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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

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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

Communities that have joined AARP's age-friendly network work to adopt features  including creating safer, walkable streets  to make towns and cities more livable for people of all ages. (Hugo Chisholm/Flickr)

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – Grand Island is the first city in Nebraska to join AARP's Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Tonja Brown chairs Grow Grand Island, the group leading the city's initiative, a coalition that includes the local Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Corp

More than 460,000 Nebraskans 50 and older cast their votes during the 2016 election (malisunshine/Twenty20)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Older voters consistently turn out to the polls in the greatest numbers of any age group. That's why AARP Nebraska says candidates need to listen to the concerns of Americans 50 and older. More than 460,000 Nebraskans 50 and older cast their vote in the 2016 election –

According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, there have been more than 2,000 data breaches since 2015, impacting more than 7 billion records.

LINCOLN, Neb. – AARP Nebraska is sounding the alarm about the risks posed by identity theft after a new survey found that many of the state's residents are not taking basic precautions. Devorah Lanner, director of communications for AARP Nebraska, says with large scale data breaches becoming

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

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