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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2019 


Could the nation’s airports be the next pressure points in the government shutdown? Also on our Monday rundown: Calls go out to improve food safety; and a new report renews calls for solutions to Detroit’s water woes.

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Public News Service - MI: Senior Issues

A new bill would make it easier for doctors licensed in other states to practice in Michigan. (Lilijoel/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan House of Representatives passed several bills on Wednesday that senior groups say will improve health care across the state. Two bills introduced by Rep. Jim Tedder (R-Lake Orion), would make Michigan the 25th state to sign onto the Interstate Medical Licensure

Increasing numbers of grandparents are raising grandchildren, due to such factors as parents' job losses and the opioid epidemic. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – As the matriarchs and patriarchs, grandparents have always played important roles in their families, and this weekend Michiganders can spend special time celebrating those contributions. AARP Michigan is hosting free Grandparents Day events in Detroit, Jackson and Lansing on

In non-presidential election years, typically two-thirds of the people who turn out to vote are age 50 or older. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. — The November election is pivotal for Michigan's future, and a new effort is underway to encourage all Michiganders to make their voices heard. AARP Michigan is kicking off its Be the Difference campaign to engage more voters in the midterm election. Manager of advocacy for A

Grab bars in bathrooms and other accessibility features in homes can help prevent falls, a leading cause of injury for older adults. (Nancy Hugo/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – Climbing a staircase or stepping into a bathtub are among the everyday tasks that can become a challenge to folks as they age, and also sometimes a danger. Senate Bill 184 could help aging Michiganders address these concerns in their homes. If passed, adults with disabilitie

More than 1,000 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers will help prepare taxes across Michigan this season. (DuBoix/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Tax season is here and so is free help from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Last year, the program helped more than 66,000 people in Michigan file their federal and state income tax returns, and receive more than $26 million in refunds, including nearly $3 million in E

Experts say early planning can alleviate income tax errors and stress. (noderdog/iStockphoto)

LANSING, Mich. – It's not the most festive topic, but experts are urging Michiganders to use this time of year to get ready for tax season, and to know what resources are available to help. Ross Yednock, program director of the Michigan Economic Impact Coalition at the Community Economic Dev

Not all eligible seniors are taking advantage of Medicare-provided annual wellness visits. (mconnors/morguefile)

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — 'Tis the season for family get-togethers, and this year doctors are encouraging families to discuss the importance of scheduling an annual wellness visit, especially for seniors receiving Medicare. Dr. Robert Jackson practices in the Detroit area and is chairman of the Mi

Many military veterans in Michigan may be unaware of all the benefits they've earned for serving their country. (pippalou/morguefile)

DETROIT – Michigan has one of the lowest percentages in the nation of military veterans taking advantage of the benefits they're entitled to, but local advocates are working to change that as a way to thank the veterans for their service and sacrifice. AARP Michigan has teamed up with the Mi

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