Don C. Brunell

Family-owned businesses are the backbone of America | Don Brunell

Family businesses account for 50 percent of our country’s GDP.

 

“Normandy Clicker” D-Day innovation

American troops were ingenious on the battlefield.

 

Max fix critical to Washington | Don Brunell

Things were going great until the two 737 Max crashes.

 

Could Seattle put on a World’s Fair today?

You have to wonder if a project of this scope and magnitude could happen today with endless hoops to jump through, mounds of government red-tape and construction costs which were unimaginable in 1960.

Removing Snake River dams is unwise | Don Brunell

The vast majority of fish that migrate up the fish passage survive.

Washington’s big tax pump | Don Brunell

Large banks, high-end home buyers and merchants in border communities are feeling the effects.

New Montana law aims to keep people in their homes | Don Brunell

The state legislature has exempted older, less-valued mobile homes from property taxes.

E-waste reduction requires innovative approaches | Don Brunell

One of the biggest problems of today is having to deal with yesterday.

Montana woman recognized among Fortune’s greatest world leaders | Don Brunell

Marilyn Bartlett ranked No. 16 for her effort to save her state employee health insurance plan.

Retrieving ocean trash is only the first step | Don Brunell

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is nearly the size of Alaska.

The inconvenient truth about batteries | Don Brunell

More than 86,000 tons of single-use alkaline batteries are thrown away each year.

The darker side of renewable energy | Don Brunell

Renewable energy doesn’t automatically mean it’s clean, especially in how certain renewable energy products are made.

Oil giants betting on electric tech | Don Brunell

Making electric cars and new batteries for homes and power grids is a major step toward replacing carbon-based energy with electricity from renewables such as wind and solar.

Trade issues bring state Republicans, Democrats together

Washington is the third largest exporter of food and agricultural products in the nation.

California wildfires spark renewed debate over underground power lines | Don Brunell

Power lines could have caused the Camp wildfire in California.

Those pesky tax incentives | Don Brunell

We need them to start big projects, no matter how much of a pain they may be in the future.

Growing resistance to corporate incentives | Don Brunell

There is a growing backlash to corporations among liberals.

Student debt draining retired parent income | Don Brunell

Parents are coming out of retirement to help their kids pay for their education.

Washington farmers need tariff relief | Don Brunell

They lost $106 million last year due to the trade war with China.