Bigdog 9 months, 3 weeks ago on Cyclist hit by vehicle

I am really amazed that more pedestrians and bicyclists do not get hit and killed in Wall Walla. The intersection of Wilbur and Pleasant has had numerous accidents – there needs to be a STOP LIGHT there! The section of Wilbur Avenue from Alder to Bryant has a speed limit of 25 MPH. Cars travel this stretch of road night and day at an average speed of 40 – 80 MPH. Nobody is ever going 25! I have pleaded with law enforcement to patrol and issue citations in this area – they will not. They could write tickets all day long and put money in their coffers than they would know what to do with. Mark my words – there are many children and pets in this area and someone will end up dying – not to mention the poor individual who may be attempting to back out of a driveway when these cars come racing down the street. I do not understand…at one time you were expected to abide by the speed limit in town – NOW anything goes. There is not a police officer in sight anywhere?

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Bigdog 9 months, 3 weeks ago on Gilbert lawsuit back on track

Why on earth would Judge Wolfram vacate the current default order when plainly Gilbert's lawyer failed to respond? No second chances for most folks....this is incredible....he is playing the court system like a fiddle too!

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Bigdog 9 months, 4 weeks ago on Court dismisses three Gilbert bankruptcy filings

I am so glad I did not purchase my new Honda from this company back in August. I wanted to shop local but even at that time something looked very wrong with the dealership, when I drove by. to see what my options were No Hondas on the lot, and every other type of used vehicle you can imagine. I made the right decision by going out-of-town with a company I know will be in business for a long time to come.

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Bigdog 10 months ago on Bond tapped for City Hall fix

What the city manager wants the city manager gets...it seems....be it octopus, his own outrageous salary raise, or any other tax payer funds! Incredible!

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Bigdog 11 months, 1 week ago on In increasing salaries for Walla Walla County elected officials by 6 percent in 2014, the Board of Commissioners:

Come back into the real world. There are still 11.7 million unemployed, countless underemployed, and those who have had to accept a part time job, since no FT work is available in many areas. All - the residual effect of the crash of 2008. There are countless jobs being loss due to the discontinuation of the Bush tax cuts and the uncertainty of healthcare; AND what net effect it will have on employers. Contrary to commissioner opinion, there are many talented and well-qualified folks out there that would gladly accept the county positions at what they are currently paying BEFORE the new raises. There are hundreds if not thousands of potential applicants out there! The trend for those that do have jobs is usually a pay freeze, reduction in benefits, or a pay reduction (State of Washington employees!) just to keep their jobs. In fact, there are most likely more qualified applicants than those currently holding positions with the county! Basic economics - surplus, lower wages-better skills / shortage - higher wages-minimal skills required. I am guessing the county figured the city manage was able to bamboozle the taxpayers into unwarranted raises, so why not the county too? Expect more increased taxes increases, fees, and special levies - total mismanagement of public finances, in my opinion.

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Bigdog 1 year, 3 months ago on Lepiane sentenced in embezzlement case

What about the victims - more than 50 of them and their families? Oh my money just disappeared - that is absolute rubbish!

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Bigdog 1 year, 3 months ago on Lepiane sentenced in embezzlement case

This is a joke - if it were anyone else they would have been charged 50 separate charges for each individual crime. But, as usual the standard rules do not apply to the sheriff's office. They would not have taken years to act, either had it been you or I. In fact the sheriff’s office has been known to go off half-cocked charging individuals when they lack a case. This sentence is an absolute injustice! why bother sentencing at all - this slick criminal has gotten away with murder.

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Bigdog 1 year, 8 months ago on Walla Walla County prosecutor will not file charges in NY Store shooting

There is no "new" law hometowner. If you do not like our laws please leave...and don't come back! This whole idea of glorifying the criminal and punishing a law abiding citizen, is really getting old. If you dare enter my humble abode when I am sleeping you will end up in the same shape. How dare you think you can enter my home, threaten me, and everything is just peachy keen – NOT!

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