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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - MI: Senior Issues

Seating in outdoor areas is one factor communities consider when planning age-friendly amenities. (Pippalou/morguefile)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Grand Rapids has earned a reputation as one of Michigan's most "hip" cities, but it also wants to be at the forefront of the movement to create places where age isn't a barrier to being active in community life. The city is working to become part of the AARP Network of Age-F

Doctors urge parents to get the facts as they make decisions about children's immunizations, or their own. (dodgertonskillhause/morguefile)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Back-to-school preparations require more than just pencils and backpacks. Doctors are reminding parents and caregivers to have a conversation about vaccinations before school bells ring. Dr. Pamela Rockwell is the medical director of Dominos Farms Family Medicine and an immuniz

Many older job seekers require little training, prefer a flexible schedule and want some added income but don't need benefits. (tech_estromberg/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. -- The talents of older Michiganders are the focus of a new program to help find workers for about 100,000 unfilled jobs in the state. "Experience for Hire" launched in Ingham, Jackson, Macomb and Wayne counties this summer. It aims to connect older adults with job opportunities tha

Reformed identity thief Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., spoke Tuesday at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township, Mich. (Frank Abagnale and Associates)

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Frank Abagnale spent his youth conning doctors, lawyers and even a major airline, and later spent 40 years using his experience to help the FBI track down scammers. On Tuesday night, he spoke to a Michigan audience about how to avoid falling victim. Abagnale, now an ambass

The average retirement income for Americans age 65 and older is about $31,000 a year. (Tax Credits/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - More than half of Michiganders are retired by age 62, but experts say it's never too early to begin plotting a path for retirement. Help is available through a series of Securing MI Financial Future workshops in October. AARP Michigan is among the sponsors, and associate state dir

LANSING, Mich. - Aging doesn't have to mean fading into the sunset. As more people live longer and healthier lives, AARP is working to "disrupt aging" by changing attitudes about growing older. Almost one in five Michigan residents is age 60 or older, and Jennifer Munoz, associate state director fo

Employees of Community Financial Credit Union help unload donated copies of the book

LANSING, Mich. - It's never too early to begin learning how to manage your money. That's the message credit unions hope to foster this month, and they're starting with the youngest Michiganders. The book "Bunny Money" by Rosemary Wells is more than just a nicely illustrated children's story, it can

World record holder Ernestine Shepherd will be at MSU to discuss exercise, nutrition and brain health. (AARP Michigan)

LANSING, Mich. – Some say, "The best is yet to be,” when it comes to aging – a mantra that is possible for Michiganders who focus on healthy lifestyle choices. And 79-year-old Ernestine Shepherd is a perfect example. Shepherd is recognized by Guinness World Records as the World'

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