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    PNS Daily News - April 29, 20160 


    Running down today’s news, the presidential frontrunners turn their attention – and their political barbs – against each other, the C-D-C announces that teen pregnancy rates have dropped by almost half, and health care officials and others are taking steps to deal with the epidemic of opiate addiction.

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Monday is National Law Day, and legal aid groups are offering free consultations at Ask-A-Lawyer Day in Las Vegas. (serggn/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - If you've got a legal question but can't afford an attorney, you're in luck. Some Nevada legal-aid groups are sponsoring their fifth annual free "Ask a Lawyer" day on Monday, in honor of National Law Day. Attorneys from the Southern Nevada Senior Law Program, Nevada Legal Services and t ...Read More

Nearly two out of every 10 Kentuckians face some food insecurity, according to a new report. (Greg Stotelmyer)

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. – A new report shows nearly 17 percent of Kentuckians are at risk of hunger. The Map the Meal Gap 2016 study by Feeding America, a network of food banks, tracks food insecurity county by county across the country. Betty Hudak is director of the St. Stephens Outreach Pant ...Read More

A four-year plan to provide job training for hundreds of low-income North Dakota seniors is under review. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Today is the final day for public comments on a four-year plan to continue bringing part-time jobs and training to hundreds of low-income North Dakota seniors. The federal Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is intended to help about 300 North Dakotans who ar ...Read More

The California Senate Judiciary Committee passed four bills on Tuesday to limit abuses in mandatory arbitration. (gvictoria/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - If you have a credit card or a job, have ever seen a doctor or needed a nursing home, you've probably signed an arbitration agreement that requires you to give up the right to sue, and go through mediation in the event of a dispute. On Tuesday, the California Senate Judiciary ...Read More

A new study finds older Americans, especially men, and certain ethnic groups need to drink more water to stay healthy. (Veronica Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has followed up on a study that was done about a decade ago that looks at whether Americans are drinking enough water. In its updated report, released today, CDC researchers say women are better at drinking water than men, and older A ...Read More

Illinois home-care workers could soon no longer be able log overtime hours, which advocates for seniors and people with disabilities say compromises both the workers and their clients. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Starting next week, thousands of people with disabilities and the home healthcare workers who assist them could be affected by Illinois' new overtime-pay policy. On May 1, the state begins enforcing a strict 40-hour workweek limit on home-care providers. Advocacy groups in Il ...Read More

Without action, Social Security benefits could be cut 25 percent by 2034. (401(K)2012/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With the threat of huge cuts in Social Security benefits in the future, some voters are asking what plans the presidential candidates have to update the system. The latest report by the Social Security trustees estimates that, if nothing is done, benefits could be cut by 25 ...Read More

Colorado's Legislature is considering a new

DENVER - One in three Americans has zero retirement savings, and more than half have less than $10,000 socked away according to a new survey from the personal finance company GOBankingRates. A new bill being heard in the Colorado House tomorrow would allow workers without retirement plans through ...Read More

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