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Fighting ID theft: Complex passwords, credit freezes can help stop criminals from stealing your ID

With security breaches in the news, digital identity theft may seem inevitable, but experts say there are steps to take to help protect your personal information.


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 11:47 a.m.

Tax-Aide volunteers save taxpayers time, money and headaches through free service

Since 1968, Tax-Aide has been taking some of the pain out of tax season. The free tax preparation program targets low- and moderate-income people age 50 and older, but anyone …


Morgan Freeman to receive AARP lifetime achievement award

Morgan Freeman is adding another lifetime achievement prize to his mantelpiece. AARP said Thursday the actor will receive its Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award at a gala ceremony next …


Retirement planning: ‘We’re woefully unprepared’

While recent studies nationwide show many Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, a newly released AARP survey for Washington found nearly half of statewide respondents had less than $25,000 saved …


Wheel improvement: Safety courses give senior drivers refreshers on rules, techniques

Senior driver safety courses cover new traffic laws, refreshers on old rules, defensive driving techniques, vehicle technologies, and hazards of impaired and distracted driving.


Gina Barreca: Old enough for a free doughnut?

Anyway, when I reached a manager, I asked how old a person has to be to take advantage of Dunkin Donuts’ senior citizen’s discount. She replied offhand, “Oh, it’s, like, …


AARP issues warning for holiday fraud

The upcoming holidays and the “traditional season of giving” are a peak time for con artists to target Washington consumers, according to a new survey by AARP Fraud Watch.


Serving Spokane: Volunteer finds purpose, family at Discovery Shop

You may call it many things, but don’t call it a thrift store. At least not while Phoebie Hensley is within earshot.


All hands on tech: Savvy seniors receive schooling on Internet safety

Baby boomers are, in general, technologically savvy, Skyping grandkids, texting friends, shopping online and banking from laptops and smartphones. Yet these seniors, like the majority of Washington adults, often forsake …


Programs help boomers work their way back

Baby boomer Mike Ball couldn’t find a job when he moved to Spokane even though he had many skills and a strong resume: college degree, U.S. Air Force veteran, 16 …


Opportunistic scammers get busy during holidays

Watch out: Sending a letter from Santa to your grandchildren could be a trick by scammers trying to hijack your personal information and subject you to identity theft, warns the …


AARP program aims to protect older Americans from scams

Con artists aren’t just targeting the stereotypical old lady at home. It happened just last week to the wife of one of the nation’s experts on online safety – a …


In brief: Event to focus on exposing scams

The Washington state Attorney General’s Office and AARP are having a free “Scam Jam” Sept. 9 in Spokane to help people avoid today’s leading scams designed to steal your identity …


Perfect day to play some street ball

Some 6,859 teams stormed 458 courts Saturday as the 25th installment of the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament engulfed downtown Spokane. Many of the 26,810 Hoopfest players weren’t much bigger …


AARP site offers guidance for travelers

These days, travel for baby boomers can be challenging. But AARP wants to make everyone’s road to their favorite destinations quicker and more enjoyable through their new website, travel.aarp.org. Multiple …


Turning 50: Keith Erickson hits birthday in stride

When the AARP membership application appeared in Keith Erickson’s Coeur d’Alene mailbox, he threw it in the trash. Another application arrived the next week, then another in the days before …


Boomers reap the rewards of senior discounts

Russ Nobbs and his wife enjoyed some of their most memorable dinner dates thanks to a local senior discount. Sometimes they dined on baked salmon or opted for a nice …


Tax help doesn’t require a dip into your wallet

Free tax help is available, and it’s not only for those in financial need. Some organizations offer free services regardless of how much you earn. AARP, the nonprofit organization that …


Phone outages may lengthen

BOISE – Idaho’s landline phone service providers may no longer have to fix outages within 24 hours or be forced to give customers a month’s service credit, under a rule …


Idaho eases rules for fixing phone outages

Idaho’s land-line phone providers would no longer have to fix outages within 24 hours or be forced to give customers a month’s service credit, under a rule change pending at …


Eye on Boise: Put lifetime of hunting, fishing under tree

BOISE – Need a whopper of a gift idea for the outdoors enthusiast on your list? Idaho Fish and Game has one: A lifetime of Idaho hunting or fishing – …


Seniors work to close tech gap

Some people who’ve bought an iPad have been known to brag about their 4-year-olds figuring out how to use the digital tablet within 15 minutes. There are many others with …


Hardly carefree

Jeris Baker lives with her 91-year-old father in his home and takes care of him. She pays his bills. She doles out the 17 medications he takes every day for …


an activist for the ages

Dr. George Rice, 75, delivered more than 3,000 babies in his 26-year medical career in Spokane. He helped the smallest among us start life and now, in his retirement, he’s …


AARP, state offering information sessions on health reform

Political opportunism and the complexity of federal health care reform legislation have confused many seniors regarding the merits of the plan, according to AARP, which has launched a series of …


Caldwell: AARP has self-interest in health care reform

Republicans are shocked the AARP and its licensed insurance plans stand to benefit from a health care reform bill, and will sacrifice the best interest of its members to make …


Editorial: Conscience law change creates more problems

Last year, the Idaho Legislature passed a “conscience bill” that granted health care professionals the right to abstain from doing their jobs if they morally objected to the course of …


Change to Idaho conscience law awaits Otter’s signature

BOISE – A narrow change to Idaho’s “conscience law” was sent to Gov. Butch Otter for signature Tuesday, but it’s not the change many seniors wanted, and some claim it …


Spokane man, 61, loses nearly $3,000 in latest cycle of scams

Jim Patterson lost almost $3,000 in a scam before he realized he would never see the money again. The 61-year-old Spokane man was trying to get a $30,000 personal loan …


Coordinator discusses AARP’s free tax preparation program

Tax season begins in earnest Tuesday, and AARP will again offer free tax preparation at numerous Tax-Aide centers in the Inland Northwest. John Viveiros is the Spokane district coordinator for …