Archive | June, 2011

Nonprofit group makes dreams come true for Las Vegas Valley senior citizens

Dreams are investigated to ensure that they’re appropriate. One man wanted to sky dive. His doctor, however, nixed the idea for health reasons.

The organization began in 1997 and is 90 percent volunteer-driven. For more information, visit secondwind.org.

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The Happiest Countries in the World

There is more to happiness than raw economic growth. What happens when you measure countries by employment, health care, and life satisfaction? The United States and Europe run in opposite directions. The pursuit of happiness is one of America’s promises to its citizens, enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But today, Americans are a profoundly [...]

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A search for truth brings justice to WWII Japanese American internees

By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times June 8, 2011 Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga uncovered the racial prejudice behind the forced relocation of citizens of Japanese descent after Pearl Harbor. Her efforts helped lead to an official government apology and reparations. Every morning, she climbed the wide marble steps of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga [...]

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