After watching the rather anemic fight against the new big Wal Mart in Pullman rage for months, I was surprised to hear that another supercenter location in Moscow is being proposed. Surprised and dismayed. I am not very familiar with what it takes to stop a proposed Wal-Mart, but I plan on becoming so. On January 9th, at 7 pm in the 1912 Center, the Moscow Civic Association is hosting a public forum with the topic How will Wal-Mart Affect Moscow's Economy? I plan on attending, and encourage any Muscovites who read this to also try and make it. Check out nosuperwalmart.com for more info on the issue and the community response that is forming.
I'm going to keep my thoughts to myself at this point, but expect more soon.