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    PNS Daily News - December 1, 20150 

    Today’s news covers stories from around the world including: a historic global summit begins with a vow to halt climate change; new threats to clean water rules expected this week; and getting to zero – a look at progress and challenges on World AIDS Day.

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During the holidays, Michiganders are urged to give back to the less fortunate in their community. Credit: Angella Thompson

LANSING, Mich. – While thinking about giving to those we love during the holidays, Michiganders can also consider giving back to the less fortunate in their communities. This Tuesday is Giving Tuesday, which Angella Thompson, vice president of retail operations, marketing and mission integra ...Read More

North Dakotans are being urged to give wisely during Giving Tuesday.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Now that the excitement of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is winding down, the focus Tuesday will be on charitable causes. Giving Tuesday is a day when North Dakotans are asked to think about giving to strangers who are less fortunate. Annette Bauer, a spokeswoman for Salva ...Read More

Montgomery County Tax-Aide volunteers prepared more than 4,500 returns in 2015. Credit: stevepb/

GERMANTOWN, Md. – Tax day may still be months away, but in Montgomery County efforts are already underway to recruit volunteers to give free tax assistance to low and moderate-income seniors. The AARP Tax-Aide program is the largest volunteer-run tax assistance service in the country. Kath ...Read More

As Coloradans face colder weather and higher utility bills, demand for food pantry assistance increases while supplies decline at the end of harvest season. Credit: Leonie Wise

DENVER – As the days grow shorter and colder weather arrives, food pantry shelves across Colorado start to get pretty bare. Larry Martinez is deputy director of the poverty assistance organization Denver Inner City Parish, which runs a food bank on Wednesdays and Fridays. He says as famili ...Read More

Thousands of Minnesotans donate time and money in the Walk to End Hunger on Thanksgiving morning. Credit: Hunger Solutions Minnesota

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – A lot of Minnesotans sat down for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, but not everyone in the state had enough to eat. To help with that, thousands of people at the Mall of America participated in the Walk to End Hunger. Sophia Lenarz-Coy, associate director of Hunger Sol ...Read More

This portrait of caregiver Jill Ballard of Cannon Falls and her husband Bob was given to Jill as part of National Family Caregivers Month. Courtesy: AARP Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – With November being National Family Caregivers Month, AARP Minnesota is recognizing one of the state's nearly 600,000 people who are caring for loved ones so they can live as independently as possible at home. Jill Ballard of Cannon Falls was chosen to be honored after she s ...Read More

This portrait of caregiver Frank Ballasteros of Tucson and his Aunt Lupe was given to them as part of National Family Caregivers Month. Credit: AARP Arizona

PEORIA, Ariz. - More than half of Arizonans over age 45 are either caring for a family member or have done so in the past. That's one of the findings of a new telephone survey by AARP Arizona in honor of National Family Caregivers Month. AARP Arizona State Director Dana Marie Kennedy says of the 1 ...Read More

Nancy Madsen-Wilkerson, Utah's 2015 Portrait of Care honoree, with a painting of her and her mother. Credit: AARP Utah

SALT LAKE CITY - November is Family Caregiver Month and AARP is celebrating by recognizing the 40 million Americans who help older parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently at home. Laura Polacheck, communications director with AARP Utah, says the 336,000 Utahns who selflessly give ...Read More

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