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Here’s a look at what’s making headlines: Republicans scramble after a vote on health care delayed; a Clean Water Rule repeal comes under scrutiny; and a chemical in a common weed killer declared a carcinogen by California.

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Men are less likely to go to the doctor than women, but also suffer from higher rates of mortality in eight of the ten leading causes of death. (Alterfines/Pixabay)

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. – With Father's Day approaching, there's one gift every dad should get: an encouraging nudge to go to the doctor for a check-up. Men are far less likely to see their doctors than women, and in general are less aware of medical symptoms. According to the CDC, women between

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SEATTLE, Wash. - With scams on the rise, more people find themselves asking, "Is this for real?" Nearly 80 percent of Washingtonians report being the target of an imposter scam last year, according to a survey released today by AARP. The survey also revealed that people are overconfident: While 85

Repeal of the of the Affordable Care Act could hurt Washington state seniors, AARP says. (Jacoblund/iStockphoto)

SEATTLE – Opposition to the GOP's proposed American Health Care Act is growing, including from organizations and even some Republican lawmakers. AARP is also speaking up against the current replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Mike Tucker, volunteer state president for AARP Washington, s

Advocates are in Olympia today urging lawmakers to protect older adults from financial exploitation. (TheDigitalWay/Pixabay)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Thousands of Washingtonians are calling on state lawmakers to protect older adults from financial exploitation. Advocates delivered nearly 8,000 petitions to lawmakers in every district today, asking them to pass companion bills HB 1153 and SB 5099. The bills would increase th

Two Washington state lawmakers, Sen. Barbara Bailey and Rep. Steve Tharinger, have been recognized for their work supporting caregivers. (AARP)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – AARP is recognizing three Washington state leaders as advocates in the halls of Olympia for caregivers. Gov. Jay Inslee, state Rep. Steve Tharinger, and state Sen. Barbara Bailey were recognized as Capitol Caregivers, who champion policies for both family and professional ca

AARP Washington is sponsoring the U.S. Senate candidates' debate this Sunday at Gonzaga University. (AARP Washington)

SPOKANE, Wash. – It's debate season and this Sunday, the Washington State Debate Coalition hosts incumbent U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and her Republican Party rival, Chris Vance, at Gonzaga University. Cathy MacCaul, advocacy director for AARP, which is lead sponsor for the debate, says both can

According to a new survey, more than half of Washingtonians are worried about their financial security during retirement. (Jeff Sheldon/Unsplash)

SEATTLE - Groups concerned that people aren't saving for retirement are launching a campaign today to help them find better ways to save. The "MoneySmarts" campaign, sponsored by AARP, BECU and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, is launching at the Museum of Flight in Seattle and then taking

Seattle has joined more than 100 other communities, including Puyallap, in AARP's Network of Age-Friendly Cities. (Coffee Party USA/Flickr)

SEATTLE - Seattle is being officially recognized as an "Age-Friendly" city today, joining more than 100 communities around the world. Over the next five years, Seattle will invest in projects aimed at making the city safer for seniors, such as widening sidewalks, providing better and more affordabl

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