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PNS Daily Newscast - February 26, 2020 


Seven Democrats debate in South Carolina. And helping kelp forests off the West coast.

2020Talks - February 25, 2020 


Tonight's the last debate before the South Carolina primaries, but it's also the last before Super Tuesday, which includes California and its 494 delegates.

Public News Service - CO: Senior

One in four households struggles with a high energy burden or energy poverty. (Pxfuel)

DENVER -- A new exhibit on display this Thursday at Union Station, called "Behind These Walls" invites the public to experience energy poverty first hand. Visitors will be able to enter a home where the power has been turned off because the utility bill did not get paid. Jennifer Gremmert, execu

A recent U.S. Census Bureau survey found that 56% of those 65 and older aren't comfortable with an online response and prefer to fill out a paper census form. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Advocates for older Coloradans are working to ensure an accurate count in the upcoming once-a-decade tally, and the U.S. Census Bureau also is hoping to tap retirees willing to go door to door and make some money at the same time. Lewis Thompson is doing his part through his work with th

Colorado workers without retirement savings are projected to put taxpayers on the hook for nearly $10 billion from 2021 to 2035, including higher costs to the state for health and other public assistance. (US Army)

DENVER -- Nearly half of U.S. families have zero retirement savings, according to a recent Economic Policy Institute report, and Colorado is taking steps to help workers avoid working late into their sunset years. Tyler Jaeckel, director of policy and research with the Bell Policy Center, said a b

Half of all older Coloradans have found fraudulent charges on their debit or credit card, and 40% have received a notice that personal or account information has been compromised. (DOD)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A statewide series of events designed to help Coloradans "scam-proof" their lives kicks off at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. Mark Fetterhoff, manager at AARP's ElderWatch Colorado, the group organizing the presentations, said wi

Advocates for Proposition CC say there is nothing on the Nov. 5 ballot that would repeal the Homestead Exemption. (Galatas)

DENVER — Many Colorado voters already have received their November 5 election ballots, and supporters of Proposition CC are hoping to clear up some confusion. Bob Brocker, president of the group Colorado Senior Lobby, said some concerns have been raised about how the proposition might impact

The United States spends twice as much on health care as do other comparable countries, largely because of rising drug prices. (Galatas)

DENVER - AARP is making headway on its federal- and state-level campaign to stop drug companies from price gouging. Bob Murphy, AARP Colorado state director, said prescription drug prices are a leading driver of rising health-care costs year over year, and U.S. consumers frequently pay twice as muc

For four decades, individual states have had the authority under the Clean Air Act to adopt stronger tailpipe pollution standards than those set by the federal government. (U.S. Energy Department)<br />

WESTMINISTER, Colo. – Colorado's new standards to limit pollution from vehicle tailpipes could be headed to court if the Trump administration moves ahead with plans to roll back federal standards created under the Obama administration. Dr. Sheela Mahnke, a pediatrician and Westminster City C

Insulin, a critical medicine for people with diabetes, can cost 90 percent less in Canada than in the United States. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are considering a measure that would help consumers cut their prescription drug costs by allowing them to buy the same medicine from Canada at prices far below those charged in the U.S. According to AARP, the median annual income for Medicare beneficiaries is $26,

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