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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.

Farm show season highlights issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture

By: - January 7, 2020

Farm show season is the perfect time to talk about issues currently facing the state’s diverse agricultural industry.

Former Bucks County U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick dead at 56

By: - January 6, 2020

Former U.S. Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and brother of U.S.Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick has died at age 56, according to the Bucks County Republican Party. 

Pa.’s Toomey, eight GOP U.S. House lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

By: - January 5, 2020

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., along with eight of Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. House members, joined with 38 senators and 168 House members, in an amicus brief calling on the high court to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. 

The 2020 Census is coming: What it is, how it works

By: - January 1, 2020

In less than 100 days the 2020 Census will survey Americans across the country, attempting to take a snapshot of America through a statistical lens.

Associate Editor’s picks: 5 health care stories to know from 2019

By: - December 31, 2019

From marijuana town halls to abortion bans, here are my picks for the top 5 healthcare stories to know from 2019.

GOP Rep. Mark Keller to retire, brings 2020 retirement total to eight

By: - December 27, 2019

Keller, who’s represented the Perry County-based 86th District since 2006, is the eighth state lawmaker, to announce their retirement this winter.

Pa. sees record job growth in November, but not all of Pa. is sharing the wealth, data shows

By: - December 20, 2019

Despite adding nearly  10,000 new jobs – a new record for job growth in the state - Pennsylvania is still wrestling with an unemployment rate that is higher than the national average, according to data released Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Advocates, patients ask Legislature to ‘fix’ Pa.’s medical marijuana program

By: - December 18, 2019

During a Capitol rally Wednesday, the Lehigh Valley chapter of Norml, a national organization for the reform of marijuana laws, also called on lawmakers to take marijuana off the state’s list of banned substances, a move that it said would ease anxieties for medical cannabis users. 

State oversight panel greenlights Wolf’s methane regulations

By: - December 17, 2019

A state environmental oversight panel has given its approval to the Wolf administration’s efforts to contain methane emissions from oil and natural gas exploration.

‘We can do better’ Wolf’s Council on Reform finds

By: - December 16, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday provided the first progress report on the administration’s ongoing efforts to protect Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents. The council found that the Commonwealth could improve in two key areas: empowering the workforce and creating access to those who need services. “The goal is to ensure that every human being is treated […]

Warren brings her 2020 campaign to Pennsylvania

By: - December 13, 2019

Five months ahead of the April 28 primary, Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren is focusing her campaign efforts on Pennsylvania.

7 years and 180 school shootings later, anti-gun violence advocates honor Sandy Hook victims

By: - December 13, 2019

“We stand together and commit to making a difference,” said local MOM’s Demand Action leader Shanna Danielson.