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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

Frank Abagnale was a notorious con artist, but now helps others from becoming victims of fraud.<br />(WikiMediaCommons)

MADISON, Wis. – With ever changing technology, con artists keep finding new tactics to scam people out of their hard earned cash or steal their identity. Next month, Wisconsinites can learn from one of the best about how they can fight back. Frank Abagnale is a reformed con artist who was

Creating more livable communities means ensuring public spaces are accessible and inclusive for people of all ages. (Maria Sbytova/Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. — Several projects that will help create more welcoming communities for Wisconsinites of all ages are swinging into action. Bayfield, Beaver Dam, Berlin, Ellsworth, Greendale and Sheboygan are among the 159 communities selected for this year's AARP Community Challenge grants. T

More than 80,000 Wisconsinites would gain access to health care coverage if the state would accept federal Medicaid expansion dollars. (designer491/Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. – For some Wisconsin policy advocates, a vote to remove Medicaid expansion from the proposed two-year state budget is simply the first mile of a marathon. Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee blocked Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to accept $1.6 billion in federal fundi

Last year, 67,000 Wisconsinites received AARP Foundation Tax-Aide assistance in filing their 2017 federal tax returns. (Fort Rucker/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. – With pencils and calculators in hand, hundreds of volunteers are standing by to help Wisconsin taxpayers crunch the numbers on their 2018 income tax returns. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are providing free tax filing services in communities across the state. Sam Wils

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

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