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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2020 


President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - IA: Senior

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

Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death for adults in the United States and the number-one cause of disability. (creative commons/c la ms)

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa nurse says the recent deaths of two Hollywood celebrities in their 50s from stroke should be a wake-up call for those who think they're too young to worry. Victoria Borges with Methodist Medical Center said she became a champion for stroke prevention after her moth

A new nationwide AARP campaign encourages lawmakers to adopt legislation allowing states' Attorneys General to crack down on prescription drug price increases. (Pixabay/Bru-nO)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Polls show that reducing the cost of prescription drugs is a very important issue to Americans, and AARP is launching a new campaign to demand action, at both the federal and state levels. Ten years ago, Doug Lehman from Sioux City wasn't on any prescription drugs, but a k

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