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PNS Daily Newscast - November 17, 2017 


The Keystone oil pipeline spills big time in South Dakota; a look at the GOP tax plan and it’s impact on the most vulnerable Americans; and renewed hope for Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters national monument.

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Folks on Medicare have a chance to review their prescription drug plans during open enrollment, which starts Sunday. (frankieleon/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Open enrollment for Medicare begins this Sunday, which means about 800,000 participants in Oregon have the opportunity to review their Medicare plans. People across the country have until December 7 to look at making changes to their current plans, or to sign up for Medicare. Lis

Lifetime senior passes get folks age 62 and older into places such as Crater Lake National Park at a discount. (Andy Melton/Flickr)

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – Oregonians and people across the country age 62 and older have until midnight on Sunday to get a great deal on lifetime passes to national parks and other federal recreational sites. The passes are $10 until Monday when the price increases to $80. It's the first price inc

The AARP Tax-Aide Foundation helped return more than $52 million to nearly 73,000 Oregonians this year. (Flickr/401(K) 2012)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The AARP Tax Aide Foundation has announced another successful year of returning people's money in Oregon and is getting ready for next year. Nearly 1,200 volunteers helped return more than $52 million, helping nearly 73,000 Oregonians file their state and federal tax returns.

Nearly one million workers in Oregon don't have access to a retirement plan through their employers. (American Advisors Group/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon is stepping up to provide workers with another option for retirement savings. The state-facilitated OregonSaves retirement plan begins a pilot program on July 1, making Oregon the first state in the nation to get a savings program of this kind up and running. OregonSa

A new report ranks Oregon fourth overall among states for its long-term care system. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon ranks fourth in the nation for providing long-term care options for its residents, according to a report released today. The report measures the care available in states based on accessibility, choice and quality, and also assesses their support for family caregivers and the tr

Paul Ryan and the GOP have released a new version of the American Health Care Act, and could hold a vote on it this week. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

PORTLAND Ore. – An amended version of the GOP health-care bill was rumored to get a vote as soon as today, despite outcry from many of the same groups that opposed the original version of the bill. In Congress, Democrats are threatening a government shutdown if Republicans bring the American

Oregonians are gathering at the Capitol today to push legislators to help ease the state's housing crisis. (AARP)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon's popularity as an attractive destination has had a side effect on housing markets across the state. Oregonians face pressures from many sides. Cities have low vacancy rates, rents are increasing rapidly, and property owners can evict renters without cause, meaning people

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

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