Don C. Brunell

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Coronavirus and the silver lining for airline industry | Brunell

It’s no secret that airlines and airplane manufacturers have been clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic. Particularly hard hit are international flights traditionally flown by jumbo… Continue reading

 

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Coronavirus stimulates RV sales and rentals | Brunell

Before the pandemic came ashore, the number of active camping households was increasing.

 

Don Brunell

Why we should reconsider nuclear power | Brunell

If Americans are to receive all of their electricity without coal and natural gas by 2035, they will need nuclear power. Even if Washingtonians, who… Continue reading

 

Don Brunell

Seattle faces ‘lights out’ in 2022

Far too few people remember the 1972 Seattle billboard: “Would the last person who leaves Seattle please turn out the lights?” The reference was to… Continue reading

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TP shortage is tip of iceberg

TP shortage is tip of iceberg

Whether it be supplies of daily necessities, medicines or protective clothing, we need to have to patience, understanding and a desire to work together.

TP shortage is tip of iceberg
Coronavirus testing telecommuting effectiveness

Coronavirus testing telecommuting effectiveness

Employers offering a work from home option has grown by 40 percent in the past 5 years

Coronavirus testing telecommuting effectiveness
Worn out wind blades plugging up landfills

Worn out wind blades plugging up landfills

While wind farms generate “greenhouse gas free” electricity, there is increasing concern about the rapidly growing number of worn out blades ending up in landfills.… Continue reading

Worn out wind blades plugging up landfills
Keeping health workers healthy is key to fighting deadly diseases

Keeping health workers healthy is key to fighting deadly diseases

Keeping hospitals and health workers healthy is key to fighting diseases. Given all the new, more deadly viruses out there, that job has gotten tougher.… Continue reading

Keeping health workers healthy is key to fighting deadly diseases
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Copper making comeback as major disease fighter

Government leaders, doctors, and medical researchers worldwide are working feverishly to stop the spread of the coronavirus and to keep it from becoming a global… Continue reading

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Dams are the Northwest flood busters

Dams are the Northwest flood busters

We need to remember that that network is saving our bacon

Dams are the Northwest flood busters
Student loan assistance attractive employer benefit

Student loan assistance attractive employer benefit

To help workers distracted by financial worries

Student loan assistance attractive employer benefit
Bridges shouldn’t have to sink to be replaced

Bridges shouldn’t have to sink to be replaced

Bridges shouldn’t have to sink to be replaced. However, at times that’s what it takes. Too often new projects succumb to years of fighting among… Continue reading

Bridges shouldn’t have to sink to be replaced
Boeing’s resiliency being tested with grounded 737MAX

Boeing’s resiliency being tested with grounded 737MAX

The grounding of the 737MAX is testing Boeing’s resiliency. It has turned the company upside down in just six months. Boeing executives and engineers have… Continue reading

Boeing’s resiliency being tested with grounded 737MAX

Impeachment aside: there’s work to be done

Now that President Trump’s impeachment process is formally underway, Democrats and Republicans need to avoid becoming completely absorbed by it. They must work together on… Continue reading

Power of reliable power

Our state’s economy and way of life hinges on low cost and reliable electricity. Since Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams were completed in the early… Continue reading

High costs drive people to move

Too often, elected officials overlook the cumulative costs of regulations, taxes and fees on taxpayers; however, it comes back to bite them hard when people… Continue reading

Mitsubishi launching into regional jet space

Mitsubishi launching into regional jet space

Traditionally, media coverage of the Paris Air Show focuses on the battle between Boeing and Airbus over market share for newer large commercial jets. However,… Continue reading

Mitsubishi launching into regional jet space
Labor Day epilogue: partnering for Success

Labor Day epilogue: partnering for Success

A few years ago on Labor Day, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee presented a compelling commentary on the need for employers and employees to set… Continue reading

Labor Day epilogue: partnering for Success
Drones planting trees in burned wildlands

Drones planting trees in burned wildlands

While drones are coming of age in firefighting, they are also establishing a foothold in restoring fire-scorched forests. Firefighting drones grabbed the spotlight last April… Continue reading

Drones planting trees in burned wildlands
Careful not to follow Sweden’s haste | Brunell

Careful not to follow Sweden’s haste | Brunell

Sweden and Washington state are very similar. Both have strong “green” movements and are quickly moving to eliminate all carbon-emitting fuels from cars and power… Continue reading

Careful not to follow Sweden’s haste | Brunell