5/8: Noah Struthers, 2nd Cycle

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Noah Struthers introduces us to 2nd Cycle, Tacoma’s nonprofit community bike shop, and some of its innovative programs.

Interview begins at 5:51.


  • Five rural counties have been approved to move into Phase 2 of the state’s re-opening plan; Pierce and King Counties are not among them.
  • The Washington Emergency Management Division advises that if you or a loved one are experiencing distress and need someone to talk to, call 1-866-4-CRISIS.
  • The Employment Security Department notes that those who are not first-time unemployment filers can help reduce web traffic by submitting your weekly claims via automated phone system after 6 pm. The number is 1-800-318-6022.
  • Licensed health care, public health and support professionals who want to volunteer in response to federal, state or local emergencies can register at WAServ.org. You will be added to a database of those willing to serve for COVID19-related emergency needs as well as during other disasters or emergencies.
  • State officials urge families not to delay regularly scheduled childhood immunizations and booster shots, as well as vaccinations for pregnant individuals.
    • Additionally, there is no reason to delay or avoid medical treatment for urgent or chronic conditions unrelated to COVID-19.


  • The City of Lakewood has cancelled or rescheduled many spring and summer events:
    • The Ray Evans Memorial Fishing Event, SummerFEST, and the Lakewood Night Market have all been cancelled.
    • The Lakewood Farmers Market is slated to start in June with modifications.
    • The city’s July-August summer concert series is still scheduled to take place, with modifications.
  • National Night Out, which is usually held the first Friday in August, has been pushed back to October.


  • Starting Monday, May 11, all Amtrak customers except small children will have to wear a face covering while on trains, at stations, and on service buses.


  • Brown Bear Car Wash locations are now open.
  • Retail stores are now permitted to have a limited number of employees working to fulfill online orders, home delivery, curbside pick-up
    • Employees must wear face coverings and gloves when bringing merchandise to customers’ cars, and must disinfect any surfaces touched during the delivery process.
    • Employees with temperatures above 100.4 degrees must stay home and report their illness to a supervisor
    • Social distancing must be maintained at work places, and any employee meetings must be limited to 9 or fewer individuals.