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PNS Daily Newscast - February 22, 2019 


North Carolina will hold a new election to fill the final disputed seat in the U.S. House. Also on our Friday rundown: Baltimore sues Monsanto and others for polluting city waterways. Plus, a public lands program moves towards permanent status.

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Public News Service - CO: Senior Issues

Filing tax returns on your own can be a challenge, but free tax assistance is available from the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program. (Pixabay)

DENVER – W-2 and other tax forms are dropping into Colorado mailboxes, a sure sign that tax season has arrived. For many, income-tax returns are not something to tackle on your own, and hiring a professional can be costly, especially for people living on a fixed income. Carl Kantner, partner

Melissa Brenkert watched her sister suffer body-wracking seizures before dying of cancer and now advocates for broader access to Colorado's new medical aid-in-dying law. (Joe Mahoney for The Colorado Trust)

DENVER – When Colorado passed a new medical aid-in-dying law last November, two-thirds of voters agreed that people with terminal illnesses should have the legal option to take prescribed life-ending medicines. But for many Coloradans that option remains off the table, due to lack of coverag

New GPS-based audio walking tours include historic sites such as the

DENVER – A new smartphone app might be just the incentive seniors need to keep New Year's resolutions to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Jeremiah Mora, the associate state director of community outreach with AARP Colorado, says the group partnered with Geotourist to create NeighborWalks audio

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

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