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PNS Daily Newscast - December 11, 2018 


The U.S. support of fossil fuels is met with protests and laughter at the UN climate conference. Also, on the Tuesday rundown: we take you to a major city with a look at how segregation impacts life outcomes. Plus, efforts to aid more veteran farmers.

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Public News Service - ND: Senior Issues

AARP Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer says family caregivers are often silent heroes. (AARP)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- There are more than 62,000 unpaid caregivers in North Dakota, whose invaluable contributions allow older relatives to age in place in their homes. A national expert is in the state this week to discuss the joys and challenges of this important role. AARP Caregiving Expert Amy Goy

Legal Services of North Dakota's Grand Forks office is helping low-income clients in cases ranging from custody to potential eviction. (University of North Dakota)

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Legal services for low-income and older North Dakotans expanded to the northeastern part of the state a year ago. In that time, the Grand Forks office of Legal Services of North Dakota has seen a huge increase in cases, from 2 to about 130 – a sign that affordable l

A new survey of North Dakota voters age 50 and over shows more than half disapprove of the job performance of both Democratic and Republican members of Congress. (Twenty20.com)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Older North Dakota voters are united in their concerns over health care and personal finances, according to a new poll out today. State Director of AARP North Dakota Josh Askvig said older Americans vote in larger numbers than any other age group, so a survey was commissione

North Dakota's new voter ID law is expected to be a key topic during a debate between candidates for the Secretary of State's Office. (twenty20.com)

BISMARCK, N.D. – A bit more than two months remain until the midterm election, and a series of debates might help to inform the decisions of North Dakota voters. AARP North Dakota is teaming up with Prairie Public Broadcasting for the events, which will be aired live on radio, television an

Half of enrollees wouldn't question someone who said they were from Medicare and asked for their Social Security numbers, according to an AARP survey. (jijieforsythe/Twenty20)

BISMARCK, N.D. – New Medicare cards soon will be on their way to more than 120,000 North Dakotans and 58 million Americans nationwide. Unfortunately, scammers eye this as opportunity to steal people's identity. The new cards actually are meant to increase security for beneficiaries by remo

Bismarck developed a pop-up bike pathway last year with a grant from AARP's Community Challenge. (Angie Gray Photography)

BISMARCK, N.D. – AARP is looking for ideas that can improve living in people's local communities. The second annual Community Challenge provides grants to projects that can be developed quickly. Last year, Bismarck received more than $12,000 for a pop-up pedestrian and bike pathway from dow

The number of people with Alzheimer's symptoms is expected to more than double in the coming decades. (geralt/Pixabay)

FARGO, N.D. – The Midwest's largest meeting on dementia is happening this weekend. On Saturday, the Mayo Clinic and Minnesota-North Dakota chapter of the Alzheimer's Association are hosting the "Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference" in St. Paul, Minnesota. It will feature sessions and ex

North Dakota's Aging Services Division holds meetings in February and March to get input on how to help people age comfortably at home. (geralt/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N. D. – North Dakota is looking for public input on ways to help older adults age comfortably and live independently. The Department of Human Services' Aging Services Division is hosting meetings around the state, and wants public input to help update the state's Plan on Aging. Acc

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