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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2018 


We’re covering stories from around the nation including a victory for safety for nuclear site workers; President Trump chastises Republicans for not securing border wall funding; and a predicted spike in population fuels concerns about the need for care.

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Public News Service - ID: Senior Issues

A project to bring block parties to Pocatello neighborhoods is among the winners of the AARP Community Challenge grant program. (veganstraightedge/Flickr)

CALDWELL, Idaho – Projects in three Idaho communities are winners of grants from the 2018 AARP Community Challenge program. The Community Challenge awards funding for projects that make cities more livable for people of all ages. Winners include Destination Caldwell, to bring oversized games

County clerks have until June 30 to verify signatures for a ballot measure to expand Medicaid coverage in Idaho. (Reclaim Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho – A campaign to pass Medicaid expansion in Idaho at the ballot box is preparing itself for a summer push. The ballot measure has hit the threshold for signatures, but supporters are still waiting to hear if they received enough signatures in at least half the state's legislative d

The Metro Meals on Wheels program serves more than 900 hot meals every weekday to seniors in the Treasure Valley. (Metro Meals on Wheels)

BOISE, Idaho – It's Older Americans Month, a celebration of the country's seniors and also a chance to recognize some of the challenges they face. Today, the Idaho Commission on Aging is presenting the governor's proclamation for Older Americans Month to the Metro Meals on Wheels program at

Medicare is issuing new cards and fraud experts say scammers see this as an opportunity to steal people's identity. (Medicare.gov)

POCATELLO, Idaho – How can Idahoans avoid scams? They can find out at two free events from the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance next week. The alliance is inviting folks to Pocatello on Monday and Idaho Falls on Tuesday for tips on protecting their good credit and their identities. Dennis Rockwood

Credit scores are checked for a variety of reasons, including employment and housing. (Investment Zen/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – With Idaho lawmakers scheduled to adjourn today, greater protections for consumers is one win to emerge from this session. Senate Bill 1265 will allow Idahoans to freeze and unfreeze their credit once a year for free, starting in July. The legislation comes after a massive dat

Nationwide, taxpayers who used the AARP Foundation's free Tax-Aide service received more than $220 million in earned income tax credits last year. (Pictures of Money/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is entering its 50th year of providing free tax aide to folks across the country. Last year, more than 36,000 Idahoans got help on their state and federal taxes. Nationwide, volunteers helped 2.5 million Americans receive more than $1.3 bill

Idahoans on Medicare will have a chance to compare costs of prescription drug plans during open enrollment, which starts Sunday, Oct. 15. (Chris Potter/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Open enrollment for Medicare begins this Sunday, which means more than 280,000 participants in Idaho have the opportunity to review their Medicare plans. People across the country have until December 7 to look at making changes to their current plans, or to sign up for Medicare. Fr

AARP's Tax Aide program helped 2.5 million Americans receive more than $1.3 billion in refunds this year. (Pictures of Money/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – More than 35,000 Idahoans got free help on their tax returns this year at more than 40 sites across the state. After another successful year, AARP Idaho is recruiting volunteers for 2018. The 2018 program is special. It marks the 50th year the advocacy group for older American

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