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PNS Daily Newscast - November 23, 2020 


The holiday forecast calls for fewer cars on the road for Thanksgiving; dealing with racial impact of cap and trade.


2020Talks - November 23, 2020 


Trump campaign is running out of legal options as more states certify. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Public News Service - CT: Senior

AARP Connecticut's 2020 Andrus Award recognizes Marie Hakmiller of Willimantic for five decades of community service. (Photo courtesy of Hakmiller)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- There is some good news this Thanksgiving, as 80-year-old Marie Hakmiller from Willimantic has been selected for AARP Connecticut's most prestigious honor, the Andrus Award. The recipient gets to choose a charity to receive a $3,000 donation. Hakmiller chose the Holy Family Home

Video featuring patient Dan Winter, on his use of the Dementia Values and Priorities online tool.

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Today, in honor of World Alzheimer's Day, a new online tool makes its debut to help people decide whether they want doctors to prolong their life, in the event they are diagnosed with dementia and then get a terminal illness. Doctors are trained to save lives at all costs, but a

West Hartford will be getting more pedestrian crossings, thanks to a Community Challenge grant from AARP. (dconnors/Morguefile)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Civic-minded groups in three Connecticut communities will see a cash infusion to make public spaces more accessible to people of all ages and abilities. They've each won a "Community Challenge" grant from AARP. Anna Doroghazi, associate state director for advocacy and outreach

Connecticut nursing homes no longer are required to test their staff members weekly for COVID-19 exposure. (Renowned Skilled Nursing)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Senior groups are pleading for increased COVID-19 testing at Connecticut nursing homes, because residents of these facilities make up less than 1% the state's population, but 64% of deaths and 19% of infections. AARP Connecticut sent a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont this week, asking

Connecticut's voting rules are some of the most restrictive in the country. (svanblar/iStockphoto)

HARTFORD, Conn. - The COVID-19 crisis has brought the issue of absentee-voting rules back to the forefront - and now Gov. Ned Lamont is facing calls to make the process easier. Right now you have to have an excuse to vote by mail - be in the military, be ill or out of town. John Erlingheuser, advo

AARP Connecticut is advocating adding video monitoring capability for all nursing-home residents, not only for their protection, but to increase communication options with kin during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Campobello Island/Creative Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Connecticut General Assembly is expected to focus most of the remaining session on emergency responses to the new coronavirus pandemic - which may include increasing video monitoring in nursing homes. House Bill 5444 specifically calls for installing video monitoring devices

The U.S. Census Bureau only will invite people to participate in the 2020 census questionnaire via mail in mid-March. (USDAgov/Creative Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - AARP recently conducted a survey about impostor scams in part to gauge adults' vulnerabilities ahead of the census - and in Connecticut, the findings are worrisome. Forty-five percent of Connecticut adults who responded to the survey said they had been targeted by an impostor scam.

In 2019, Connecticut Food Bank distributed food to help provide almost 22.5 million meals. (Tatiana Atamaniuk/Adobe Stock)

WALLINGFORD, Ct. — In Connecticut, one 1-in-9 adults and 1-in-6 children go to bed hungry, but through donations and the work of volunteers, they can still have a bountiful Thanksgiving. In Wallingford today, Coast Guard volunteers are among those helping prepare orders and load trucks to dist

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