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PNS Daily Newscast - January 22, 2018 


The funding stumble in Congress deepens the crisis for health centers; also on our nationwide rundown; we will let you know about concerns over possible "gifts" to payday lenders; and a new survey provides alarming numbers about young people and homelessness.

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Archive: January 26, 2015

PHOTO: Once again this year, the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program is up and running in Wisconsin, offering no-cost tax return preparation. Tax-Aide has served more than 40 million people since it was started 40 years ago. Photo credit: midlibrary.org

MADISON, Wis. – Few if any taxpayers enjoy filling out income tax forms every year, and often senior citizens discover that proper preparation of their tax returns can be a real challenge. Mariann Muzzi, assistant state director of community outreach with AARP Wisconsin, says that's why ther ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study that discounts the health implications of eating too much salt is leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of many in the medical world. Photo credit: Dubravko Soric/Flickr.<br />

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Concerns are being raised by a number of health organizations and physicians over new research that downplays the link between high sodium consumption and health problems. The study found no association between salt intake and risk of heart failure or mortality among the e ...Read More

PHOTO: Students at Big Sandy Community and Technical College are among those who could benefit from President Barack Obama's proposal for two years of free tuition for community college students nationwide. The head of Kentucky's statewide system calls the idea a great investment. Photo courtesy Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

VERSAILLES, Ky. – The newly-appointed president of Kentucky's Community and Technical College System says President Barack Obama's call for free tuition would be a great investment. Known as America's College Promise, Obama's plan would pay for two years of community college for students who ...Read More

PHOTO: Ann Grier of Gaining Ground Farm farms land protected by agricultural conservation easement through the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. Photo courtesy of SAHC.

RALEIGH, N.C. - As the interest in locally-produced foods grows, an increasing number of young people are looking to make a living farming the land. Allison Kiehl, farmland stewardship and sustainability director with the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, says there is a great need in ...Read More

PHOTO: Child-welfare agencies in Ohio are using new strategies that engage foster youth in the process of building lifelong connections, and finding permanent homes. Photo credit: holyho20/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Child-welfare agencies around Ohio are finding success with new strategies that include foster children in the planning of their future. The Wendy's Wonderful Kids Program uses a child-centered approach that engages foster youth in the process of finding a permanent home. Deb Down ...Read More

PHOTO: Workers who want the ability to accrue paid sick leave say in many of their jobs, coming to work ill isn't only uncomfortable; it also jeopardizes customers' health. Photo credit: joyt/FeaturePics.com.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A paid day off when a worker or their child is ill isn't an option for about one million people in Washington whose employers don't offer them the ability to accrue hours of sick leave. Today in Olympia, a House committee examines legislation to change that. The idea of paid time ...Read More

PHOTO: After 15 years, there's new leadership at AARP Montana. Former state director Bob Bartholomew retired and Tim Summers has been named the new director. Photo courtesy of AARP.

HELENA, Mont. - A new legislative session and a new director at AARP Montana. Tim Summers is taking the helm of the group that champions issues for older Montanans. Summers says Montana has a senior population that's growing faster than almost any other state in the nation, and there are some top is ...Read More

PHOTO: Utahns are being encouraged to file their taxes as soon as possible, in order to reduce the opportunity of taxpayer identify theft. Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Retirement Systems.

SALT LAKE CITY – Tax time in Utah and around the nation can mean more opportunity for those who steal income tax refunds through identify theft and other means. Laura Polacheck, communications director at AARP Utah, says in recognition of this being Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, her org ...Read More

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