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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


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Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

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PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona seniors will soon have a new source of information about federal benefit programs such as Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Health Care Act. AARP-Arizona is expanding its volunteer speakers program statewide. David Parra, AARP-Arizona associate state director, s

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PHOENIX, Ariz. - It's tax season again, and whether you use an accountant, a computer program, or try to file your returns on your own, it can be an expensive and complicated process. But thanks to the AARP Foundation, Arizonans do not have to go it alone. Free help will be available at some 80 loca

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Two major Arizona utilities are seeking rate hikes based in part on recovering lost revenue due to energy conservation by their customers. APS and Southwest Gas contend that customers will benefit in the long run because the utilities will have incentive to continue energy-efficien

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The start of fall this week brings the annual observance of National Fall Prevention Day. Falls have now replaced car crashes, shootings and stabbings as the number one cause of traumatic injury, especially for those over age 65, experts say. According to Paula Segebarth, injury p

PHOENIX - More than 1 million Arizonans are family caregivers, providing care valued at nearly $10 billion a year, according to a recent AARP report on the growth in unpaid care-giving. Most caregivers are women who spend a good part of their week helping an adult relative, says Cynthia Fagyas, com

PHOENIX, Ariz. - AARP state leaders from across the country, including Arizona, met with congressional delegations in Washington, D.C., this week, urging them to keep Medicare and Social Security off the table in the heated talks about raising the federal debt ceiling. Former AARP Arizona state pres

PHOENIX - More than half of the growing senior population in Arizona cities will soon have little or no access to public transportation, according to a new study. With baby boomers reaching retirement age and eventually giving up driving, the problem is expected to worsen. The study by the advocacy

PHOENIX - Prevent harmful cuts to Medicare and Social Security: That's the message from AARP in light of the current budget talks on Capitol Hill. The organization warns that the safety net for older Americans could be at risk unless Congress raises the federal debt limit and votes down budget propo

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