- Abe: Japan ready to help refugees, but not take them in Updated: Sep-29-15 8:08 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Japan's prime minister said Tuesday that his nation needs to attend to its own demographic challenges posed by falling birth rates and an aging population before opening its doors to refugees.
- Charleston, county oppose W.Va. water rate increase Updated: Sep-29-15 10:53 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - As West Virginia's biggest water utility seeks permission to raise rates by 28 percent, the Kanawha County Commission and the city of Charleston have filed petitions to intervene in the case.
- Florida uses EPA water system grants to gird infrastructure Updated: Sep-27-15 8:26 am
GAINESVILLE, Florida - With a burgeoning population and aging water systems, Florida will need $16.5 billion in funding over the next 20 years just to maintain its existing drinking water infrastructure, according to estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- Western Kentucky's growth in population to trail state's Updated: Sep-22-15 6:23 am
PADUCAH, Kentucky - Officials predict that the population of the Jackson Purchase region in western Kentucky will steadily rise over the next 15 years but then fall over the subsequent 20 years because of an aging population.
- Europe's aging economies stand to gain from influx of people Updated: Sep-19-15 3:29 am
BRUSSELS - The greatest influx of people into Europe in decades is not just a humanitarian emergency, but also a potential stroke of luck for many countries facing the economic threat of an aging population.
- 8 homeschoolers among Oregon's National Merit semi-finalists Updated: Sep-14-15 11:05 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - In a first for Oregon, eight of its top-scoring National Merit semi-finalists in the class of 2016 are homeschoolers.