Business

Lots already done to cleanse our air | Don C. Brunell

Just before Gov. Jay Inslee (D) flew to Paris for the global climate summit, he met with Washington business leaders who sought assurances that his proposed carbon cap rule won’t wipe out good-paying manufacturing jobs and send even more industrial production overseas.

  • Dec 14, 2015

Avoid gift card fraud this holiday season | Better Business Bureau

Gift cards may be the most popular and convenient holiday gift, but Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington warns of bogus cards and security flaws.

  • Dec 9, 2015

When a higher wage isn’t | Don Brunell

The news is full of organized protests and street demonstrations demanding a $15 minimum wage. Several cities across the nation have passed or are considering big hikes in their minimum wage.

Holiday shopping countdown | Better Business Bureau

While shoppers gear up for the biggest shopping weekend of the year, Better Business Bureau reminds consumers to not get overwhelmed with door buster sales. According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers plan to spend an average of $463 on family members this holiday season.

  • Nov 23, 2015

Presidential travel, China style | Don Brunell

When China's President Xi Jinping flew into Seattle last September, his presidential airliner looked like any other Air China 747-400 passenger jet. That is because it was.

  • Nov 21, 2015

Presidential travel, China style | Don Brunell

When China’s President Xi Jinping flew into Seattle last September, his presidential airliner looked like any other Air China 747-400 passenger jet. That is because it was.

Storm victims could make for easy scam targets | Better Business Bureau

As consumers pick up from Tuesday's powerful wind storm, Better Business Bureau reminds homeowners who have suffered property damage to take precautions when cleaning and making repair decisions.

  • Nov 19, 2015

No requiem for northwest aluminum | Don Brunell

Alcoa's announcement that it is shutting down our state's last two aluminum smelters may be a long awaited requiem for some, but there are other factors we should consider before burying it.

  • Nov 14, 2015

Small Business Saturday in Sumner |

The Downtown Sumner Main Street Merchants, announced its participation in the sixth annual Small Business Saturday on November 28 to support small businesses in Sumner.

No requiem for northwest aluminum | Don Brunell

Alcoa’s announcement that it is shutting down our state’s last two aluminum smelters may be a long awaited requiem for some, but there are other factors we should consider before burying it.

BBB combats scammers this Veterans Day | Better Business Bureau

As Washingtonians honor former military personnel on Veterans Day, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington urge consumers to remain vigilant against scammers targeting veterans.

  • Nov 11, 2015

Apply Navy’s nuclear technology to civilian use | Don Brunell

Today, many elected officials are fixated on tearing down coal-fired power plants and replacing them with solar and wind farms. But that isn't practical, because when there is no wind or sunlight those plants produce no electricity.

  • Nov 6, 2015

Apply Navy’s nuclear technology to civilian use | Don Brunell

Today, many elected officials are fixated on tearing down coal-fired power plants and replacing them with solar and wind farms. But that isn’t practical, because when there is no wind or sunlight those plants produce no electricity.

New senior housing to come to Bonney Lake

Bonney Lake will soon have a new senior housing community, operated by one of the foremost senior housing operators in Washington. Zenith Capital and Village Concepts have announced plans to build a 122-bed assisted living and memory care community for seniors in Bonney Lake.

Politics aside, Koch’s way is good for America | Don Brunell

To listen to liberal politicians such as President Obama and Hillary Clinton, political donations by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch epitomize what’s wrong with America’s political system. But Obama and Clinton are silent when liberal billionaires George Soros and Tom Steyer do the same.

Politics aside, Koch’s way is good for America | Don Brunell

To listen to liberal politicians such as President Obama and Hillary Clinton, political donations by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch epitomize what's wrong with America's political system. But Obama and Clinton are silent when liberal billionaires George Soros and Tom Steyer do the same.

  • Nov 2, 2015

Changes to Obamacare are coming | Don C. Brunell

Maybe there is finally something Democrats and Republicans can agree on – fixing the Affordable Care Act.

EPA overreach not what Scoop intended | Don Brunell

More than 40 years ago, Washington’s Sen. Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson authored the National Environmental Policy Act, which led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Make the switch to protect your bottom line | Small Business Administration

A major transition is happening in America and business owners who fail to act may see an impact on their bottom line. U.S. credit card companies have set October for the national adoption of chip cards.

EPA overreach not what scoop intended | Don Brunell

More than 40 years ago, Washington’s Sen. Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson authored the National Environmental Policy Act, which led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).