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PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 


44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - MD: Senior

Maryland's Senior Call Check program launched statewide in January, helping home-bound older residents age in place by checking on them daily by phone. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland is the first state in the country with a program that offers daily wellness checks by phone for older residents. Since most people say they want to "age in place" in their own homes, Senior Call Check provides a phone call to Marylanders age 65 and older each day at a desi

Fewer than 40% of U.S. workers have short-term paid leave, according to a poll by Opinion Works. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – America is facing a caregiving crisis with more than 40 million people providing uncompensated care for relatives every year. As we enter the holiday season, a stressful time for caregivers, family advocates in Maryland are pushing state legislators to pass a paid-leave bill t

Hundreds of students and teams across the United States and Canada compete in 11 events as part of the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. (APPE)

BALTIMORE – It's an event that organizers hope many in Washington, D.C., can watch and learn from. But the ultimate goal of this weekend's Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Baltimore is to help train students before they enter the workforce on how to work through complex moral issues. This year

According to the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, 45 million Americans did not fill their prescriptions in 2016 due to cost. (qimono/Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland General Assembly will be reviewing legislation that would create a first-of-its-kind board to make high-cost prescription drugs more affordable for Marylanders. Many lawmakers have called it a life-or-death issue. Now they're proposing the 2019 Prescription Drug

A landmark court case, Unger v. Maryland, is being used to offer lessons for national and state policymakers in tackling mass incarceration and the aging prison population. (Justice Policy Institute)<br />

BALTIMORE – A new study shows that when older people are released from prison, they aren't the only ones who benefit – Maryland taxpayers also stand to gain, in terms of savings. In 2012, a Maryland Supreme Court decision prompted the release of 188 inmates because of contradictory inst

A study by AAA shows senior citizens are outliving their ability to drive safely by an average of seven to 10 years. (Elizabeth DeMarco / Twenty20)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — While most families are eager to talk to eager teenagers about driving safely, a recent study shows 83 percent of older drivers are missing out on having similar conversations when the time comes to retire from behind the wheel. The study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Sa

AARP Maryland, the AARP Foundation and REAL School Gardens partner to build an outdoor classroom for southwest Baltimore students. (REAL School Gardens)

BALTIMORE – In southwest Baltimore, an empty schoolyard will be transformed into an outdoor classroom and learning garden to help students improve science, math, literacy and nutrition education. Thursday’s Big Dig garden-building event at James McHenry Elementary School will have more

According to Maryland Hunger Solutions, older people who donít know where they will get their next meal are five times more likely than their food-secure peers to suffer from depression. (Pixabay)

BALTIMORE – While hunger is a persistent issue in America, one group of people that many may not immediately recognize as struggling are senior citizens. According to Feeding America, more than 5 million seniors are facing hunger. Sixty-three percent of households with seniors find themselve

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