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PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 


44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - OR: Senior

The AARP Community Challenge grant is seeking proposals that make places such as parks vibrant places for people of all ages. (Mediteraneo/adobe stock)

SALEM, Ore. -- Communities around Oregon have a chance to fund quick action projects that bring people of all ages together. The AARP Community Challenge grant program is calling for ideas that improve people's lives and can be completed in a few months. It's the program's fourth year. Last year

In 2019, the AARP Foundation Tax Aide program helped nearly 45,000 Oregonians with their taxes. (alfexe/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregonians stressed out over tax season can get free help on their returns. The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program provides assistance across the country on state and federal taxes. More than 100 sites are available in Oregon. State coordinator for the program Bob Bruce said while

Folks can ask their local pharmacist to go through their medications with them. (Jacob Lund/Adobe Stock)

MEDFORD, Ore. -- It's a new year and pharmacists say people should take time to reflect on the medications they're using. An annual evaluation is especially important for older adults. One in four people age 65 and older takes five or more medications for chronic disease management. Rob Reinhard

Oregon Bureau of Labor Industries has received more than 2,500 claims of age discrimination in the past decade. (fizkes/Adobe Stock)

SALEM, Ore. -- Creating an age-discrimination task force will be a priority during the Oregon Legislature's short session next month. The discussion on how to address this issue started in the 2019 session after a 2018 AARP survey found three in five older workers in the state have seen or experien

Salem, Ore., Mayor Chuck Bennett says his city is planning to make itself more friendly for older Oregonians. (City of Salem)

PORTLAND, Ore. – AARP is holding a summit Monday to explore how to make cities great places for people of all ages to live. The Age-Friendly Oregon Summit features leaders from around the state, including Gov. Kate Brown and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. Keynote speaker Gil Penalosa is found

Nationwide, about 11% of children from birth to age 4 are living with grandparents. (Rawpixel.com/Adobe Stock)

Updated 2:00PM to include AGE+ PORTLAND, Ore. - About one in 11 Oregon children from birth to age four lives with a grandparent. With the 2020 Census quickly approaching, AARP Oregon and other groups are stressing that grandparents should make sure their grandchildren are counted. The undercount o

Frank Abagnale, inspiration for the 2002 movie

PORTLAND, Ore. – Immortalized in the film "Catch Me If You Can," Frank Abagnale has long since left his days of scamming behind – and now offers advice on how to avoid fraud. Over the past 43 years, Abagnale has advised the FBI as an expert on forgery, embezzlement, and secure document

In a survey, nearly half of Oregonians age 40 and older say they are a current or former family caregiver. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. – November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the important role these folks play in many people’s lives. There are about 460,000 family caregivers in Oregon, providing care worth nearly $6 billion a year, according to AARP Oregon. In doing this l

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