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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2019. 


A blockbuster storm forecast to bring major snowfall to the Midwest today, Northeast over the weekend. Also on the Friday rundown: Women’s Marches planned across the nation tomorrow; plus Democrats slog through Iowa on path to the White House.

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Public News Service - WI: Senior Issues

Health care and affordable prescription drugs are among the top issues for older Wisconsin voters. <br />(Daniel Morrison/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. – As Wisconsin's new governor steps into office and the State Legislature begins a new term, policy groups say it's important for lawmakers to remember the voters who elected them. At 61 percent, Wisconsin had the second highest voter turnout in the nation for the November 2018

An estimated 78 percent of caregivers spend their own money to help family members or loved ones stay in their homes. (sabinevanerp/Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. – November is National Family Caregivers Month, which honors those whose invaluable contributions allow older Wisconsinites to age in place in their homes. And efforts are underway to develop measures that can better support caregivers every month of the year. There are 578,0

Atrial Fibrillation or AFib is serious, but may be invisible or may feel like a flip-flopping sensation in the chest. (Debbe McCall/Twitter)

MADISON, Wis. - September is AFib Awareness Month, and the American Heart Association is hosting a Twitter chat on atrial fibrillation to spread the word. Dr. Kelly McDonnell, a cardiac electrophysiologist from SSM Health, said doctors are seeing more AFib, which worries them because having this co

AARP Wisconsin says voters care about the future of Medicare and Social Security. (twenty20.com)

MADISON, Wis. – Ahead of next week's primary election, new data reveals just how crucial Medicare is for the future of the state. Lisa Lamkins, federal issues advocacy director for AARP Wisconsin, says Medicare helps cover health care costs for more than 1 million Wisconsinites. But she ad

Advocates of Wisconsin's SeniorCare program say it fills in gaps in Medicare Part D coverage and is easier to navigate; but mostly, it saves money on prescription costs. (Chris Potter/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin's popular SeniorCare program is up for renewal this year, and advocates are pushing to have it secured through 2028. Ten years is the longest federal waiver available to keep the program going. About 92,000 lower-income Wisconsinites age 65 and older are enrolled in

It takes more than natural beauty to make a community livable. A new AARP website scores livability using more than 60 factors. (Clean WI)

MILWAUKEE – How livable is your community compared to others? How well does your community meet your needs, regardless of age or income? These are some of the questions answered by the AARP's new website that lets you type in your address, ZIP code or community name and find out just how l

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says

MADISON, Wis. — Democratic state senator Kathleen Vinehout of Alma says the package of proposals under Special Assembly Bill 6 makes false assumptions about fraud in the state's assistance programs. The proposed legislation would make it harder for those living in poverty to get help, accord

The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide Service is marking 50 years as the nation's largest free income tax assistance and preparation service. (Midlibrary.org)

MADISON, Wis. – For a lot of people, filling out the annual income tax return is a chore they don't look forward to. Tax laws are always changing and knowing how to take advantage of the rules can mean a lot more money in your pocket. Now in its 50th year, the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide pr

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