oldguyonabike 13 hours, 55 minutes ago on Etc - Bicycle Barn gives man a new bike

Now it's time to give Joey a safe route to Bicycle Barn to get his bike serviced. Show up for planning the Isaacs Avenue corridor open house on April 14.

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oldguyonabike 1 week, 2 days ago on Letter - Roundabout is way to go at Ninth and Plaza Way

Would you like red and yellow flashing lights outside your window? Let's make our streets safe and aesthetic. It can be done.

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oldguyonabike 1 week, 6 days ago on Letter - Police culture, training need to be improved

I am impressed Bigdog, you speak Umatilla, Walla Walla and Weyíiletpuu? http://ctuir.org/history-culture/language-nixyáawii

In my travels to the Middle East I found the citizens very accommodating to my linguistic ineptness. I am quite good at charades.

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oldguyonabike 2 weeks ago on Letter - Police culture, training need to be improved

Very happy to live in Washington where our police are being trained to be guardians, not warriors. http://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/profiles-strategies/2014/08/with-the-debate-over-police-actions-in-ferguson.html?page=all

English is the predominant language in the US, but there is no official language. Well qualified bi-lingual police are apparently in great demand. Perhaps the existing police need to learn spanish. http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/race-issues-in-pasco-and-elsewhere-are-still-simmering-beneath-the-surface/

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oldguyonabike 2 weeks, 4 days ago on Senate plan to fund Highway 12 worthy of support

There are some very good aspects of the Senate transportation package. Continued improvements to Snoqualmie Pass, better freight access to the ports, Spokane's North/South highway, which has been in the plans for decades, and more. Walla Walla's road to nowhere isn't the top safety need in our valley. This 16 year transportation package will leave a legacy for our lawmakers. Lawmakers that have espoused fiscal constraint and led with the mantra "Reforms before Revenues". The transportation needs analysis for Walla Walla Valley MPO is not complete. Don't put the horse before the cart. Remove US 12 and take the suggestion of State Treasurer McIntire and have fewer bonded projects and more funds available for pay as you go projects (such as maintenance, county roads, sidewalks).

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oldguyonabike 3 weeks ago on Letter - Bicycle safety is a serious matter

Licenses are required for bikes in both Walla Walla and College Place. It is an impossible to enforce rule with minimal positive effect. Are we really going to pull over tourists (concertgoers) for not displaying a bike license? If a bike is only ridden during the day are lights and reflectors needed?

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oldguyonabike 3 weeks, 3 days ago on Part of $15B package, Highway 12 passes Senate hurdle

Yes, the worst, most populated section of the road has been greatly improved. Now it is time to prioritize public funds to do the best we can. And putting 4-lanes to Nine Mile just isn't justified when there are much worse situations in our Valley.

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oldguyonabike 3 weeks, 3 days ago on Part of $15B package, Highway 12 passes Senate hurdle

That section has been improved and safety has increased by 30%. Since my family has been here since 1862 I am aware how we value safety and fiscal responsibility. There are more pressing safety issues than Hwy 12 and funds are not limitless.

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