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PHOTO: Faulty ramps to emergency shelters should become things of the past when the next disaster strikes New York City, thanks to a settlement agreement delivered to a federal judge in New York. Photo courtesy CIDNY.

NEW YORK - A federal judge's decision will produce radical and life-saving changes in the way New York responds to natural disasters, according to local advocates. Federal Judge Jesse Furman on Tuesday accepted a settlement agreement that mandates big changes in the way New York City responds to na ...Read More

PHOTO: A new AARP Ohio Voter Guide provides information on the governor's race and all 16 Congressional races on the November ballot. Photo courtesy of AARP.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The election is slightly more than a month away, and a new resource is available that could help prevent voters from feeling left in the dark about the candidates' positions on important issues. AARP Ohio releases its 2014 Voter Guide today. Volunteer state president Mike Barnhart ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study from AARP finds many older workers in Texas, especially women, have little saved as they approach retirement. Photo credit: Claudia A. De La Garza/Flickr.
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HOUSTON - Across the state of Texas, many workers dream of the day when they'll finally reach that age of retirement, but new research shows many of those getting closer to retirement are nowhere near ready financially. Cheryl Matheis, senior principal and counsel with AARP, says their new study fo ...Read More

PHOTO: An AARP national official says Wisconsinites need to quiz candidates this fall ahead of the November election on their positions on strengthening Social Security, Medicare, and health care in retirement. Photo courtesy of AARP.

MILWAUKEE - Candidates are not saying enough about how they would strengthen Social Security and improve financial security for older Wisconsinites, according to Eric Schneidewind, president-elect of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) National Board. He says their incomes have not ke ...Read More

PHOTO: An advocate for senior citizens says voters need to quiz candidates this fall, ahead of the November election, on their position regarding strengthening Social Security for today's retirees and tomorrow's generation. Photo courtesy of HeadCount.org.

CHICAGO - The president-elect of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) National Board, Eric Schneidewind, says candidates are not talking about the main issues voters 50 and older have identified as being of primary importance to them. "We go out and poll our members, and we ask them w ...Read More

GRAPHIC: North Dakota candidates for federal and state offices are converging on Fargo this week for a series of debates, with Election Day now just over six weeks away. Image credit: Alan Cleaver/Flickr.

FARGO, N.D. – With the midterm elections quickly approaching, those running in the biggest races in North Dakota are facing off this week. A handful of debates will be held in Fargo starting today, featuring candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, Secretary of State, Commissioner o ...Read More

IMAGE: Minnesotans are being urged to do their homework on candidates for the 2014 midterm elections, with in-person absentee voting starting Friday. Image credit: Alan Cleaver/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the airwaves fill up with political ads ahead of the midterm elections, Minnesotans are being urged to look beyond the soundbites and get to know where each candidate stands on the issues. In addition to various local races this fall, Minnesota voters will decide on a U.S. Sena ...Read More

PHOTO: Taking the pulse of Kentucky's health-care system, experts gathered Tuesday to share ideas on ways to reshape the delivery of care. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In the midst of sweeping health-care reform in Kentucky, hundreds of people gathered in Louisville on Tuesday to explore how to "do care differently." Dave Bolt, deputy director of the Kentucky Primary Care Association, said it's time to move away from what he calls a "treat 'em a ...Read More

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