Don C. Brunell

Cost, availability of health care poses a primary concern | Brunell

When Congress convenes next year, lawmakers must focus on the cost and quality of health care. In November, voters made it clear, health care was… Continue reading

 

Costs matter in hiring | Brunell

While both sides argue the merits of Seattle’s escalating minimum wage, there are other issues, such as the total cost per worker, which enter into… Continue reading

 

Portland shipyard building is wave of the future | Brunell

Energy sources has many possibilities

 

Carbon fee hurts business and families | Brunell

Reduce pollution in our atmosphere without punishing workers and families

Boeing’s venture into hypersonic jetliners

Last spring, Boeing revealed its proposed hypersonic passenger airliner, which would fly much higher and faster than the Concorde – the only previous supersonic commercial… Continue reading

Avoiding trouble tweeting

Think hard before posting an angry, irresponsible or accusatory message

Lampson beating odds for family-owned businesses

They are the backbone of the American economy

Much needed dose of Yogi Berra’s wit and wisdom | Brunell

With today’s tension and rancor, we need a dose of Yogi Berra’s wit and wisdom to put things into perspective. Let’s start with “You can… Continue reading

Trade wars hit state’s cherry growers hard | Brunell

Hopefully, the trade dispute will be resolved before the apple and wheat harvest are completed this fall

Columbia River Treaty talks too vital to ignore | Brunell

While most of our attention in the Pacific Northwest these days is on trade wars, tariffs and wildfires, there are critical talks underway between the… Continue reading

American giving surpassed $400 billion | Brunell

Philanthropy is what we continue to do well

Cementing radioactive wastes could save billions | Brunell

Since 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy has funded construction of a $17 billion project to encase radioactive wastes in solid glass logs. It is… Continue reading

Jetsons cartoon robots now reality

The Jetsons television series about a space-age family featuring “Rosey the Robot” gave us a preview of life with robots, kiosks and interactive television. In… Continue reading

Seattle’s misstep highlights need for new approach | Brunell

Last week, Seattle’s City Council did an “about face,” revoking the onerous corporate head tax it unanimously enacted less than one month ago. Its city… Continue reading

Washington’s expensive culvert court case | Brunell

While much of the media buzz over declining salmon runs focuses on dam removal and predation by sea lions and cormorants, the U.S. Supreme Court… Continue reading

Straw pulp looks like a good option | Brunell

Columbia Pulp project is a win-win for the environment and the economy

Bad labels tough to shed | Brunell

Amazon, other businesses stand to lose big over Seattleā€™s head tax decision

Lt. Dan needs lots of helping hands | Brunell

Gary Sinise making year-around commitments to help veterans and their families

New approaches needed to fight super wildfires | Brunell

With Western States wildfires growing in size and destroying more homes, farms and businesses, there is a need for new tools and approaches. The infernos… Continue reading

Yogi’s wisdom is worth thinking about| Brunell

The late great philosopher Yogi Berra once proclaimed: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” It sure ain’t! A lot has changed in the… Continue reading