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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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Public News Service - VA: Senior Issues

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RICHMOND, Va. - University students staying up all night isn't unusual unless they're "hacking" solutions for folks who struggle to care for family members. Teams from seven Virginia colleges worked 25 hours straight in the second annual "Caring for the Caregiver Hack." James Madison University'

Organizers say National Walking Day. Apr. 6, is a good time to add a little exercise to your life. (American Heart Association)

RICHMOND, Va. - Elisa Douglas says National Walking Day could be a matter of life and death for Virginians. She says walking certainly saved her. The Mechanicsville mother of four volunteers as a spokesperson for the American Heart Association, which sponsors the national call to exercise on April

AARP’s Take a Stand campaign aims to keep Social Security at the center of the presidential race discussions.(AARP)

RICHMOND, Va. - AARP Virginia and its allies are playing a key part in keeping Social Security central to the presidential campaign. The Take a Stand campaign asks the candidates how they would keep Social Security viable for the long term. amd AARP has electronically delivered petitions to CNN and

Nurse practitioners say Virginia's General Assembly is missing a chance to improve medical care in under-served parts of the state. (Virginia General Assembly)

RICHMOND, Va. - The Virginia General Assembly is missing an opportunity to bring care to medically under-served parts of the state, nurse practitioners say. Going into the session, several bills would have loosened regulations and let mid-level medical providers operate in the mostly rural areas w

A resident of Virginia has returned to the country with the Zika virus, but since the virus is carried by mosquitoes, health officials are very confident it won't spread. (Joaquim Alves Gaspar/Wikipedia)

RICHMOND, Va. - One person returning to Virginia from overseas has tested positive for the Zika virus, but health officials are confident transmission here is impossible. Dr. Laurie Forlano is the state health department's top epidemiologist. She says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

As Virginia digs out of this weekend's snowfall, health officials warn plenty of cold-weather dangers remain. (Dan Heyman)

RICHMOND, Va. - As Virginia digs out from winter storm Jonah, health officials are warning of some cold-weather hazards to watch out for. "Snowzilla" may have passed, but State Health Commissioner Marissa Levine warns it's still going to be slippery in places, and cold. She says people may underes

Air Force veteran Frank Marvin suffers from dementia, and his wife, Shirley, says respite services can mean a lot to family caregivers like her. Courtesy: Shirley Marvin

RICHMOND, Va. - November is National Family Caregiver Month, and advocates for seniors in the state say they plan to ask the General Assembly to increase funding for respite services to give caregivers a break. Respite care means a lot to folks such as Shirley Marvin, whose husband, Frank, suffers

Two events co-sponsored by AARP Virginia in the next month will teach seniors how to stay safe from scam artists. Photo by AARP.

ROANOKE, Va. – AARP wants to give Virginia seniors the tools and information to protect themselves from con artists. The organization is sponsoring two free "Scam Jams" in the next month – one in Roanoke on Friday, and another in Virginia Beach on Oct. 16. Ginger Thompson with AARP Virg

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