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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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Archive: September 29, 2017

Questions about Medicare coverage? Informational meetings are scheduled across Illinois through October. (aarp.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As older folks in Illinois age and make more trips to their local hospital or to see a doctor, questions may come up about their health care options and insurance coverage. Courtney Hedderman, the associate state director for advocacy and outreach with AARP Illinois, says ...Read More

The counter-protest to a white-supremacist music festival will take place at the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in Boise. (Kenneth Freeman/Wikimedia Commons)

BOISE, Idaho – Idahoans plan to turn lemons into lemonade and hold a counter-event to a planned white-supremacist music festival scheduled for Saturday in Boise. The white-power festival called Hammerfest is sponsored by a national group known as the Hammerskins, which has organized events acr ...Read More

AARP volunteers in Ohio have been educating folks about the state’s new Caregiving Act. (AARP Ohio)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hundreds of AARP volunteers work across the state to help improve the lives of Ohioans age 50 and over - and the organization is now looking to fill a unique volunteer opportunity. AARP Ohio has an opening for State President, a role temporarily filled by Earl Goldhammer. He ...Read More

Admission is free tomorrow to Valley of Fire State Park, in honor of Nevada's inaugural Public Lands Day. (Lilybay/Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Tomorrow is the first-ever Nevada Public Lands Day - and camping, fishing and boating are free at all Nevada state parks and recreation areas. Groups across the state are holding celebrations and doing service projects. Karen Boeger, a board member of Friends of Nevada W ...Read More

Residents of Westminster, Colo., are asking the city to consider creating an affordable-housing trust fund to help struggling families stay in their homes. (Getty Images)

WESTMINSTER, Co. – We Organize Westminster, or WOW, has a public assembly Saturday to address what the group is calling a housing and renters' rights crisis in the Denver suburb. In the five years, Inez Marquez has lived at the Copperwood Apartments, she says the rent for the one-bedroom uni ...Read More

Mental-health advocates are pleading with state lawmakers to address Iowa's lack of supports for those with severe mental illnesses. (Alan Stanley/Pixabay)

URBANDALE, Iowa – An obituary for an Iowa boy who took his own life is a heartbreaking call for attention to the state's lack of mental-health services. Mary Neubauer of Urbandale wrote it after finding her 18-year-old son Sergei dead this week. She and her husband fought for years to get th ...Read More

Asbestos is a toxin linked to deadly illnesses, but critics say it is still not properly regulated in the United States. (Ktorbeck/Flickr)

LIBBY, Mont. – The Regulatory Accountability Act in the U.S. Senate follows the lead of President Trump and the House in changing how federal agencies make regulations. But Montana critics of the bill are concerned it would set the bar too high for passing regulations and weaken agencies' abil ...Read More

The White House has severely cut the funding for community groups, often called Navigators, that help people sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. (Raedle/Getty Images)

HOUSTON – This week, the Affordable Care Act survived another repeal effort in Congress, but behind the scenes, the federal government is adding obstacles and making major cuts to its funding. The Department of Health and Human Services has slashed the ACA's advertising budget, and significa ...Read More

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