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PNS Daily Newscast - July 17, 2018 


Trump says he is not buying U.S. intelligence as he meets with Putin. Also on the rundown: as harvest nears farmers speak out on tariffs; immigrant advocates say families should not be kept in cages; and a call for a deeper dive to the Lake Erie algae troubles.

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Public News Service - WA: Welfare Reform

The sun is down on Washington's legislative session, and older residents scored big victories, including improvements to the senior property-tax exemption. (dannymac15_1999/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Older Washingtonians' pocketbooks got some much-needed relief in the legislative session that wrapped up last week. AARP Washington says lawmakers' support of three bills in particular is going to help seniors get by. The Legislature devoted $1 million to reinstate hearing

The U.S. House-passed version of the GOP tax bill could lead to $25 billion in cuts to Medicare next year. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

AUBURN, Wash. – On Thursday, the House approved the GOP's efforts to overhaul the nation's tax code. But some health professionals are concerned the bill will lead to cuts in programs like Medicare. The changes to the tax system are estimated to increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion in the n

Washington lost more than 16-hundred child-care providers over the past six years, according to a report. (Seattle Parks/Flickr)

DES MOINES, Wash. – With kids out of school for summer vacation, working parents face the higher seasonal costs of child care. In Washington state, care for a child younger than four can range from $8,000 to nearly $16,000 a year, which is about the same as in-state tuition for a public colleg

AARP Washington is sponsoring the U.S. Senate candidates' debate this Sunday at Gonzaga University. (AARP Washington)

SPOKANE, Wash. – It's debate season and this Sunday, the Washington State Debate Coalition hosts incumbent U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and her Republican Party rival, Chris Vance, at Gonzaga University. Cathy MacCaul, advocacy director for AARP, which is lead sponsor for the debate, says both can

Only about 1 in 10 Americans is eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, according to the CDC. (Prayitno/flickr)

SEATTLE – This week is National Farmers Market Week, and farmers in Washington want you to try something new. The U.S. Department of Agriculture started Farmers Market Week 17 years ago to promote fresh fruits and vegetables and highlight the work of farmers across the country. In Washingt

A new analysis shows long-term care for Washington's aging population could cost $6.3 billion by 2030. (Pixabay)
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Olympia, WA - A report released today (Monday) outlines some of the roadblocks Washington state faces for funding long-term care for its growing number of older residents. It coincides with a rally at the state Capitol, where speakers will discuss options for funding senior services in the future. C

PHOTO: The U.S. Census Bureau has come up with a supplemental calculation to update the Federal Poverty Level created in the 1960s. A new report says it underscores the importance of safety-net anti-poverty programs that effectively shift the child poverty rate in Washington from 28 percent to 13 percent. Photo credit: Photobunny/FeaturePics.com

SEATTLE - The federal poverty level is outdated, according to a report that recommends a newer calculation developed by the U.S. Census Bureau for a more accurate picture of families in need. The Annie E. Casey Foundation report says what's known as the "Supplemental Poverty Measure" is more rea

OLYMPIA, Wash. – At an AARP luncheon today, panelists from both political parties are sharing their views about the budget impasse at the state Capitol, and what it means for seniors, with voters over age 50. With the legislative session halfway over, there isn't much love in the air on this

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