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PNS Daily Newscast - December 14, 2017 


GOP leaders reach an agreement on their tax bill, we have a report on the likely squeeze on state and local revenues; also on our nationwide rundown; should ex-felons have the right to vote or own guns? And we will clue you in on the most dangerous place to drive this holiday season.

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Public News Service - WA: Senior Issues

Voters in King County have until November 7 to vote on Proposition 1, which approves a levy to support services for seniors and veterans. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

SEATTLE -- Advocates for senior services are rallying behind Proposition 1 in King County, which renews a levy that supports veterans and human services, and expands it to include older Washingtonians. The measure asks voters to approve a 10 cent property tax for every $1,000 of assessed property

There are more than 800,000 family caregivers in Washington state. (Hauoratrust/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE – Health care professionals, providers and educators are gathering to brainstorm ideas for making sure the future is more friendly for older Americans. The sixth annual Elder Friendly Futures Conference is taking place at the University of Washington Thursday and Friday and bringing t

Washingtonians should reapply sunscreen every two hours to avoid sunburns and skin damage. (Marie/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Washingtonians finally looking to catch some rays need to be careful to avoid damage to their skin. Dr. Katie Osley, a dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente, says avoiding overexposure from the sun can mean wearing a layer of clothes – she advises something lightweight and cotto

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

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