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PNS Daily Newscast - June 19, 2018 


Four First Ladies take issue with separating kids from families at border. Also on the rundown: Nebraska struggles to deliver summer meals and there are thriving rural counties in the USA.

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Public News Service - NE: Senior Issues

AARP Nebraska is hopeful that family medical leave and tax credits for caregivers will be considered in upcoming legislative sessions. (Mark Goebel/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. — In a legislative session dominated by fiscal woes, state lawmakers passed several measures that should help improve the lives of Nebraskans ages 50 and over. Jina Ragland, associate state director of advocacy and outreach at AARP Nebraska, said their volunteers were on the gr

Establishing permanent Aging and Disability Resource Centers across Nebraska is the focus of a bill under consideration at the State House. (Jim Bowen/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – With the state legislative session in full swing, advocates for older adults are hopeful their senators will continue to prioritize policies that support Nebraskans as they age. Among the top priorities for AARP Nebraska is Legislative Bill 1004, which would establish permane

State lawmakers hear testimony today about adjusting the income levels for taxing Social Security benefits to keep pace with inflation. (Nebraska Legislature)

LINCOLN, Neb. – A bill that could make Nebraska a more tax-friendly state for retirees is a major topic at the State House Wednesday. The Revenue Committee hears testimony on Legislative Bill 738, a proposal to adjust the income levels for taxing Social Security benefits to keep pace with in

Suzy Campbell of the Nebraska Caregiver Coalition predicts there will be fewer family caregivers in coming years. (Nebraska Caregiver Coalition)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- November is National Caregiver Month, and Nebraskans who dedicate their time to care for a loved one are receiving special recognition today. Gov. Pete Ricketts will sign five proclamations recognizing the importance of home care, hospice and palliative care, respite care, family

Nearly half of all people who use RYDE Transit are age 50 or older. (RYDE Transit)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Getting to a grocery store or a doctor's office can be a challenge for rural Nebraskans unable to drive or without their own vehicles. But transportation alternatives are becoming more readily available. One example is RYDE Transit in central Nebraska, one of more than 60 pub

Over the next 10 years, the first baby boomers will be turning 80, and not all states are ready for the

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska needs to pick up the pace to ensure its older adults will have the care they need as they age, a new report warns. With baby boomers turning 80 over the next decade, new demands will be placed on a flawed long-term care system, according to a scorecard released today by AAR

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