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Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - AR: Senior

Instead of standard Medicare Parts A and B, seniors can opt for so-called Advantage Plans, which can cut the cost of co-pays and deductibles. (Medicare.com)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — If you are eligible for Medicare coverage or soon will be, choices you make in the next few weeks may determine how much you pay for health care next year. Medicare's open-enrollment period is now open and runs through December 7. It's an opportunity for about 500,000 Ark

A new project in Conway will create a safe space for bicyclists to park while they enjoy the downtown area. (Pixabay)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Three Arkansas cities are getting a financial boost for projects that will help improve life in their communities. AARP's Community Challenge grant program is distributing $1.3 million to help fund 129 projects across the country that will improve safety, transportation,

It's time to round up and shred documents such as old tax forms and bank statements, or anything that could be used by a thief to steal your identity. (GettyImages)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The income-tax filing deadline is next week, and experts warn it's prime time for thieves looking to steal your identity. According to the AARP Fraud Watch Network, someone's identity is stolen every two seconds and can be used to access bank accounts and credit cards or open bo

The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide Program is available at 20 locations across Arkansas to help prepare tax returns for people who can't afford professional assistance. (eyetoeyepix/GettyImages)

FORT SMITH, Ark. — The income-tax filing deadline is April 17 this year, and if you can't afford professional help with your tax return, free assistance is available. The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide Program offers no-cost services in Arkansas preparing federal and state tax returns. Joe Irw

Many Americans 50 and older are looking at changing careers, and are considering starting their own business. (Pelaez/GettyImages)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Older Arkansans who are thinking about owning and operating a small business can learn what it takes to be their own boss at a workshop next week. Through a grant from the AARP Foundation, Winrock International is conducting a free, informational seminar titled Work for Yourself

Former con man Frank Abagnale with the AARP Fraud Watch Network teaches seniors how to avoid being taken by scam artists. (AARP Arkansas)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Internet and telephone scams are on the rise, and a former con man is teaching Arkansans how to avoid them. Frank Abagnale spent much of his youth conning money from doctors, lawyers and businesses, and has spent the last 40 years helping the FBI track down scammers. On Tuesda

Many families find that private nursing-home care for loved ones can be prohibitively expensive, and home-based care costs less. (Morsa/GettyImages)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Long-term care for the elderly can be very expensive for most families, and advocates say many Arkansans are confused about how to best support their aging parents. As more Baby Boomers enter retirement, they'll be in for "sticker shock" if they haven't prepared for either home-

A new study shows that fewer Arkansas seniors are missing meals because they can't afford them. (TimBoyle/GettyImages)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas once had the highest rate of senior hunger in the country, but a new study says that is changing. The rate of Arkansans age 60 and older who report they don't always have enough food has fallen from 25 percent to less than 20 percent. A coalition began working on the is

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