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PNS Daily Newscast - February 23, 2018 


As the NRA doubles down on "good guys with guns," the Broward County Sheriff admits an armed deputy did not engage with the Parkland school shooter. Also on our nationwide rundown: workers across the nation will spend part of their weekend defending the American Dream; and a study says the Lone Star State is distorting Texas history lessons.

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A bill in the Oregon State Legislature would require companies to explain prescription drug price jumps of more than 10 percent. (ccPixs.com/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregonians are being warned about a group that is using what’s called deceptive practices to oppose a prescription drug-pricing bill in the State Legislature. The Register-Guard in Eugene has revealed the group Caregiver Voices United is funded by the pharmaceutical drug

A bill in the Oregon House would require prescription drug companies to report data on their drug costs in other countries. (TBIT/Pixabay)

SALEM, Ore. — A bill in the Oregon Legislature aims to make prescription drug prices transparent and hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for large jumps in cost. House Bill 4005 would require drug manufacturers to explain cost increases above 10 percent for drugs that cost more than $1

Nationwide, the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program helped 2.5 million people file their income-tax returns last year. (Ken Teegardin/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program is in its 50th year of providing free tax services to people across the country. Last year, nearly 1,200 volunteers helped 73,000 Oregonians file their state and federal income tax returns, and they received nearly $52 million in refunds.

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SALEM, Ore. – AARP Oregon is honoring lawmakers who supported family caregivers during the 2017 Legislative session. Dubbed "Capitol Caregivers," the legislators were chosen for their efforts to protect older Oregonians. Coming into this year's session, the organization was concerned that th

Folks on Medicare have a chance to review their prescription drug plans during open enrollment, which starts Sunday. (frankieleon/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Open enrollment for Medicare begins this Sunday, which means about 800,000 participants in Oregon have the opportunity to review their Medicare plans. People across the country have until December 7 to look at making changes to their current plans, or to sign up for Medicare. Lis

Lifetime senior passes get folks age 62 and older into places such as Crater Lake National Park at a discount. (Andy Melton/Flickr)

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – Oregonians and people across the country age 62 and older have until midnight on Sunday to get a great deal on lifetime passes to national parks and other federal recreational sites. The passes are $10 until Monday when the price increases to $80. It's the first price inc

The AARP Tax-Aide Foundation helped return more than $52 million to nearly 73,000 Oregonians this year. (Flickr/401(K) 2012)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The AARP Tax Aide Foundation has announced another successful year of returning people's money in Oregon and is getting ready for next year. Nearly 1,200 volunteers helped return more than $52 million, helping nearly 73,000 Oregonians file their state and federal tax returns.

Nearly one million workers in Oregon don't have access to a retirement plan through their employers. (American Advisors Group/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon is stepping up to provide workers with another option for retirement savings. The state-facilitated OregonSaves retirement plan begins a pilot program on July 1, making Oregon the first state in the nation to get a savings program of this kind up and running. OregonSa

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