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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - NC: Senior

Photo: Emmons founded Sow Much Good to help feed communities in need. Courtesy: Sow Much Good

CORNELIUS, N.C. - Not everyone in North Carolina has access to affordable, fresh food, and this week state lawmakers are taking up the problem of "food deserts" and what to do about them. The term refers to communities without retailers of wholesome food. A bill (HB 957) before the State Assembly ai

Photo: AARP North Carolina Executive Council, staff and “Legislators of the Year” honorees (l-r) Henrietta Coursey, Michael Dowling, Dennis Hoadley, James Wall, Robert Palombo, Sen Ellie Kinnaird, Cheryll Schramm, Rep. Nelson Dollar, Doug Dickerson, Mary Bethel. Courtesy: AARP NC

RALEIGH, N.C. - The U.S. Census estimates that 12,000 people a day are retiring in the United States - up from 10,000 a day just a few years ago - which equates to a few hundred a day in the Tar Heel State. That fact is leading groups such as AARP North Carolina to ask whether baby boomers are adeq

RALEIGH, N.C. - As retirement accounts continue their recovery from the economic downturn and at least some baby boomers are overcoming unexpected job losses late in their careers, experts say it is possible to turn things around when it comes to retirement - and this might be the year to do it. In

RALEIGH, N.C. – Today millions of Americans will venture out to big and small retailers in search of the best deal for their holiday gift giving, and experts advise them to have the same diligence when it comes to picking their charity. According to AARP, older Americans are more likely to re

Photo: Volunteers help at Drive to End Hunger Event. Courtesy: Drive to End Hunger

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The seven food banks in North Carolina have found themselves working harder than ever to feed North Carolinians facing food insecurity. According to the North Carolina Association of Food Banks, the state ranks near the top in the country when it comes to citizens facing a food

RALEIGH, N.C. – Social Security benefits will go up by 1.5 percent next year, the government announced Wednesday. The smallest increase since 1975 is no treat, say beneficiaries, but organizations such as AARP say don't be tricked into thinking a new calculation method on the negotiation tab

Photo: North Carolina Head Start programs have experienced cuts due to the sequester. Courtesy: North Carolina Head Start,

NEWPORT, N.C. - The sequester remains a black cloud looming over the agencies in North Carolina that serve people who need help the most. As a result of the mandated federal cuts, programs such as Meals on Wheels in Wake County have seen a $75,000 cut and the Head Start Program in Carteret County sa

Photo: NC nonprofits are planning for Baby Boomer retirement. Courtesy: NC Center for Nonprofits

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Now that the economy is improving and 401(k) plans are recovering, Baby Boomers are looking to retire - including those who work for the hundreds of nonprofit organizations in North Carolina. The issue is prompting a statewide initiative to help those organizations plan for cha

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