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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2020 


President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - VA: Senior

The number of Virginians aged 60 and older with student-loan debt shot up 47% between 2012 and 2017, according to AARP. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginians age 50 and older are urging state lawmakers to pass a measure called the Borrower's Bill of Rights to help protect folks from potential predatory lending practices. Seniors are the fastest-growing population in the United States to become crippled by student-loan debt, ac

Nearly 1 in 3 Virginians has stopped taking their medications as prescribed because they’re too expensive, according to AARP Virginia. (Adobe Stock)

GLEN ALLEN, Va. – No one should have to choose between food and medicine, and that crucial choice will be addressed at a public forum in Glen Allen on Tuesday on the exploding cost of prescription drugs. The event will feature U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Virginia (7th District), taking p

The Virginia Family Caregivers Income Tax Credit would help offset a family’s out-of-pocket expenses for taking care of loved ones. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. — More than 1 million family caregivers in Virginia provided an estimated 870 million hours of unpaid care in 2017, worth a staggering $11 billion. That's according to a new report from AARP coming out this Thursday. To offer some relief to these caregivers, the group wants Com

Many retirees in Virginia live on incomes of less than $20,000 a year, primarily from Social Security benefits. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. — With state and local elections in Virginia less than a month away, AARP Virginia says it's prime time for voters to get candidates to address retirement security issues. The typical working household nearing retirement in the Commonwealth has a little over $14,000 in savings,

AARP Virginia’s voter education program is encouraging its 1 million members to reach out to candidates via Twitter during the General Assembly election season this fall. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia is just two months away from electing a new General Assembly, and this week AARP Virginia is launching a voter engagement program to help candidates and people age 50 and older focus on key issues during election season. This is the first day of the program's initial

Rental scammers try to lure in consumers with the promise of low rent or great amenities for properties that either don't exist or that they don't own or manage. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. - People in Virginia looking to rent homes or vacation property need to take some extra precautions. A new alert from AARP Virginia says rental scams are rising across the state, and online scams in particular can rob people of thousands of dollars. It's become all too common for a sc

Without action, higher temperatures will affect more Americans than ever in the decades ahead, according to a new report on climate change by the Union of Concerned Scientists. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia and other parts of the United States will have a lot more killer heat waves like the one that started this weekend if the nation doesn't do something about climate change, according to a new report. The Union of Concerned Scientists says Virginia usually has 31 days

The federal government, all states and many local governments offer an array of publicly funded assistance programs for retirees. (QuinceMedia/Pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. — As many people try to recover from the impact of the government shutdown, there is a renewed focus on helping contractors and private-sector workers save for retirement. On Tuesday, a state House subcommittee is scheduled to hear House Bill 2431, which would establish a board

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