Reader Interaction

Welcoming refugees

Newly elected Mayor Shelby Rognstad proposed a resolution to welcome refugees into Sandpoint, Idaho. Rognstad reasoned that Sandpoint is a tolerant, diverse and non-discriminatory city, but many residents of the town spoke out against the proposal. How would you feel about refugees being welcomed into your town?

Affordable Care Act v. Single-payer

If you had to choose between the current Affordable Care Act’s healthcare system and single-payer, which would you choose and why?
Don’t know much about them? See Lorraine Marie’s article ‘Destruction of ACA could pave the way for single-pay’ in the Jan. 6 issue of the Statesman-Examiner.

Community solar farms

How do you feel about solar power? Do you think a small town like Colville or Kettle Falls could produce and maintain a community solar farm?

Merry Christmas, or not?

Does the saying ‘Merry Christmas’ offend you? Do you think it's inappropriate to wish just anyone a 'Merry Christmas?' Would you prefer ‘Happy Holidays’ or ‘Season’s Greetings?’ Let us know by commenting below.

Charter schools as an Alternative Learning Environment

How do you feel about Charter schools joining established school districts as an Alternative Learning Environment (ALE)? Don’t know anything about it? Read the article ‘Mary Walker District offers to help charters’ in the Dec. 16 issue of the Statesman-Examiner.

Colville Community Warming Center

The Colville Community Warming Center is currently located at the American Legion Hall. What do you think of its current location? Is it in a good place? If not, where would you suggest it be moved to? Or should it go away altogether? Let us know your thoughts.

What is your reaction to Dragon Scale Keep?

In the Dec. 2 issue of the Statesman-Examiner there is an article discussing a project called Dragon Scale Keep. What do you think of this project? Is it an extraordinary idea or a crazy pipe dream?

Colville School District Board Meeting results

The Colville School District Board chose to table the transgender policy agenda item during the Nov. 18 board meeting until a parent committee can be formed to deliberate the policy and potential procedure. How do you feel about the board's decision? What do you think about a parent committee?

Please share your comments below or respond to the 'Talking About' post on Facebook.

Thanksgiving Traditions

Each family celebrates the holidays in their own way, even if that means not celebrating. What are your family's Thanksgiving traditions? Do you have turkey as the main dish or pizza? Does everyone gather around the television to watch football, or do you go outside to play croquet? Are you home for the day or traveling to see family?

Please share your stories with us!

Holiday cuisine

It's that time of the year again. Time to dredge up those baking sheets, don aprons, locate turkey basters and get cooking. No, it's not too early to be thinking of future feasts. Do you have a favorite holiday recipe? What makes it special?

To share, please comment below.