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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.

Report: GOP guv hopeful Gerow was sideswiped in fatal Pa. Turnpike crash, police say

By: - October 1, 2021

The crash, which occurred on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on July 21 around 10 p.m., left the motorcyclist dead, and has been under investigation by the Pennsylvania State police since, according to a published report. 

‘Let our kids play’: Advocates rally for transgender youth at Pa. Capitol

By: - September 30, 2021

“Trans youth are welcome in Pennsylvania, Trans people belong in Pennsylvania,” Janelle Crossley, one of the state’s most prominent transgender rights advocates, said.

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Western Pa. lawmakers introduce adult-use cannabis bill

By: - September 28, 2021

The bill includes a “Cannabis Clean Slate” proposal that would expunge the records of non-violent drug offenders and release incarcerated non-violent drug offenders.

Hispanic Heritage Month, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket

By: - September 27, 2021

According to the 2020 census count, people who identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino comprised  the second-largest ethnic group in the U.S., accounting for more than 18 percent of the population, or more than 62 million people. 

Ag. partnership with DoorDash delivers meals to Pa. seniors | Five for the Weekend

By: - September 25, 2021

According to a statement shared by the state Department of Agriculture Thursday, the partnership is "designed to remove barriers and increase enrollment in the underutilized Pennsylvania Senior Food Box Program."

‘The goal is to act now’: state officials detail Pa.’s 2021 Climate Action Plan

By: - September 22, 2021

The plan builds on six areas of impact noted in the 2021 Climate Change Impacts Assessment

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Pa. vaccine providers ready to administer COVID boosters, Beam says | Wednesday Morning Coffee

By: - September 22, 2021

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. When the OK comes down from the federal government, state health officials said Tuesday that Pennsylvania vaccine providers are ready to begin administering COVID-19 booster shots. “Pennsylvania is well prepared to start providing vaccine booster shots just as soon as the CDC provides the approval and guidelines on who can […]

Pa. Health Dept: More than 4,939 new COVID cases; 2,386 hospitalized

By: - September 21, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 4,939 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to more than 1.38 million cases of the virus. Hospitalizations due to the virus also continued to climb, increasing from 2,337 on Monday to 2,386 on Tuesday, according to state data.   Of those hospitalized with the virus, 602 are […]

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Presque Isle celebrates 100 years, announces net-zero initiatives | Tuesday Morning Coffee

By: - September 21, 2021

The plan for Presque Isle State Park, which includes improvements such as shoreline enhancements and modifications to the park's wastewater system, was announced Monday by Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn.

Pa. Health Dept: More than 12,686 new COVID cases; 2,337 hospitalized

By: - September 20, 2021

The new cases bring the statewide total to more than 1.38 million cases, according to state health data. 

Slim majority sees reckoning over racial history as a positive | The Numbers Racket

By: - September 20, 2021

More than 400 years after the first Africans were brought to what would become the United States on slave ships, 53 percent of American adults say that increased attention to that history is a good thing for society while 26 percent say the opposite. 

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Report finds decline in household income, rise in poverty rate | Monday Morning Coffee

By: - September 20, 2021

According to the 2021 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement, the median household income decreased 2.9 percent from 2019 to 2020.