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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 

A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.

2020Talks - August 5, 2020 

Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - MT: Senior

HELENA, Mont. - If the cost of something you normally buy goes up, you will automatically substitute it with something less expensive. That's the thinking behind a proposal to change the cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security. The proposal is on the table as part of the federal budget discu

PHOTO: U.S. Navy veteran and AARP Montana State President Joy Bruck encourages veterans to take advantage of free Driver Safety courses this month. Photo courtesy AARP Montana.

HELENA, Mont. - The salute to veterans continues all month in Montana, with AARP offering free driver safety courses to veterans, active-duty military and their families. Research has shown that service members have a higher risk of crashes when they return home, says AARP Montana president Joy Bru

PHOTO: food ready to be donated. Photo Credit: Deborah Smith

HELENA, Mont. - Montana's biggest food drive of the year is this weekend. Nonperishable foods are picked up at the mailbox Saturday. "Stamp Out Hunger" food collections take place across the nation, and donations are used locally. Joy Bruck, AARP Montana state president, says AARP has teamed up wit

HELENA, Mont. – Thousands of phones will be ringing in Montana this morning - asking folks to participate in a "telephone town hall" meeting with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Marguerite Salazar. AARP Montana is hosting the 10:30 a.m. call to provide backgroun

HELENA, Mont. - Small towns are increasingly becoming reliant on Medicaid. A new study from the Center for Rural Affairs calls Medicaid a "vital insurance source" in rural Montana - and there are several reasons why, according to study author Jon Bailey, the center's director of research and analys

HELENA, Mont. - It's a sure sign that tax season is under way: The doors have opened at AARP Montana Tax-Aide sites around the state. Those centers help more than 10,000 Montanans file federal and state returns every year, and it's done for free. Volunteers, such as Concetta Eckel of Helena, go th

BILLINGS, Mont. - Rural Montana is missing something in the middle, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census numbers. The Center For Rural Affairs report finds a downward trend of residents in their 20s, 30s and 40s, while the numbers of young people and seniors are holding steady. Report author

BILLINGS, Mont. - Thousands of petitions have been delivered to Montana's congressional delegation - all carrying the message that cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits isn't in the state's best interest. The petition drive and delivery were organized by AARP Montana. State director Joy Bru

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