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PNS Daily Newscast - March 24, 2017 


On our rundown today: Republican leaders delay the vote on a health-care replacement for Obamacare; legal advice for undocumented immigrants; and one state considers an innovative way to help children with money from a settlement with Volkswagen.

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Public News Service - AR: Consumer Issues

Thousands of Arkansas residents could lose out on Medicaid coverage if state lawmakers approve a freeze on new enrollments.  (AMRImage/iStockphoto)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – With an estimated 330,000 people enrolled in Arkansas's expanded Medicaid program, state lawmakers are now taking steps to freeze enrollment. The state adopted a plan that uses Medicaid funds to buy health care from the insurance marketplace for those eligible, and the nu

The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide Program is available at 21 sites in Arkansas to prepare tax returns for people who can't afford professional help. (bernardasv/IStockphoto)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The federal income tax filing deadline is April 18, and if you can't afford professional help with your tax return, free assistance is available. The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide Program offers no-cost services in Arkansas preparing federal and state tax returns. Kim Labbate, a

Poultry processing is a $4 billion a year industry in Arkansas, employing more than 40,000 people. (nd3000/iStockphoto)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A coalition of environmental and animal rights groups is asking for a moratorium on constructing new chicken processing farms in northeast Arkansas. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Arkansas Rights Koalition and the Center for Biological Diversity are among the groups asking

AARP Arkansas is advocating for the state Legislature to establish a Work and Save program to help Arkansans save for their retirement. (vaeenma/iStockphoto)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – America may be headed for a retirement crisis, since fewer than half of workers age 50 or older have a significant amount of money set aside in savings or investments. In Arkansas, only about half of private businesses offer their employees a retirement plan, which means

The AARP Fraud Watch Network is warning computer users of unsolicited phone calls from fraudulent tech-support centers. (BrianAJackson/iStockphoto)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – People who are not computer experts, which includes many people, often worry about their digital device getting a virus and not knowing how to fix it. However, according to the AARP Fraud Watch Network, Arkansans and others need to beware of someone claiming that your com

The Arkansas Department of Health has 120 days to develop regulations and procedures for dispensing medical marijuana. (tvirbickis/iStockphoto)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Now that Arkansas has approved the use of medical marijuana, state officials are scrambling to put a framework in place to accommodate the new law. Arkansans approved Issue 6, one of a wave of cannabis-related initiatives across the country on Election Day. In all, eight states

Arkansas plans to triple the number of medical-school graduates in the next few years to help reduce a shortage of doctors in the state. (DmitriKotin/iStockphoto)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Public health officials say they are making progress in reducing a chronic doctor shortage in Arkansas, particularly in rural counties. And the need is great: Arkansas currently has the lowest ratio of physicians per capita and its population is ranked among the unhealthies

The Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area is among the public lands to be protected from air pollution by the EPA’s Arkansas Regional Haze Plan. (National Park Service)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – It took a lawsuit by an environmental group to get it done, but the Environmental Protection Agency has finally released clean air regulations for public lands in Arkansas. The Arkansas Regional Haze Plan is designed to clear the air pollution in the Caney Creek and Upper

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