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PNS Daily Newscast - February 26, 2020 


Seven Democrats debate in South Carolina. And helping kelp forests off the West coast.

2020Talks - February 26, 2020 


Candidates took the stage in Charleston, South Carolina, ahead of Saturday's South Carolina primaries, but also ahead of next week's Super Tuesday. Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg took some hits, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the national frontrunner, was the main target.

Public News Service - NE: Senior

By 2024, 41 million people ages 55 and older are projected to be in the labor force, nearly an 8% increase from the current number. (Pxfuel)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Legislation to protect older workers in Nebraska and around the nation from discrimination in the workplace heads to the U.S. Senate after the House passed the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act last week. Todd Stubbendieck, state director of AARP Nebraska, says e

Only 54% of families headed by prime-age workers (age 32 to 61) participate in any kind of retirement plan, down from 60% in 2001. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nearly half of U.S. families have no retirement savings, according to a new Economic Policy Institute report. And the median balance for families that do have savings is far from what they'll need. The report said families in their mid-30s have just $1,000 socked away. And families

A new Trump administration proposal would reduce food-stamp benefits for low-income families with higher utility bills, cutting benefits for roughly one out of every five households that participate in SNAP. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Time is running out for the public to comment on the Trump administration's third proposal this year for changing the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. The latest move would cut $4.5 billion from the program over five years by changing

The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program, which helps seniors and others file their income-tax forms online, has served more than 68 million taxpayers nationwide. (USAF)

LINCOLN, Neb. – The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program is the nation's largest volunteer-run tax-preparation service – and it's expanding its Nebraska team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. The program offers in-person tax preparation to seniors and low- and moderate-income wo

Researchers found that sales from drug companies' top 20 medicines cover the cost of all annual research, and still produces $40 billion in profits. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. – According to new state data released by AARP Nebraska, 31% of Nebraskan adults have stopped taking a prescription drug because of rising costs. Americans currently pay at least twice what people in other developed countries pay for the same medicine, and AARP Nebraska is urgi

Consumer advocates want U.S. lawmakers to address patent loopholes that allow drug companies to keep cheaper generics from reaching the marketplace. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. – This week the Trump administration opened the door for prescription drug imports from Canada, in a move to address concerns about high costs. The Department of Health and Human Services outlined steps that would allow for cheaper generic drugs to be imported, and asked states

Packing lists for a natural disaster should include prescription drugs for all household members and documents, including photo IDs, Social Security cards and insurance company contact information. (USAF)

LINCOLN, Neb. - As Nebraskans continue to recover from recent floods, a new program set for May 15-16 will put a spotlight on the latest insurance, contractor and charity-related scams, and offer planning tips for the next severe storm, tornado or other natural disaster. If a contractor offers to d

AARP's 38 million members across the country are taking on the drug companies over high drug costs with TV, digital and radio advertising, grassroots action, social media and events. (USAF)

LINCOLN, Neb. – AARP has launched a federal- and state-level campaign to stop drug companies from price gouging. Connie Benjamin, state director of the group's Nebraska chapter says the average Medicare beneficiary has a median income of $26,000, but people with chronic conditions are paying

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