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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2018 


We’re covering stories from around the nation including a victory for safety for nuclear site workers; President Trump chastises Republicans for not securing border wall funding; and a predicted spike in population fuels concerns about the need for care.

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Public News Service - ND: Senior Issues

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

Family caregivers provide more than 58 million hours of service a year in North Dakota. (Brian Walker/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- A grant to help family caregivers get some rest is on its way to North Dakota. The state has received the Lifespan Respite Care Grant, a $200,000 award to help the state come up with solutions for giving North Dakota's more than 62,000 family caregivers a break. The grant will he

The Cardiac Ready Communities project has four parts, including CPR training and making sure there is public access to AEDs. (Anita Hart/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- The American Heart Association is helping North Dakota communities prepare to save lives by presenting nearly $100,000 to the North Dakota Department of Health to support the Cardiac Ready Communities project. The funds were collected over the last few years on Giving Hearts Day,

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