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Thursday's can't-miss Web content: Families struggle to meet rising childcare costs

8:35 AM, Apr. 18, 2013  |  Comments
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4 p.m. on www.postcrescent.com: For Combined Locks mother Melanie Bloy Lee, finding a childcare provider comes at a price. A hefty price. The Lees are far from alone in facing imposing childcare costs, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Earlier this month, the bureau released a report, "Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements," stating childcare costs have nearly doubled in the last quarter century - while the percentage of families paying for the care has declined.

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5 p.m. on www.postcrescent.com: The mercury hit 33 degrees in High Cliff State Park Sunday, and despite the wind and snow, a dozen members of the Valley Mounted Volunteers, Inc., pushed through a search and rescue certification session.

Parents at play: Break out the games

7 a.m. on www.postcrescent.com/familyfirst: If you are putting together a gift basket for a child, here are some great toys that families will love playing with together.

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