Reader Interaction

Celebrating the New Year

How do you plan to celebrate the New Year? Are you going to a party, watching fireworks or staying home?

How are you dealing with the cold?

How cold is too cold? Feel like being a snowbird? Tell us how you're dealing with these single digit temperatures.

How will you be impacted by the minimum wage increase?

This November Washington state passed Initiative 1433, which approved incrementally raising the state's minimum wage from $9.47 to $13.50 by 2020 and mandating employers to offer paid sick leave. In 2017, minimum wage will immediately jump to $11 an hour.

How will you be impacted by the minimum wage increase?

What is the best Christmas present you've ever received?

Whether handmade with love or a thoughtful purchased gift, what is the best Christmas present you've ever received? What made it the best?

Answers may be shared in our Dec. 21 paper.

What are your thoughts on the results of the Presidential Election?

Election Day has come and gone and voters picked Donald Trump to be America's 45th President. What are your thoughts on these results? Were you expecting this? Are you pleasantly surprised? Elated? Are you concerned or scared? Share your thoughts with us and your response may end up in the Nov. 16 edition of the Statesman-Examiner.

How do you prepare for All Hallows' Eve?

October is here, and that means Halloween is just on the horizon. How to you prepare for this spooky holiday? Do you decorate your entire house? How early do you start planning your costume? What types of goodies do you stock for trick-or-treaters? Do you avoid the holiday altogether and participate in a Harvest Festival instead?

What is your opinion on the Profanity Peak wolf pack culling?

The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife approved the removal of several gray wolves from the Ferry County Profanity Peak pack after confirming five killed calves from the Diamond M Ranch. After approving the removal, Fish and Wildlife reported that state gunmen have killed six of the 11-member pack.

What is your opinion on the Profanity Peak wolf pack culling? Do you approve? Do you believe the lives of the wolves should be spared despite all nonlethal attempts to get them to stop killing calves have failed? Would you suggest a different solution?

Hardest part about getting ready for school

Whether you're a parent, a student or a teacher, what was the hardest part about getting ready for school this year?

Final summer plans?

With school approaching quickly, and with daylight slowly shortening, do you have any last hurrahs of summer planned?

2016 Olympics in Rio, your thoughts?

The 2016 Summer Olympics is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is the first South American city to host the Summer Olympic games, the first games to be held in a Portuguese-speaking country and it's the first time the Summer Games will be held during the host country's winter season. The games last from Aug. 5 to Aug. 21.

What are your thoughts on the location of the Olympics this year? Do you think it'll be a good experience for the athletes? How much of an impact do you think it will have on Rio's economy? And will you be following the games?