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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2019 


Could the nation’s airports be the next pressure points in the government shutdown? Also on our Monday rundown: Calls go out to improve food safety; and a new report renews calls for solutions to Detroit’s water woes.

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Public News Service - WY: Senior Issues

Wyoming currently spends $138 million per year for long-term care costs, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — As Wyoming lawmakers work to create a state budget with smaller revenues from oil and gas production, advocates for people 50 and over are making the case that up-front investments in home and community-based services for aging residents will save the state millions in nursing

The Wyoming Home Services Program had a waiting list this year of nearly 100 residents who were not able to receive in-home care because of budget cuts and a lack of trained staff. (MyFuture/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A report released by AARP shows that as Wyoming's aging population continues to rise, the state's budget could benefit from increased investment in home and community-based services that help residents age in their homes instead of nursing facilities. Sam Shumway, state dire

The 2018 Wyoming Conference on Aging will outline strategies, including exercise, for managing chronic health conditions. (USAF)

LARAMIE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Conference on Aging, a three-day event set to kick off Oct. 2 in Laramie, aims to be a one stop shop for the latest information on a variety of topics important to older adults, and the professionals, family and friends in their lives. Catherine Carrico, associat

Research suggests that workers are 15 times more likely to save for retirement if it happens through automatic deductions at work. (Pixabay)

CASPER, Wyo. – Wyoming is moving forward with efforts to make sure all workers have access to a retirement plan through their jobs. State Sen. Jim Anderson, R-Glenwood, leads a task force exploring options to help workers put a small portion of each paycheck toward a retirement fund. He said

AARP Wyoming is helping connect consumers struggling with health, auto, homeowners and life insurance issues with the Wyoming Department of Insurance. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – As people across Wyoming grapple with the latest surge of robocalls about Medicare and potential changes to the Affordable Care Act, the nation's largest advocacy group for consumers age 50 and older is teaming up with the Wyoming Department of Insurance (DOI) to dispel myths

The city of Jackson is working on becoming an

CASPER, Wyo. – A new online tool launched by AARP allows anyone to see how their community stacks up against others in Wyoming and across the nation on its "livability" score. The index is available online at www.aarp.org/livabilityindex, and when you enter your location, the site crunches a l

Between 2010 and 2014, 24 pedestrians and six cyclists died as a result of accidents with cars and trucks. (AJEL/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A group appointed by Gov. Matt Mead to find ways to make Wyoming towns safer for pedestrians and cyclists released its report this week, and its recommendations include investing $10 million a year on infrastructure – such as sidewalks, bike paths and crosswalks. Tim Y

SNAP benefits, sometimes called food stamps, help millions of low-income Americans put food on the table each month. (David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Congress is expected to begin work soon on the $140 billion farm bill, but there are concerns that some conservatives are targeting nutrition programs for cuts. Food programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and

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