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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

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Groups are urging Gov. Ralph Northam to allow voters to submit absentee ballots in upcoming elections without having to give an excuse. (ACLU)<br /><br />

RICHMOND, Va. -- As COVID-19 continues to spread in Virginia, AARP Virginia is calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to take steps to increase the health care workforce and ensure the safety of voters in upcoming elections. In a letter to the governor, the group asked him to lift restrictions to allow out

Virginia's General Assembly will consider launching a state-based retirement plan after a study concludes in December. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- A little-known bill is passing through the Virginia state Senate that aims to help more Virginians save for retirement. The Work and Save Bill was amended to be a study bill to determine if it's feasible to establish a state-based retirement system for private employers, according

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

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