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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - WA: Senior

One scam popping up recently claims there is a vaccine or treatment for coronavirus. (MUHAMMADROHAIZAD/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- Scammers are taking advantage of Americans' heightened state of anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic. Kay Tomlinson is a fraud-prevention specialist in Washington state with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. She said there are a variety of scams circulating right now, including "can't-mi

First Lady Trudi Inslee discusses caregivers during the coronavirus pandemic on Spread The Facts. (TVW)

SEATTLE -- Washington state has teamed up with the television network TVW and AARP to provide older adults with facts on how to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. The series "Spread the Facts" provides the public an opportunity to submit questions. On April 16, First Lady Trudi

Two-thirds of Washingtonians are worried they don't have enough saved for retirement, according to a recent survey. (jimbophotoart/Adobe Stock)

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said the Department of Commerce would operate the retirement savings program. It is actually the Employment Security Department. OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state lawmakers are considering a bill that would give workers a new retirement option. Under

Some Washingtonians are paying up to $700 a month for insulin, according to AARP Washington. (Cagkan/Adobe Stock)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Five bills aimed at reining in skyrocketing prescription prices are in front of a Washington State Senate committee today. Between 2012 and 2017, drug prices rose nearly 60% statewide, while incomes rose only about 10%. Senate President Pro Tempore Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, is a

About 550 branches of cooperatively-modeled credit unions operate in Washington state. (Hepta/Adobe Stock)

SPOKANE, Wash. — October is National Co-Op Month, and among the most popular cooperatives in Washington state are credit unions. The not-for-profit financial institutions boast 4.3 million members statewide. Credit unions have a cooperative business model, but they also cooperate with each o

The annual cost of the name-brand cancer-treating drug REVLIMID rose roughly $100,000 between 2012 and 2017. (Burlingham/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE — New research shows the rising cost of prescription drugs is harming the Washingtonians who need them most. The average annual cost of prescription drugs grew 57% between 2012 and 2017, according to data compiled by AARP Washington. Over that same period, annual incomes in the state

Nearly half of all Americans have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. (rawpixel/Pixabay)

SPOKANE, Wash. – A new study finds treating high blood pressure could slow the brain's decline as people age. Columbia University researchers analyzed data from 11,000 adults in the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. They found patients ages 55 and older with blood pressure abov

The Pike Market Food Bank was selected for the AARP Community Challenge and will provide more directional signage with the grant. (Kirt Edblom/Flickr)

SEATTLE — Grants from the AARP Community Challenge are small but can go a long way toward making cities more livable for people of all ages. And in its third year, the program has selected four projects in Washington state. Amanda Frame, community outreach director with AARP Washington, said

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