PNS Daily Newscast - May 25, 2020 

Updates on Memorial Day 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic; and tomorrow is a deadline for some voters.

2020Talks - May 25, 2020 

Overseas service members and people with physical disabilities will be able to vote online this year in West Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. Election security experts have some concerns.

Archive: January 27, 2014

AARP Foundation is offering free tax help around Arkansas, and helping filers get and keep the full refund they deserve. PHOTO courtesy of AARP Foundation.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Beginning Feb. 1, AARP Foundation will be offering free tax preparation and filing in Arkansas. According to Lydia Plant, Arkansas State Administrator for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, anyone with a personal tax return can get it filled out and filed electronically, without paying an ...Read More

PHOTO: The annual

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It's just one day, but a day that can have a lasting positive effect on the lives of domestic violence survivors. The sixth annual "Shop and Share" benefits domestic violence shelters across Kentucky on Saturday, Feb. 1. On the day before one of the nation's biggest parties, Super B ...Read More

PHOTO: Heating bills for January in Wisconsin will be much bigger than usual because of the bitter cold. (Image of $100 bill from U.S. Treasury)

MADISON, Wis. - It has been a brutally cold January in the Midwest, and a new term - polar vortex - has become part of our vocabulary. The year started out with a record cold snap, breaking records that had stood nearly 100 years, said Scott Reigstad, senior communications program manager, Alliant E ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP Nevada again offering free tax filing assistance for Nevadans. Photo credit: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.

RENO, Nev. - Preparing and filing taxes can cost $100 or more, but there is a no-cost alternative for Nevadans. Starting Feb. 1, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is again offering free tax assistance and preparation at about 40 locations around the state. Hilarie Grey, AARP communications dire ...Read More

Photo: Tosher is a two-time cancer survivor and now has more affordable health coverage because of the ACA. Courtesy: Jennie Castor

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Last year Vicki Tosher of Englewood paid almost $800 every month for health insurance coverage through the state's program for people considered uninsurable. The high price was because of two bouts with cancer, and the high premium was making it tough for her to make ends meet. ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah's severe air quality issues appear to be a priority as the Utah Legislature goes into session today. Photo credit: Utah Division of Air Quality.

SALT LAKE CITY - As the Utah Legislature starts its annual session today, a bipartisan group of lawmakers announced it will back several bills tackling Utah's air quality issues. Rep. Patrice Arent (D-Dist. 36) co-chairs the House Clean Air Caucus. She said the group is made up of Democrats and Repu ...Read More

IMAGE: Minnesota's voluntary quality rating system for child care providers now has surpassed 1,000 and Parent Aware goes statewide next year. Image credit: John Michaelson

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The number of day-care providers helping to raise the bar on quality early childhood in Minnesota has now surpassed one-thousand. The providers are enrolled in the voluntary rating program called "Parent Aware." Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson remarked that t ...Read More

Photo: AARP North Carolina Executive Council, staff and “Legislators of the Year” honorees (l-r) Henrietta Coursey, Michael Dowling, Dennis Hoadley, James Wall, Robert Palombo, Sen Ellie Kinnaird, Cheryll Schramm, Rep. Nelson Dollar, Doug Dickerson, Mary Bethel. Courtesy: AARP NC

RALEIGH, N.C. - The U.S. Census estimates that 12,000 people a day are retiring in the United States - up from 10,000 a day just a few years ago - which equates to a few hundred a day in the Tar Heel State. That fact is leading groups such as AARP North Carolina to ask whether baby boomers are adeq ...Read More

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