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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

PHOTO: A high percentage of people age 50 or older in Oregon don't apply for SNAP or food-stamp benefits even though they are eligible. For Hunger Action Month, AARP Oregon is calling attention to the need in this age group, particularly folks ages 50-59. Photo credit: Daniel Root for Oregon Food Bank.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Thousands of people in Oregon age 65 or older who qualify for the SNAP or food-stamp program don't sign up, according to a report from Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. In all but five Oregon counties, the study found, fewer than half of the eligible seniors receive federal food a ...Read More

PHOTO: Stories of Iowa veterans will be saved for future generations to hear, as the Veterans History Project makes a stop at the Newton DMACC campus on Nov. 7. Photo credit: Phil Roeder/Flickr.

NEWTON, Iowa – They put their lives on the line to protect America's freedom. Now the search is on in Iowa for veterans who have stories to share as part of the country's rich narrative. Professor Patti Ziegler says the Newton Campus of Des Moines Area Community College will host the Vetera ...Read More

Photo: Older Coloradans are getting help with using technology through an AARP program called Mentor Up. Courtesy: AARP CO

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Navigating the high tech world of smart phones and social media apps can be a web of frustration for older Coloradans. But hundreds are getting help from a free program, and their guides are citizens born at least half a century later. The program is called Mentor Up, a ...Read More

PHOTO: Joan Macri is Associate Director of College for ME-Androscoggin, one of the institutions administering scholarships for adults seeking college degrees under a new program from the Maine Community Foundation. Photo courtesy College for ME-Androscoggin.

LEWISTON, Maine - Mainers outside traditional college age are getting scholarship assistance to enroll in college or pick up where they left off because of financial constraints, marriage, children or simply dropping out. It's a pilot program run by the Maine Community Foundation called the Adult Le ...Read More

PHOTO: One in six households in Nevada continues to struggle with hunger, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Photo Credit: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Despite the U.S. economy growing - and even thriving, in some sectors - a new federal report finds that one in six Nevada households struggles with hunger. Jocelyn Lantrip, director of marketing for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, said research released this week by the U.S. D ...Read More

PHOTO: Disaster can strike at any time. AARP-Wisconsin has teamed up with FEMA to provide tips on putting together a personal emergency disaster preparedness kit. Photo credit: Jeremy Lock, U.S. Air Force

MADISON, Wis. - AARP is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to try to make sure people are as ready as they can be if disaster strikes. September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Seconds count in a disaster, and having a plan to deal with disaster is a task which should ...Read More

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