Washington water bottle a hit in Yellowstone | Don Brunell

  • Oct 3, 2015 at 10:00AM

Later this month, most facilities in Yellowstone National Park will close for the winter. The year’s visitor total is likely to top last year’s 3.5 million people. It may even beat the all-time total of 3.64 million set in 2010.


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Silver mining has a silver lining | Don Brunell

  • Sep 19, 2015 at 11:00AM

Remember the old saying, “Out of sight out of mind?” How about, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you?” Both of these axioms are problematic today, especially when it comes to things we need for our everyday lives. Here’s why.

Tesla and the mining business | Don Brunell

  • Sep 12, 2015 at 11:00AM

Tesla is the premium entry in the electric car market, with a starting price of $75,000. According to the Wall Street Journal, the high-end “Signature” model costs $132,000, slightly more than the base price for Porsche’s AG’s 911 GT3.

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State Supreme Court Ruling Derails School Choice in Washington | Don Brunell

  • Sep 7, 2015 at 7:18PM

On Sept. 4, the State Supreme Court derailed Washington’s nascent charter school movement when it ruled that charter school Initiative 1240 is unconstitutional.

Mining contaminated waters | Don Brunell

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 10:00AM

The next billionaires may be the entrepreneur who figures out how to turn uncontaminated mine water into drinking water. In the process, they would make part of their fortune recovering chemicals and metals we use in our everyday lives.

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