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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 29th, 2017 


Here's what's happening: Donald Trump has now been president of the United States for 100 days, the People's Climate march on Washington is taking place today, and another missle launch from North Korea.

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Public News Service - WA: Senior Issues

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

In-home healthcare providers have negotiated a new contract in Washington state that they say helps legitimize their profession. (Luke McGuff/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - In the latest round of contract negotiations, Washington state agreed to the biggest pay raise yet for in-home healthcare providers. By the end of their contract in 2019, the average wage for caregivers paid by the state will top $16 an hour. Melissa Ringer, a Washington State Ind

An estimated 107,000 Washingtonians have Alzheimer's disease or dementia. (JI/flickr)

SEATTLE — Washington state researchers are in Toronto this week joined by scientists from around the world for the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference. The dementia research community is coming together to share studies and discoveries from their work. University of Wisco

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