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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Archive: August 9, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa - Getting ready for school requires a lot of new things, from pencils, to rulers, to backpacks. But Reo Menning with Metro Waste Authority says the thinking that everything has to be "new" should be examined. She suggests taking an inventory of what you have leftover from last year, ...Read More

PHOTO: Baby boomers worry they will have to delay retirement or never quit working at all.   2010 Microsoft Corporation

LAS VEGAS - A new survey released today features an "Anxiety Index," and it reports that economic security concerns are driving that index way up for older Nevada voters. Deborah Jaquith with AARP Nevada says health care expenses and retirement security are among the biggest concerns for Nevada vote ...Read More

PHOTO: Salem, OR Teachers' union president Gail Rasmussen invited the board members to sign up for classroom visits.

SALEM, Ore. - As kids and teachers head back to school within a few weeks in Oregon, the question has become how high those schools are aiming for educational achievement - and whether it's high enough. Schools have been working on their "achievement compacts" for the Oregon Education Investment Bo ...Read More

PHOTO: Baby boomers worry they will have to delay retirement or never quit working at all.   2010 Microsoft Corporation

SEATTLE - The economy is changing the way people in middle age think of retirement - including whether they think retirement is even possible. That's the finding of a new survey from AARP that labels 50- to 64-year-olds the "most politically and economically anxious voters." Seventy-two percent say ...Read More

Chart of Colorado 50+ Voters' Financial Worries. Courtesy Hart Research/GS Strategy for AARP.

DENVER - The economic downturn of the past few years is causing stresses for an unusual group of Coloradans. A new survey from AARP finds that baby boomers and retirees are worried about their financial future. The major driver of the anxiety? Concerns about retirement. About three-quarters of 50-pl ...Read More

PHOTO: Huckleberries near McCall, Idaho. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

McCALL, Idaho - There's a sweet benefit to Idaho's hot, dry summer. Huckleberries, along with thimbleberries, serviceberries and hawthorn berries, are putting out bumper crops in the backcountry. Foraging expert and herbalist Darcy Williamson in McCall says it's the most berries she's seen in 25 ye ...Read More

PHOTO: Financially-strapped hospitals around New York are laying off workers.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Hospital workers are being laid off around New York State as medical centers face financial strains. 120 jobs were cut Wednesday at Westchester Medical Center, and layoffs are being fought at SUNY's Downstate Medical Center. Workers from three labor unions demonstrated outside the E ...Read More

PHOTO: Baby boomers worry they will have to delay retirement or never quit working at all.   2010 Microsoft Corporation

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina is a known swing state in the 2012 presidential election, and political experts say senior citizens could swing the vote in the Tar Heel State. A study released this week found that economic anxieties are the top issue for non-retired baby boomers, with 75 percent of ...Read More

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