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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - MI: Senior

The federal CARES Act provided some additional funding for programs that provide meals for seniors, but it's important that people who need these resources reach out. (congerdesign/Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. -- Organizations throughout the state are trying to ensure no senior goes without food as the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan's stay-at-home order through May 15 - a move of special importance to older adults, who are at higher risk of com

A $28 box of food can provide 22 meals for an older adult in Michigan. (AdobeStock)

LANSING, Mich. -- The COVID-19 outbreak is amplifying traditional barriers to food access in Michigan, and older residents are especially vulnerable. The Food Bank Council of Michigan and Area Agencies on Aging are working together to distribute quarantine food boxes to food insecure seniors who n

The average cost of prescription drugs increased nearly 60% between 2012 and 2017. (AdobeStock)

LANSING, Mich. -- High costs are preventing nearly 1 in 3 Michigan adults from taking needed medication. However, solutions to help bring down the price of prescription medication could be around the corner. The new Prescription Drug Task Force established by Gov. Whitmer is starting its investiga

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide counselors helped 65,000 Michigan tax filers receive $28 million in refunds last year. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. -- Tax season officially starts soon, and hundreds of volunteers are finalizing their training so they can help Michiganders prepare their returns. The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide Program runs from Feb. 1 thru Apr. 15, and volunteer preparers can assist filers with their forms and id

It is estimated that one in three people in Michigan is not taking prescribed medications because they canít afford it. (AdobeStock)

LANSING, Mich. – People in Michigan troubled by the high cost of prescription medications are encouraged to help turn up the heat on drug manufacturers. AARP Michigan is hosting a Stop Rx Greed rally on Monday along the Detroit River to spread awareness about the problem and call for solutio

The average annual cost of a brand-name prescription medication has outpaced inflation by about 400% over the past decade. (Secondside/Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. – The rising cost of prescription drug prices continues to make headlines, and Michiganders are encouraged to help find solutions. AARP Michigan is hosting two upcoming Prescription Drug Community Conversations next Monday. Associate State Director for Communications Mark Horn

Age-friendly communities are considerate of residents from all walks of life and of any age. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. – A growing movement in Michigan and around the world is working to ensure communities are able to serve the needs of people of all ages. Eight cities and towns in the state are members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. They have committed to creating

Researchers say understanding a loved one's dementia diagnosis can help preserve family relationships. (Lisa F. Young/Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. – Dementia has significant impacts on the lives of families, employers, taxpayers and those living with the disease. And dozens of stakeholders have a vision for making sure Michigan can respond to the challenges of the disease in the coming years. The Michigan Dementia Coal

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