Don C. Brunell

Don Brunell

Guest Opinion: Time to replace state’s long term care law

The first order of business when Washington state’s Legislature convenes in Olympia is replacing the state’s new long-term care law. It is fatally flawed. Gov.… Continue reading

 

Don Brunell

Guest Opinion: Pumped storage electricity can benefit everyone

Increasing river flows to wash young salmon to sea works; however, once water goes down stream, it is gone. What if we could recycle it… 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.

Guest opinion: Memories from Christmas past inspirational for future Christmases

’Tis the season when we take stock of our lives and wonder if we are better off. It prompts memories of “Christmases Past” and wonderment… Continue reading

 

Don Brunell

Guest Opinion: Ignoring debt is not an option

Remember the television ad where the auto mechanic looks viewers straight in the eye and says: “You can pay me now or pay me later!”… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: America’s recovery hinges on people returning to work

To “Build Back America” people must return to work! In a U.S. Chamber of Commerce poll released in early December, the findings spell trouble for… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest Opinion: Taiwan, why the fuss?

Unfortunately, what happens in Taiwan doesn’t just stay in Taiwan, it impacts us. So, when President Xi Jinping announced China’s plan to step up “unification… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: By George, McGovern was right

Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota was never a darling of conservatives; however, in his later years he shocked fellow Democrats by his outspoken backing… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Honoring fallen heroes goes beyond lowering flags to half-mast

Lowering our flags to half-staff seems to be an all too familiar sight these days. It is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes,… Continue reading

Don 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.

Guest opinion: Ban Inslee’s natural gas ban

Gov. Jay Inslee’s end run around the legislature banning natural gas in new homes and commercial buildings is a bad idea. Even though the state… 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.
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Our economy works when consumers pick winners

Poland and America are like two trains passing each other in opposite directions. That is becoming increasingly clear as President Biden rolls out his progressive… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Bush’s 9/11 epilogue needs to be America’s prologue

This Sept. 11 remembrance fell at a time when America is bitterly divided. It is also a time when we are more acutely worried about… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Vaccinations improving health, employment

It is not surprising that COVID-19 which ravaged the world was disastrous for our country’s economy. Millions died from COVID complications; offices, stores and factories… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Recycling batteries key to protecting our planet

Each year Americans throw away more than three billion batteries constituting 180,000 tons of hazardous material and the situation is likely to get much worse… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Japanese hydrogen pilot may work in Washington state

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were billed as the “Hydrogen Olympics!” Then along came COVID-19 and sporting events worldwide were put on hold. The summer games… Continue reading

Don 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.

Guest Opinion: Stop, rethink Washington state’s long term care law

Time is short, but action is necessary! Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats who control the state legislature need to postpone implementing the sweeping “Long-Term Services… 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.
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.

Guest Opinion: Massive reforestation effort needed

Massive forest fires in western parts of our country are not only choking us with layers of thick smoke, but are leaving behind millions of… 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.
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Bumper car therapy

Over the last 40 years our family has vacationed at the same place on the beach. While the buildings have been refurbished, the complex remains… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Power of our interconnected grid with ample supply

How about some good news coming out of our record-breaking (extreme) heat wave? Luckily, we live and work in the Pacific Northwest, and are reaping… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Family tree farms key to cutting greenhouse gases

As climate change concerns grow, researchers are turning to small tree farmers for help. Actually, they have been helping for nearly a century, but their… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinon: Water has greenhouse gas problems

In our zest to quickly switch from gas-powered to battery-operated vehicles and to convert our power grid to wind and solar generated electricity, the impacts… Continue reading

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