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PNS Weekend Newscast - August 19th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Public News Service - NV: Senior Issues

A new ad campaign out this week criticizes Medicaid cuts proposed under the current GOP health-care plan. (AARP)

LAS VEGAS - Senior advocates are blanketing the airwaves this week with a new ad blitz meant to convince Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., to stick with his stated opposition to the Senate GOP health-care bill. Heller is one of 10 Republican senators to speak out against the bill, but Sen. Mitch McConnell,

A new fact sheet shows that as a group, Latinos benefited most from the Affordable Care Act, and possibly have the most to lose from Medicaid cuts in the American Health Care Act. (Octavio Lopez/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A new report predicts that 225,000 Nevada Latinos younger than age 65 could lose health coverage if the U.S. Senate's revised health-care repeal bill keeps the cuts passed by the House. According to analysts from Families USA and the National Council of La Raza, the rate of unin

New TV ads highlight possible premium increases for seniors under the proposed American Health Care Act. (AARP)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- New television ads from AARP Nevada hit the airwaves Wednesday, targeting Sen. Dean Heller over what the group is calling an "age tax.” The ads ask voters to call on Heller to reject the Republican health care bill because it allows insurers to charge people aged 50-64 f

Depending on the hospital, seniors on Medicare may not get the lower Medicare rates if they're injured in an accident where someone else is at fault. (AARP)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A hearing will be held this week for AB 183, a bill that would make sure seniors are charged lower Medicare rates by hospitals if they are injured in an accident in which someone else is at fault. Right now, some hospitals in Nevada charge patients for the full bill rathe

A proposal to allow the state to establish a retirement savings plan for workers that don't have employer-sponsored plans will soon be debated in Nevada. (SCS/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The Nevada state Legislature and the U.S. Senate are headed for a showdown of sorts. At issue is whether states should be able to manage retirement savings programs for workers in small businesses that don't offer payroll deduction savings. A bill now being finalized in Nevada

Gini Cunningham of Winnemucca is the 2015 Andrus Award winner.

LAS VEGAS – If you know someone over 50 who really makes a difference in your community, now's the time to nominate him or her for AARP's most prestigious honor – the Andrus Award. The award is named after Ethel Percy Andrus, who founded the organization in 1958. Mary Liveratti, AARP

Monday is National Law Day, and legal aid groups are offering free consultations at Ask-A-Lawyer Day in Las Vegas. (serggn/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - If you've got a legal question but can't afford an attorney, you're in luck. The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is sponsoring its fifth annual free "Ask a Lawyer" day on Monday, in honor of National Law Day. Additional attorneys from Nevada Legal Services and other groups will be a

Free tax help is available across Nevada, now through tax day, April 15. (AARP Foundation)

LAS VEGAS – Tax time is coming up and an army of trained volunteers is available to help you file your income tax returns, for free. The AARP Foundation has sent out hundreds of tax advisers to libraries, senior centers and other locations in cities and small towns around the state. Hilarie

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