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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


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.

Public News Service - OR: Senior

Emergency financial assistance is available for Oregon veterans and their families. (John Hughel/Oregon Military Dept. Public Affairs)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- With Memorial Day approaching, the country's veterans are at the forefront in many people's minds. and resources are available to Oregon veterans during the COVID-19 crisis. Carmel Perez Snyder, director of advocacy and outreach for AARP Oregon, said the Oregon Department of Veter

With residents feeling especially isolated, AARP is calling on long-term care facilities to make sure they stay connected with family members. (Daniel/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- AARP Oregon wants families with loved ones in nursing homes to consider asking more questions when working with facilities. Residents of long-term care facilities are one group known to be at higher risk from the new coronavirus. As of mid-April, more than half of COVID-19 deaths

Older folks are being told to stay at home if possible in order to avoid the novel coronavirus. (luciano/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- As the threat from the novel coronavirus increases, health officials are underscoring safety measures for older Americans. To keep crowds to a minimum, AARP Oregon has canceled all of its in-person events for the time being. State director Ruby Haughton-Pitts also advised people

Women face more challenges to saving money for retirement than men do. (fizkes/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. - As they age, women often face greater financial risks than men. That's why AARP Oregon is holding workshops for women across the state on how to reach their financial goals. The workshops explore the key components to retirement security, including Social Security, personal savi

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

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