Don C. Brunell

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.

East cost seaports ramping up capabilities | Don Brunell

Eastern seaports are making significant investments to attract container business.

Boeing hopes to build on record year | Don Brunell

Washington state the most productive in terms of industry, infrastructure and economy.

Christmas wreaths help ease the pain | Don Brunell

Something as simple as a gift from Wreaths Across America can help someone suffering this holiday season.

Good economic news in time for the holidays | Don Brunell

But how long will increasing revenue streams last?

Health care priority concern of lawmakers | Don Brunell

Our country is expected to spend $5.5 trillion on health care by 2025.

Immunizations make a difference | Don Brunell

Venezuela is in deep trouble, partly because its public health system no longer offer the full cycle of vaccinations.

Cost matters when businesses hire | Don Brunell

It’s not just wages, but benefits, that companies must consider when hiring or retaining workers.

Military also adjusting to worker shortages | Don Brunell

There are just fewer qualified people in the employment pool to fill jobs which require higher educational standards, more skills, a willingness to work hard, and the dexterity to be part of a team.

Portland shipyard building wave of the future | Don Brunell

While it may not be the first commercial wave energy project, it will be one of the largest.