PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 

Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Over the next decade, 24 million people could lose their health coverage under the GOP's plan, according to a Congressional Budget Office report. (PeopleImages/iStock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Republican Party's health care bill is moving through Congress, but opposition from organizations and even from inside the party itself is growing. AARP has come out against the American Health Care Act as well, saying it will hurt many Americans in a variety of ways. Jerry C

Congress is considering two bills that could make it harder for states to set up retirement savings programs. (Tax Credits/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Two resolutions in the U.S. Senate have put Oregon's state-facilitated retirement plan dead in their sights, potentially rolling back rules that help private sector workers save for retirement. More than half of Americans don't have access to a company pension plan at work. Und

AARP is launching a campaign to protect Medicare as Congress considers making changes to the program. (

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Even though President Trump promised during his campaign to protect Medicare, lawmakers in Congress are signaling that they would like to make changes. In response, AARP is launching a campaign to protect the program, which serves more than 700,000 Oregonians. Medford resident Don

Nearly a half-million family caregivers provide 437 million hours of care each year for loved ones in Oregon, according to a new report. (sarcifilippo/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Nearly a half-million family caregivers in Oregon provide 437 million hours of care each year, but taking a break from caregiving can be difficult. A new report from AARP offers recommendations on how to make respite for caregivers more easily accessible. Jon Bartholomew, director

Thanksgiving is an important time to remember that some older Americans aren't sure where their next meal is coming from. About 15 percent of Oregonians over age 50 are food insecure. (Mark Surman/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Thanksgiving is a time when families come together, but some aren't so fortunate. Older Americans are especially at risk of being hungry over the holidays – more than 1 in 4 lives alone – according to a Feeding America study. In Oregon, the study by the nationwi

There are 712,000 Oregonians on Medicare, and now is the time that they should take a close look at their coverage and decide whether changes need to be made for 2017. (Images Money/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Open enrollment for Medicare is here, which means 712,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Oregon have the opportunity to review their plans - which also can be a challenge. People across the country will have until Dec. 7 to take a look at changes to their current plans or sign up for Me

Frank Abagnale, above, was the inspiration for Leonardo Di Caprio's character in the 2002 film

PORTLAND, Ore. – In the 1960s, Frank Abagnale posed as an airline pilot, a doctor, an attorney and more to commit fraud, and later inspired Leonardo Di Caprio's character in the 2002 thriller, "Catch Me If You Can." So, who better to give advice on how to avoid fraud, identity theft and scams?

Betty Biglin lives with her mother in Philomath and won $50,000 in a national AARP sweepstakes. (Betty Biglin)

PHILOMATH, Ore. – An Oregon woman is getting some extra financial security in retirement after winning $50,000 in a national AARP sweepstakes. Betty Biglin of Philomath was the big winner of the Retire Your Way sweepstakes prize. Before winning the contest, Biglin had been living solely on S

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