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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.

Pa. Health Dept: More than 5,786 new COVID cases; 2,323 hospitalized

By: - September 16, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 5,786 new cases of COVID-19 as of midday Thursday, while the commonwealth saw a slight drop in the number of hospitalizations due to the virus. The new cases bring the statewide total to more than 1.36 million confirmed cases since the pandemic began last March. Hospitalizations decreased slightly Thursday, […]

Report finds 2M Pennsylvanians struggled with food insecurity during the pandemic

By: - September 15, 2021

In 2020, nearly 1 in 20 Pennsylvanians were “newly food insecure,” meaning they did not have reliable access to adequate, nutritious meals during the pandemic. 

Can vaccine refusers who lose their jobs still collect unemployment? Experts explain

By: - September 15, 2021

'The Legislature must take action to protect,' this 'basic human right of deciding what goes into their body,' two GOP senators argue

In Reading, Wolf urges eligible Pennsylvanians to get vaccine to protect school-age children

By: - September 14, 2021

“We need to do everything in our power” to keep kids in the classroom, Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday, as he urged Pa. residents to help end the pandemic.

As nation grapples with climate disasters, Pa. reps look to resurrect a Depression-era program

By: - September 13, 2021

If Pa. lawmakers get their way, a Depression-era environmental work relief program may make a revival after a nearly 80-year hiatus

Community colleges hardest hit by pandemic enrollment declines | The Numbers Racket

By: - September 13, 2021

Overall, postsecondary enrollment dropped by 3.5 percent or 603,000 students in the Spring of 2021, according to a June report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. 

To get COVID vaccines to Pennsylvanians, clinics come to Pa. parks | Five for the Weekend

By: - September 11, 2021

State officials noted that those due for a second shot of the Pfizer vaccine can get their second dose at a state park vaccine clinic as well.

Pa. Sen. Pat Browne recovering following motorcycle accident

By: - September 9, 2021

Browne, the Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman, is in stable condition after suffering a concussion, fractured neck and broken orbital bone and is expected to make a full recovery. 

Redistricting hearings moved as Pa. House plans early return to Capitol

By: - September 9, 2021

Pennsylvanians who want to provide in-person testimony have until Oct. 13 to sign up to do so.

Are GOP lawmakers pushing ban on transgender athletes ignoring gender inequities at home districts?

By: - September 7, 2021

Last spring, state Rep. Barbara Gleim, R-Cumberland, introduced  HB 972 or the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” touting it as a way to “protect” women’s sports, despite the absence of any scientific evidence that cisgender athletes would be displaced by, or outperformed, by transgender athletes. 

Labor Day 2021, by the Numbers | The Numbers Racket

By: - September 6, 2021

Once known as the “workingmen’s (and women’s) holiday,” Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday of September, has become the unofficial end of summer, and the day in which we pack up our white clothing until next year. 

Wolf announces grant funding for gun violence prevention projects | Five for the Weekend

By: - September 4, 2021

Philly Rep. Bullock: "We can no longer afford to ignore the very real human and economic costs of gun violence in the Commonwealth."