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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.

U.S. Capitol violence: Gov. Tom Wolf, Pa. state lawmakers speak out

By: - January 6, 2021

This breaking story will be updated.  Gov. Tom Wolf: Today, President Trump's supporters attempted a coup. This was the direct result of a deliberate disinformation campaign by Republicans from the President down to legislators in Pennsylvania. — Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) January 6, 2021 8 of the 9 Republican members of Congress from PA lied […]

Violence at the U.S Capitol: Public statements from Pa.’s Congressional delegation: What we know so far

By: - January 6, 2021

Lawmakers were evacuated from the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as protesters massed outside the building during the counting of electoral votes. This is what Pennsylvania’s lawmakers have tweeted from Washington D.C. and what we know so far. U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (D) and Pat Toomey (R)  Have spoken with people in @SenBobCasey‘s and @SenToomey‘s office: Both […]

ICYMI: Here are the Pa. House’s Committee chairs and ranking members for the new session

By: - January 6, 2021

But shouting matches in the state Senate quickly stole the spotlight from the individuals selected to these important posts. 

Where’s the count? An update on the status of the 2020 Census

By: - January 5, 2021

Since the 2020 Census count ended in mid-October, the U.S. Census Bureau has been working to process the data it collected. That’s a trying endeavor during a pandemic and in the midst of a presidential election year.  The bureau, which usually sticks to a timeline for collecting, processing and presenting the data, said late last […]

Survey: More Americans say they will get COVID-19 vaccine | The Numbers Racket

By: - January 4, 2021

A survey by the Pew Research Center found that 60 percent of Americans said they would definitely or probably get the vaccine today if it were available to them. 

Charitable giving jumps in 2020 | The Numbers Racket

By: - December 28, 2020

A report conducted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, shows that charitable giving increased by 7.5 percent in the first half of 2020. 

Year in Review: Your Top 10 most-read stories of 2020

By: - December 28, 2020

The stories listed here were the most viewed stories on our site, according to Google Analytics. 

PUC moves forward on diversity reporting, advocates say there’s more work to be done

By: - December 26, 2020

If also endorsed by the state Attorney General’s Office and several other state agencies, utilities such as those providing electric, natural gas, water, wastewater and telecommunications services will be mandated to report their diversity programs and efforts internally. 

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Energy projects statewide receive COVID restart grants | Wednesday Morning Coffee

By: - December 23, 2020

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority had awarded $1.7 million in COVID-19 restart grants to 11 clean energy and energy efficiency programs across the commonwealth. 

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Looking ahead: The 2021 Farm Show | Tuesday Morning Coffee

By: - December 22, 2020

Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Associate Editor Cassie Miller here with you for the remainder of the week while John is off. Let’s dive right in! Taking place in early January, the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show has helped the Keystone State kickoff the new year for more than a century. In August, state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced that the 2021 […]

Under Pressure: Many Americans spend more on holidays than they are comfortable with | The Numbers Racket

By: - December 21, 2020

The holiday season comes with a lot of pressure. There’s the pressure of hosting dinner, finding the perfect gift, or even the pressure of looking your best for that trip to your relative’s house or those holiday card portraits. But this year, the holiday season looks a bit different. However, the pandemic hasn’t completely whisked away the pressures of the holidays. 

Year in review: Finding the good in 2020 | Five for the Weekend

By: - December 19, 2020

Happy Weekend, all. This will be the last Five for the remainder of 2020. I want to thank you all for reading the Capital-Star during the strangest of years. Your support kept us going through a pandemic, personal losses, shutdowns, and an election year, and we don’t take that lightly. On behalf of the Capital-Star team, many thanks for […]