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Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - WI: Senior Issues

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

The popular employee mileage deduction is one of the many deductions eliminated in 2018 as part of the tax changes passed in Congress. (midlibrary.org)

MADISON, Wis. – The sweeping tax law changes just passed by Congress will affect everyone's taxes in one way or another. According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, eight in 10 Americans will pay lower taxes next year, but a large majority of Americans believe the tax bill

After medical treatment, in many cases unpaid caregivers perform follow-up care for family members, such as giving injections and managing medication doses. (CDC)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a way to help more than a 500,000 Wisconsinites who give their own time and money to act as caregivers for their loved ones. AARP Wisconsin is backing a bill to reimburse family caregivers up to $1,000 through a state income tax credit for

A new program at UW-Madison School of Nursing allows students who already have a bachelor's degree to complete a nursing degree with a full year of additional study. (Lori Kenzen/UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. – The need for registered nurses continues to grow in Wisconsin. That's prompted the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing to launch a program that allows people who already hold a bachelor's degree in a different subject to get a nursing degree with one additional,

No matter how convincing a caller demanding payment might be, experts say you should never share your credit card number or personal information. (Fox Photo/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. -- Every year, millions of Americans and tens of thousands of Wisconsinites are victims of consumer fraud. In 2016 alone, 32,000 Wisconsinites reported these types of scams. According to Jeannie Tucker, senior program specialist at AARP Wisconsin, nearly 20 percent of all consumer fr

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