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Got flooding?

With spring comes flooding and potholes. Do you have a sinkhole in your backyard? A driveway that looks like a war zone? A new basement swimming pool? Share your experiences and photos if you have them! After all, misery loves company.

How does the closure of the Kettle Falls Marina affect you?

The National Park Service (NPS) announced on Feb. 6 that the Kettle Falls Marina will close April 30. This decision will shut down Lake Roosevelt Vacations, which Edward and Carol Wimberly have owned and operated for over 29 years as concessioners of the marina.

How does the closure of the Kettle Falls Marina affect you?

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Parking in parks

Do you believe people should be allowed to park in city parks for events? This could be for events like Colville's Rendezvous Days, Chewelah's Chataqua, Kettle Falls' Blues Festival or Marcus' Cider Fest. Does it depend on the event and for how long, or does it not matter because it shouldn't be allowed?

President Donald Trump - 11th Day

It's been 11 days since President Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20. Since taking office, President Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from the TTP, blocked Syrian refugees, is working on approving the North Dakota Access Pipeline and is working on building the Mexican/U.S. boarder wall, among other endeavors.

Do you believe President Donald Trump is fulfilling his campaign promises? Do you believe he is handling his promises with success?

Day one - President Trump

The inauguration ceremony marks the commencement of a new four-year term of a U.S. President. Today, Jan. 20, is President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. What advice would you give Donald Trump as he becomes our 45th President?

How will you tip in 2017?

Washington state requires employers pay tipped employees full state minimum wage before tips, according to the United States Department of Labor. Washington state also doesn't allow for employers to take a tip credit, which would count part of an employee's tips towards the employer's minimum wage obligations.

Because Washington state just enacted a state minimum wage increase, from $9.47 to $11, will you continue to tip as much as before?

What are you looking forward to in 2017?

What events or changes are you looking forward to in 2017?

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?