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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2017 


Today on the rundown: the Senate GOP releases a draft of their health-care bill; Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing heavy rainfall to the South; and could Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “tough on drugs” approach fuel mass incarceration?

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AARP is launching a new campaign to convince members of Congress to keep President Donald Trump's commitment to safeguard Medicare. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY – The nation's largest senior advocacy group, AARP, is launching a campaign to block congressional efforts to turn Medicare into a voucher system. Laura Polacheck, the communications director for AARP Utah, says with GOP control of the White House and both chambers of Congress

Seniors will be watching the first presidential debate for detailed plans on Social Security. (iStockphoto/LarryHW)

SALT LAKE CITY – Social Security reform can be a hotly debated issue, especially during presidential elections. But once in office, officials rarely want to touch what some call the "third rail" of U.S. politics. The last time the program was adjusted to ensure long-term solvency was during th

A bill that would legalize marijuana for medical use in Utah is making its way through the state legislature. (Wikipedia Commons)

SALT LAKE CITY - A bill to legalize medical marijuana is set for a final vote this week in the Utah Senate after getting preliminary approval by just two votes. The measure, Senate Bill 73, allows qualifying medical patients to use marijuana in edible, extract and oil form to treat illness. Magg

New regulations in Utah now allow patients entering a hospital to designate a family caregiver that will be the official contact person. (wirelog/morguefile)

MIDVALE, Utah - A new rule in Utah gives important new rights to family caregivers when a loved one is in the hospital. The Patient Designated Caregiver Rule, proposed by AARP Utah and issued by the Utah Department of Health, allows each patient to designate a caregiver, who is notified when there

Nancy Madsen-Wilkerson, Utah's 2015 Portrait of Care honoree, with a painting of her and her mother. Credit: AARP Utah

SALT LAKE CITY - November is Family Caregiver Month and AARP is celebrating by recognizing the 40 million Americans who help older parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently at home. Laura Polacheck, communications director with AARP Utah, says the 336,000 Utahns who selflessly give

PHOTO: Child playing a piano. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Elvis isn't just part of history; his music is now part of scientific history - published in a new study by University of Utah researchers that looks at genetic connections to the body's regulation of emotional hormones. Music by Elvis Presley and others was played to gauge em

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