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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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Public News Service - ND: Senior Issues

North Dakota would lose out on at least $1.7 billion over the next two decades if the Cassidy-Graham health care bill is passed. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

FARGO, N.D. - With a week to go before repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act becomes much harder, Republicans are hoping to get the votes they need on a new bill introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. However, the bill is facing a lot of pushback, including fro

The Trump administration and the U.S. House have proposed massive cuts to Medicaid. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – This weekend marks the 52nd anniversary of the Medicaid program, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965. Medicaid provides insurance for children, pregnant women, people with disabilities, seniors and low-income adults, and 114,000 North Dakotans curren

A new grant in North Dakota helps first responders coordinate with hospitals for faster care of stroke victims. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

BISMARCK, N.D. – A new grant will help streamline North Dakota's response system for stroke victims, especially in rural parts of the state. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust is teaming up with the American Heart Association to fund the Association's Mission: Lifeline Strok

A Congressional Budget Office report found 23 million fewer Americans could have health care by 2026 if the American Health Care Act is passed. (skeeze/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. - AARP representatives from North Dakota and across the country are in the nation's capital today to ask members of Congress to consider older Americans during their health-care deliberations. AARP North Dakota President Kathi Schwan is meeting with Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Hei

The North Dakota Legislature passed one piece of legislation aimed at helping caregivers this session.(Public.Resource.Org/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Family caregivers in the Peace Garden State went 1-for-2 in bills supporting their work from the North Dakota Legislature. The bills were designed to help the state's roughly 62,000 family caregivers. The first, House Bill 1038, upped the resources for caregivers to get rest

Legal Services of North Dakota, which provides legal help for poor residents of the state, could lose half its funding under President Trump's proposed budget. (BernardaSv/iStock)

BISMARCK, N.D. – When members of Congress return to Washington D.C. next week, the top issue on their agenda will most likely be the budget. Tucked into the Trump administration's proposed $54 billion cut to domestic programs, is the complete defunding of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC),

Family caregivers often need care themselves, but don't know where to turn. (publichealth.net)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Advocates for people who help and care for their older friends and family members say those caregivers need more recognition and support. AARP North Dakota State Director Josh Askvig said they hear touching stories all the time. "Helping folks like Larry, who's a caregiver

Before North Dakotans cast their ballots, AARP North Dakota wants to make sure they hear from candidates in all the major state races. (Chris Thomas)

BISMARCK, N.D. – The vice-presidential candidates aren't the only ones debating this week. Candidates for state and congressional offices also are facing off. AARP North Dakota is sponsoring candidate debates for state and congressional offices during this stretch run to the November election

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