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Letter: Davis County Democratic Party statement on Davis School District

Recently, the Department of Justice released findings from a 2-year investigation of racial harassment claims of Black and Asian students in the Davis School District. The investigation exposed incidents of Black students being called “slaves”, the N-word, receiving threats of lynching, an ...

Letter: Incensed by writer’s figures and reasoning

I read the op-ed by Mr. Young and was particularly interested in his dollar figures that he claims. He states: "a lack of infant-toddler care alone costs our economy $57 billion each year in lost productivity, revenue and earnings, with $512 million of that figure from Utah." According to the ...

Letter: Are Americans still doing the right thing?

Tom Brokaw identified the generation that grew up during the depression and fought in World War II as the greatest generation. On September 11, over Philadelphia, a brave group of men and women rushed a cockpit to prevent the plane from crashing into the capitol. As Brokaw said, "They did it ...

Letter: Vaccination an easy way to prevent illness

HOW MANY PEOPLE REMEMBER THE DISEASE POLIOMYELITIS? IT IS COMMONLY KNOWN AS POLIO. The symptoms of the disease include: fever, motor paralysis atrophy of skeletal muscles with permanent disabilities. President Franklin D. Roosevelt suffered from the effects of Polio. He was always seen in his ...

Letter: How much is $1 trillion?

In light of the government spending proposed by President Biden, do we really understand how much a trillion dollars is? If one were to spend one dollar per second, it would take 31,709 years (ignoring leap day) to spend one trillion dollars. Three trillion would, of course, triple that! David ...

Guest op-ed: A year of DuoLingo

I’m proud to announce that I’ve officially reached my one-year anniversary with the DuoLingo Language app. I owe this achievement in part to the fear I have of the little Duo cartoon owl that first sends you guilt messages and then flat out threatens you should you miss a lesson or, God ...

Guest op-ed: The impact of child care on the economy

As vaccination rates increase, businesses reopen and kids prepare to return to school, we still have a long way to go before the pandemic is in our rearview mirror. Our economy continues to be in a precarious position after the past 18 months of adversity. A critical piece to revitalizing our ...