PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2018 

McMaster out and Bolton in. Also on the Friday rundown: students across the nation prepare for the March For Our Lives; some good news on the labor front and folks in Montana take clean power into their own hands.

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Public News Service - OR: Senior Issues

Polyps are an indication of higher risk for colorectal cancer. (Blausen Medical Communications, Inc./Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. – March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and health professionals are stressing that people should get screened. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Doctors suggest that people age 50 and older be screened, but nearly one-th

Nearly one in five Americans 65 and older is putting off retirement. (

PORTLAND, Ore. – A conference today in Portland explores the many advantages of hiring older workers, people with disabilities and veterans. AARP Oregon is

Under Oregon's new retirement savings program, people are saving about $50 per paycheck. (American Advisors Group/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon is listening to businesses on how to tweak the state’s novel saving option for employees as the program continues its roll out. OregonSaves is an alternative for workers whose employers don't offer a retirement savings option, giving employees the chance to save pa

A bill in the Oregon State Legislature would require companies to explain prescription drug price jumps of more than 10 percent. (

SALEM, Ore. – Oregonians are being warned about a group that is using what’s called deceptive practices to oppose a prescription drug-pricing bill in the State Legislature. The Register-Guard in Eugene has revealed the group Caregiver Voices United is funded by the pharmaceutical drug

A bill in the Oregon House would require prescription drug companies to report data on their drug costs in other countries. (TBIT/Pixabay)

SALEM, Ore. — A bill in the Oregon Legislature aims to make prescription drug prices transparent and hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for large jumps in cost. House Bill 4005 would require drug manufacturers to explain cost increases above 10 percent for drugs that cost more than $1

Nationwide, the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program helped 2.5 million people file their income-tax returns last year. (Ken Teegardin/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program is in its 50th year of providing free tax services to people across the country. Last year, nearly 1,200 volunteers helped 73,000 Oregonians file their state and federal income tax returns, and they received nearly $52 million in refunds.


SALEM, Ore. – AARP Oregon is honoring lawmakers who supported family caregivers during the 2017 Legislative session. Dubbed "Capitol Caregivers," the legislators were chosen for their efforts to protect older Oregonians. Coming into this year's session, the organization was concerned that th

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

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