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Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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PHOTO: The website HealthLawAnswers.org asks seven questions to produce a report on possible effects of health care reform for an individual or family. Photo credit: Chris Thomas

SALT LAKE CITY - Seven questions and about five minutes. That's what it takes to get a basic look at what the Affordable Care Act means for an individual or family, on a new website set up by AARP. The national advocacy group for people 50 and older says HealthLawAnswers.org isn't intended as a subs

The Three Corners group is named for the area that encompasses parts of Utah, Nevada and Arizona. Martini said they want to learn about nonprofit opportunities in all three states. The goal is to fund projects in the areas of safety and health, education, and economic advancement and leadership for women and girls.

ST. GEORGE, Utah - Women and girls in southwestern Utah have a new group of advocates - who are also women and girls. The new Three Corners Women's Giving Circle is the second such grassroots fund-raising group in the state. The women who join each pledge an amount of money every year to be pooled a

PHOTO: Lipitor is the topic of a new AARP Public Policy Institute

SALT LAKE CITY - It isn't a prescription to cure high drug prices - but it may be a start. The U.S. Supreme Court has just given the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the authority to challenge deals between drug-makers to keep generic drugs off the market for certain time periods. Such arrangements al

PHOTO: An intensive fundraising effort by local veterans' groups has allowed for upgraded room interiors at the new Southern Utah Veterans Nursing Home in Ivins. Courtesy of Utah Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

IVINS, Utah - The new Southern Utah Veterans Nursing Home in Ivins is open to the public for a first look today. It's a 108-bed skilled nursing facility for the state's growing population of aging vets. The State of Utah fronted about one-third of the construction cost and the Veterans Administrati

PHOTO: As the nation edges closer to the fiscal cliff, local advocates say more than a quarter of a million Utah seniors count on Social Security benefits to make ends meet.

SALT LAKE CITY - The clock is ticking on the “fiscal cliff” debate, and local advocates say hundreds of thousands of Utah seniors have a major stake - as does the state's economy. Danny Harris, associate state director for advocacy at AARP Utah, says his group held dozens of "You've Ear

PHOTO: Dr. Dustin Hammers is the keynote speaker at the Memory Loss Awareness Conference. Photo courtesy of University of Utah.

ST. GEORGE, Utah - This Saturday, September 22, is World Alzheimer's Action Day. In Utah, caregivers will hear from experts at a free Memory Loss Awareness Conference and town hall meeting in St. George. They'll discuss research and therapy techniques for people with Alzheimer's disease and other fo

Joy Pizzuto (R) and her daughter Annabella agreed to be part of the story collection. They are seen  here with Karen Crompton (L), president and CEO, Voices for Utah Children.<br />

MURRAY, Utah – This weekend is the 15th anniversary of CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program that offers medical coverage to kids in low-income families. But in Utah, as many as 70,000 children who are eligible are not signed up. Barbara Munoz, health policy associate with Voices for

PHOTO: Child playing a piano. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Elvis isn't just part of history; his music is now part of scientific history - published in a new study by University of Utah researchers that looks at genetic connections to the body's regulation of emotional hormones. Music by Elvis Presley and others was played to gauge em

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