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PNS Daily Newscast - August 6, 2020 


Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


2020Talks - August 6, 2020 


Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - WI: Senior

Nearly 480,000 Wisconsin residents are age 50 and older. AARP Wisconsin hopes members of this

MILWAUKEE - Whether by court decisions or expiring stay-at-home orders, Wisconsin residents are seeing more business restrictions ease as the pandemic continues. A leading nonprofit group hopes that, as people leave their homes more frequently, they don't forget about older loved ones and neighbors.

According to USA Today, the coronavirus has been found in at least 2,300 of the nation's nursing homes. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin health officials say there have been more than 400 coronavirus cases in group housing facilities, including nursing homes, with at least 79 deaths. That has prompted calls for people to contact long term care facilities and check on the safety of loved ones. The urging

In addition to local agencies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says seniors staying at home because of COVID-19 can refill medications with a mail-order service. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Older Wisconsin residents are being asked to stay in their homes as a precaution against the new coronavirus, and they're being reminded to reach out for help as concern about the virus continues to grow. Seniors' groups say it can be hard for an older person living on their own to

A new report says Wisconsin continues to see caregiver vacancies, even with the state's older population projected to increase 112% in the next 20 years. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Advocates for Wisconsin seniors and people with disabilities say those who live in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities may be at higher safety risk after a new report confirms caregiver shortages across the state. A handful of provider associations have issued survey resul

Wisconsin is considered among nearly 20 states where there's an urgent plea for people to apply for census jobs. (AARP.org)

MADISON, Wis. -- You might get a knock on your door from a census worker sometime this spring, but the bureau says it still has a lot of recruiting to do to staff those positions in states such as Wisconsin. They're hoping seniors can help fill the gap for the 2020 count. According to the U.S. Cen

About 1 million Wisconsin workers do not have an employer-sponsored retirement savings program. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. - As state leaders examine ways to improve retirement security, some small businesses are expressing interest in a Wisconsin retirement savings program. State data show 400,000 Wisconsinites are at risk of retiring in poverty by 2030, and nearly 1 million workers in the state don't ha

As Wisconsin's population ages, a task force and several pieces of legislation have been filed to help caregivers. (Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers's Caregiver task force explores ways to provide better wages and benefits to the state's caregivers. And two bills also would help caregivers get updated medical information about the people they care for as well as tax credits. Republican Sen. Patrick Testin

Wisconsin caregivers provide an estimated 538 million hours of unpaid care each year. (AdobeStock)

MADISON, Wis. – New polling shows that Wisconsinites care about caregivers. Eight-in-10 voters in an AARP statewide survey support components of the CARE Act (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable), which would help define the steps hospitals must take to ensure a caregiver is educated and eng

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