PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 

President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Archive: February 3, 2014

PHOTO: UW Professor Tim Smeeding says signs point to income inequality getting even worse in the next few years. (Photo provided by UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. - Signs point toward a bigger divide between America's haves and have-nots, according to Tim Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "The upper end is bouncing back very quickly from the recession," Smeeding said. "That means ...Read More

PHOTO: With the U.S. Tax Code of more than 70,000 pages and growing every year, the AARP Foundation is again offering its Tax-Aide program at more than 60 sites across Iowa. Photo Credit: Philip Taylor

DES MOINES, Iowa - For those already starting to feel the stress of tax time, free help now is being offered at dozens of locations across Iowa, focused on low-income and older residents. The assistance is provided by the AARP Foundation through more than 250 expert volunteers, according to Elmer Ne ...Read More

PHOTO:  The battle over whether or not major phone carriers should still be required to provide traditional land-line service to customers in Kentucky is back before lawmakers.   Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - In a day's time, a deregulation bill pushed by phone giant AT&T sailed through both a Senate committee and the full Kentucky Senate. That swift action was a warning call to opponents that their annual skirmish to protect land-line service has intensified. AARP Kentucky president J ...Read More

IMAGE: This coming Friday is Wear Red Day. The annual event from the American Heart Association aims to raise awareness that heart disease is the leading killer of women. CREDIT: AHA

FARGO, N.D. - When one mentions a heart attack, the first vision that comes to mind is often a man grasping at his chest. However, heart disease actually takes the lives of more women than men. To raise awareness of the prevalence, Dr. Rawa Sarji, a cardiologist at Sanford Health, said it is time to ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - While the Monday-after-Super-Bowl hangover may just be part of the deal for many adults, experts say it's likely that many teens in Connecticut also drank too much last night. According to Jill Spineti, who heads up the Governor's Prevention Partnership, the state is making progr ...Read More

PHOTO: It's estimated that about 60% of Minnesotans without health insurance are eligible for help. Photo credit: Mark Evans

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans still without health insurance, efforts are ramping up statewide to reach those residents. The campaign is being led by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, whose executive director, Carolyn Link, said the focus is on tho ...Read More

PHOTO: The Wilderness Society is calling on Congress to remove amendments to a pair of bills affecting wilderness area in Northern Nevada. Photo credit: U-S Capitol Visitor Center.

RENO, Nev. – An advocacy group is calling on Congress to remove language added to proposed legislation that would help protect thousands of acres of Northern Nevada wilderness. Paul Spitler, director of Wilderness Campaigns at The Wilderness Society, says the House Committee on Natural Resou ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP Foundation Tax Aide volunteers prepared and filed more than 96,000 Arizona tax returns last year, all at no charge. Photo credit: AARP Foundation

PHOENIX - It's tax time again, and no matter how you file, it can be an expensive and complicated process. But thanks to the AARP Foundation, free tax help is now available to Arizonans at locations statewide. According to Frank Perazelli, the state coordinator for Tax-Aide, the program is aimed mai ...Read More

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