Don C. Brunell

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

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

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

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

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Land is wild card in Biden’s green gamble

Shortly after President Biden took office, he issued the sweeping executive order to transition America to total — 100 percent — renewable electricity by 2035… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Ignoring China’s grip on critical metals production is not an option

China’s growing dominance of critical metals production and its vast stockpiles is setting off global alarms as economies emerge from the punishing COVID pandemic. It… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Build our future electricity supply around hydropower

Although New Zealand and Washington state are located a half-a-world apart, they have lots in common: beautiful seashores, majestic mountains, crystal clear streams and lakes;… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest Opinion: Unemployment insurance intended for workers as bridge between jobs

When Congress established the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) in 1935, it was intended to provide temporary and partial income replacement for workers who lost… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: TVW is antidote for dwindling trust in media

America’s media is suffering from a truth deficit leaving many to wonder where to go for honest, reliable and accurate information. Unfortunately, it is not… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest column: Removing Snake River dams is unwise

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson’s $33 billion plan to remove the lower Snake River dams is unwise. However, if he pushes it, he needs include the… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Portland carbon tax may doom recyclers

In 1971, Oregon was the first state to enact a “bottle bill.” Fifty years later, Portland, Ore., could become the first city to approve a… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Don Brunell

Guest opinion: Work from home is here to stay

With COVID-19 vaccines being widely dispensed, will an end to this pandemic halt “work from home?” Will workers return to downtown offices at pre-pandemic levels?… Continue reading

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Guest opinion: Bracing for bigger changes

Now that vaccines are available, we hope our lives will return to the way they were before the coronavirus pandemic blanketed the globe. That is… Continue reading

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