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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2019 


Speaker Pelosi sends a message to Trump – No State of the Union in Congress while shutdown continues. Also on the Thursday rundown: federal employees in Michigan to rally against the shutdown. Plus a Green New Deal in New York raises the bar for clean energy.

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The number of grandparents raising grandchildren surpassed 3 million in a recent survey. (crystalmariesing./Twenty20)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Families are coming together for the holidays, and that includes families that don't fit the traditional model, such as grandparents taking care of their grandchildren. In Oregon, more than 24,000 grandparents are responsible for the grandchildren that live with them, accord

The Aging Disability Resource Center of Oregon is helpful for caregivers looking for time off from their duties. (Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/iStock)

PORTLAND, Ore. — This month is National Family Caregivers Month, a celebration of the hard work caregivers do across the country. In Oregon, there are nearly 470,000 unpaid caregivers providing what would amount to $5.7 billion in work each year. And 3-in-4 caregivers actually use money out

Meals on Wheels ramps up its services for the holiday season and is looking for volunteers. (Pyoung K. Yi/U.S. Navy)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Organizations that serve older Oregonians are in need of some helping hands, and they say volunteers could help folks have a brighter holiday season. Groups like Elders in Action need people to raise awareness about elder abuse, and the Oregon-run organization State Health I

Older Oregonians on fixed incomes are hurting in the state's current affordable housing crisis. (Anne Worner/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A measure on Oregon's ballot this year aims to remove restrictions in the state's constitution and open up more affordable housing. Referred to voters by state legislators, Measure 102 would amend the state constitution so that bond funds raised by local governments could be

Oregonians can use digital password managers to better protect their online accounts. (AARP Fraud Watch Network)

PORTLAND, Ore. — A new survey reveals Oregonians are unwittingly exposing themselves to internet fraud - but the keys to protecting their identities might also be online. The report from AARP Oregon found more than half of people said they use the same password for more than one online accou

After a year in existence, workers have saved more than $4.5 million through the OregonSaves retirement program. (angieyoyo/Twenty20)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Support for Oregon's retirement savings program remains high, according to a new survey. OregonSaves, an alternative savings program for workers whose employers don't offer retirement plans, began phasing in a year ago. Since then, support for the program has grown, DHM Rese

Oregonians have collectively set aside more than $4.5 million in the first year of OregonSaves. (OTA Photos/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A first-of-its-kind retirement savings program in Oregon is one year old and continues to gain steam. OregonSaves is an alternative for workers whose employers don't offer a retirement savings option. According to the State Treasury, combined savings in the first year topp

Portlanders have easy walking access to the amenities they need, ranking the city high on AARP's Livability Index. (AARP Oregon)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The AARP Public Policy Institute has launched a map that scores the livability of communities across the country. Folks can locate their neighborhoods and see how they're doing in terms of accessibility for people of all ages. The Livability Index tallies up scores in seven

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