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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - IA: Senior

One pandemic-related scam that's come to Iowa is the robocall to offer air duct replacement to help keep coronavirus out of your home. (Adobe Stock)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The health implications of the global coronavirus pandemic are stressful enough for Iowans, and people looking to prey on those fears are making it tougher. State authorities and AARP Iowa both are warning about new scams, including some targeting seniors. According to AARP I

In addition to restricting visitors, the CDC advises long-term care facilities to limit group activities amid the spread of coronavirus. (Adobe Stock)

DES MOINES, Iowa - As health officials work to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, they're asking that families avoid making any non-essential visits to loved ones being cared for in nursing homes. In conjunction with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Iowa Hea

AAA says older drivers often try to avoid driving at night or during rush hours. But experts say new technology is available in many vehicles to help keep them safe and mobile. (NSC.org)<br />

DES MOINES, Iowa -- As the new year takes shape, automakers continue work on getting self-driving cars to the masses. Industry experts say seniors especially could benefit from these vehicles -- but a lot of technology can be used now. Terry Murrin, who directs driver-safety programs for AARP Iowa,

Coming up on Feb. 3, the first presidential caucuses in Iowa will reveal the preferences of voters in the heartland and are seen as a strong indicator for how candidates will do in later contests. (npr.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Presidential campaigns have been made or lost in Iowa, and because exit polls show voters age 50 and older play a significant role, an outreach campaign is under way to inform them about what to expect on Feb. 3. Brad Anderson, director of AARP Iowa, said events will be held acro

One in three Americans reports not taking a prescribed medication because of the cost. (aarp.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Advocates for Americans 50 and older want Congress to pass legislation before the end of the year to stop the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs. Anthony Carroll, associate state director for advocacy for AARP Iowa, says he heard many disturbing accounts from senior

The soaring cost of prescription drug prices and other issues important to older voters will be addressed by 19 of the Democratic Party presidential hopefuls in Iowa forums this week. (insideclimatenews.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowans in five cities have an opportunity this week to hear 2020 Democratic Party presidential hopefuls make their case on issues facing older voters. Julie Betts, associate state director of communications and outreach for AARP Iowa, says 19 candidates will participate in

The high cost of health care is believed to be one reason the rate of U.S. residents age 65 and older filing for bankruptcy increased more than 200% from 1991 to 2016. (aarp.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world, according to AARP, which says it's time for Americans to demand that pharmaceutical companies stop deflecting blame and reduce prices. The AARP message is part of the "Stop Rx Greed" campaign aimed at lowerin

Charles City, Iowa's second livable community as defined by AARP, is home to a vintage movie house with nightly film screenings.(cinematreasures.org)

CHARLES CITY, Iowa – Charles City is working to become a "livable community" – a place where extra attention is paid to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. Progress on that front will be showcased this Saturday when A

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