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A staffing crisis at Pa. child care centers is upending family routines and slowing the economic recovery

The shortages, caused by low wages and razor-thin profit margins, have ripple effects that reach far beyond the classroom and affect everyone.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

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The Child Care Crisis

PBS NewsHour presents an in-depth look at how the lack of affordable, quality child care is affecting American families.

By Fred Vigeant

Eligible for a COVID-19 booster? Here’s how to get one in Pa.

Anywhere from one to two million Pennsylvania adults are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

Decrying pandemic ‘profiteering,’ protesters call for a Pa. public health care advocate

Protesters want Pennsylvania to create the role of public health care advocate, a state-level office that would “fight for the rights of all residents at the mercy of the medical industrial complex.”

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

Food insecurity and hunger plagues older population

Also on the program: Advocacy group urges greater effort to preserve local farmland

By Merideth Bucher