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PNS Daily Newscast - October 28, 2020 


A technical error rejected your ballot? Take action. Plus, doctors sound off on harmful health impacts of tailpipe emissions.


2020Talks - October 28, 2020 


The window is closing to mail ballots in states like GA, MI and WI that require them to be received before Election Day. Experts recommend going in-person if possible.

Public News Service - CA: Senior

Planter boxes are under construction at the Age Well Center in Fremont, thanks to a grant from AARP California. (Suzanne Shenfil)

FREMONT, Calif. - Eight California communities have won grants to complete projects that improve livability -- part of the 2020 AARP Community Challenge. Nationally, 184 communities will receive a combined $2.4 million to improve open spaces, make cities more walkable and increase affordable housin

In June 2019, terminally ill California resident Chris Davis requested aid-in-dying medications but passed away before getting them due to the mandatory 15-day waiting period.(Amanda Villegas)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - More patients with terminal illnesses in California are making their decisions to end their suffering using the state's aid-in-dying law. The number last year was 405, compared to 337 people the year before, according to a new report from the California Department of Public He

About 1.2 million California seniors are receiving this postcard to help them during the pandemic.(AARP)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- More than 1 million older Californians are receiving postcards in the mail chock full of information about COVID-19. AARP has teamed up with the California Department of Aging and Gov. Gavin Newsom to offer tips on how to get basics, like food and medicine, delivered if neede

Health advocates say the new coronavirus makes the goal of universal health care even more pressing. (Cathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento lawmakers are pressing for health care reforms that they say will help combat COVID-19. The Health 4 All Coalition announced their legislative priorities for 2020 on Monday - designed to get more people covered and cut costs for patients. State Sen. Richard Pan, who

Residents cut the ribbon on Golden Age Park in Los Angeles in November. The park was built in part with funds from the AARP Community Challenge grant program. (Nacho Mora)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Projects that promote livability for people of all ages may be eligible for thousands of dollars in grants as part of the Community Challenge grant program from AARP. The program, now in its fourth year, has funded 13 projects across California so far. Tori Kjer, executive dir

The 2020 census begins April 1. (Census 2020)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Anyone can talk to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Thursday by calling into a "tele-town hall" meeting on two topics: the upcoming census and the Voter's Choice Act and its effects on the primary election. AARP California is hosting the call-in event, which start

The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program runs for the next ten weeks, until Apr. 15, 2020. (AARP)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- It's that dreaded time of year again -- tax time! But the good news is that the AARP Foundation's annual Tax-Aide program is now in full swing, ready to help people prepare right up until the April 15 deadline. Gary Jurovich, state coordinator for the AARP Foundation in Nor

A new report warns the U.S. will continue to see a shortage of caregivers as the population ages and families are smaller. It says by 2030, there will be only four potential family caregivers for every person over age 80, compared to seven in 2010. (AARP)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Unpaid family caregivers in California volunteer 4 billion hours of their time, and perform work valued at $63 billion each year, according to a recent report from AARP. The Golden State, with almost 40 million residents, has 4.7 million caregivers who help adult friends

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