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Treasury and IRS say economic impact checks for COVID-19 to begin in next three weeks. And states deal with collision of coronavirus and homelessness.

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During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

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Supporters of repealing North Dakota's tax on Social Security benefits say the state revenue that would be lost amounts to less than 1 percent of the state budget. (401(K)2012/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – If the North Dakota Senate follows in the footsteps of the House, Social Security checks would increase for retirees in the state. The Senate Appropriations Committee is reviewing House Bill 1174, which would repeal the state tax on Social Security benefits. North Dakota is

Legal Services of North Dakota is a major source of legal aid for older people, veterans and Native Americans in the state. (AJEL/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill that would help low-income folks who need legal assistance. House Bill 1516 would raise funding for Legal Services of North Dakota – the go-to organization for people who can't afford an attorney in civil cases. It would

About 20 percent of Americans live in rural areas, but only 2 percent of attorneys practice in these places. (rafabordes/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. – A shortage of lawyers in North Dakota could be hindering people's access to justice. Attorney job listings have increased 300 percent in the past year, according to Job Service North Dakota. While lawyers make up a small piece of the overall labor market, their role in commun

North Dakota lawmakers head back to Bismarck on Jan. 3, 2019. (Jim Bowen/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — With the state's legislative session around the corner, AARP North Dakota is laying out priorities it would like to see lawmakers accomplish in 2019. Mike Chaussee, associate state director for AARP North Dakota, said top of the list is helping folks age in their own homes,

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

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