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Jul 31, 2012, 12:10 ET Most Idahoans Worried About Future Of Social Security & Medicare

They are some of the hottest issues not on the Presidential campaign trail, but the future of Social Security and Medicare are definitely on the...


Jul 06, 2012, 12:22 ET Are Idahoans Facing Age Discrimination in the Workforce?

Many of the roughly 4.3% unemployed older workers in Idaho may feel they know exactly why they "just didn't get the job:" age discrimination. On the...


Jun 21, 2012, 11:49 ET Soaring Summer Heat Puts Older Idahoans at Risk

Summer is wasting no time in Idaho - on just its second official day, temperatures are expected to soar towards 100 degrees across the state. For...


Jun 20, 2012, 11:44 ET Idaho AARP Leaders Hit Capitol Hill to Discuss Future of Social Security and Medicare with Congressional Delegation

Idahoans have got a lot to say about the future of Social Security and Medicare, and AARP leaders from across the nation, including Idaho, are...


Jun 05, 2012, 10:00 ET Push For Lax Telecom Rules In Idaho Holds Bad News For Elderly

A move to loosen the rules for Idaho telephone companies could be bad news for residents with traditional landline phone service. And that's brought...


May 25, 2012, 10:30 ET Long-Term Care in Idaho: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

When it comes to how Idaho cares for its elderly and disabled, the state is ahead of the curve in some areas and right behind the eight ball in...


May 14, 2012, 06:10 ET AARP Serves Up Race-by-Race Analysis of Idaho's Most Powerful Voting Group

In less than 24 hours, primary voting in Idaho will begin and one thing is near certain – the state's 50+ voters are expected to turn out in droves...


May 10, 2012, 10:00 ET Idaho's 50+ Expected To Dominate Primary Voting

With less than a week to go before Idaho's primary election, AARP is reminding candidates it's the state's 50+ who will likely determine the winners. ...


Mar 28, 2012, 06:31 ET Idaho Consumers See Step Forward in AARP-backed Utility Watchdog Effort

Idahoans 50 and older are sick of soaring utility rates and they are looking to the Statehouse for help. Today, just as the session wraps up and...


Mar 27, 2012, 04:46 ET AARP Idaho Applauds Gov. Otter's Signing First-Ever Plan to Address State's Alzheimer's Issues

Alzheimer's disease is a growing concern in Idaho. The number of state residents living with the disease would fill Bronco stadium, and that number...


Mar 19, 2012, 02:01 ET AARP Launches National Conversation in Idaho on Health and Retirement Security

Today, at a town hall meeting in Pocatello, AARP state and national leaders are set to announce the launch of You've Earned a Say, a national...


Mar 14, 2012, 02:09 ET AARP Idaho Announces Scholarship Program for Low-income Women 50+

Idaho's own Treasure Valley has just been ranked as the eighth worst-paying area for women in the nation. Combine that with the Gem State's ranking...


Mar 09, 2012, 12:05 ET AARP Idaho Announces First-Ever Primary Voter Guides for Every State Race

The filing deadline for candidates planning to run for office in Idaho is looming, and by 5 p.m. tonight, Idahoans will know who to expect on the...


Mar 08, 2012, 12:11 ET AARP Says Idaho Health Insurance Exchange Fight puts Politics before People

State businesses, health insurance companies, and consumer and advocacy groups all lined up in support of Idaho lawmakers creating a state-based...


Mar 06, 2012, 11:21 ET AARP Encourages Voters in Gem State's GOP Presidential Caucus to Keep Retirement Security Issues Front & Center

It's Super Tuesday and as GOP voters across Idaho prepare to head to the state's first Republican presidential caucus tonight, AARP Idaho is...


Mar 02, 2012, 11:49 ET Falls Water Company Rate Hike Proposal Would Send Bills Soaring in Eastern Idaho

A proposal to impose higher monthly water bills on roughly 4,000 Eastern Idahoans may have more than a few heads swimming. A Falls Water Co. chart...


Feb 28, 2012, 11:58 ET AARP Calls for Passage of Bill Reining in Idaho's Predatory Payday Loan Practices

The lackluster economy hasn't meant bad news for everyone. In fact, business is booming for Idaho's payday lenders, who are allowed to offer some of...


Feb 21, 2012, 11:19 ET Number of Idahoans 50+ Struggling to Pay Utility Bills Doubles Since Higher Rates Hit

On the heels of recent electric hikes in Idaho an alarming new survey by AARP shows just how harsh the toll of higher bills has been on the state's...


Feb 20, 2012, 02:19 ET AARP Idaho Commends Senate Passage of Plan to Tackle State's Alzheimer's Issues

Idahoans living with Alzheimer's would fill Bronco stadium, a number that will double in just 14 years. The Gem State has one of the highest death...


Feb 17, 2012, 12:57 ET AARP Backs Measure to Shine the Light on Cost of Utility Companies' Plans

Utility company projects often mean one thing for consumers: Higher rates. Yet in most cases, consumers have no idea of the impact the project could...


Feb 16, 2012, 11:33 ET AARP Idaho Volunteers Make Tax Time Less Taxing

Tax season is here. And while it's no doubt a far cry from most Idahoans favorite time of the year, help is available to make it, well, less taxing....


Feb 14, 2012, 04:03 ET Older Idahoans to Press GOP Candidates About Retirement Security

As GOP presidential candidates swing through the Gem State they'll find many of the state's most powerful voting group, the 50+, with some serious...


Feb 01, 2012, 11:29 ET Idaho Governor At Odds With Voters Over Health Insurance Exchange

With Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter's support for Idaho establishing a state-based health insurance exchange waning, a move that could lead to the...


Jan 20, 2012, 11:23 ET Feds Give Idaho $5.1 Million More To Help Fight Soaring Utility Bills

The New Year finds Idahoans facing higher energy bills - from Idaho Power's $34 million rate hike, to Rocky Mountain Power customers being dealt an...


Jan 12, 2012, 11:29 ET AARP to Legislators: Don't Play Politics With Idahoans' Health Care Woes

With Idaho lawmakers poised for a battle over creating a state-based health care exchange, AARP Idaho is issuing a stern warning today: Don't play...