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Home State Mortgage opens new office at the "Y" in Soldotna

In 1994 John Carman started HomeState Mortgage in Anchorage to help Alaskans realize the American dream of home ownership. Last week Loan Originator Kristina Hughes became the Branch Manager of the new HomeState Mortgage office at...
Starbucks barists stop writing 'Race Together' on cups

...didn't expect universal praise," it read.He said the campaign at its core aims to make sure that "the promise of the American Dream should be available to every person in this country, not just a select few."But the campaign didn't sit well...
The Bookworm Sez: Dave Barry shares keys to happiness

...they hate referees - and they certainly seem happy. On the other hand, happiness is not found on TV or through the American Dream, and it's definitely not found in DIY stores.Maybe happiness is found with family, past and present, near...
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Rich Lowry: Class, not race

...the bifurcation of American life along class lines continues apace, with distressing consequences for the state of the American Dream.On the heels of conservative scholar Charles Murray's "Coming Apart," a much-discussed study of class divisions...
Distillery owner sets a 'high mark'

...Keith-Jones said she has made her mark in the Alaskan distillery world. "I wanted to see if I could accomplish the American dream and start with nothing and become a distiller without large investors and bank loans," she said. In July Keith-Jones...
Bob Franken: A new Independence Day needed

...a study details how the Department of Veterans Affairs has betrayed the veterans who have given so much defending the American dream, we simply shake our heads. The sense of futility is the same when still another bank is slapped on the wrist for...
Unfair and unjust a right to life, the most important right is a good education. Without it, low-income children are denied the American Dream. It is the ultimate civil rights issue.The racial makeup of a school that fails to provide quality education shouldn't...

...widespread agreement that English proficiency is critical to societal integration, future success and achieving the American Dream," he wrote in a memo to his fellow lawmakers soliciting co-sponsors.He also noted Monday that more than two...
The war on inequality" by a University of Arizona showed much the same thing. To maintain that rising inequality is a threat to the American Dream, the president insists that it is reducing income mobility. Here the evidence is just as weak. According to Scott...
What others say: They call it 'minimum' wage for a reason

...Bumping up minimum wage won't incentivize the potential in workers to rise above the minimum and strive to achieve the "American Dream" of going from rags to riches. Minimum wage may be where some people have to start, but the American way is to...


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