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Updated PNS Daily Newscast - September, 22 2017 


The news we're following on today's rundown: Facebook turns over Russia-linked ads to Congress; how Senate Republicans’ new health-care bill could hurt the fight against the opioid epidemic; and Texas food banks prepare to serve the long-term needs of Harvey victims.

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AARP's Tax Aide program helped 2.5 million Americans receive more than $1.3 billion in refunds this year. (Pictures of Money/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – More than 35,000 Idahoans got free help on their tax returns this year at more than 40 sites across the state. After another successful year, AARP Idaho is recruiting volunteers for 2018. The 2018 program is special. It marks the 50th year the advocacy group for older American

A nonprofit restaurant in Marsing, Idaho, serves seniors free meals and also prepares food for the Meals on Wheels program. (Katrina Heikkinen/U.S. Air Force)

MARSING, Idaho -- About one-in-ten seniors in Idaho isn't sure where they will find their next meal, according to a new report. The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger found that senior hunger levels went down only slightly between 2014 and 2015 in Idaho, declining by a little more than 1/2 p

Author Doug Griffiths says offering social activities like line dancing for older residents can help revitalize small towns. (Jeffrey Smith/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Rural Idaho communities that are looking to revitalize themselves should consider investing in one of the country's greatest assets: older Americans. That's according to researcher and small-town consultant Doug Griffiths, who is also the author of "13 Ways to Kill Your Commun

Kristen Worthington and her son Nicholas of Boise were both diagnosed with cancer this year, only months apart. (Courtesy of Rick Worthington)

BOISE, Idaho – In February, Rick Worthington's wife Kristen found out she had breast cancer. Kristen was caught off-guard by the diagnosis and shortly after her 43rd birthday, the primary tumor was removed. But the Worthingtons were in for another shock. In May, they learned that 13-year-o

AARP's Community Challenge project is looking for ideas about how to make cities more welcoming for people of all ages. (punttim/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho -- As the large population of baby boomers grows older, making cities friendly for residents all ages has become more important than ever. The AARP Community Challenge offers grants to projects - to be complete by the end of this year - that help cities become friendlier to people of

The Idaho Conference on Refugees is being held in Boise today as the country continues to debate Trump's immigration ban. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – The annual Idaho Conference on Refugees is meeting in Boise today while the country at large continues to grapple with the Trump administration's immigration ban. The ban was temporarily blocked by a federal judge on Friday, but the wider conversation is raging on. The theme for

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BOISE, Idaho — A major protest outside the Republican National Convention Tuesday will address anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Organizers of the Community Unity to Stop the Hate march hope to fill Cleveland's Public Square even as Idaho's delegates to the convention prepare

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

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