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The GOP health plan would reportedly leave 22 million uninsured; part of the president’s travel ban unblocked; and the Feds agree to investigate ways to protect an endangered wild cat. Those stories and more coming up.

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Public News Service - UT: Senior Issues

When Utah Food Bank volunteers visit seniors at home to check in and make sure everything is okay, they also deliver boxes of food to help stretch limited budgets. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY – April is National Senior Hunger Awareness Month, and Utahns are rising to the challenge. More than 10 million Americans age 60 and older are at risk of hunger every day, according to the National Council on Aging. Ginette Bott, chief development officer with the Utah Food

AARP has joined a growing chorus of groups objecting to a new bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. (Ted Eytan/Wikimedia Commons)

SALT LAKE CITY - Opposition to the GOP's proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act is swelling, and the nation's largest advocacy group for people age 50 and older is stepping into the fray. Laura Polacheck, communications director for AARP Utah, said the plan would shorten the life of Medicare,

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

Utah candidates for local and state office are facing off this week in debates. (Kichigin/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utahans are getting a break between presidential debates to learn more about how local candidates plan to address education, health care, public lands and other issues in the state. A non-partisan debate series kicked off this week and goes until Monday. It’s sponsored

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

AARP Utah has scheduled a series of TEK Workshops for those who may need some help mastering their smartphone. (ocskaymark/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - AARP Utah is sponsoring a series of "TEK Workshops," events to help people age 50-plus get the most out of using their smartphones. Three sets of TEK Workshops are scheduled Aug. 8, 22 and 28, covering such topics as smartphone basics, advanced skills, and how to stay safe when usin

AARP Utah is sponsoring a series of events called CAREversations, designed for people who provide care for others. (bbtomaas/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY — A series of programs set for August aims to ease the burden on those who care for others. AARP Utah will sponsor several CAREversations,events targeting the more than 380,000 Utahns who provide unpaid care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones. The events w

The AARP's Life Reimagined program helps retirees develop a Life Map to guide them through the rest of their lives. (Spotmatik/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY -- When people contemplate retirement these days, one thing is almost certain: Their retirement will not be at all like their parents' retirement. That's the message in AARP Utah's Life Reimagined program, a purpose-driven guide designed to help people decide how to spend the latter p

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