Don C. Brunell

Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Colder weather could further chill restaurant recovery

Sunny summer weather helped restaurant owners and workers recover after they were broadsided by the coronavirus pandemic last March. However, as fall morphs into winter… Continue reading

 

Guest opinion: Coronavirus compounds recycling calamity

While the pandemic has dramatically improved air quality, it has been a headache for recyclers.

 

Guest opinion: Business, drones helping to restore scorched forestlands

Replanting millions of acres scorched by wildfires in our western woodlands will be a herculean task

 

Guest opinion: Time to revisit managing our forests

Not only is the world in the COVID-19 grasp, but America’s western wildlands are burning up as well

Guest opinion: New Green Deal is incomplete

Our environmental quality strategy must be encompassing and not just focus on climate change. Since Democrats announced their Green New Deal, the emphasis is reducing… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Seattle 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

Guest opinion: Washington state needs to change to stay on top

In early June, the financial website WalletHub released its rankings of “Best and Worse State Economies” and Washington state led the field of 51 as… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Closed landfills may house solar farms

Solar power is getting a lot of attention these days as our country strives to reduce greenhouse gases. Sunny cities like Honolulu, Los Angeles and… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Brighter future for papermakers

In recent years, papermakers in Pacific Northwest have been losing ground. However, today there is a ray of hope. Surprisingly, that optimism results from the… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Coronavirus, work must coexist

By now it is apparent that, barring a miracle, a cure for COVID-19 will not happen soon; however, to make it a condition of removing… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Unemployment payments provide necessary cushion for jobless Americans

America’s unemployment rate is suddenly approaching historic levels. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began almost two months ago, roughly 30.3 million people have filed for jobless… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Apples, potato keys to post coronavirus recovery

Our state is blessed with some of the most creative people and businesses in the world. Many of their innovations are making key differences during… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Coronavirus strains medical waste system

While lots of attention surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is on finding amply medical supplies — ventilators, masks, gloves and sterilized hospital gowns — there is… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Thank the truckers

By Don C. Brunell For the Sequim Gazette As we get deeper into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding more Americans to thank. Until recently,… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Hopeful signs of fighting coronavirus are showing

Fifty years ago, an exasperated high school basketball fan marched into The Missoulian newsroom and directly to my desk. He plopped down three years of… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Imagine not knowing about coronavirus pandemic for month

In America today with our around the clock news and instant texting, can you imagine anyone not hearing about our coronavirus pandemic for nearly a… Continue reading

Guest opinion: TP shortage is tip of iceberg

If you think the run on toilet paper is just an American thing, think again. On March 10, Business Insider reported: “The spread of the… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Coronavirus testing telecommuting effectiveness

Nobody knows how deep the impact of the coronavirus will be, but one thing that it is destined to test is how effectively people will… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Legislators must find better ways to reduce CO2

Washington and Oregon lawmakers want to end their legislative sessions; however, accounting for the costs of carbon emissions is a major road block. In Salem,… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Student loan assistance an attractive employer benefit

Employers are looking at additional benefits to help workers who are stressed out over paying rent, transportation and food, and student loans. Even though job… Continue reading