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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 29th, 2017 


Here's what's happening: Donald Trump has now been president of the United States for 100 days, the People's Climate march on Washington is taking place today, and another missle launch from North Korea.

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Public News Service - FL: Senior Issues

House Republicans are pushing major changes to the Florida Retirement System. (Jenn Grieving/Wikimedia Commons)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Public employees planning to spend their careers in Florida could see big changes to their retirement plans, the result of a controversial move by the Florida House. House Republicans pushed through a bill on Thursday that would default new hires into a 401(k)-style savin

The next Florida Legislature will have to make major decisions about health-care coverage. (Jenn Greiving/Wikimedia Commons)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Many people are calling the November election the most important in modern history, and health-care advocates in Florida say that isn't just because of the contentious race at the top of the ticket. One of the biggest issues the next Florida Legislature will face is the shrinkin

Sen. Marco Rubio's track record on Social Security has some Florida seniors and workers concerned enough to protest at his offices in the state. (Florida Alliance for Retired Americans)

TAMPA, Fla. – Millions of Floridians rely on Social Security as their primary source of income, but some workers and seniors believe their representatives in Congress aren't standing up for their needs. While Florida Sen. Marco Rubio often talks about how he'd never hurt the program his own m

An August 16 Community Conversation will feature candidates for Congressional races in Districts 7, 9 and 10. (mockingbird/morguefile)

ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida has more congressional seats open for new candidates than any other state this election, and voters have a unique opportunity to become part of what's billed as "democracy in action." A community conversation on August 16 will feature candidates for Congressional races in Dis

Florida hospitals and the patients they serve are suffering as a result of the state's failure to expand Medicaid, according to a new report. (krosseel/morguefile)
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It's been two years since the onset of Medicaid expansion, and a new report says it's paying off for states that have helped close their "coverage gaps" with economic benefits for health-care systems and the people they serve. But Florida is missing out. More than a half-millio

Vitamins and supplements should be part of an overall wellness conversation between doctors and patients. (Moonlightway/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Are you living the healthiest life you can? Today is National Doctors' Day, and one Florida physician says it's time for both doctors and patients to focus more on wellness than on illness. Dr. Leslie Emhof is a Tallahassee family practice physician who says, while healthy eati

A new report finds thousands of seniors are dying while on waiting lists to receive services to help them stay out of nursing homes. (wallyir/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – They want assistance to stay in their homes as they age, but according to a new report, a lengthy waiting list for those services means thousands of Florida seniors are dying before they can get help. The analysis from Politico found that in the fiscal year that ended in

Advocates hope Florida lawmakers will take into account that the vast majority of older Floridians want to remain in their homes as they age. (Globetrotter/Wikimedia Commons)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As lawmakers tackle another year of budgets and bills, advocates for older Floridians want to make sure vital services are preserved and consumer protections for people of all ages are in place. Since the vast majority of older people would prefer to age in place, Jack McRay, AA

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