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President Biden proposes expanding the Pell Grant program to reach more students in need and the Navajo Nation addresses the need for tougher methane emissions rules.


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President Biden talks hurricane aid in Louisiana, Vice President Harris visits Rhode Island, defense officials talk about clamping down on domestic extremism in the ranks, and plan for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Archive: March 26, 2020

To avoid inaccurate information about the novel coronavirus, Nebraskans can always visit the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website.  (Pixabay)

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- As Nebraskans look for the latest factual information in the COVID-19 crisis, a new study shows that it's getting harder to tell what's real -- and what isn't -- on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Researchers at the University of Washington used a Google Chro ...Read More

AARP Ohio volunteers are making friendly phone calls to fellow Ohioans who might feel isolated. (Adobe Stock)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Feeling cut off from the outside world can be depressing and lonely, especially for older Ohioans, but social distancing doesn't have to mean social disconnecting. With Ohio under a stay-at-home order and senior centers closed, AARP Ohio State Director Holly Holtzen recommends ma ...Read More

The deadline to file 2019 federal income tax returns has been moved from April 15 to July 15. (Adobe Stock)

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The COVID-19 virus has not only delayed the 2020 tax season, but also has put the brakes on free tax preparation assistance from the nation's largest volunteer-based service. The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide sites in Arkansas and other states are closed until further notice, to ...Read More

One pandemic-related scam that's come to Iowa is the robocall to offer air duct replacement to help keep coronavirus out of your home. (Adobe Stock)

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The health implications of the global coronavirus pandemic are stressful enough for Iowans, and people looking to prey on those fears are making it tougher. State authorities and AARP Iowa both are warning about new scams, including some targeting seniors. According to AARP I ...Read More

A stay at home order has been issued for Minnesota residents in response to the pandemic. It begins at midnight on Friday, and is expected to last for two weeks. (Adobe Stock)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Between now and midnight Friday, Minnesotans are urged to prepare for two weeks under a stay at home order issued by the governor, in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Tim Walz acknowledged the state would not be able to flatten the curve of infections by maintai ...Read More

Health officials and senior groups say there's a lot of misinformation flying around about the new coronavirus, and caution older South Dakotans to guidelines of the CDC and other trusted experts. (Adobe Stock)

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Information is flowing on a constant basis about the global pandemic -- and one well-known organization is urging South Dakota seniors to stay connected so they get reliable guidelines during the crisis. AARP South Dakota says with older people considered one of the more vulne ...Read More

States and counties across the U.S. are considering whether to release some people convicted of nonviolent offenses to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in overcrowded jails and prisons. (Chatiyanon/Adobe Stock)

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LOS ANGELES -- Civil rights advocates are praising Los Angeles County's release of 1,700 people in jail for nonviolent offenses in an effort to fight COVID-19 infections, but they also say more needs to be done. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department released 10% of the jail population. So far, no ...Read More

A NEPA review helped stop a recent proposal for mountain biking in the Allegheny National Forest. (Zack Frank/Adobe Stock)

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WARREN, Pa. -- Conservation groups say proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, would let potentially damaging projects avoid rigorous review and public input. For more than 50 years, NEPA has been the federal process that helps protect water, air and wilderness areas fr ...Read More

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