PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2018 

Robert Muller now expected to reveal findings of his probe right after the November Midterm Elections. Also on the Thursday rundown: the poorest people pay the highest taxes in states like Nevada; and the terminator fights gerrymandering.

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Coloradans can avoid scams by researching groups before making end-of-year contributions. (CentralITAlliance/iStockphoto)

DENVER - The season of giving is in full swing, and it's also the time when many Coloradans make end-of-year tax-deductible donations to their favorite nonprofits. Out of 13,000 registered charities in Colorado, 2,000 have been prohibited from soliciting contributions. Colorado Attorney General Cyn

Colorado's Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging is releasing its plan to prepare for a rapidly growing older population. (Pixabay)

DENVER – By 2030, the number of Colorado residents age 65 or older is projected to increase by 68 percent. The Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, created by the General Assembly and governor's office to study the impacts of shifting demographics, will release its initial report today at

Colorado's strategic action plan on aging is coming together. (Pixabay)

DENVER – By 2030, one in four Coloradans will be age 60 or older, and the state is bracing for housing, health care, transportation and other challenges. In 2015, the Colorado Legislature created the Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, and the team is working to meet its November deadlin

State officials have issued health warnings over smoke from wildfires and increased ground-level ozone pollution. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado caught a break with heavy spring rains, but after a series of hot, dry days, wildfire season is now fully underway. Six fires burning across the state this week could leave some residents feeling out of sorts. Dawn Mullally, director of air quality and transportation with

New AARP Colorado State Director Bob Murphy is leading a campaign to compel politicians to make Social Security a priority. (AARP Colorado)

DENVER – Entitlement reform is a hotly-debated issue, especially during presidential elections. But once in office, officials rarely want to touch what some call the "third rail" of U.S. politics. The last time Social Security was adjusted to ensure long-term solvency was during the Reagan ad

Colorado's Legislature is considering a new

DENVER - One in three Americans has zero retirement savings, and more than half have less than $10,000 socked away according to a new survey from the personal finance company GOBankingRates. A new bill being heard in the Colorado House tomorrow would allow workers without retirement plans through

Senate Bill 183 would deregulate the state's 911 service by stripping oversight from the Public Utilities Commission. (Pixabay)

DENVER - A last-minute bill making its way through the Colorado Senate would deregulate the state's 9-1-1 service by stripping oversight authority from the Public Utilities Commission, or PUC. Bill Levis is the lead advocacy volunteer with AARP Colorado. He says when you dial 9-1-1, you should be

A broad coalition is stepping up in defense of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Faith leaders, elected officials, public health experts and environmental advocates have filed statements in support of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is considering a case brought by industry groups a

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