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Donald Trump declines to take the witness stand; Colorado first in nation to offer free mental health care to youths; NE Center for Rural Affairs' $62 million EPA grant will expand solar access; and new report reveals long-term salary slide for MI teachers.

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Israel's Prime Minister says the new I-C-C charges are unfair. Trump's lawyers found more classified documents in Mar-a-lago, months after an FBI's search. And a new report finds election deniers are advancing to the fall election.

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Americans are buying up rubber ducks ahead of Memorial Day, Nebraskans who want residential solar have a new lifeline, seven community colleges are working to provide students with a better experience, and Mississippi's "Big Muddy" gets restoration help.

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Unpaid family caregivers provided more than 920 million hours of care to senior family members. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, May 20, 2024

Event cites VA family caregivers’ work, reviews supports

For Older Americans Month, AARP Virginia is hosting an event today about family caregivers. Virginia caregivers provided $14 billion of unpaid care …

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A 2023 survey by AARP found 92% of Ohio business owners support legislation creating a public-private retirement savings option for workers. (Adobe Stock/AI-generated)
Ohio lawmakers ponder committee to address ‘looming retirement crisis’

Ohio lawmakers are exploring ways to address the state's looming retirement crisis. According to The Pew Charitable Trusts, if the personal …

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AARP polling data show nationwide, most 50+ voters said candidates' stances on Social Security and Medicare are very important factors affecting their vote in November. (Adobe Stock)
Kentuckians 50+ expected to head to polls for early voting on May 16

Early voting begins on Thursday for Kentucky's Primary Election and runs through May 18. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day…

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A new AARP Pennsylvania poll revealed incumbent Sen. Bob Casey, Jr., D-Penn., leads GOP challenger Dave McCormick, 48% to 44%, in a very competitive race. (Drazen/Adobe Stock)
Poll: Pennsylvanians 50+ to play major role in Nov. elections

A new poll for AARP Pennsylvania revealed candidates must focus on issues critical to voters age 50 and older ahead of the November elections…

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Older Idahoans have higher rates of volunteerism than younger people. ( Stock)
ID award for volunteers who 'enrich lives' open for nominations

AARP Idaho is seeking nominations in the state for its prestigious award for outstanding volunteers. The Andrus Award for Community Service is named …

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The nonpartisan Votebeat organization says in measuring their use, ballot dropboxes have been embraced by both Republican and Democratic voters in various jurisdictions around the United States. (Adobe Stock)
WI Supreme Court takes up ballot dropbox case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday took up arguments in a highly watched case concerning ballot dropboxes. Supporters of lifting a near-total ban …

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Community Health Workers provide critical services for communities, including home visits, health education, and communicable disease control, according to WebMD. (Adobe Stock)
Thrive Roadshow aims to boost regional advocacy in KY communities

Experts are traveling across the Commonwealth to help community professionals better understand and advocate for policies that help Kentuckians needin…

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Every year, 37 million falls occur among older adults age 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Adobe Stock)
During Older Americans Month, experts share ways to stay healthy and fit

Unintentional injuries are among the top ten leading causes of death for older adults, and during Older Americans Month, experts want to raise …

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Dawn Alexander says many times romance scammers are based outside of the United States, and encourages people to listen to their intuition. (Adobe Stock)
AZ group warns of romance scams, offers tips

Just last month, a California man was sentenced to four years in prison for being the mastermind behind romance scams - in which he received hundreds …

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A recent study from Ohio State University finds older adults who said they were prepared to handle extreme weather emergencies had at least a three-day supply of necessities to sustain life during emergencies, including food, water, clothing, flashlights and medicine. (Adobe Stock)
Older adults in Ohio are among the most vulnerable to extreme weather

Twenty percent of older adults in central Ohio either were not prepared or did not know if they were prepared for extreme weather, according to a …

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Iowa women call Social Security 'critical'

New research released by AARP Iowa shows how important Social Security benefits are to people who receive them - and the numbers reveal women are far …

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The Federal Trade Commission Consumer Division advises funeral pre-planning, to spare survivors the stress of making these decisions under the pressure of time and strong emotions. (Adobe Stock)
End-of-life doula a comfort source for IL families

Birth doulas assist new moms with the stress, uncertainty and anxiety of childbirth, while another type of doula offers similar support to those who …

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