New York – A study of the public’s attitude toward the press reveals that distrust goes deeper than partisanship and down to how journalists define their very mission. In short: Americans want more than a watchdog. The study, released Wednesday by the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American […]

Buy Photo The Desert Sun’s print opinion pages. (Photo: Al Franco/The Desert Sun) In the summer of 2019, The Desert Sun’s opinion pages took a “vacation” from national politics. For the month of July, we took a break from all the machinations of Washington and put the focus back here at […]

As we look ahead to summer travel, VRBO has released a report on travel trends for 2021. Many pandemic trends will likely stick around, including driving instead of flying. Families are making up for travel time lost during the pandemic. According to VRBO, 82% of families have vacation plans for […]

This story is part of our issue on Remembrance, a time-traveling journey through the L.A. experience — past, present and future. See the full package here. Los Angeles is a hat town. We are a city both blessed and cursed by the incessant, piercing golden rays that Angelenos cheerfully refer […]

Men wearing masks chat outside the hotel where a team of experts from the World Health Organization are quarantined in Wuhan in centra China’s Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. A World Health Organization team has emerged from quarantine in the Chinese city of Wuhan to start field work […]

About 2,000 Miami students participate in study abroad programs every year, according to Miami’s Education Abroad website. But, given the current circumstances, traveling to other countries has all but halted. This fall semester, Miami students were only able to travel to Miami’s sister campus in Luxembourg, and in the spring, […]

Teri Ooms, Institute executive director at The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development at Wilkes University, said The Institute realizes regional leaders will need reliable information, unbiased fact-based analysis, and real-time data to make the tough decisions necessary for a successful economic recovery. “These decisions will need to be […]

The coronavirus pandemic has done more than make people fear for their health—it’s seriously increased many people’s concerns about their financial wellbeing, as well. According to a September survey from the Pew Research Center, 33 percent of Americans used savings or retirement funds to pay bills during the pandemic, leaving […]

UMATILLA COUNTY — A survey of Oregon farmworkers indicates a majority of farms are taking precautions for COVID-19, but conditions in the fields and at home can make it difficult for workers to avoid exposure to the virus. The Oregon Farmworker COVID-19 Study team, a partnership of researchers at Oregon […]

Going to college immediately after high school has been a rite of passage for millions of students. Now, more college-bound students are considering a gap year amid rising coronavirus cases and concerns about the value of college instruction that may be partly or all online. A new study out this […]

Studying abroad can be an invaluable part of a college education, but you might be worried about the cost. Fortunately, it is possible to support yourself out of the country if you figure out how to make money while studying abroad. Some visas let you take part-time jobs, or you […]