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In race for COVID-19 vaccinations, older residents in rural Pa. face tough obstacles

Rural counties also tend to have a larger share of older residents. About 17% of Pennsylvania’s 12.8 million residents are older than 65, Census data show. In many rural counties, older residents make up about 20% of the population.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

COVID relief brings more broadband funding to Pa., but it’s ‘tip of the iceberg’ of what’s needed

The latest coronavirus relief bill included $7 billion to expand broadband internet access, and Pennsylvania is expected to get $850 million, according to Gov. Tom Wolf’s office.

By An-Li Herring/WESA