18 - Highway 12

"Walla Walla is on the way to nowhere." You've heard it said before - perhaps of other towns and certainly here on the Walla Walla Podcast. Our little city is in some ways, a one-road town - at least in terms of its highway/interstate access. Serving Walla Walla proper and connecting it to the rest of the world, is just a standard two-lane country roadway. In the immediate future, Washington State will fund a major project involving this highway, 12. In this episode, the gang discusses the final phases of this significant building project; and through it, they talk about the themes of: quality of life, access to the world, imminent domain, wealth, gratitude, taxes, infrastructure, criticism, and long-term leadership.