Reader Interaction

What are your summer plans?

Now that school is officially out and summer is officially here, what are your plans for the next three months? Going on a trip? Planning an event? Soaking in the pool everyday? Tell us about it!

Your reaction to the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.?

Orlando, Florida may be nearly 3,000 miles away, but the tragedy last Sunday, the deadliest mass shooting ever in the United States, impacts all of us on some level.

Were you surprised when you heard about the shooting?
Do you think the carnage might have been lessened if patrons in the nightclub had been armed?
Who do you think should be held accountable, if anyone?

Thoughts on the current state of the Northeast Tri-County Health District

In its current state, do you think the Northeast Tri-County Health District is serving its purpose? How do you feel about the programs that have been cut over the years?

Need to know more background information? Check out the June 8 edition of the Statesman-Examiner.

How do you plan to spend your Memorial Day weekend?

Will you be visiting gravesides, camping, throwing a party or relaxing at home? Are you stuck working? Share your plans!

What are your pet peeves?

Does loud gum chewing or slow driving make your blood boil? Tell us what gets under your skin! And if you're curious, keep an eye out for next week's Katie's Corner on pet peeves.

Is there such a thing as too much preparation?

Do you believe students are mostly being taught to test in schools? If so, how do you think it affects a student's education?

What are you doing to be green?

Earth Day is April 22. At home or in the community, what are you doing to be more green? This can be as simple as unplugging electronics at night and turning the water off when you brush your teeth. Or it could be a project on a larger scale. Please share any tips to help the community be more environmentally friendly.

Football: Is it worth the cost of the players' health?

Football is hard on a player's body. On top of the physical strain that comes with playing any intensive sport, football is linked to brain injuries. In an April 11 press release from the American Academy of Neurology, they state that more than 40 percent of retired National Football League players have signs of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is evidence found from a recent study they’ve conducted, which they'll present in full at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th annual meeting later this month.

How do you spring clean?

It is a customary tradition to "spring clean" as soon as the sun hangs longer in the sky and the air starts to become toasty. Everyone has their own method of shooing out the dust bunnies and clearing out the cobwebs, so how do you clean for spring? Got any tips or tricks that help the process? What do you consider the biggest hassle and what chore is the most rewarding?

Will GMO labeling make a difference at the store?

In response to a 2014 law from Vermont, food products that contain genetically-engineered ingredients must have labeling beginning July 1. Candy maker Mars has started to include the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO) on its candy and chocolate packaging. General Mills announced that consumers will begin to see GMO labeling on their products soon.

Do you believe the change in labeling will alter consumer consumption?