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PNS Daily News - Monday, March 27, 2017 


Hundreds detained in Russian corruption protests; with the ACA repeal quashed, physicians promote Medicare for all; and the solitary confinement of juveniles in Tennessee blocked by a federal judge. Those stories and more in today’s rundown.

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Public News Service - NV: Senior Issues

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

Nevada's CARE Act, which took effect Jan. 1, requires hospitals to ask patients to designate a caregiver to help after discharge. (Renown Skilled Nursing)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The federal government says one in five elderly patients is back in the hospital within 30 days of leaving, so Nevada health advocates are banking on a new law, the CARE Act, to make a dent in the problem. A 2013 report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says Medicare spend

A new proposed rule would restore the rights of consumers in Nevada and the nation to file class-action legal actions if corporations such as telecom companies engage in activities that rip off consumers just a little bit at a time. Credit: Mike Clifford

LAS VEGAS - A measure is pending that should mean better protection for Nevadans when they sign up for monthly contracts on necessities such as mobile phones. Matthew Sharp, a Reno trial lawyer with the Nevada Justice Association, says the good news in the proposed change from the Consumer Financi

PHOTO: Thousands of Nevadans volunteer at food banks, hospitals, animal shelters, and schools each year, and AARP Nevada is seeking nominees for its highest honor given for volunteerism. Photo courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who give their time and talents to help others can be nominated for an award that recognizes the positive contribution of volunteerism. Hilarie Grey with AARP Nevada says the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Pe

PHOTO: Hundreds of thousands of caregivers in Nevada are expected to benefit from legislation that passed through the Legislature with nearly unanimous support. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada lawmakers are saying yes to legislation that supporters say will dramatically improve the ability of caregivers to help those in their care. Barry Gold, government relations director for AARP Nevada, said the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act was approved unanim

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