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Don’t get swept up in wildfire charity scams | Better Business Bureau

Wildfires have sparked across the country including the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Western Wyoming. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest is sending out a warning over the dangers of donating relief funds to the wrong people.

  • Aug 9, 2016

Don’t get swept up in wildfire charity scams | Better Business Bureau

Wildfires have sparked across the country including the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Western Wyoming. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest is sending out a warning over the dangers of donating relief funds to the wrong people.

National energy policy must be broad and inclusive | Don Brunell

America must have a thoughtful and comprehensive national energy policy which focuses on supplies that are environmentally friendly, abundant and affordable.

  • Aug 2, 2016

National energy policy must be broad and inclusive | Don Brunell

America must have a thoughtful and comprehensive national energy policy which focuses on supplies that are environmentally friendly, abundant and affordable. Our strategy needs to include all energy sources. It must have balance and we need to have the patience, persistence and wisdom to implement it. It should encourage innovation.

BBB encourages neighbors to look out for one another | Better Business Bureau

On Aug. 2 communities across the country will participate in National Night Out. The annual event is a community-building campaign meant to encourage police-community partnerships and neighborhood benevolence to make communities safer.

  • Aug 1, 2016

BBB encourages neighbors to look out for one another | Better Business Bureau

On Aug. 2 communities across the country will participate in National Night Out. The annual event is a community-building campaign meant to encourage police-community partnerships and neighborhood benevolence to make communities safer.

Watch out for fake Seahawks tickets | Better Business Bureau

The day many Seattle Seahawks fans have been waiting for has finally arrived. Today single-game tickets go on sale and will be made available to purchase at the CenturyLink Field NW Box Office.

  • Jul 25, 2016

Watch out for fake Seahawks tickets | Better Business Bureau

The day many Seattle Seahawks fans have been waiting for has finally arrived. Today single-game tickets go on sale and will be made available to purchase at the CenturyLink Field NW Box Office.

Maintaining low cost electricity vital to Washington’s clean tech industries | Don Brunell

Since the construction of Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams, Washington has enjoyed an abundance of low cost, reliable hydropower. It has been one-key competitive advantage for energy intensive industries and now it is vital to our state burgeoning “clean tech industries.”

Made in America | Don Brunell

In the presidential campaign leading up to the November elections, hopefully we will hear about ways to "Make America Great Again!"

  • Jul 5, 2016

Made in America | Don Brunell

In the presidential campaign leading up to the November elections, hopefully we will hear about ways to “Make America Great Again!” One of the most effective strategies is to entice U.S. companies with foreign factories to relocate back home. Another is to encourage those who remained in America to reinvest here.

Watch South Carolina closely | Don Brunell

Washington leaders need to keep an eye on South Carolina. It is a state which is becoming a strong magnet to attract business.

  • Jun 27, 2016

Watch South Carolina closely | Don Brunell

Washington leaders need to keep an eye on South Carolina. It is a state which is becoming a strong magnet to attract business. A couple of years ago, the front page news was the competition between Seattle and Charleston to lure Boeing’s 787 assembly production. Now, it has grown to include international trade and the associated economic development and jobs.

Award scam a big loser | Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest has received numerous reports of an email scam targeting small businesses across the country. In the past 24 days BBB Scam Tracker has received 23 reports from potential victims in the Northwest region. This ploy is known as the vanity award scheme —one we've reported on in the past.

  • Jun 22, 2016

Award scam a big loser | Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest has received numerous reports of an email scam targeting small businesses across the country. In the past 24 days BBB Scam Tracker has received 23 reports from potential victims in the Northwest region. This ploy is known as the vanity award scheme —one we’ve reported on in the past.

Detoxifying Congressional politics | Don Brunell

Thankfully, June 8 marked a milestone for Congress. Members came together and overwhelmingly approved a sweeping bill that regulates tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products, from household cleaners to clothing and furniture.

  • Jun 20, 2016

Detoxifying Congressional politics | Don Brunell

Thankfully, June 8 marked a milestone for Congress. Members came together and overwhelmingly approved a sweeping bill that regulates tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products, from household cleaners to clothing and furniture.

Buckley academy turns out 29 firefighters

Forty started the long and arduous process and 29 remained.

Oregon’s tax measure a potential boom for Washington | Don Brunell

Washington's next economic development plan may be written by Oregon voters next November.

  • Jun 13, 2016

Oregon’s tax measure a potential boom for Washington | Don Brunell

Washington's next economic development plan may be written by Oregon voters next November. The plan's center piece is a new gross receipts tax which would transform Oregon from one of the nation's lowest business tax burden states to one of the nation's highest.