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PNS Daily Newscast - December 14, 2018 


The Senate votes to withdraw funding for the Saudi war in Yemen. Also on the Friday rundown: the Global Climate Conference reinforces the need for grassroots movements; and could this be the most wasteful time of year?

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Public News Service - SD: Senior Issues

South Dakota's 86,000 caregivers are acknowledged during November's National Family Caregivers Month. (aarp.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — On any given day, more than 44 million Americans take time out of their own lives to care for a family member, friend or neighbor; which is why November is designated Family Caregivers Awareness Month. In South Dakota, the contributions provided by more than 86,000 caregi

For retirement readiness, South Dakota ranks lowest among the states, according to a new survey by Ubiquity Retirement and Savings. (aarp.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The cost of living increase, or COLA, that takes effect in 2019 for people on Social Security will be the most generous in years - but it's still mostly grocery money and not a trip to the beach. The average South Dakota recipient collects about $1,300 a month from Social

In 2016, 72.6 percent of registered voters in South Dakota cast ballots, with the lowest voter turnout in rural counties, according to the South Dakota Secretary of State's office. (pbs.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota voters age 50 and older will go to the polls next month concerned about elder financial abuse, improved transportation options, access to tele-health and quality home care services, among other issues. And they can learn more about how candidates in three maj

Since the Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2010, the number of uninsured Americans has declined to 28.3 million from 48.6 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (cahealthadvocates.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – As America's political divide sharpens, one issue most agree will be important at the ballot box next month is health care. In a CBS News poll conducted last month, 70 percent of Americans said they think health care is "very important," more so than any other top issue.

Rural residents across America rely on Medicaid to get health coverage, at the same time Medicaid helps rural hospitals keep their doors open and provide health care and jobs. (evolutionnews.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota is not one of 33 states that expanded its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, but a new report contends that if it had done so, more rural low-income residents would be covered by health insurance. The report from Georgetown University showed that states

The FBI reports almost 50,000 people age 60 and older lost $342.5 million in 2017 to internet fraud and scams.(sabinevanerp/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The number of Americans hitting retirement age is on the rise and, with it, an increase in elder abuse and exploitation is predicted. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is this Friday. Studies show that about 16 percent of people age 60 and older are subjected to psychological, phy

One-third of consumer complaints of fraud and identity theft filed by South Dakotans last year were employment or tax related.(fraud.org) <br /><br />

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Scammers are estimated to have stolen $63 million from U.S. taxpayers in the past five years. This week, AARP of South Dakota is stepping up to help consumers learn how to protect themselves. One-third of consumer complaints of fraud and identity theft filed by South Dak

Health professionals say 30 minutes a day, five days a week, is a minimum exercise goal for heart health. (eldercarealliance.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Exercise is the simplest way to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, but only about half of South Dakotans get the recommended level of physical activity to keep those health risks at bay. The American Heart Association is hoping its "Move More" campaign this month will c

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