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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 


President Trump and Joe Biden square off in their final debate; warnings that "dark days" of the pandemic are yet to come; and food assistance now available for some wildfire victims.


2020Talks - October 23, 2020 


The second and last presidential debate was much more controlled than the first; President Trump keeping to his main themes, calmly rebutted by Biden.

Public News Service - AR: Senior

Only 42% (2-in-5) eligible seniors nationwide participate in SNAP, according to data from the Food Research and Action Network. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Older Arkansans who need help buying groceries are less likely to participate in the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program compared with younger residents, and experts say misunderstanding about the program and bureaucratic hurdles mean more seniors in the state ar

Regular exercise is important for flexibility as a person ages. (AARP Arkansas)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Staying safe at home doesn't have to mean staying still. And health experts say movement is especially important for older adults. Sitting for long periods of time has been repeatedly linked to increased risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer and early death. As the owner of the Fl

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

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

Income tax returns, medical bills and educational records are full of personal information thieves could use to steal someone's identity. (Elenathewise/AdobeStock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Cyber crimes continue to increase and evolve, but some fraudsters still follow paper trails to steal personal information. Income tax returns, financial statements, medical bills and educational records are just some of the documents full of personal information of value to

Main Street Batesville has received a $5,000 grant to connect the Maxfield Park development park, seen here, to the downtown district with a sidewalk. (MainStreetBatesville)<br /><br /><br />

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Three Arkansas towns are among the recipients of AARP Community Challenge grants for 2019. The program awards more than $1.6 million for "quick action" projects across the country, helping nonprofits and local governments make immediate improvements and jump-start long-te

80% of Americans say the costs of medications are unreasonable. (adrian_ilie825/Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The debate over prescription drug prices is heating up in state legislatures and on Capitol Hill, and was even a point of contention in the first debate for the 2020 presidential election. However, the high price of medications is more than just political fodder for many Ar

Prevent identity theft by shredding documents containing personal information. (Hans/Pixabay)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – It's easy to disregard unsolicited financial offers that show up in your mailbox, but experts say those letters shouldn't simply be tossed out with the trash. Scammers have been known to root through people’s garbage in search of documents with personal information.

AARP and the U.S. Postal Service are teaming up for Operation Protect Veterans, to warn those who have served about current schemes and scams. (Ed Schipul/Flickr)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Those who have helped protect America through their military service, now may need some protection of their own. Military veterans are more often victimized by fraud than non-veterans, according to Charles Wagener, volunteer state president of AARP in Arkansas. He says

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