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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 - SD: Senior

The historic 1880s Grist Mlll in Milbank, S.D., was completely reconstructed in 2009. (Flickr) <br />

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - In 10 years, one in five Americans will be 65 or older - and urban or rural, they want a livable community. The town of Milbank in northeast South Dakota is eager to be one of those places. Milbank is inducted into the AARP network of "Age Friendly" communities today, joining S

About 80% of the 24 million American households that do not have reliable, affordable high-speed internet are in rural areas, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (AARP.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Older adults in South Dakota want a level playing field with other states when it comes to high-speed internet service, according to a new study. AARP surveyed voters ages 50 and older to find how often they use the internet and how important they think it is to expand high-spe

The closure of nursing homes in rural communities across the Midwest means loved ones live farther away from families and their communities. (sbinevanerp/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The number of rural communities with few options for elder care continues to grow across South Dakota. The Hudson Care and Rehab Center in the southeastern corner of the state was the most recent closure, and marked the sixth nursing home center closure in the past year-and

Social isolation can have the same negative impact on an older adult's health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to Dr. Sonja Rosen at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. (geralt/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Nearly half of adult Americans say they feel alone, according to research by the health care provider Cigna, and the holidays can exacerbate that loneliness. But there are ways South Dakotans can help. Kristin Fox is the director of Senior Companions of South Dakota, a

Nearly 80% of all U.S. military veterans have been targeted by scammers, according to AARP. (Vadim2406/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Military veterans are gathering across the country for ceremonies that honor their service, but scam artists may use the occasion to rob veterans of their savings. According to an AARP survey, 16% of U.S. military veterans have lost money to fraudsters, while 72% have bee

Whether it's health care costs, paying monthly bills or outliving savings, more women than men report being very concerned, according to the National Council on Aging. (brenkee/pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota consistently ranks in the top 10 states where the population of those retirement age and older is growing, and more women than men are worried about running out of money. South Dakota adults ages 65 and older account for 16.3% of the population, up two percen

The first Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota was held on August 14, 1938. (sdpb.org)

RAPID CITY, S.D. – This weekend, hundreds of thousands of people will pour into the Black Hills – most on two wheels – for the 79th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. And the state's military veterans will benefit. Lindsey Holmquest, associate state director of community outreach w

Data shows older Americans are increasing their screen time  television, computer, tablet and phone  even more than teenagers or young adults. (Adobe Stock)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — In the past decade, Americans ages 60 and older have increased the time they spend on computers, tablets, phones or watching T.V. by nearly 30 minutes per day. And that means the Baby Boomer generation and those older spend more than half of their daily leisure time in fron

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