The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group.
JUNEAU - There will likely be some glitches associated with the rollout of the online health insurance marketplace in Alaska - surges in use, people getting lost on the website or delays in response time, a federal official said Monday.
With absentee ballots yet to be counted, Pat Porter holds a narrow lead in the Kenai mayoral race with 553 votes to challenger Bob Molloy's 521 votes. Still pending are 34 absentee ballots, according to the city clerk's office.
Incumbents Brian Gabriel Sr. and Terry Bookey were elected by Kenai voters Tuesday night to continue serving as city council members. Gabriel received 662 votes, Bookey 617 and Mark Schrag 367, according to preliminary results.
The tax break offered in Proposition 1 went over big with the voters who turned out for Tuesday's election and assembly term limits won a fourth consecutive voter approval in 20 years - with the largest margin yet - 71 percent favoring continued term limits with Proposition 3A.
Soldotna voters elected two newcomers to public office to fill two contested city council seats Tuesday. Unofficial results show seat E's new council member is Keith Baxter with 315 votes, while his opponent, Paul Whitney, got 178 votes.
Tuesday's voters cast ballots to elect community members to fill Kenai Peninsula School Board seats. Daniel J. Castimore and D. Shawn Hutchings were vying for the three-year terms representing the Kalifornsky Beach area.