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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.

What census mapping can tell us about the Keystone State | The Numbers Racket

By: - March 4, 2020

Counting 327 million people is hard. It’s even harder when you think of how many of those people live in remote areas of the country, don’t have permanent homes, are small children, or belong to tough to count populations.

Where we are, where we’ve been: A look at Pennsylvania’s oil-rich history

By: - March 2, 2020

Even today, few industries — aside from coal and steel — have had the same impact on the state as oil and gas drilling. The state was at one time the country’s leading producer in the oil and gas industry since the 1850s, creating thousands of jobs across the commonwealth and driving its economy for much of the 20th century. 

Rush hour fees, supplemental appropriations and more | Five for the Weekend

By: - February 29, 2020

The top five stories from this week's news and more!

Mail-in ballots prove popular in weeks since their debut

By: - February 28, 2020

More than 20,000 voters across Pennsylvania have requested mail-in ballots in the two weeks since the application went live on Feb. 11, the Department of State announced in a press release Thursday. 

What 50 years of voting in Pa. looks like | The Numbers Racket

By: - February 27, 2020

Over the last half-century, the Keystone State’s population has grown; the number of registered voters has increased, and the number of votes cast has climbed. But there’s more to this data than meets the eye.

Better know a voting machine: Dept. of State rolls out new website to help 2020 voters

By: - February 26, 2020

To get the commonwealth ready for the changes, the Department of State has launched a webpage called “Ready to Vote” to help Pennsylvanians identify what method their county has chosen and how the process works. 

‘Chaotic and impulsive’: In new ad blitz, Dem super PAC goes on the offensive against Trump in Pa.

By: - February 25, 2020

Priorities USA said it’s already reserved $70 million for television and digital advertising in the 2020 campaign. Pennsylvania is at the heart of the push.

What are supplemental appropriations? The Pa. budget battle you’re not hearing about 

By: - February 24, 2020

The appropriations “have become structural,” Rep. Matt Bradford, of Montgomery County, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, told the Capital-Star. 

‘Shame on us’ Labor & Industry secretary says of Pa.’s stalled minimum wage

By: - February 20, 2020

The two Wolf administration officials made the case for a wage hike during the agency’s annual budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee. They told the Repulican-controlled panel that the Legislature’s lack of movement on the issue has been “frustrating.”

White supremacy propaganda in 2019| The Numbers Racket

By: - February 17, 2020

Year-over-year, 2019 saw an increase in propaganda distribution by these groups with 2,713 cases of distribution reported. A doubling of activity from 2018 when the number was 1, 214. 

A look at homelessness in the Keystone State, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket

By: - February 13, 2020

It’s difficult to get an accurate count of the nation’s homeless population because of its  transitory nature. But thanks to data compiled by the Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, we have a detailed estimate of what the issue looks like. 

‘We have to fix this’ Sens. Casey, Collins hear rural home healthcare concerns

By: - February 12, 2020

The home health care system in rural America needs a facelift. This was the consensus of both lawmakers and a panel of witnesses who testified Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.