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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 


President Trump and Joe Biden square off in their final debate; warnings that "dark days" of the pandemic are yet to come; and food assistance now available for some wildfire victims.


2020Talks - October 23, 2020 


The second and last presidential debate was much more controlled than the first; President Trump keeping to his main themes, calmly rebutted by Biden.

Public News Service - ID: Senior

Idahoans without state identification still can vote in the Nov. 3 election if they register by Oct. 9. (soupstock/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho - AARP is encouraging older Americans to get ready to vote this November. AARP Idaho has launched its "Protect Voters 50-plus" campaign to educate people about what they need to do to have their voices heard in this election. For instance, Randy Simon, communications director for AARP

Mozelle and Don Neville of Idaho Falls received the 2019 Andrus Award for Community Service for their work distributing goods in southern Idaho. (Sherwin Crooks/AARP Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho -- AARP is seeking Idahoans who have made a profound impact on their communities. Nominations for the 2020 Andrus Award for Community Service are open to individuals or couples 50 years of age or older who have volunteered their time to make their communities better. But like everyt

Last week, Gov. Brad Little extended Idaho's stay-at-home order through the end of April. (Phil White/Office of the Governor of Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho -- Gov. Brad Little and AARP Idaho are hosting town halls every Tuesday to give updates on the coronavirus. In the meetings, streamed live online, Idahoans are encouraged to submit their questions about COVID-19. Health officials also are part of the hour-long segments providing infor

Mutual aid groups are popping up across the country to help people who are isolated during the COVID-19 outbreak. (ulza/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- An online platform from AARP is connecting folks with groups that can give them aid while they're isolated at home during the coronavirus pandemic. AARP Community Connections is a website that can locate the nearest mutual aid group -- where people can request help with urgent need

Volunteers in Idaho are stepping up to feed those in need across the state. (motortion/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- More Idahoans are seeking help getting meals as businesses close their doors to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Idaho Foodbank provides food statewide through its facilities in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello, and has more than 240 community partners, as well as scho

In 2019, Kaniksu Land Trust was awarded a grant to build a more accessible hiking trail. (AARP Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho -- Even small projects can create big changes for communities. That's the idea behind AARP's Community Challenge grant program, which selects projects that can be completed in a few months and make cities and towns more livable for people of all ages. This is the organization's fourth

Legislative days give groups a chance to peek behind the curtain of the lawmaking process. (AARP Idaho)

BOISE, Idaho -- AARP Idaho is holding its day at the Capitol in early February. Along with advocating for members' interests, the organization for older Idahoans uses the day as other groups do -- to demystify the legislative process. Francoise Cleveland, director of advocacy for AARP Idaho, say

Pollution trapped during winter inversions can make air dangerous for sensitive groups, including children and older people. (Charles Knowles/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- The winter inversion season is a reminder of the daily pollution seen in valley communities across the West. Inversions are weather patterns that occur when warm air acts like a lid, trapping colder air in valleys and causing stagnation. When it's unable to move, air quality suff

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