Don C. Brunell

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.

 

Coronavirus testing telecommuting effectiveness

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

 

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

 

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

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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

We need to remember that that network is saving our bacon

Student loan assistance attractive employer benefit

To help workers distracted by financial worries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

America’s renewed interest in the moon

Today’s space race not only has China and India competition, but private sector investors as well

Nothing cheesy: Apollo missions brought us more than just the moon

America needed something to bring people together. Apollo 11 accomplished that.

China’s mighty migrating mandate

Country has to get serious about its trash problem as its fast-paced economy expands

Restoring affordability to a college education is vital to America

Focus needs to be on approaches, which are affordable and effective for students and their families