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    PNS Daily News - March 27, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; airlines worldwide reported to be considering revamping cockpit rules; Philadelphia police shootings said to be part of a larger pattern; a new report ranks the jobs picture for college grads; and a comeback story for the piping plover.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California is one of the best states for finding someone to do your taxes, according to a new report that ranks states based on accessibility, affordability and effectiveness of tax help. While the WalletHub report found that 66 percent of Californians pay for the service, ther ...Read More

PHOTO: Home health aides play a big support role for seniors who live at home. However, in New York, they're barred from performing many key nursing tasks. A proposal in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget would change that. Photo credit: Portaldelsur ES/CC

NEW YORK - Home health aides play a big role in providing support to seniors who live at home, but in New York they're barred from performing some key health care tasks. A proposal in Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget would change that, allowing home health aides to administer eyedrops, change catheter ...Read More

PHOTO: When patients get discharged from the hospital, their home caregivers don't always receive training in how to perform important follow-up tasks such as administering medicine. A new bill would require hospitals to show caregivers how to that kind of work, but it's up to the Cuomo administration and the state Assembly to put it in this year's budget. Photo credit: myfuture.com/CC.

NEW YORK - When patients are discharged from the hospital, their home caregivers don't always receive training in how to perform important follow-up tasks such as administering medicine. A new bill would require hospitals to show caregivers how to do that kind of work, but it's up to Gov. Andrew Cuo ...Read More

PHOTO: Those who attend one of the upcoming Encore Entrepreneur workshops will have the chance to hear from Michiganders who have successfully started businesses later in life, such as Lynda Herkner, shown here. Herkner and her sisters, all in their 60s and 70s, launched Herkner's Original Fruit Toppings based on a family recipe. Photo courtesy of Mark Hornbeck, AARP Michigan.

LANSING, Mich. - If you've ever considered starting your own business but thought it was too late in life to follow that dream, AARP and the Small Business Administration want you to think again. Through the Encore Entrepreneurs program, the two organizations are teaming up to host a series of free ...Read More

PHOTO: A committee hearing is set for today on a bill to provide funding for mobile food-shelf programs in Minnesota. Supporters say mobile pantries are more efficient and economical and can reach those families that lack transportation options. Photo credit: The Open Door.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota families who struggle with hunger often face a number of other challenges such as transportation - and a bill up for a hearing today at the state Capitol aims to make sure that getting to the food they need isn't one of them. Peter Woitock, a community organizer for Hung ...Read More

PHOTO: The Center for Western Priorities says retirees are three times more likely to relocate to counties with protected public lands like National Parks and other conservation areas. Photo courtesy of Center for Western Priorities.

DENVER - Retirees are three times more likely to relocate to counties in Colorado and other Western states with protected public lands like National Parks, Wilderness and other conservation areas, according to a new report from the Center for Western Priorities. Seniors who have the financial means ...Read More

PHOTO: Being over age 60 can be a lot of fun, or not, depending on health and financial factors. The Legislature is considering a bill to create a Colorado Strategic Planning Group on Aging to tally the state's resources for older residents and make recommendations. Photo credit: British Columbia Newsroom/Flickr Commons.

DENVER - If you plan on spending your "golden years" in Colorado, you won't be alone. The state has one of the fastest-growing aging populations in the U.S. A bill to create a strategic plan to address this demographic shift is getting bipartisan support in the Legislature. Ben Moultrie, committee ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report says more Americans are retiring to communities in the West, like Las Cruces, that are home to protected public lands, such as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Older Americans are three times more likely to retire in areas of New Mexico and other Western states that have protected public lands such as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument near Las Cruces. That's the finding of a new report from the Center for Western Priori ...Read More

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