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PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017 


Here's a look at the news we're covering:  A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails,  A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable. 

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Public News Service - ID: Senior Issues

AARP Idaho says the American Health Care Act raises questions about nursing-home coverage for seniors provided through Medicaid. (kzenon/iStockphoto)

BOISE, Idaho - The Republican health-care bill replacing the Affordable Care Act is moving through the U.S. House, but many organizations and even some inside the GOP are opposed to it. AARP has expressed its opposition as well, saying the bill is bad news for many Americans age 50 and older. Lupe

Social Security is facing a major crisis as Baby Boomers retire at the rate of about 10,000 a day. (frankieleon/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho — Members of AARP Idaho said they want Congress and the President to act now to save Social Security benefits for future generations. More than 800,000 workers in Idaho are currently paying in to Social Security. According to AARP's new report, if no action is taken, benefits wo

A recent AARP survey indicates too many people haven't heeded warnings about using unsecured public Wi-Fi networks. (d3Damon/iStockphoto)

BOISE, Idaho — Statistics show that cybercrime cost Americans $800 million dollars in 2015. Now AARP is launching a new campaign to help combat online fraud. The "Watch Your Wi-Fi" campaign aims to educate people about the risks of having private information exposed when they use social netw

AARP Idaho offers low-cost classes to prepare older drivers, and others who want to brush up on safe-driving tips, for summer. (Warren Goldswain/iStockphoto)

BOISE, Idaho - The summer driving season has begun and AARP Idaho has some helpful tips for older drivers that will also work for anyone behind the wheel. Before setting off on vacation, the first thing is to make sure the vehicle, including the air conditioning, is in working order, to prevent a

Today is Disability Awareness Day at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise. (jorgen mac/iStockphoto)

BOISE, Idaho - Today is Disability, Awareness Day and advocates are holding their fifth annual informational fair in the Capitol building in Boise. The idea is to educate lawmakers on issues affecting people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Carlyann McLaren, Awareness Day Committ

A majority of Idaho's 200,000 caregivers feel overwhelmed. Credit: gaertringer/pixabay.com.

BOISE, Idaho - They log more than 180 million hours a year, and they're feeling overwhelmed. That describes the 200,000 Idahoans who act as caregivers for spouses or other adult relatives who need help at home because of age or disabilities. The numbers are in a report from AARP that also delves i

About 11,000 Idaho grandparents are raising their grandchildren, and according to the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force, many are having a tough time stretching food budgets. Credit: Pixabay.com.

BOISE, Idaho – Retirement planning doesn't usually include preparing for the expenses of raising children – but that's the scenario for about 11,000 Idaho grandparents, according to the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force. Figures from the task force indicate 14 percent of those seniors are a

PHOTO: Volunteers are standing by at 48 locations in Idaho to help folks file their income tax returns for free. The Tax-Aide program from AARP Idaho helped more than 32,000 file last year. Photo credit: PT Money/Flickr

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – The doors are open for free tax preparation and filing in Idaho through the AARP Tax-Aide program. And with new Affordable Care Act rules to sort through, the experts are ready to help folks with documentation. Duane Brown in Coeur d'Alene has been helping peop

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