health) and 21 metrics relevant to those four key areas. 

MLK Day of Service takes a new form amid pandemic | Five for the Weekend

By: - January 16, 2021

Happy Weekend, all. On Monday, Jan. 18. we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day of community service and giving back. While we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the ways in which we volunteer and serve our communities has had to adapt to the changes, as well. For those interested, there are in-person […]

Pa. Rep. Patty Kim tests positive for COVID-19

By: - January 15, 2021

Kim confirmed the diagnosis in a tweet Friday morning, saying she was experiencing mild symptoms. 

Waiver allowing Pa. pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccines depends on longevity of Wolf’s disaster declaration

By: - January 14, 2021

The temporary waiver, approved by Gov. Tom Wolf, adds state-licensed pharmacists to the list of healthcare professionals who can administer COVID-19 vaccines without a physician’s order. 

Third time’s the charm? Census count deadline moves … again

By: - January 12, 2021

The new projected reporting date of March 6 is nearly a month after the Feb. 9 projected date offered by the Bureau to a federal judge last week.