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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


2020Talks - August 11, 2020 


Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - ID: Senior

AARP Idaho says don't share your credit card or bank account information with anyone who calls to solicit a charitable donation. (Aris Suwanmalee/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – The winter holidays are supposed to be a time of good cheer, but fraud watchers are warning people to stay vigilant so scammers don't ruin the season. Fraudulent activity increases as folks do their holiday shopping during this hectic time of year. David McCallister, a fraud ex

About 700 older Idahoans have taken driver safety courses from AARP to freshen up their skills. (Syda Productions/Adobe Stock)

BLACKFOOT, Idaho — A program offering safety tips for older drivers is looking for volunteers in Idaho. The AARP Driver Safety Program is celebrating its 40th year helping Americans navigate the roads. AARP Idaho's driver safety state coordinator Becky Young in Blackfoot said courses are ava

Nearly three-quarters of Americans over 50 worry about being able to afford prescription drugs for themselves and their families, according to an AARP survey. (Gang/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – The rising cost of prescription drugs also is increasing anxiety for the people who take them. That's why AARP has launched the "Stop Rx Greed" campaign, which is a nationwide effort to press Congress, the Trump administration and state officials to take action now to lower drug

The winner of the 2019 Andrus Award for Community Serivce will be announced in the fall and honored at a ceremony in Boise (WavebreakmediaMicro/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho – AARP Idaho is looking for outstanding volunteers who make a difference in their communities. The nomination process is opening soon for the 2019 Andrus Award for Community Service, which recognizes someone age 50 and older for his or her efforts to make Idaho better. Pamela

A project in Caldwell was one of three in Idaho that was selected last year for a grant in the AARP Community Challenge. (Tamanoeconomico/Wikimedia Commons)

BOISE, Idaho — With the right ideas, Idaho communities could earn grants to make them more livable for people of all ages. The AARP Community Challenge grant program is back, encouraging folks to pitch projects that can be developed quickly to improve their neighborhoods and towns. State dire

Help with income-tax preparation from the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide volunteers begins Friday in Idaho. (PrincessOfCamelot/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho - The AARP Foundation is back with free income-tax assistance for Idahoans and people across the country. Last year, the Tax-Aide program helped 31,000 folks in Idaho file their tax forms, ensuring them more than $20 million in refunds. The service is open to everyone, not just seniors

Idahoans can register to vote in person through Election Day, Nov. 6. (MargJohnsonVA/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho — People ages 50 and older reliably show up to the polls in every election, and AARP Idaho says that makes them the most powerful voting bloc in the country. According to U.S. Census data, 70 percent of people older than 65, and about 67 percent of 45- to 65-year-olds turned out

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

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