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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.

Members of Pa.’s congressional delegation say they’re safe during Capitol Hill bomb threat

By: - August 19, 2021

The threat was made around 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning by a man in a black pickup truck, according to an Associated Press report. 

Advocacy groups reflect on voting rights on the anniversary of the 19th Amendment

By: - August 18, 2021

“We’re not celebrating, we’re working,” Susan Gobreski, director of government policy for the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters, told the Capital-Star

COMMENTARY

Survey: LGBTQ adults hit harder by food, economic insecurities during pandemic | Tuesday Coffee

By: - August 17, 2021

Just a day before the Census data drop, the bureau debuted the latest Household Pulse Survey (HPS), a survey used to give researchers deeper insights into American households during the pandemic.

As school begins, state officials offer optional vaccination, testing initiatives to districts

By: - August 16, 2021

Speaking to reporters Monday, state officials unveiled a plan for schools to work with vaccine providers to offer on-site vaccination clinics, and a plan for optional classroom testing. The initiatives are the result of partnerships between the Wolf administration, Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks and vaccine providers statewide.

Study: Trusted messengers can move the needle on GOP climate change acceptance | The Numbers Racket

By: - August 16, 2021

If you’ve ever listened to a state House Environment Resources and Energy Committee Meeting, you know Republicans can be … well, resistant, to accepting the scientific community’s conclusion on climate change, of which 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that humans are causing climate change.  But recent research published in Nature Climate Change, […]

Little League baseball returns to Lycoming County … with caveats | Five for the Weekend

By: - August 14, 2021

With the tournament scheduled to begin next week, the Little League World Series announced Friday that it would close the event to the general public.

Four take-aways from Pennsylvania’s 2020 U.S. Census data

By: - August 12, 2021

The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released population data relevant to states’ legislative redistricting and reapportionment efforts, days ahead of its Aug. 16 deadline.  The data, which will be used to redraw state legislative boundaries and congressional districts, showed where, and what, has changed in Pennsylvania over the last decade.  Here are a few noteworthy […]

More than half of Pa. counties seeing substantial, high rates of community spread of COVID-19

By: - August 11, 2021

COVID-19 case counts have been climbing steadily in the commonwealth since late July, following national trends. 

U.S.-Canadian border reopens as views shift on pandemic | The Numbers Racket

By: - August 9, 2021

The U.S. border with Canada is set to reopen Monday after a 17-month closure, prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, banned nonessential travel between the two countries. 

Here’s how Pennsylvania’s Olympians fared in Tokyo | Five for the Weekend

By: - August 7, 2021

Let's give a well-earned congratulations to all of the Olympians who represented the commonwealth in Tokyo!

Pa. extends postpartum Medicaid coverage for pregnant persons

By: - August 5, 2021

The extension will take effect beginning April 1, 2022  and will be available for five years as an optional part of the American Rescue Plan. 

COMMENTARY

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: What’s in it for Pa.? | Thursday Morning Coffee

By: - August 5, 2021

In the first few lines, the fact sheet acknowledges Pennsylvania’s infrastructure woes, including a mention of the commonwealth’s C- score on the American Society of Civil Engineers  infrastructure report card.