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‘They risk it.’ Expecting mothers in rural Pa. have trouble finding care in growing maternity health deserts

Juniata is one of the six Pennsylvania counties classified as a “maternity health desert,” according to a March of Dimes report that came out last year. Those are areas that have no hospitals or birth centers offering obstetric care, or any certified OBGYN providers.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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A group wants to help Pa. businesses impacted by COVID-19

An economic development agency says a 2021 survey during the COVID-19 pandemic showed 40% of businesses that responded had no emergency plan or online shopping websites to help them stay afloat.

By Aniya Faulcon

Louder than a lawn mower, not big on social distancing, cicadas hit Central Pa.

Brood X comes out every 17 years to mate. They can be found from Tennessee to New York, including in Blair, Huntingdon and Mifflin counties in Pennsylvania.

By Anne Danahy/WPSU

Is your county planning to move to ‘yellow’ on its own? Here’s the latest

We breakdown the issue in eight counties and the latest developments.
By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Voting reform bill heads to governor’s desk; critics say the state’s ramming through changes

Counties would get back 60 percent of election system upgrade costs under SB421.
By Emily Previti/PA Post